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  • Gadāvudha
  • Gaddula Sutta
  • Gadrabha
  • Gadrabhakula. Mentioned as one of the families in which horses are born. Valāhaka horses are not born in this family. MA.i.248.
  • Gadrabhapañha
  • Gagga
  • Gagga-Jātaka (No.155)
  • Gaggaligāma. A village built by Mahosadha on the further side of the Ganges; there he stationed his elephants, horses, cattle, etc., while he bad the great tunnel constructed (J.vi.431).
  • Gaggarā-(Sutta)
  • Gaggaravāliya-angana. A locality in Ceylon. The Elder Pītamalla resided there with thirty other monks. DA.iii.749; the reading in the P.T.S. edition (gāravakaranāya) is wrong.
  • Gahapati-Jātaka (No.199)
  • Gahapati-Vagga
  • Gahvaratīra. The name of the place where the Thera Gahvaratīriya lived (ThagA.ii.91f).
  • Gahvaratīriya (Gavharatīriya) Thera
  • Gajabāhu, Gajabhuja
  • Gajabhuja
  • Gajakumbha Jātaka (No.345)
  • Gajakumbhakapāsāna. A locality in Ceylon, through which passed the Sīmā marked out by Devānampiyatissa for the Mahā Vihāra. Mhv., p.332, v.12; Dpv. xiv.35; Mbv.135.
  • Gajjabāhukagāmani
  • Gajjagiri. A mountain in Aparantaka. Sās.35.
  • Galambatittha
  • Gālhagangā. A river in South Ceylon which was once decreed to be the boundary of Rohana. It is generally identified with Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.xlviii.132; Cv. Trs.i.122, n.4.
  • Gallakapītha. A village in Ceylon. Five hundred youths from the village were ordained by Mahinda, soon after his arrival in Ceylon. Mhv.xvii.59.
  • Gālurajju. A river in South Ceylon. Cv.lxxv.34; see also Cv. Trs.147, n.1.
  • Gāmakasetthi. The name, of the treasurer whose daughter was married by Ghosakasetthi. AA.i.230; the DhA. account does not mention the man's name.
  • Gāmanī
  • Gāmani-Canda Jātaka (No.257)
  • Gāmani-Canda. A servant of Janasandha, king of Benares. For his story see the Gāmani-Canda Jātaka.
  • Gāmani-Jātaka (No.8).The story of Prince Gāmanī (J.i.136f). For details see the Samvara Jātaka.
  • Gāmani-Samyutta. The fifty-second Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya. It contains accounts of sermons preached by the Buddha to various headmen (gāmanī) (S.iv.305-59).
  • Gāmanitissa. A tank made by King Gajabāhu and given for the maintenance of the Abhayagiri-vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.120.
  • Gāmanivāpi. A tank near Anurādhapura. Near it was a hermitage built by Pandukābhaya. Mhv.x.96; see Mhv.Trs., p.75, n.1.
  • Gāmantā. See Mahā Sīva (2), also Vāmatna ??.
  • Gāmantapabbhāravāsī Mahā Sīva. See Mahā Sīva.
  • Gambhīra 1. A seaport village, visited by Mittavindaka in the course of his flight from Benares. J. i.239.
  • Gambhīra 2. A channel branching off from the Parakkama Samudda. It started at the point of the flood-escape known as Makara. Cv.lxxix.40.
  • Gambhīracāri. The name of one of the two otters in the Dabbha-puppha Jātaka (q.v.). J. iii.333.
  • Gambhīranadī. A river, one yojana north of Anurādhapura; the bricks for the Mahā Thūpa and for the Thupas of the three former Buddhas were prepared on its banks (Mhv.Xxviii.7; MT.508). On its bank was Upatissagāma. Mhv.vii.44.
  • Gambhīra-Satta. Four conditions - following after the good, hearing the Dhamma, paying systematic attention thereto, and living in accordance with its precepts - which, if cultivated, lead to profound insight. S. v.412.
  • Gāmendavālamahā-vihāra
  • Gamika. Father of the nun Mahātissā. Dpv. xviii.39.
