Theraputtabhaya was one of the 10 giants of king Dutugamunu. He was born in village named Kanthi Grama in Ruhuna. His father was Rohana. His first name was Abhaya. He had strength to break down coconut and palm trees by hitting it.
After his father bacame a monk Abhaya also wanted to be a monk. Then he got priesthood and called Theraputtabhaya. One day Theraputtabhaya thero met Gotimbara.
One day Gotimbara had been walking to meet king Dutugamunu, he felt hungry. On the way he saw a temple and there was lot of "kurumba" (like kingcocount). Gotimbara entered the temple garden and drank lot of "kurumba". Theraputtabhaya thero was in that temple and saw this. Thero got angry about that because Gotimbara didn't ask before. Theraputtabhaya thero punished him. He caught Gotimbara's little toe and pulled away around the temple garden.
After that Gotimbara informed about the strength of Theraputtabhaya thero to king Dutugamunu.