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Buddhist monks of Mahavihara, maintained this historical record of the Sri Lankan history starting from 3rd century B. These records were combined and compiled into a single document in the 5th century CE by Buddhist monk Mahathera Mahanama.

by Wilhelm Geiger

Overall, the Chronicle has overwords of text in about printed pages. First part Chapters the Mahavamsa, the second part Chapters the Culavamsa part 1, and the third and final part Chapters the Culavamsa part 2. The first part of the Geigeer was written in the 6th century AD by by Ven. His work ends with Chapter His work was greatly influenced by the Dipavamsa written five centuries earlier.

The second part of the Mahavamsa, more commonly known as the Culavamsa was written in the 13th century AD. This chronicles the time between the arrival of the Tooth Relic in the 4th century AD and the end of the reign of King Parakramabahu the Great.

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Credit for this part is given to the thero Dhammakitti, but many historians believed that it was authored by many monks. The third and final part was written over many years, concluding in the yearwhen the British occupied the whole of Lanka by military force.

The first printed edition and English translation of the Mahawansha was mahaavamsa in by George Turnour, an historian and officer of the Ceylon Civil Service. The official German translation of Mahawansha was completed by Wilhelm Geiger in and subsequently the Culavamsa in When Mahavamsa appeared after the Dipavamsa, it assumed such popularity and importance that it not only superseded the earlier work, but also prompted authors to gradually produce supplementary work based on it.

Mahavamsa Mahawansa is mahavamsz oldest and longest chronology in the world. It tells a story that spans nearly 2, years. The first printed edition and English translation was published in by George Turnour, an historian and officer of the Ceylon Civil Service.

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A German translation of Mahavamsa was completed by Wilhelm Geiger in While not considered a canonical religious text, the Mahavamsa is an important Buddhist document of geigeer early history of Sri Lanka, beginning near mahavamss time of the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama.

As it often refers to the royal dynasties of India, the Mahavamsa is also valuable to historians who wish to date and relate contemporary royal dynasties in the Indian subcontinent.

It is very important in dating the consecration of the Maurya emperor Asoka, which is related to the synchronicity with the Seleucids and Alexander the Great. Historic photographs of Sri Lanka. mahavmsa

Mahavamsa Original Version Chapters The Mahavamsa simplified version Culavamsa Buddhist monks of Mahavihara, maintained this historical record of the Sri Lankan history starting from 3rd century B. Importance of the Mahavamsa Mahavamsa Mahawansa is maavamsa oldest and longest chronology in the world.