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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sīhabāhu:Father of Vijaya.

According to legend,his father was a lion and his mother a princess of Vanga (see Susīmā).His hands and feet were like a lion’s paws.He had a sister,Sīhasīvalī.

When he was sixteen he escaped with his mother and sister and arrived in the capital of Vanga.Later he killed his father for a reward and was offered the throne of Vanga.

He refused this and founded a city,Sīhapura,in his native country of Lāla,and there lived with Sīhasīvalī,whom he made his consort.They had thirty two children,of whom Vijaya was the eldest and Sumitta the second.Dpv.ix.2-6; Mhv.vi.11f ,24-38; viii.2,6.

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