The Mahavamsa, Sri Lankan Chronicle
(5th century CE)

The legendary Prince Vijaya, first king profiled in the
Mahavamsa (traditionally reigned 543-505 BCE);
detail from a mural in the Ajanta Caves

Just the Facts:
  • Name: The Mahavamsa
  • Also known as: The Great Chronicle
  • Date: 5th century CE
  • Place: Sri Lanka
  • Language: Pali
  • What it is: Sri Lankan non-canonical Buddhist text (history of Sri Lanka)

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Until I get to it, there's always Wikipedia!

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