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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Mahācūla:Son of Khallātanāga and Anulādevi.

Vattagāmani adopted him (thereby earning the title of Pitirājā) and took him with him when forced to flee from the Damilas (Mhv.xxxiii.35,45; Dpv.xx.22f,31).

Mahācūla succeeded Vattagāmani as king of Ceylon and ruled for fourteen years (17-3 B.C.).He worked in a rice field,disguised as a labourer,and with the wages so earned gave alms to Mahāsumma.For three years he laboured in a sugar mill near Sonnagiri and built the vihāras known as Mandavāpi,Abhayagallaka,Vankāvattakagalla,Dīghabāhugallaka,and Jālagāma.He was succeeded by Coranāga (Mhv.xxxiv.1ff).Mahācūla had two sons,Tissa (poisoned by the notorious Anulā) and Kutakannatissa.Mhv.xxxiv.15,28.

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