  • Gamitthavāli Vihāra. A monastery in Rohana, founded by Kākavanna-Tissa. Mhv.xxii.23.
  • Ganadevaputtā
  • Ganaka-Moggallāna
  • Ganaka-Moggallāna-Sutta
  • Ganakaputta-Tissa Thera. Probably a Commentator. Buddhaghosa quotes him in the Anguttara Commentary (AA.i.439) as explaining the term tisa-hassīmahāsahassī differently from the commonly accepted interpretation.
  • Ganānanda-Parivena. A monastery at Rājagāma in Ceylon, the residence of the Elder Maittreya Mahā Thera. P.L.C.248.
  • Ganapeta-Vatthu. The story of a large number of people of Sāvatthi who, because of their misdeeds, had been born as petas. Pv.iv.10; PvA.269f.
  • Ganatissa. Son of Panduvāsudeva (Mbv.112). According to the Rājāvaliya, he reigned as king for forty years. See also Cv. Trs.ii.Introd. p.ix.
  • Ganda
  • Gandābharana. A book composed by Ariyavamsa. v.l. Gandhā-bharana. Gv.65, 75; Sās., p.98.
  • Gandāladoni. A monastery in Ceylon, near the modern Kandy. The stucco work of the vihāra was carried out by Parakkamabāhu VI. Cv.xci.30.
  • Gandamba
  • Ganda-Sutta. The body is like a festering sore (ganda), full of pus, with nine openings, constantly exuding matter. A.iv.386f.
  • Gandatindu Jātaka (No.520)
  • Gandha (Sutta)
  • Gandhabbā
  • Gandhabba. An attendant of King Eleyya and a follower of Uddaka Rāmaputta. A.ii.180.
  • Gandhabbadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.163.
  • Gandhabbakāya Samyutta. The thirty-first chapter of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iii.249-53.
  • Gandhabbakāyikā. See Gandhabbā.
  • Gandhabbarājā. The name given to Sakka in the Vidhurapandita Jātaka (J.vi.260).
  • Gandhābhārana. See Gandābharana.
  • Gandhabhava. See Bhadragaka.
  • Gandhagata. See Bhadragaka.
  • Gandhakuti
  • Gandhamādana
  • Gandhamāliya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he offered to the Buddha Siddhattha a gandha-thūpa covered with sumana-flowers. Forty kappas ago he became king, sixteen times, under the name of Devagandha. Ap.i.135.
  • Gandhamutthiya Thera. An arahant. One hundred thousand kappas ago he gave a handful of perfume for the construction of a (Buddha's) funeral pyre. Ap.i.292; cp. Gandhapūjaka.
  • Gandhapūjaka Thera. An arahant. In the past he put a handful of perfume on the funeral pyre of the Buddha (Padumuttara) (Ap.ii.406). He is probably identical with Hārita. ThagA.i.376.
  • Gandhāra
  • Gandhāra Jātaka (No.406)
  • Gandhāra- or Gandhārī-vijjā
  • Gandhāra. A mountain in Himavā. J. vi.579.
  • Gandhārarājā. The king of Gandhāra is several times mentioned by this name; it is evidently a title and not a proper name. E.g., J. i.191; ii.219f.; iii.364ff; iv.98.
  • Gandhāravagga. The second chapter of the Sutta Nipāta of the Jātaka Commentary (J.iii.363-421).
  • Gandhathūpiya Thera. An arahant, probably identical with Gandha-māliya (q.v.). The same verses are attributed to both. Ap.i.267.
  • Gandhavamsa
  • Gandhavilepana Sutta. Few are those who abstain from flowers, scents, etc.; many are those who do not. S. v.471.
  • Gandhodaka (-kadāyaka) Thera
  • Gandhodakiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he saw the Buddha Vipassī and sprinkled perfumed water on him. Thirty-one kappas ago he became king, under the name of Sugandha (Ap.i.157f). He is probably identical with Ātuma Thera. ThagA.i.160f.
  • Gandimitta. See Kanhamitta.
  • Gangā
  • Gangādoni. A hill in the Manimekhala district in Ceylon. The general Sankha founded a city there during Māgha's invasion. The hill was only two yojanas away from Māgha's capital, but provided quite a safe retreat. Cv.lxxxi.7f.
