Sirimeghavanna of Anuradhapura

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Sirimeghavanna
King of Anuradhapura
Reign 304 - 332
Predecessor Mahasena
Successor Jettha Tissa II
Dynasty House of Lambakanna I
Father Mahasena

Sirimeghavanna, also known as Kirthi Sri Meghavarna and Kithsirimevan was King of Anuradhapura in the 4th century, whose reign lasted from 304 to 332. He succeeded his father Mahasena as King of Anuradhapura and was succeeded by his brother Jettha Tissa II.[1]

The sacred relic of the tooth of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of this king[2] who welcomed it with great respect, ushered them to his capital and enshrined it in Meghagiri Viharaya, presently known as Isurumuniya in Anuradhapura. In order to honor the sacred tooth relic, an annual procession called dalada perahera begins from the era of this king.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Cunha, Goseph Gerson (2001). Memoir on the History of the Tooth-relic of Ceylon: With a Preliminary Essay on the Life and System of Gautama Buddha. New Delhi / Madras: Asian Educational Services. p. 38. ISBN 81-206-1173-X. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Edward J. (2000). The Life of Buddha As Legend And History. New Delhi: Asia Educational Services. p. 163. ISBN 81-206-0979-4. 

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Sirimeghavanna of Anuradhapura
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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mahasena
King of Anuradhapura
304–332
Succeeded by
Jettha Tissa II

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