Posted by: lrrp | May 19, 2006

Hak Puranaya (the epic of the conch shell)

One of the giants “Dasa Maha Yodayas” of King Dutugemunu was Pussadeva. It is said that he used to blow a very large conch shell that could not be blown by any other person, to collect the Sinhala people together. It is supposed to be enshrined at Sankapala Viharaya. There is a legendary belief that this conch shell if ever used in the future will unite the Sinhala people, to regain their lost glory. Ironically it is alleged that Pussadeva’s conch shell is enshrined at Pallebadda Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Vihara at Embilipitiya.



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