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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Mahavansa, the ancient historical record of Sri Lanka, describes King Kasyapa as the son of King Dhatusena.
Kasyapa murdered his father by walling him alive and then usurping the throne which rightfully belonged to his brother Mogallana, Dhatusena's son by the true queen.
Knowing the inevitable return of Mogallana, Kasyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of Sigiriya as a fortress and pleasure palace.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Sigiriya   (1643 words)

  Holy Mountain's History of Lion Rock
Kasyapa's action was prompted by the fear that his younger half-brother Mogallan, who was born of the anointed queen, would take over the throne.
Kasyapa was convinced that his father was hiding a cache of treasure from him, and demanded that the King reveal where this wealth was hidden.
Paranoia, arrogance and delusions of divinity drove Kasyapa to leave the traditional Sinhalese capital of Anuradhapura and construct his palace on the peak of Sigiriya Rock, a perfect lookout which could be easily defended; a huge lion was carved out of the rock.
www.holymtn.com /SriLanka/lionrock.htm   (743 words)

 Fundamentalist Star Wars Roleplaying: Kasyapa's Revenge
Kasyapa's minions had discovered the Desijiliac hutts who were most involved in the attack on his palace.
The minions of Kasyapa executed the rest of the crew and loaded the cargo onto the Phoenix, telling Valtera that they had succeeded in their portion of the retribution.
Valtera saw a couple of antique blasters that would be good for Kasyapa's collection, so he pocketed those and took a grenade which he threw into the prisoners when the door broke and then went back to the room.
gozips.uakron.edu /~jla36/swcfswa5.htm   (3065 words)

 Online edition of Sunday Observer - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They were Kasyapa, his eldest son by a lesser queen, his second son Moggallana by his anointed queen and Migara son of the King's sister, who was the Chief of the Army and to whom the king's only daughter Anudhi was married.
Kasyapa then asked the father whether the treasure was hidden at the bed of the reservoirs when Migara, who stood by whispered to Kasyapa that the king was cheating him in order to save the wealth for his son Moggallana.
While Kasyapa was guilty of patricide his father Datusena was guilty of two heinous crimes that of burying the hermit in the Kalawewa bund and burning his own sister disgracefully at the stake.
www.sundayobserver.lk /2003/03/30/fea15.html   (972 words)

 The Story of Sigiriya
King Kasyapa was the man who dared to hold the dream of his father of building a palace in the sky, despite the many obstacles he faced.
Kasyapa was unfortunately called a parricide, owing to the earlier legend and later by his famed epithet 'God-King'.
Kasyapa was informed shortly by General Migara that Datusena had brought a charge of treason against him because he had reportedly conspired with Simhavarman of India.
www.lankalibrary.com /heritage/sigiriya.html   (2225 words)

 Fundamentalist Star Wars Roleplaying: Repelling Intruders
The minons of Kasyapa were resting peacefully in their quarters in Kasyapa's palace on Nar Shadda, when Valtera was awakened by the sound of blasterfire coming from the roof.
Kasyapa charged Nakaron, Alco, Morya, and Valtera with dealing with any other of the invaders, indicating that he would be interested in more sport.
Valtera shouted down the hole in the ceiling to subdue the remaining foe for Kasyapa's amusement, and tossed Morya a frag grenade to use on Gariant.
gozips.uakron.edu /~jla36/swcfswa3.htm   (1110 words)

In Vedic times Kasyapa had Aditi as his consort, and he was the father of the Adityas.
In later times he became equated with Prajapati and Brahma, and was also named as one of the rishis.
Article "Kasyapa" created on 02 December 1997; last modified on 24 August 2004 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/k/kasyapa.html   (89 words)

 WWW Virtual Library:  Sigiriya narratives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhatusena had two sons, Kassapa (Kasyapa), by a mother of unequal birth, and the mighty Mugalan, by a mother of equal caste, and also a charming daughter, who was dear to him as his life.
Now Kasyapa thought, "If he captures me he'll kill me or if not I'll be killed by an assassin." So it is said that he severed his head with his own sword and fell down.
Geiger notes: "According to Chinese sources another embassy came from Ceylon to China, sent by King Kia-che, i.e., Kasyapa, in the year 527 A.D." Geiger says that "it is impossible that this could be Kassapa I," because according to him Kasyapa reigned in 478-96 CE (473-91 according to the University of Ceylon History).
www.lankalibrary.com /heritage/sigiriya/sigiri7.htm   (3539 words)

 The Wonder and Beauty of Sigiriya - Welcome to Sri Lanka by Ari Withanage
Kasyapa left Anuradhapura and built for himself at Sigiriya, a palace and city modelled on the mythical abode of "Kuvera" God of Wealth.
Kasyapa thought he was alone in battle, raised his dagger and slew himself.
To escape from the armies of Mogallana, Kasyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of Sigiriya, but Mogallana finally managed to get to Kasyapa and he committed suicide.
withanage.tripod.com /Sigiriya.htm   (2109 words)

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