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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Hatthigiripura:The Pāli name for the modern town of Kurunegala in Ceylon.It is so called because near by is a mountain shaped like a reclining elephant.It is first mentioned in the time of Parakkamabāhu II.,who made his yuvarāja,Bhuvanekabāhu,build a vihāra there (Cv.lxxxv.62).

The king was cremated close to the vihāra,and his son,Vijayabāhu,made a pilgrimage to the vihāra,and to the place of cremation (Cv.lxxxviii.53f).Bhuvanekabāhu removed the capital from Subhagiri to Hatthigiripura,where it remained till the death of Parakkamabāhu IV.Cv.xc.59,106.

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