  • Gangalatittha. A ford on the Kadamba-nadī near Anurādhapura. It was the starting-point of the boundary line which Devānampiyatissa laid down for the Mahā Vihāra. MT.361; cf. Mbv.136.
  • Gangamāla Jātaka (No.421)
  • Gangamāla. A barber who later became a Pacceka Buddha. See Gangamāla Jātaka.
  • Gangāmāti Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, to which Jetthatissa III. gave Keheta as its maintenance village. Cv.xliv.99.
  • Gangāpeyyāla
  • Gangarājī. A district to the east of Anurādhapura, where Kanittha-tissa built the Anulatissapabbata Vihāra. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
  • Gangārāma. Also called Rājamahā Vihāra, a monastery founded by Kittisirirājasīha on the bank of the Mahāvāluka-gangā near Kandy (Cv.c.202). There Rājādhīrājasīha erected a cetiya. Cv.ci.17.
  • Gangārohana Sutta
  • Gangārohana Vatthu. The account of the Buddha's visit to Vesāli which he paid in order to preach the Ratana Sutta (qx.). DhA.iii.436ff.
  • Gangāsenakapabbata Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Mahāsena (Mhv.Xxxvii.41).
  • Gangāsiripura. The Pāli name for the town of Gampola in Ceylon (Cv.xxxxvi.18). In it was an ancient vihāra, the Nigamaggāmapāsāda (Cv.lxxxviii.48). Bhuvaneka-bāhu IV. made it his capital. Cv.xc.107.
  • Gangā-Sutta. Preached to a brahmin at Veluvana. Incalculable is the beginning of Samsāra, incalculable the aeons that have passed by, like the sands of the Gangā. S. ii.153.
  • Gangātata, Gangātataka, Gangātalāka
  • Gangātīriya Thera
  • Gangā-tissa. See Ariyagāla-tissa.
  • Gangā-Vīci. One of the four kinds of waves that rise in the sea. Each wave of this class rises to a height of fifty leagues. VibhA.502.
  • Gangeyya
  • Gangeyya Jātaka (No.205)
  • Ganthākara-parivena. A dwelling attached to the Mahāvihāra at Anurādhapura, where Buddhaghosa stayed during his sojourn in Ceylon and where he wrote his Commentaries (Cv.xxxvii.243). The parivena was restored by Kassapa V. Cv.lii.57.
  • Ganthambatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. There an uda-kakkhepasīmā was erected by Vimaladhammasūriya I (Cv.xciv.17). The name is the Pāli equivalent for the Sinhalese Gātambé.
  • Ganthimāna. A village in Ceylon, given by Parakkamabāhu IV. for the maintenance of the temple at Devapura (Devanagara). Cv.xc.95.
  • Ganthipupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he gave a ganthi-flower to the Buddha Vipassī. Forty-one kappas ago he was a king named Varana (Ap.i.162). He is probably identical with Hatthārohaputta. ThagA.i.170.
  • Ganthisāra. A book composed by Saddhammajotipāla; it is evidently an anthology or manual composed from important texts. Bode, op. cit., p.18; Gv. (p.64) calls it Gandhasāra.
  • Garahadinna
  • Garahita-Jātaka (No.219)
  • Garahitapitthipāsāna. See Garahita Jātaka.
  • Gārava-Sutta
  • Garītara. A tank in Ceylon constructed by Moggallāna II, by damming the Kadambanadī. Cv.xli.61.
  • Garudā, Garulā
  • Garula. One of the palaces occupied by Phussa Buddha in his last lay-life (Bu.xix.15). The Commentary (BuA.192) calls it Garulapakkha.
  • Gatārāparivena. A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of Upatapassī, author of the Vuttamālā. PLC.253.
  • Gatasaññaka Thera
  • Gāthā
  • Gatikathā. The sixth section of the Mahāvagga of the Patisambhidā-magga. Ps.ii.73-8.
  • Gatimba. See Mahāgatimba.
  • Gatipacchedana. A king of eighty-four kappas ago; a previous birth of Sammukhāthavika (Ap.i.159) (or Mānava). ThagA.i.163.
