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Datika (डाटिका) or Dathika is a Jat Gotra.


It may have originated Mahadathika Maha Naga (9 to 21 AD), who was King of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in the 1st century.


In Mahavansa

King Dathika was the last of the Five Damila murdering his king Pilaya Mara, whom he was Chief Minister for. In 88 BC he was killed, losing the throne, by Valagamba restoring his reign and the dynasty of the House of Vijaya who had reigned since the start of the monarchy. Valagamba went on to rule the Anuradhapura Kingdom for the next 12 years.[1]

Damila, Bahiya, Bariya, Datika - Mahavansa/Chapter 33 tells....Of the seven Damilas one, fired with passion for the lovely Somadevi, made her his own and forthwith returned again to the further coast. Another took the almsbowl of the (Master) endowed with the ten miraculous powers, that was in Anuradhapura, and returned straightway, well contented, to the other coast.

Dathika - But the Damila Pulahattha reigned three years, making the Damila named Bahiya commander of his troops. Bariya slew Pulahattha and reigned two years; his commander-inchief was Panayamaraka. Panayamaraka slew Bariya and was king for seven years; his commander-in-chief was Pilayamaraka. Pilayamaraka slew Panayamaraka and was king for seven months; his commander-in-chief was Dathika. And the Damila Dathika slew Pilayamaraka and reigned two years in Anuradhapura. Thus the time of these five Damila-kings (103-88 BC) was fourteen years and seven months.

Dathika - Mahavansa/Chapter 34 (The Eleven Kings) mentions ....After Kutakanna Tissa's death his son, the prince named Bhatikabhaya, reigned twenty-eight years. Since he, the pious ruler of the earth, was the brother of king Mahadathika he was known on the island by the name Bhatikaraja, Here did he carry out the work of repairing the Lohapasada and built two vedikas for the Mahathupa, and the (hail) called the Uposatha (hall) in the (vihära) named after the thüpa.'


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