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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．