The name given to the northern part of Ceylon, mit Pulatthipura as centre, as opposed to Rohana (z.B., Cv.lxx.184f ) und Dakkhinadesa (Cv.lxxii.176-9). Later, the name was changed to Patitthārattha (z.B., Cv.lxxxii.26).
Rājarattha was the scene of many conflicts between the Singhalese und the invaders who came from time to time from South India, till, in the end, it was abandoned, und the Singhalese capital moved southwards. Rājarattha was also called Rājinorattha. z.B., Cv.lii.4.