  • Gatipakarana. A book composed by a thera of Pakudhanagara. Gv.65; but see p.75, where the author is said to belong to Ceylon.
  • Gati-Sutta. The five conditions of birth - in purgatory, among lower animals, petas, men or devas. A.iv.459.
  • Gatiyopañcaka Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Sacca Samyutta and the last chapter of the Samyutta Nikaya. S.v.474f.
  • Gavaccha. See Cūla-Gavaccha and Mahā-Gavaccha.
  • Gavaghātaka Sutta. Moggallāna reports to the Buddha that, while descending Gijjhakūta, he saw a vast lump of flesh flying through the air. The Buddha says it was a cattle butcher of Rājagaha, born as a peta. S. ii.256.
  • Gavampati (Sutta)
  • Gavapāna. The name of a special almsgiving held in honour of Mangala Buddha by the Bodhisatta, when he was born as the brabmin Suruci. The chief item of food was a kind of pudding made of milk, rice and honey. Bu.iv.11; BuA.122.
  • Gavara. A Tamil general of Dona, subdued by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.Xxv.11.
  • Gavaratissa Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Bhātika-Tissa, who also constructed for its maintenance the Mahāmani tank. Mhv.xxxvi.3.
  • Gavaravāliya-angana. A monastic establishment in Ceylon, the residence of Pitamalla Thera and thirty others. MA.i.190.
  • Gavesī
  • Gavesī-Sutta. The story of Gavesī.
  • Gavha. See Gahva ??.
  • Gayā
  • Gayā-Kassapa
  • Gayāsīsa
  • Gayā-Sutta
  • Gayātittha, Gayā-phaggu, -phaggunī, Gayā-phaggunītittha. See Gayā (2).
  • Gāyikā. One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J. vi.148.
  • Gedha-Sutta. See Anussati Sutta.
  • Gelañña-Sutta
  • Getthumba. A canal. The taxes paid for the use of its water for tillage were given by Mahinda III. for the repairs of the Ratanapāsāda. Cv.xlix.41.
  • Geyya. The second section of the Tipitaka arranged according to matter (angavasena). It includes all the suttas composed in verse, especially the whole Sagāthakavagga of the Samyutta Nikāya. DA.i.23f.
  • Ghanamatthaka. An ornament which Migāra presented to Visākhā to show her his gratitude. DhA.i.407.
  • Ghanasela. A mountain in Avanti in the Dakkhināpatha, where Kāladevala lived. J. v.133.
  • Ghanikā. A class of spirits (cloud-gods?). Mil., p.191.
  • Gharanī
  • Gharāvāsa-pañha. The question asked by Dhanañjaya and answered by Vidhura, before he was taken away by Punnaka. The question dealt with how a householder could so live as to get the best out of his life, both for this world and for the next. J. iv.286f.
  • Ghata
  • Ghata Jātaka (No.355, 454)
  • Ghata Sutta
  • Ghatamandadāyaka Thera
  • Ghatāsana Jātaka (No.133)
  • Ghatāsana. Twenty kappas ago Pupphathūpiya (q.v.) became king thirty-eight times under this name. Ap.i.156.
  • Ghatāya. A Sākiyan of Kapilavatthu, who built a monastery attached to the Nigrodhārāma. There the Mahā Suññatā Sutta was preached. M.iii.110; MA.ii.907.
  • Ghatīkāra
  • Ghatīkāra Sutta
  • Ghattiyā. One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J. iv.148.
  • Ghosa
  • Ghosaka-setthi (v.l. Ghosita°)
  • Ghosasaññaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he was a hunter, and hearing the Buddha preach was delighted by the sound of his voice (Ap.ii.451). His verses are in the Theragāthā Commentary attributed to Gahavaratīriya (ThagA.ii.91) and to Dhammika. Ibid., p.398.
  • Ghosita. See Ghosaka (2).
  • Ghosita Sutta. Ghosita-setthi visits Ananda at the Ghositārāma and questions him on the Buddha's teaching regarding diversity in elements (dhātunānattam). Ananda explains how the three kinds of feelings - pleasurable, painful and neutral - arise. S. iv.113f.
