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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kutakannatissa:Second son of Mahācūli and king of Ceylon (16-38 A.C.).He had entered the Order through fear of the infamous Anulā,but later he led an army against her and slew her.He founded the Pelagāma-vihāra,built the Vannaka canal,and laid out the Padumassara park.He founded,for his mother,a nunnery called the Dantageha.He had also constructed a wall,seven cubits high,round Anurādhapura.Bhātikābhaya was his son and successor (Mhv.xxxiv.28ff).The Dīpavamsa (Dpv.xviii.37; but see xx.31,where he is called Tissa and his son Nāga) appears to call him Kutikanna-Abhaya,and speaks of him as a very devoted supporter of the nuns.



Kutakanna had a horse of the ājānīya race called Gulavanna (SA.i.27; MA.ii.654).

Two theras are mentioned in the Vibhanga Commentary (VibhA.452) as having been held in special esteem by the king - Cūlasudhamma Thera of Girigāmakanna and Tipitaka-Cūlanāga Thera.

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