A mountain in Ceylon, not far from
Kacchakatittha, no the right bank of the Mahāvālukanadī. There Pandukābhaya
defeated his uncles and occupied their fortified camp for two years. The
mountain was the abode of yakkhas, and it was here that Pandukābhaya captured
the Yakkhinī Cetiyā, near the pond Tumbariyangana in the vicinity of the
mountain (Mhv.X.46, 53, 58ff). King Mahānāma built a vihāra there
According to the Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.289),
the mountain was also called Udumabarapabbata (or -giri). There seems (See P.L.C.,
s.v. Udumbaragiri) to have lived at Udumbaragiri a fraternity of forest-dwelling
monks who produced from among their number several scholars of great repute and
monks of great piety - e.g., Kassapa and Medhankara.
The mountain is identified (Ep.
Zey.ii.194ff) with the present "Gunners' Quoin" on the right bank of the