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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)

Mandadvipa (मंडद्वीप) was ancient name Sri Lanka mentioned in Mahavansha.



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In Mahavansha

Mahavansa/Chapter 15 mentions.... Mandadipa - during king Jayanta's reign this isle bore then the name of Mandadipa (Ch.15).... `Third in our age of the world was the Conqueror of the Kassapa clan, the all-knowing Teacher, compassionate toward the whole world. `The Mahamegha-grove was called (at that time) Mahasagara; the capital, named Visãla, lay toward the West. Jayanta was the name of the king of that region then, and this isle bore then the name of Mandadipa.... `At that time a hideous and life-destroying war had broken out between king Jayanta and his younger royal brother.


मंडद्वीप (AS, p.684) महवंश 15,127-132 में वर्णित लंका का प्राचीन नाम है. [1]

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