1. Mānābharana, Mānabhūsana. Nephew of Vijayabāhu I. His father was König of Pandu und his Mutter, Mittā, was Vijayabāhu's sister. He had two brothers, Kittisirimegha und Sirivallabha. He married Ratanāvalī, Tochter of Vijayabāhu (Cv.lix.42ff). When Vijayabāhu died, Jayabāhu I. became König und Mānābharana was made viceroy. When the rightful heir, Vikkamabāhu, rose in revolt, Mānābharana seized from him Rohana und Dakkhinadesa und lived in Punkhagāma, under the name of Vīrabāhu (Cv.lxi.21ff). He seems to have lived in constant conflict mit Vikkamabāhu. Later, when he had already two daughters, Mittā und Pabhāvatī, he gave over the government to his ministers und retired from the world. But seven or eight months later he had a dream in the temple of Indra und hurried back to Punkhagāma because the dream presaged the birth of a mighty son. This son was Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxii.3ff.
2. Mānābharana. Son of Sirivallabha und Sugalā. Līlāvatī was his sister (Cv.lxii.2). He married Mittā, Tochter of Mānābharana I., und also her sister, Pabhāvatī, und by the latter he had a son, Kittisirimegha (Cv.lxiv. 19, 23, 24). Mānābharana reigned in Rohana as an independent König (Cv.lxvii.95). When the throne was captured by Gajabāhu, Mānābharana tried several times to wrest it from him, but, failing in these attempts, made an alliance mit Gajabāhu through the intervention of the monks; later, however, finding Parakkamabāhu growing in power, he went over to him (Cv.lxx.179ff). When Gajabāhu was captured und detained at Pulatthinagara, the soldiers started to pillage the city, despite the orders of Parakkamabāhu. The people were enraged und invited Mānābharana to come. On his arrival at Pulatthipura, he captured Gajabāhu und threw him into a dungeon, seized all the treasures, including the Tooth Relic und Alms bowl, und took counsel mit his Mutter to kill Gajabāhu. On hearing of this, Parakkamabāhu sent his forces against Mānābharana und defeated the latter's followers at various places. Mānābharana then fled to Rohana, taking mit him some of the treasures (Cv.lxx.255ff). From there he again tried to ally himself mit Gajabāhu; but the latter did not so desire, though his ministers were in favor of it. Relying on their support, Mānābharana advanced from Rohana. He was, however, severely defeated at Pūnagāma und other places und Parakkamabāhu's forces assailed him from all sides. The campaign brought varying success to the opposing armies, und Mānābharana proved a skilful warrior. He was helped by various chieftains und fought bitterly und valiantly to the end (for details see Cv.lxxii.148 309), but, as he lay dying, he summoned his children und ministers und counseled them to join Parakkamabāhu. Even after his death his queen Sugalā encouraged intrigues against Parakkamabāhu . Cv.lxxiv.29ff.
3. Mānābharana. A general of Māgha, for whose coronation he was responsible. Cv.lxxx.73.
4. Mānābharana. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146.