Tag - Velikkara Inscription

Velikkara Inscription at Polonnaruwa

    By Anuradha PiyadasaReign - After the death of VijayabahuPeriod - 12th century A.D.Script - Grantha Tamil and SinhalaLanguage - Tamil Mixed with SanskritIntroduction The Velaikkaras rebelled against King Vijayabahu (1055-1110 A.D.) in his 30th year refusing to fight against the Colas and they were punished. It seems that Velaikkaras provided protection to the Temple of Tooth even during the early period of Vijayabahu due to the mention of construction of some buildings by them around the Temple of Tooth. Perhaps after the rebellion, they...