Kaw Silumina. 25 likes. Book. Kaw Silumina. Privacy · Terms. About. Kaw Silumina. Book. 25 people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for. He is also the author of “Kaw Silumina” which is regarded as the greatest poetry book in Sinhala. The film mainly focuses on the life of the. The Kingdom of Dambadeniya was a medieval kingdom in what is present day Sri Lanka. The kingdom’s rulers reigned from –

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Kurunegala, capital of the Kurunegala District and the modern day province of Wayambawas used as a royal capital for around half a century with five kings of the Sinhala dynasty reigning as monarchs.

Built on a huge, 90 meter high rock boulder in the style of the Sigiriya rock fortress, Yapahuwa was a palace and military stronghold against foreign invaders. For a time it was moved around and placed in different locations including the cave temple of Ridivihara about 13 miles from Kurunegala and in the Slumina Vihara in Ratnapura.

Kurunegala was also one of the districts in which the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha was kept and venerated. Among them are books of poetry such as Kausilumina, MuwadewdawathaSidath sangarawaButhsaranaSaddharma Rathnawaliya.

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It was a kingdom following kingdom of Yapahuwa. Throughout the district and near by, other archaeological cities and sites can be found dating from different periods.

He is the greatest king of Kurunegala period. Kurunegala was the capital city of Sri Lanka from Book Category Portal WikiProject.

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He was responsible for writing ‘Dalada sirita’. Important literary works such as Sinhala Thupavamsa, Dalada Siriththa, Sarajothi malai were written during the period.

There are several caves at the base of the ssilumina. His son succeeded as king Parakramabahu IV. Chola occupation of Anuradhapura. It was from Ratnapura that the tooth relic was finally brought to its current resting place at the temple of the tooth, in Senkadagala Kandy by King Vimaladharmasuriya I — He was killed in the second year of his reign by a minister called Miththa. Dambadeniya Yapahuwa Polonnaruwa Kurunagala. Once, long ago there was a severe drought and the people became alarmed when many animals began consuming the water and threatened the water supply, so a local witch helped out by turning some of silumiha into stone.


During the time of King Parakramabahu IV —there was a strong religious revival and rituals concerning the relic were re-ordered in a more systematic way as recorded in the Dalada Sirita.

Kingdom of Dambadeniya

He built the Asgiriya Viharaya in Kandy. After the demise of his elder brother Vijayabahu, Bhuvanekabahu Ias the next in line to the throne, shifted the capital to Yapahuwa for reasons of security. He was followed not long after by the reign of his son King Parakramabahu IV — Among the books he wrote silumjna Kausiluminawhich is considered a great piece of literature.

Kingdom of Tambapanni Kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara. He considered Dambadeniya as insecure so he made Yapahuwa a rock fortress his permanent residence. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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King Bosath Vijayabahu, as the eldest son of King Parakramabahu the second was crowned in Kurunegala, was once known as Hasthishailya-pura and in some literature as Athugal-pura Ethagala. Later on after the capital changed, the tooth relic was removed to the new capital Jayavardanapura Kotte closer to Colombo by king Virabahu but subsequent Portuguese colonial power in began to cause the deterioration of Buddhist activities and fearing for the safety of the relic, it was secreted away by Buddhist monks to the kingdom of Sitawaka ruled by king Mayadunne.


He wrote a book named Dalatha Siriththa. In the 13th century the city had a main citadel and today only a few remains are left of the tooth relic temple apart from a few stone steps and part of a doorway.

At the southern base of the rock there is a fortification with two moats and ramparts. The Kingdom of Dambadeniya was a medieval kingdom in what is present day Sri Lanka. By using this site, you agree to the Kkaw of Use and Privacy Policy.

Nestled in with other large rocks, folk legend relates how the rocks were all transformed animals. Parakramabahu not only translated the Buddhist Jataka tales into Sinhala, he also commissioned a number of temples to be built including the Alutnuwara Dewale in the Kegalla District. History of Sri Lanka Sinhala Kingdom.

It is the “city of silumuna elephant rock” which is a literal translation and is so named because of a large elephant shaped rock decorating the landscape.

The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between matara and galle was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved from ” https: Following its capture, Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics.

The earlier capitals include the city of Panduvasnuwara in the north-west where visitors can see the remains of a moated palace along with Buddhist monasteries dating from the 12th century, Dambadeniya to the south-west, dating from the midth century, and the fortress of Yapahuwa in the north circa He followed his father’s footsteps as a writer and continued with the religious activities started by his brother Vijayabahu IV.