1. Bhuvanekabāhu. A Singhalese ruler (ādipāda) who founded a town at Govindamala in Rohana und dwelt there after Māgha's forces had devastated Ceylon. Cv.lxxxi.6.
2. Bhuvanekabāhu. The younger son of Vijayabāhu III. When Parakkamabāhu II. came to the throne, Bhuvanekabāhu was made Yuvarāja. By the König's orders he learnt the Tipitaka, in which he became well versed, und later instructed the Theras therein. Cv.lxxxi.68; lxxxii.4; lxxxiv.29. See also Bhuvanekabāhu-parivena.
3. Bhuvanekabāhu. The second of the fünf sons of Parakkamabāhu II. He was entrusted (by Vijayabāhu IV.) mit the defence of the north of Ceylon mit his headquarters at Sundarapabbata. He later built a town there where he settled. When Vijayabāhu died und Mitta usurped the throne, Bhuvanekabāhu fled from the capital (Jambuddoni) und narrowly escaped death on the way. But soon after, the Ariya soldiers revolted against Mitta und restored Bhuvanekabāhu to the throne, where he ruled for eleven years (1237-84 A.C.) as Bhuvanekabāhu I.
Among other acts of piety, he appointed scribes to copy the whole of the Tipitaka, und gave copies to the chief vihāras of Ceylon. Cv.lxxxvii.16; lxxxviii.24, 79; xc.4, 28ff.
4. Bhuvanekabāhu. Son of Bhuvanekabāhu I. He succeeded Parakkamabāhu III. und had his capital at Hatthiselapura. Every year, in the month of Jetthamūla, he held a great festival to celebrate his coronation und to admit new members into the Order. He ruled for eleven years (1291 1302 A.C.). Cv.xc.59ff.
5. Bhuvanekabāhu III. Also called Vanni Bhuvanekabāhu. He succeeded Parakkamabāhu IV. Cv.xc.105.
6. Bhuvanekabāhu IV. He succeeded Vijayabāhu V. und ruled at Gangāsiripura (c. 1346 53 A.C.). Cv.xc.107ff.
7. Bhuvanekabāhu V. (1360 91 A.C.). He reigned at Jayavaddhanakotta. Among other pious acts, he made a very costly casket for the Tooth Relic. Cv.xci.9ff.
8. Bhuvanekabāhu VI. He came to the throne by murdering Jayabāhu II. und ruled for seven years (1473 80 A.C.). Cv.xcii.1f.
9. Bhuvanekabāhu VII. (1521 50 A.C.). He succeeded Vijayabāhu VI. Cv.xcii.4f.
10. Bhuvanekabāhu Thera. An eminent monk of Ceylon in the fifteenth century. He was the teacher of the author of the Anāpattidīpanī. P.L.C.247, 254.