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ANALYTICAL SUMMARY OF THE CHAPTERS.
(The figures refer to the numbers of the verses marked on the margin of each chapter.)
Kasyapa I. employs emissaries to kill Moggallána, 1-Goes to Sigiriya and fortifies it, 3-Migára, the general, 6-Kasyapa's penitence and meritorious deeds, 8-He builds viháras and dedicates them, 10-Makes offerings to priests, 16-Performs penances, &c., 18-Arrival of Moggallána with an army from India, 20-Pitched battle between Kásyapa and Moggallána, 24-Death of Kásyapa and triumphant entry of Moggallána into the capital, 28-His respectful conduct towards the priests, 29-He takes revenge on the murderers of his father, 34-Rewards the charioteer who showed kindness to his father, 38-His liberality, 40-Story of Silákáļa, 44—The hair-relic, 49-Moggallána takes measures to protect and establish the kingdom and religion, 57-His death, 58. Notes, pp. 5-8.
Kumára Dhátuséna or Kumáradás, 1-Succeeded by his son Kittiséna, by Siva, and by Upatissa, 4-Prince Kásyapa, 8-Silákáļa besieges the city, 10-Prince Kásyapa defends the city and fights a desperate battle, wherein he is defeated, 18-Silákáļa ascends the throne, 26-His acts of merit, &c., 28-Dáṭhápabhúti, one of his sons, usurps the throne, 32 -Single combat between him and his elder brother Moggallána, 42—Death of Dáthápabhúti and accession of Moggallána, 52-His character and righteous deeds, 55-Kittisirimégha, his son, succeeds him, 64-Story of Mahánága, 69-He puts to death Kittisirimégha and ascends the throne, 91-His acts, 92.
Aggabódhi I. His character, 1-His public acts, 6-Buildings, &c., 14-Tanks, 28-Offerings, 31-Improves Minnériya, 34-Jótipála, the great elder, and controversialist, 35-Aggabódhi II., 40-His acts, 41— A king of Kálinga enters the Order with his queen and minister, 44— Serious accident to the Thúpáráma, 51-It is repaired, 57-And new dedications made thereto, 61-Other religious buildings at Nágadípa, and tanks, 64.
Sanghatissa becomes king and is opposed by Moggallána, the general of Aggabódhi II., 3-He is defeated at first, but renews the fight, 6Great battle at Tissapabbata, 12—Defeat and rout of Sanghatissa, 21— Moggallána II., surnamed Dalla, ascends the throne, 22-He puts to death a son of Sanghatissa, a boy of tender years, 24-Sanghatissa attempts to escape, but is taken prisoner with one of his sons and his chief minister, 29 Their tragic fate, 32-Moggallána's public acts, 43-The son of his general, Silámégha the sword bearer, rebels and makes war, 53-Moggallána's army takes to flight, and he is pursued and killed, 59—Silámégha
becomes king under the title of Siláméghavanna, 64-His acts, 65Sirinága, a chief, rebels and is defeated, 70—The king purifies the religion, 75-He deals severely with the priests, 77-He dies and is succeeded by his son, Aggabódhi III. or Sirisanghabódhi, 82-Jetthatissa, son of Sanghatissa, disputes his right to the crown, 86-Defeat of Sirisanghabódhi and his flight to India, 93-Jeṭṭhatissa is crowned king, 95-His acts, 96Sirisanghabodhi returns from India with an army and gives battle, 105 -Description of the battle, 106-Tragic fate of Jetthatissa, his minister, and queen, 112-Sirisanghabódhi resumes possession of the crown, 118His acts, 119-Dáṭhópatissa rebels and drives Sirisanghabódhi to India, 125 Wars between these two kings, and consequent ruin of the country, 131-Death of Sirisanghabódhi II. or Aggabódhi III., 143-Kásyapa II., his brother, defeats Dáṭhópatissa and takes possession of the kingdom,
Kásyapa II. and his acts, 1-He gives his sons and the entire kingdom into charge of his nephew Mána, 6-The Tamil chiefs revolt and invoke the aid of Hatthadátha, a nephew of Dáṭhópatissa, from India, 12Máņa raises his father, Dappula I., to the throne, 16-Hatthadáṭha seizes the capital and proclaims himself king by the name of Dáṭhópatissa, 21— His acts, 23-He quarrels with the Mahávihára fraternity, and dies, 30An account of the early life of Dappula I., 37.
