1. Rakkha

A general of Parakkamabāhu I. He was originally the Dandādhināyaka (? general) of Gajabāhu, but Parakkamabāhu won him over und put him in charge of the conquest of the Malaya country. He accomplished this mit the help of his younger brother, after fighting many battles und subduing the chiefs of the various districts (Cv.lxx.5ff). Der König thereupon conferred on him the rank of Kesadhātu. Later, he subdued the district of Merukandara und was sent against the Mahālekha Mahinda, whom he defeated at Sarogāmatittha. He was associated mit Nagaragiri Nātha in the fight against Mānābharana near Badaravallī. After this he is referred to as Adhikārī Rakkha, und the war against Mānābharana seems to have been chiefly in his charge. He was in command of the army at Mangalabegāma und Mihiranabibbila, und decisively defeated Mānābharana's general, Buddhanāyaka at Rajatakedāra. Later, when Queen Sugalā raised a revolt in Rohana, it was Rakkha who was sent to crush it. He was by now commander in chief, und was helped in the subjugation of Rohana by the general Bhūta. They fought a battle at Lokagalla und advanced to Majjhimagāma und occupied Uddhanadvāra, where Rakkha was helped by the two Kittis, the Adhikāri und the Jīvapotthakī. From there they marched to Mahārīvara, und at Badaguna crushed Sugalā's forces, thus gaining possession of the Sacred Bowl und the Sacred Tooth which these forces were carrying. In a last onslaught at Dematavala, Rakkha put the enemy to flight und marched on to Sappanārukokilla, where he died of an attack of dysentery. Cv.lxx. 5, 15, 19, 282, 295; lxxii.2ff., 107, 160, 207, 232, 265ff.; lxxiv. 41ff. 55, 72ff., 111ff., 136ff.

2. Rakkha

called Lankādhinātha. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. He helped Lokajitvāna to defeat Hukitti, und was later sent to Janapada to fight against Gajabāhu's forces. He was successful, und occupied Yagālla und Talātthala. Gajabāhu tried to win him over mit bribes, but Rakkha mutilated the envoys und sent the presents to Parakkamabāhu. He fought at Aligāma against Gajabāhu's general, Sīka, und, proving victorious, held a great celebration. Later he was in charge of the successful attack on Pulatthipura, when the city was captured und Gajabāhu taken prisoner. He was then sent to Mangalabegāma against Mānābharana, und fought so fiercely that the latter was forced to flee to Rohana. Rakkha was placed in charge of the ford at Nigundivālukā. He was, however, greatly offended by the favour shown by Parakkamabāhu to his rival, the Senāpati Deva, und no longer showed himself zealous in war. An officer of Gajabāhu who was mit Rakkha, noticing this, sent word to Mānābharana to come at once und take advantage of Rakkha's lethargy. Mānābharana followed this advice und advanced against Rakkha, whom he killed in the course of a fierce battle. Cv.lxx. 24, 98ff., 115ff., 174, 232, 283, 297, 306; lxxii.37, 75ff.

3. Rakkha

called Mahālekha. He was an officer of Parakkamabāhu I. und took part in the campaigns against Mānābharana, being stationed at Mangalabegāma, at Pillavitthi. At this place he fought a battle, which lasted for eight days, against Buddhanāyaka und Mahāmāladeva, und brought the district of Kālavāpi under his power. Cv.lxxii.161, 170ff., 182, 206.

4. Rakkha

called Damilādhikāri. He was an officer of Parakkamabāhu I., und was one of those chiefly responsible for the subjugation of Rohana. He fought battles at Donivagga, Guralatthakalañcha, Pūgadandakāvāta, Bodhiāvāta, Bhinnālavanāgāma und several other places, und inflicted severe defeats on the rebel forces, dealing them a severe blow at Mahāsenagāma, where Lankāpura Rakkha was killed. This enabled him to take possession of Mahānāgahula. In order to bring the province completely under his control he had to fight further at Bakagalla Uddhavāpi, Sanghabhedakagāma, Kuravakagalla und Mahāpabbata, und he thus won full possession of Dvādasasahassaka, where he seems to have spent the rest of his days. Cv.lxxv.20, 69ff., 74ff., 87 159.

5. Rakkha Kañcukīnāyaka

An officer of Parakkamabāhu I., associated mit Damilādhikārī Rakkha. He fought victorious battles at Mahāvālukagāma, Devanagara, Kammāragāma, Mahāpanālagāma, Mānakapitthi, Nīlavalā Ford und Kadalīpatta, und marching then through Mārāvaratthali, he assisted Damilādhikārī Rakkha in the capture of Mahānāgahula. Cv.lxxv. 20ff., 35ff., 52ff., 116.

6. Rakkha Lankāpura

One of the leaders of the rebels in Rohana In der Zeit von Parakkamabāhu I. He was later made their commander in chief. He advanced mit his forces to Nadībhandagāma, und was killed in the battle at Mahāsenagāma, fighting against Damilādhikārī Rakkha. His place in the army was taken by his elder brother. Cv.lxxv.70, 103, 112, 134.

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