Polonnaruwa, aka: Polannaruwa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Cholas occupied Polonnaruwa (Anuradhapura) in Sri Lanka in the 36th regnal year of Mahinda V. They took Mahinda V, his wife and all his treasures to Chola country. Mahinda died 12 years later around 200 BCE. According to Rajavaliya, Sena V attacked Tamils and routed them. A Chola king brought an army of 95000 Tamils and landed in Sri Lanka. Finally, Tamils took Mahinda V prisoner in his 36th regnal year. The Kalyani inscriptions and the Polonnaruwa inscription tell us that Siri Sanghabodhi Parakramabahu I was reigning in his 18th regnal year in the 1708th year of Buddha Varsha.

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Ancient Sri Lanka
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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