Aggabódhi IV. (Sirisanghabódhi) ascends the throne, 1-His character and public acts, 2-The great elder Dáthásíva, 6-The king's officers and their meritorious works, 19-He goes to Polonnaruwa and dies, 34Potthakuṭṭha, the Tamil, seizes the reins of government, 40-He governs the kingdom through Datta and Uṇhanagara; Hatthadátha, in succession,
Prince Máṇavamma, 1-He goes to India and serves king Narasiha 4-He helps Narasiha in the war with king Vallabha, 15-Narasíha, in return for his services, furnishes him with an army to conquer Ceylon, 28— Máṇavamma lands with an army, but is defeated, 35-Returns to India, and lands in Ceylon with another army, 42-Fights a battle, in which he obtains the victory, and, ultimately, ascends the throne, 54.
Aggabódhi V. His character and acts, 1-Kásyapa III., 20—His acts, 24-Mahinda I., 26-Refuses to wear the crown, 27-His son, Aggabódhi VI., 42-Dissension between him and the sub-king, 48-Their reconciliation, 51-A royal elopement, 55-Aggabódhi VII. His acts, 68-Mahinda II., 76-Revolt of his governors, 98-His victories, 108-Subjugation of Róhana, 130-His great acts and generous deeds, 134.
Dappuļa II. His character and acts, 1-Revolt of the provinces, 5Prince Mahinda of Róhaṇa, 10-Building and restoration of religious and public edifices, 14-His judgments in cases are recorded and preserved in books, 20-Public acts of his queen, 23-His charity, 33-Mahinda III. or Dhammika Silámégha, 38-Aggabódhi VIII., 43-His piety and devotion to his mother, 48-Dappula III., 66-War between Mahinda, the lord of Róhana, and his sons, 67-His acts, 74-Vajira, his general, 80-Aggabódhi IX., 85.
Séna I. or Silámégha Séna. His acts, 1-Udaya, his brother, elopes with Nála, his cousin, 8-Invasion of the country by the king of Pandu, 12-Flight of Séna, 20-Gallantry of Kasyapa, his brother, 25-Capture
and pillage of the capital, 31-The king of Pandu makes peace and departs from the Island with immense booty, 38-Séna returns to the capital, 43— Dissensions in the royal house at Róhana, 50-Works and improvements effected by the king and his ministers, 73.
Séna II. His character, 1-His family, 6-He forms the design of invading the Pandiyan king's country, 22-He despatches an army thither, 30-Siege and capture of Madura, 34-Pillage thereof, 39-Return of his general's with booty, 43-The Pansukúlika monks leave the Abhayagiri fraternity, 52-Mahinda, the sub-king, repairs the house at the bódhi tree, 53-A marvel in connection with the bódhi tree, 54-The king's liberality, &c., 63-His queen and his general build religious edifices, 86-Udaya I., 90 -Rebellion fomented at Róhana by Kittaggabódhi, 94-Quelled by Mahinda, son of Udaya's chief governor, 98-Mahinda makes himself lord of Rohana and effects various improvements, 120-Udaya's good deeds,
Kásyapa IV., 1-The charity called Dandissara, 3-Mahinda, the governor of Róhana, revolts, 4-The king expels immoral priests and purifies the religion, 10-Ilangaséna, his general, erects religious edifices, &c., 16-Rakkhasa, a chief, and Séna the chief scribe, build viháras, 31Kásyapa V., 37-He enforces religious discipline by a royal act, Dhamma Kamma, 44-The Abhidhamma Pitaka written on plates of gold, 50-The office of Sakka Sénápati created, 52-He builds parivéņas and viháras, 57--The good deeds of Sakka Sénápati, of his mother, and of the queen Rájiní, 61-Sakka Sénápati is sent with an army to the assistance of the king of Pandu, 70.
