Dappula II of Anuradhapura

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Dappula II
King of Anuradhapura
Reign 807 - 812
Predecessor Mahinda II
Successor Mahinda III
Issue Mahinda III
Aggabodhi VIII
Dappula III
Dynasty House of Lambakanna II
Father Mahinda II

Dappula II was King of Anuradhapura in the 9th century, whose reign lasted from 807 to 812. He succeeded his father Mahinda II as King of Anuradhapura and was succeeded by his son Mahinda III.

There was a revolt at the commencement of his reign b the chieftians of north east of the island. His eldest son was sent with an army to subdue the rebels. The King was waiitng near Minneriya when he received the newsthat both the prince and his general (Senapathi) had joined the rebels. The king proceeded to Duratissa with the main army and defeated the rebels. The rebels including thee renegade prince and the general was slain with the rebel leaders. For the remainder of his reign the King resided at Polonnaruwa.

There was a chieftian named Dhatasiva (Datopatissa) raising the flag of rebellion in Rohana. His son Mahinda ran away from the father and arrived at the King Dappula II court seeking his hel pagainst the father. The King was impressed with the young man and gave his Daughter Daeva in marriage.


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Dappula II of Anuradhapura
Born: ? ? Died: 812
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mahinda II
King of Anuradhapura
807–812
Succeeded by
Mahinda III