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The Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle", Pali Mahāvaṃsa) (5th century CE) is a non- canonical text .... Dictionary of Pali Proper Names. Asian Educational Services.

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of Ceylon [Mahawamsa], which is a written record of the history of the country from the 6th Century. BC, vividly records these events and gives details of stupas  ...
Libraries in Sri Lanka in the Ancient Anuradhapura Period: a ...
Recorded evidence available in the Mahawamsa and Culawamsa showed that there had been large numbers of monastic libraries in ancient Sri Lanka but it.
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The earliest reference to music, found in Mahawamsa, is related to the classical legend of. Princes Vijaya and Pandukabhaya. It is mentioned in Mahawamsa ...
Genetics of hairy ears in South Indians - Wiley Online Library
Oct 26, 1989 view stated in a Sinhalese chronicle, Mahawamsa, that Sri. Lanka was colonized from Bengal 2500 years ago.' Presence of this trait in Indians ...

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Response to Tisaranee Gunasekera Contra “Sinha Le, Anyone?”
So it is more than likely that the Mahawamsa was drawing from the existing corpus of legends rather than creating a new one. There were several clans with totemistic names among the ancient Sinhalese, such as Lambakanna (hare), Moriya (peacock), ...
The Evocative Minor Chords of 'Dunno Budunge' and the Current Discord
The claimed 'nobility' of this self-destructive act is held up as an ideal worthy of imitation. Attanagalla in the Anuradhapura district, is a monument to this king. [Ref: Mahawamsa 58-97].
Response to Tisaranee Gunasekera Contra "Sinha Le, Anyone?"
There are entire castes of Sinhalese, who have different origin myths from the Mahawamsa story. For example, the Salagamas believe they are descended from Namboodiri Brahmins, whilst the Karavas claim Rajput Kshatriayas as their ancestors. Several ...
I say 'NO' to Sinha-Le AND to Sinhale-Bashers
Sinhalese nationalism does not rely on the Mahawamsa story, but rather on the fusion of four tribes, the “Siu Hela” to form a single “Sihela” identity. Neither does it rely on a concept of race. Sinhaleseness is a cultural concept.
Germany-Lanka relations in retrospect
He made critical editions of the Pali Text in English to Mahawamsa and Chulawamsa. It is said he received inspiration from Archaeological Commissioner Paul Goldschmidt, who was a German. Another German Protestant Missionary, Bartholomaeus ...

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The Mahavamsa - Great Chronicle - History of Sri Lanka - Mahawansa
Haunted By Mahawamsa | Colombo Telegraph
Mar 17, 2013 The lion myth is from the Mahawamsa, venerated by most Sinhala-Buddhists as a history book cum sacred text. It is the grandson of the lion ...
Mahavamsa - Lakdiva
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Mahawamsa - National Library of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - The glory of the Sinhalese of Ancient Lanka, Sinhalese ...

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