  • Ghositārāma
  • Ghotamukha
  • Ghotamukha Sutta
  • Ghotamukhī. See Ghotamukha.
  • Gihi Sutta
  • Gihīnaya Sutta. See Bālhagilāyana Sutta.
  • Gihipatipadā Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 65) to the Gihisāmīci Sutta (q.v.).
  • Gihīsāmīci Sutta. The Buddha tells Anāthapindika of four things which constitute the householder's path of duty - he waits upon the Order with offers of robes, food, lodgings, requisites and medicines for use in sickness. A.ii.65.
  • Gihivinaya. See the Sigālovāda Sutta.
  • Gijjha Jātaka (No.164, 399, 427)
  • Gijjhakūta
  • Gijjhakūta Sutta
  • Gilāna Vagga/Sutta
  • Gilānadassana Sutta
  • Gilāyana Sutta
  • Gilimalaya. A village given by Vijayabāhu I. for the maintenance of worship at Samantakūta. Cv.lx.65; also Cv.Trs.i.22I, n.2.
  • Gimhatittha. A town in Rohana where the Kesadhātu Devarāja won a victory. Cv.lxxv.22; also Cv. Trs.146, u.2.
  • Giñjakāvasatha
  • Giñjakāvasatha Sutta
  • Giraggasamajjā
  • Giri (Sutta)
  • Giribārattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxix.8; lxx.125.
  • Giribāvāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.44; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
  • Giribbaja 1. A name for Rājagaha.
  • Giribbaja 2. A name for Vankagiri. J. vi.589.
  • Giribhanda-(vāhana)-pūjā
  • Giribhanda. A monastery in Ceylon restored by Udaya I (Cv.xlix.29). See below, Giribhandapūjā.
  • Giribrahā. See Giriguhā.
  • Giridanta (v.l. Giridatta, Giridanha). The trainer of the horse Pandava. He was a previous birth of Devadatta. See the Giridanta Jātaka.
  • Giridanta Jātaka (No.184)
  • Giridāsa. A poor caravan leader, the husband of Isidāsī, in a previous birth. Thig.445f; ThigA.260, 265.
  • Giridatta Thera. An arahant, teacher of Vitāsoka. Giridatta was especially proficient in Sutta and Abhidhamma. ThagA.i.295.
  • Giriddhī. An eminent arahant Therī of the Mahāvihāra who taught the Vinaya in Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.14.
  • Giridipā
  • Girigāma
  • Girigāmakanna. The residence of Cūla Sudhamma Thera (VibhA.452). It was probably a monastery near Girigāma.
  • Giriguhā. One of the palaces occupied by Piyadassī Buddha in his last lay life (Bu.xiv.16). The Commentary (BuA., p.172) calls it Giribrahā.
  • Girihālika. A monastery built in an inland district of Ceylon by King Mahallaka-Nāga (Mhv.Xxxv.125).
  • Girikālī (Girikārī).Daughter of the chaplain of Kākavanna-Tissa. She became a nun, won arahantship, and became famous as an eminent teacher of the Vinaya. Dpv. xviii.20.
  • Girikanda
  • Girikandaka
  • Girikandasiva
  • Girikassapa
  • Girikumbhila. A vihāra in Ceylon built by Lañjitissa (Mhv.Xxxiii.14). At the ceremony of the dedication of the vihāra, Lañjitissa distributed to sixty thousand monks six garments each (Mhv.Xxxiii.26).
  • Girilaka. A Tamil stronghold, near Vijitapura, commanded by Giriya. It was captured by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.47.
  • Girimānanda Sutta. See Giri Sutta.
  • Girimānanda Thera
  • Girimanndala. A district in Ceylon. See Girl (4). Cv.li.111; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.159, n.l.
  • Girimekhalā
  • Girinagara (Girivhanagara). A monastery in Devapāli built by Aggabodhi V. Cv.xlviii.3.
  • Girinelapūjaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he was a hunter, and having seen Sikhī Buddha, he offered him a nela-flower (Ap.ii.457). He is evidently identical with Gavampati. ThagA.i.104.
