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Puviraja Pandaram

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Reign  1561–1565 1582–1591
Role  King
Name  Puviraja Pandaram
Children  Ethirimana Cinkam
House  Aryacakravarti dynasty
Parents  Cankili I
Tamil  புவிராஜ பண்டாரம்
Died  1591

Puviraja Pandaram
Predecessor  Cankili I (Cekaracacekaran VII) Periyapillai (Cekaracacekaran VIII)
Successor  Periyapillai (Cekaracacekaran VIII) Ethirimana Cinkam (Pararacacekaran VIII)
Issue  Ethirimana Cinkam (Pararacacekaran VIII)
Great-grandparents  Kanakasooriya Cinkaiariyan
People also search for  Cankili I, Cankili II, Periyapillai

Grandparents  Singai Pararasasegaram

Puviraja Pandaram (Tamil: புவிராஜ பண்டாரம்) (died 1591) ruled the Jaffna kingdom during a period of chaos during and after the death of his father Cankili I in 1565. He became king in 1561 following a local uprising against Cankili I. Although he was the nominal king, Cankili I wielded real power behind the throne until his death in 1565. After Cankili's death, Puviraja Pandaram lost power to one Kasi Nainar and Periyapillai. After the death or abdication of Periyapillai in 1582, Puviraja Pandarm was nominated as the king for the second time.

During his second tenure he attempted to wrest the control of the pearl-rich Mannar Island from the Portuguese by attacking the fort by sea and land. He was defeated in both attempts.

After the occupation of Kandy by Rajasinha I of Sitawaka, Puviraja Pandaram gave refuge and protection to the sole surviving member of the Kandyan Royal family, the infant, Princess Kusumasana, who was baptized, as Dona Catherina (The daughter of Karaliedde Bandara).

Eventually Puviraja Pandaram was killed in a battle during the second Portuguese expedition against Jaffna Kingdom led by André Furtado de Mendonça in 1591. He was succeeded by his son Ethirimana Cinkam.

References

Puviraja Pandaram Wikipedia


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