King Kithsirimegha
555 - 573
AssasinatedKing Mahanaga
~ - ~ | 573 - 575 |
AgeingKing Aggabodhi I
575 - 608
King Mahanaga
House of Vijaya | Ruhuna - (~ - ~)
Mahanaga, was an early monarch of Sri Lanka of the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the Southern region of the island. He is the founder of the Ruhuna. The Kingdom of Ruhuna was in some periods a Sub kingdom loyal to the King of Anuradhapura and in some periods a country independent of it.
The king Mutasiva had ten sons, Devanampiya Tissa, Uttiya, Mahasiva and Mahanaga .After the death of king Mutasiva, the elder son Devanampiya Tissa became the king. According the customs of Anuradhapura kings, Uttiya, Mahasiva and Mahanaga should have become to the throne next. Devanampiya Tissa's son's turn was next. King Devanampiya Tissa's consort didn't like that. She planned to bring her son more early to the throne, by murdering the Prince Mahanaga.
One day when Prince Mahanaga was working with his men in a field, then the Queen sent them a basket of poisoned mango. But unfortunately Devanampiya Tissa's son ate the poison apple and died.
Prince Mahanaga thought, it's not good to be in the city, and left Anuradhapura with his family and men, migrated to Ruhuna.
Grand FatherKing PandukabhayaBC 437 - BC 377
FatherKing MutasivaBC 367 - BC 307
Elder BrotherKing Devanampiya TissaBC 307 - BC 267
BrotherKing UttiyaBC 267 - BC 257
BrotherKing MahasivaBC 257 - BC 247
BrotherKing AselaBC 215 - BC 205
BrotherKing SuratissaBC 247 - BC 237
SonPrince Yatala Tissa~ - ~
Grand SonPrince GotabhayaBC 215 - BC 205
NephewKing Aggabodhi I575 - 608