Sunday, 27 February 2022

Henakanda Biso Bandara

Henakanda Biso Bandara (Sinhala: හෙනකඳ බිසෝ බණ්ඩාර) was a Queen of King Wikramabahu III (1357-1374 A.D.) of Gampola Kingdom, Sri Lanka (Abeyawardana, 2004). She is credited with the construction or renovation of several prominent Buddhist temples in the country including the famous Embekke Devalaya and Hindagala Viharaya (Abeyawardana, 2004).  
 
According to folk tradition, she was born out of a Beli fruit (Abeyawardana, 2004). The place where the trough containing the dead body of her was found is presently called Kahatapitiya (Abeyawardana, 2004). There was an ancient wooden statue of her in Wegama Raja Maha Viharaya but it was destroyed later by treasure hunters.

See also
#) Hendeniya Raja Maha Viharaya                            #) Mawela Raja Maha Viharaya
#) Morape Kataragama Devalaya                              #) Ranawana Viharaya

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.68.

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