The Mahavamsa: An Epic Poem that Sheds Light on Sri Lankan History

February 6, 2019 - General
Buddha in Polonnaruwa temple - medieval capital of Ceylon whose history the Mahavamsa describes.

The Mahavamsa (meaning ‘Great Chronicle’) is one of the most important works of ancient literature from the island of Sri Lanka. This work takes on the form of an epic poem and was written either during the 5th or 6th century AD. 


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