A long time ago a called Dhathusena ruled in Anuradhapura. He had two sons named Moggallana and Kashyapa. Kashyapa was younger than moggallana but he wanted to become king first. So he killed his father and become king. Moggallana was very angry. He wanted to kill Kashyapa and become king. So Kashyapa ran away from Anuradhapura and built a beautiful palace. On top of a rock so that nobody could catch him and kill him. This rock was called Sigiriya. He built many beautiful buildings on sigiriya and painted beautiful pictures on side of the rock. Even now we can see some of these pictures and some ruins of the buildings.