  • Girinelavāhanaka. A vihāra to the north of Kandanagara, built by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.
  • Giripunnāgiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he offered a giripunnāga-fruit to the Buddha Sobhita, then staying at the Cittakūta (Ap.ii.416). He is evidently identical with Kanhadinna. ThagA.i.304.
  • Girisāra. A king of eighty kappas ago; a previous birth of Mānava (or Sammukhāthavika) Thera (ThagA.ii.164; Ap.i.159). v.l. Sirisāra, Hirisāra.
  • Girisigāmuka. One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxviii.49).
  • Giritata (Ghitatāka)
  • Giritimbilatissa. A mountain and a vihāra in Rohana. Near it was the village Siva. See Dhammā. Ras.ii.42.
  • Girivāhana. One of the palaces of Atthadassī Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xv.15.
  • Girivamsa. A royal family of Ceylon to which belonged the famous Alagakkonāra (Cv.xci.3) and also the mother of Parakkamabāhu VI. P.L.C.247.
  • Girivhanagara. See Girinagara.
  • Girivihāra. A vihāra in Ceylon erected by Aggabodhi I; he gave one hundred fields for its support (Cv.xlii.12). It was the residence of Cullapindapātiya-Tissa (AA.i.367), and also of a novice, pupil of Tepitaka, called Culla-Summa Thera. (DA.ii.514).
  • Giriya 1. A jackal, a previous incarnation of Devadatta. See the Manoja Jātaka. J. iii.322f.
  • Giriya 2. A Tamil general, commander of Girilaka; he was slain by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.47.
  • Giriyasa. See Giri (3).
  • Giriyāvāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46; see also Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
  • Gīta Sutta. The five evil results of preaching the Dhamma in a sing-song style (gītassarena). A.iii.251.
  • Givulabā. A village in Ceylon where the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. won a great victory. Cv.lxxiv.91.
  • Gocariya. One of the ten families of elephants. It is said that a Chaddanta-elephant is born in a Chaddantakula and not in such a family as the Gocariya. v.l. Kālāvaka. MA.i.248.
  • Godatta Sutta
  • Godatta Thera
  • Godāvarī. See Godhāvarī.
  • Godha, Godhaka. See Godatta (2).
  • Godha Thera. A Sākiyan. A conversation between him and Mahānāma the Sākiyan is recorded in the Godha Sutta. S. v.371.
  • Godha or Mahānāma Sutta
  • Godha Jātaka (No.138)
  • Godhā. See Kāligodhā.
  • Godhagatta-Tissa Thera. He it was who brought about a reconciliation between Dutthagāmanī and his brother Tissa (Mhv.Xxiv.49-53). The Commentary (MT.469) explains that he had a cutaneous complaint which made his skin scaly like that of a godha (iguana).
  • Godhapura. See Gonaddhapura.
  • Godhāvarī
  • Godhī. Probably the mother of Devadatta, who is sometimes called Godhiputta (Vin.ii.189).
  • Godhika Sutta. Contains the story of Godhika's suicide, mentioned above. S. i.120f.
  • Godhika Thera
  • Godhika-Mahātissa Thera. Teacher of Dhammadinna, of Valanga-tissa-pabbata (MT.606).
  • Gokanna
  • Gokannaka. See Gokanna (1).
  • Gokannanāndanāyaka. A Tamil chief at Mundannānamkotta. Cv.lxxvi.212.
  • Gokulanka-vihāra. A monastery built by cowherds for Dhaniya and his wife after their ordination. Buddhaghosa says that it existed even in his day. SnA.i.46.
  • Gokulikā
  • Golabāhatittha. A ford over the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.51.
  • Golahalā. The soldiers of a district in South India (Cv.lxxvi.264, 259).
  • Golakāla
  • Golapānu. A village given by King Buddhadāsa for the maintenance of the Moraparivena (Cv.xxxvii.173).
  • Gola-upāsaka. A pious man of Gothagāma, so called because he was slightly hunched. His story is given at Ras.ii.170f.
  • Gomagga
  • Gomatakandarā
  • Gomatī. A channel built by Parakkamabāhu I., branching eastwards from the Mahāvālukagangā (Cv.lxxix.52).