Dappula IV., 1-Dappula V., 4-A royal refugee from Pandu, 5Udaya II., 13—The hermits of the Tapóvana disturbed, 14-Riot of the citizens and soldiers in consequence thereof, 16-The hermits are prevailed upon to return, 24-Séna III., 28-His charitable donations, &c., 29Udaya III., 39-Cólian invasions, 40-Viduragga, his general, invades the Cólian country, 46-Royal presents to images, 49.
Séna IV. His character, 1-His acts, 4-Mahinda IV., 7-Vallabha, the Cólian king, sends an army to subdue the Island, 12-He is defeated, and makes peace, 14-The king patronises the priesthood, 17-Builds an alms-hall, and performs divers acts of charity and merit, 30-Covers the Thúpáráma with bands of gold and silver, 42-His ministers and queens build religious houses, 49-Séna V., 57-Stirring incidents, 58-The king indulges in drink, and dies from its effects, 70.
Mahinda V. reigns at Anuradhapura, 1—Anarchy and revolt of the army, 2-Flight of the king to Róhana, 8-The king of Cóļa sends an army to conquer the Island, 13—They capture the king and all his treasures, and pillage the shrines, &c., 16-Their occupation of Polonnaruwa, 22— The inhabitants conceal prince Kasyapa, the son of Mahinda, 23-The Cólians attempt to capture him, but are defeated by two noblemen, Kitti and Buddha, 24-Death of Mahinda V. at Cóļa, 33.
Prince Kasyapa or Vikrama Báhu, 1-He prepares an army to regain the northern kingdom, 3-Is prevented from carrying out his design by a premature death, 5-Kitti, the general, aspires to be king, 7-Mahálána Kitti slays him and becomes king, 8-Vikrama Pandu, II., 11--Jagatipála, 13-Parákrama Pandu, 16.
The general Lóka, 1-Prince Kírti, or Vijaya Báhu the Great. His ancestry and early exploits, 4.
Prince Kírti assumes the title of sub-king, and is known throughout the land as Vikrama Báhu, 1-The king of Cóla sends his viceroy against him with an army, 4-He avoids an open battle, 5-He seeks the help of the king of Rámañña, 8-The Cólian king sends a second army to suppress the revolt, 11-It is defeated and routed, 20-Vikrama Báhu advances to Polonnaruwa, 23-The king of Cóla sends a third army, 25-Warlike operations, 40-Siege and capture of Polonnaruwa by Vijaya Báhu, 50.
Precautionary measures for the protection of his kingdom, 1-Revolt of a chief, 4-Coronation of Vijaya Báhu, 8-He bestows offices, &c., 11— Revolt and subjugation of Róhana, 15-His marriage with Lílávatí, 23— With Tilókasundarí of Kálinga, 29-An account of his sons and daughters, &c., 31. Turnour's translation of this chapter, Note, page 87.
Vijaya Báhu organises a royal bodyguard, and fortifies Polonnaruwa, 1-Procures monks from Rámañña, and establishes the religion, 4Builds viháras, &c., and endows them, 9-Translates books, 17-Shows favour to the priests, 20-The kings of Karnáța and Cóļa send presents to him, 24-The Cólian king ill-treats his messengers, and he prepares an army to invade the Coļa kingdom, 26-The Velakkára forces mutiny and pillage Polonnaruwa, 35-Horrible punishment inflicted on the rebel leaders, 39-He challenges the Cólian king to battle, 46-Irrigation works, &c., 48-He punishes the queen for obstructing religious ceremonies, 54-Builds dágobas and repairs viháras, 56-Dedicates Gilímala to Adam's Peak, 64-His liberality and learning, and patronage of learned men, 68-His kinsfolk build religious edifices, 80-He bestows offices on them, 87-His death, 91.
The rulers and priests set up Jaya Báhu as king, 1-They set out with an army to capture prince Vikrama Báhu, the rightful heir, 7-And are defeated, 13-Vijaya Báhu's sons-in-law, Mánábharana and others, wage war against Vikrama Báhu and are repeatedly defeated, 14—Vikrama Báhu enters Polonnaruwa and assumes the government, 17-Máṇábharaṇa and others subdue the southern districts and Róhana, and divide the country among them, 21-War between Vikrama Báhu and Mánábharana and his brothers, 28-Víradéva, an Áryan, invades the country, 36– Success and ultimate defeat of Víradéva, 40-Lawlessness and misrule in the country, 48.
