An Epitome of the History of Ceylon; Compiled from Native Annals, and the First Twenty Chapters of the Mahawanso

An Epitome of the History of Ceylon; Compiled from Native Annals, and the First Twenty Chapters of the Mahawanso

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...reposing there with the yakkhini, hearing the sounds of song and music, inquired of the yakkhini regarding the same. Thereupon, she being desirous of conferring the whole sovereignty on her lord, replied, "I will render this Lanka habitable for men. In the city Siriwattha, in this island, there is a yakkho sovereign (Kalaseno), and in the yakkha city (Lankapura) there is (another) sovereign. Having conducted his daughter (Pusamitta) thither, her mother (Kondanamika) is now bestowing that daughter at a marriage festival on the sovereign there (at Siriwattha). From that circumstance there is a grand festival in an assembly of yakkhos. That great assemblage will keep up that revel, without intermission, for seven days. This revel of festivity is in that quarter. Such an assemblage will not occur again: Lord! this very day extirpate the yakkhos." Hearing this advice of hers, the monarch replied to her: "Charmer of my affections, how can I destroy yakkhos, who are invisible?" "Prince," replied she, "placing myself in the midst of those yakkhos, I will give a shout. On that signal fall to with blows: by my supernatural power, they shall take effect on their bodies." This prince proceeding to act accordingly, destroyed the yakkhos. The king having put (Kalaseno), the chief of the yakkhos, to death, assumed his (court) dress. The rest of his retinue dressed themselves in the vestments of the other yakkhos. After the lapse of some days, departing from the capital of the yakkhos, and founding the city called "Tambapanni," (Wijayo) settled there. Nikkhammayakkhanagara, katipdhachchayina, so Tambapanna whayan katwd, nagaran tattra sanwasi. Agatd rdjapamukhd tato satta satd nard, bhassitd ndwato bhu min, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635515
  • 9781236635518