King Kavan Tissa

House of Vijaya | Ruhuna - (BC 205 - BC 161)

Kavan Tissa, also known as Kavantissa, Kaha Wan Thissa,(that means who has the color of golden body). was the king of the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the southern part of Sri Lanka. He ruled Ruhuna, in the same time as Keleni Tissa of Maya Rata and the usurping Tamil king of Anuradhapura, Elara of South India, expanding and beautifying the city, and projecting the power of his native Rajarata region across the island of Sri Lanka. Kavan Tissa was a great-grandson of King Devanampiyatissa's youngest brother Mahanaga, and also the father of the great Sinhalese King Dutugemunu.
As with his son Dutugemunu, Kavan Tissa's figure is mostly swathed in myth and legend. The main source of information on his life is Mahavamsa, the historical poem about the kings of Sri Lanka, which portrays Kavan Tissa as "devoutly believing in the three gems, [and] he provided the brotherhood continually with... needful things
Magul Maha Viharaya

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Built : King Dhathusena,
Built : King Dappula I,
Built : King Kavan Tissa,
Reconstruction : Queen Viharamaha Devi,

Mulgirigala Rajamaha Viharaya

මෙහි ඇති ක්‍රි.පූ.3 වන සියවසට පමණ අයත් වෙතැයි සැලකෙන අක්ෂර වලින් ලියැවුණු ශිලා ලේඛනයක දුටුගැමුණු රජුගේ සොහොයුරු සද්ධාතිස්ස රජු ගැන සඳහන් වී ඇතැයි කියවෙන බැවින් මෙය ඒ කාලයේ සිටම පැවත එන...

Built : King Kavan Tissa,

Somawathiya Chaitya

The Somawathiya Chaitya is a Buddhist Stupa situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Chaitya premises is called the Somawathiya Rajamaha Viharaya.

The Somawathiya Chaitya is located within the Somawathiya National Park on the left bank of the Mahaweli River, and is believed to have been built long before the time of Dutugamunu enshrining the right canine Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. It is attributed to the reign of King Kavan Tissa - Dutugemunu’s...

Built : King Kavan Tissa,

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It was one of the four major Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera to the country. The site of the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment), during his third visit to the island. 

Built : King Kavan Tissa,

Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya

Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist monastery located in Hambantota District, South Eastern Sri Lanka. Situated 18 km east of the pilgrimage town Katharagama, it is believed to have been built in the 2nd century B.C by king Kavantissa. Sithulpawwa Vihara can be reached by travelling 18 miles along the Tissamaharama-Yodhakandiya road towards the Yala National Park. The name Sithulpawwa is derived from the word "Chiththala Pabbatha", which means the hill of the...

Built : King Kavan Tissa,
Added : King Vasabha,
Added : King Kanitta Tissa,

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