Death of Jaya Báhu and his queen Mittá, 1-Birth of Máṇábharaṇa and Lílávatí, children of Sirivallabha and Sugalá, 2-Birth of Mittá and Pabhávatí, children of Máṇábharana and Ratanávalí, 3—Máṇábharana's retirement from domestic life, 4-His dream, 14-His return to his family, 19-His second dream, &c., 21-Interpretation thereof, 29-His liberality, 31-Birth of Parákrama Báhu, 36-Predictions of his future greatness, &c., 46-Tidings of his birth sent to his uncle Vikrama Báhu, &c., 54-Death of Máṇábharana, senior, Parákrama Báhu's father, 67.
Kittisirimégha takes possession of his elder brother Mánábharana's country and gives the rest to Sirivallabha, his younger brother, l— Marriage of Mittá, Parákrama Bahu's sister, with Mánábharana, the son
of Sirivallabha, 5-Death of Vikrama Báhu, 18-Accession of Gaja Báhu, his son, and the war with his uncles, 19-Parákrama Báhu's departure from the house of his uncle Sirivallabha, and his reception by his uncle Kittisirimégha, 38.
Parákrama's childhood and youth, 1-Sankha Sénápati's hospitality to him and his uncle, 8-His investiture with the sacred thread, 13-His sister Prabhávatí gives birth to a son, 23-He resolves to conquer the upper country, 26-His flight from his uncle's house, 64.
Parákrama arrives at Piliņvatthu, and meets his followers, 1-He confers with them, 7-He enters Badalatthali, and is hospitably received by his uncle's general, Seņkha Sénápati, 25-The general suspects Parákrama, and secretly communicates with Kittisirimégha, 32-Parákrama puts the general to death, 37-He quells the tumult consequent thereon, and permits his soldiers to pillage the house of the general, 38.
The people flock round Parákrama, 1-They propose to subvert the government, 5-Parákrama addresses the people and pacifies them, 11-He proceeds on his journey northwards, 19-Attempts made to seize him, 22-His interview with Gókanna Nagaragiri, a general of Gaja Báhu, 35-A nightmare, 47-Kittisirimégha, his foster-father, sends parties of men to arrest him, 57-Several encounters between them and the prince's followers, in which the former are defeated, 69-He enters the kingdom of Gaja Báhu, and is hospitably entertained by him, 126-He sends spies throughout the country, 129—He sends for his younger sister and gives her in marriage to Gaja Báhu, 147.
An adventure with a fierce buffalo, 1-Gaja Báhu becomes jealous of his popularity, 9-The prince resolves on returning to his own country and takes leave of Gaja Báhu, 21-Leaves Polonnaruwa at night, 32Incident on the road, 34-He returns to his foster-father's house, 81Kittisirimégha, on his deathbed, commends the prince to his ministers, 88The prince succeeds him in the kingdom, 89.
Parákrama's administration of his foster-father's kingdom, 1-His irrigation works, 7-Koṭṭhabaddha, 16-Mágalveva and Úrudola, 32 -Panduveva, 39-Other tanks, 43,-Drainage of the Pasdun kóralé marshes, 51.
Military preparations, 1--Parákrama's scheme for the collection of revenue, &c., 29-He exercises his soldiers in sham-fights, 36.
Preparations for war, 1-Parákrama obtains the assistance of Rakkha Dandanátha to subdue the Malaya country, 3-A deer hunt, 32-War declared against Gaja Báhu, 53-The campaign, 60-Operations directed against Polonnaruwa, 173-Máṇábharana, the lord of Róhana, arms, 179-Defeat and rout of Gaja Báhu's army, 214-Gaja Báhu re-forms the army and leads it himself, 222-He is again defeated, 231-Polonnaruwa besieged, 235-City taken by storm, and Gaja Báhu and his sons taken captive, 237-Parákrama's generosity to the captives, 240Disorder and riot among the victorious soldiers, 251-In consequence whereof the chiefs and citizens of Polonnaruwa seek the aid of Máṇábharana, 254-Who comes up and fights a battle with Parákrama's generals b