The Six Dravidians

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The Six Dravidians
Country Anuradhapura Kingdom
Titles King of Anuradhapura
Founder Pandu
Ethnicity Dravidian

The Six Dravidians were six Tamil Chiefs apparently from the Pandyan Dynasty who ruled the Anuradhapura Kingdom from 436  to 452.


Main article: Anuradhapura Kingdom

Before the Six Dravidians had invaded the island, the Anuradhapura Kingdom was ruled by Mittasena (435-436).



King of Anuradhapura
Reign 436-441
Predecessor Mittasena
Successor Parindu

Pandu was the first of the Six Dravidians. He was a Pandyan, in South India, who established foreign rule in Anuradhapura through a Pandyan invasion. He ruled from 436 to 441


King of Anuradhapura
Reign 441-441
Predecessor Pandu
Successor Khudda Parinda
Father Pandu

Parindu was the second of the Six Dravidians, he ruled from 441 to 441. Parindu was son of Pandu.

Khudda Parinda[edit]

Khudda Parinda
King of Anuradhapura
Reign 441-447
Predecessor Parindu
Successor Tiritara
Father Pandu

Khudda Parinda the third of the Six Dravidians reigned from 441 to 447. He was the younger brother of Parindu.


King of Anuradhapura
Reign 447-447
Predecessor Khudda Parinda
Successor Dathiya
Died 447

Tiritara was the fourth of the Six Dravidians who ruled from 447 to 447. He was defeated and killed by Dhatusena within 2 months.


King of Anuradhapura
Reign 447-450
Predecessor Tiritara
Successor Pithiya

Dathiya was the fifth of the Six Dravidians, who ruled for two years from 447 to 450. He was defeated and killed by Dhatusena after a war lasting 3 years.


King of Anuradhapura
Reign 450-452
Predecessor Dathiya
Successor Dhatusena

Pithiya was the last of the Six Dravidians, who ruled for two years from 450 to 452. He was defeated and killed by Dhatusena.

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