  • Gomaya, or Gomayapindī Sutta
  • Gomayagāma. A village in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.3.
  • Gona (Gonaka)
  • Gonaddha (Gonaddhapura)
  • Gonagāmaka. A landing-place (pattana) at the mouth of the Mahā-kandara river, where Bhaddakaccānā and her companions disembarked. Mhv.viii.25; cf.v.12.
  • Gonagāmuka. A locality near the Kālavāpi where Gokanna was defeated by Rakkhadīvāna (Cv.lxx.70). Is this identical with Gonagāmaka? But see Cv. Trs.i.293, n.1.
  • Gonarattha. A district in North Ceylon, where Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications (Cv.lxxxiii.17).
  • Gonaraviya Thera
  • Gondā, Gondamittā. A Yakkhinī, mother of Pola-(Posa)-mittā. MT.260.
  • Gondigāma. A tank constructed by Upatissa II (Cv.xxxvii.185). The village belonging to it was given by Jetthatissa III. to the Jetavana-vihāra (Cv.xliv.97). The tank was restored by Aggabodhi V. Cv.xlviii.9.
  • Gonisavihāra. A vihāra in Ceylon where the young Dhatusena (q.v.) was brought up by his uncle, while he remained in disguise as a monk (Cv.xxxviii.21). Geiger thinks it was to the south of Anurādhapura (Cv. Trs.i.30, n.1).
  • Gonnagāma. A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the Rājavihāra (Cv.xlv.58).
  • Gonnagirika. A vihāra built by Sūratissa in the eastern quarter of Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxi.4.
  • Gonnavitthika. A village in Rohana, assigned by Dappula to the Cittalapabbatavihāra. Cv.xlv.59.
  • Gonusurattha. A district in North Ceylon, once occupied by Māgha and Jayabāhu (Cv.lxxxiii.17).
  • Gopaka
  • Gopaka Moggallāna (Sutta)
  • Gopaka Sīvalī. A resident of Ceylon. He built a cetiya in Tālapitthikavihāra. At the moment of his death, remembering this act, he was reborn in the deva-world. VibhA.156.
  • Gopāla
  • Gopālaka Sutta. See Cūla-Gopālaka Sutta and Mahā-Gopālaka Sutta.
  • Gopālamātā
  • Gopālapabbata. A hill near Pulatthipura, used as a landmark. Cv.lxxviii.65; for identification see Cv. Trs.i.110, n.1.
  • Gopī, Gopikā. The Sākiyan maiden of Kapilavatthu, who was born later as Gopaka-devaputta. See Gopaka (3).
  • Gorimanda
  • Gosāla
  • Gosinga Sutta. See Cūlagosinga Sutta and Mahāgosinga Sutta.
  • Gosingasālavanadāya
  • Gosīsanikkhepa Thera. An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he had spread gosīsa (sandalwood paste) outside a monastery. Seventy-five kappas ago he became a king, named Suppatitthita (Ap.i.245).
  • Gotama
  • Gotamā. Mother of Candakumāra and chief queen of the king of Benares (J.vi.134). She is identified with Mahāmāyā (J.vi.157). She is sometimes also called Gotamī. E.g., J. vi.148, 151.
  • Gotamadvāra. The gate by which the Buddha left Pātaligāma, after having eaten there at the invitation of Sunidha and Vassakāra. Vin.i.230, etc., as above.
  • Gotamaka
  • Gotamaka Sutta
  • Gotamakacetiya
  • Gotamatittha. The ford by which the Buddha crossed the Ganges, after leaving Pātaligāma. See also Gotamadvāra. Vin.i.230; Ud.viii.6; UdA.424; D.ii.89.
  • Gotamī Sutta 1.Māra sees Kisā Gotamī resting alone in the Andhavana and tries to frighten her, but he is forced to retire discomfited. S. i.129.
  • Gotamī Sutta 2. The story of how Pajāpatī Gotamī (q.v.) and her companions obtained the Buddha's sanction to enter the Order and the conditions attaching to that sanction. A.iv.274ff.
  • Gotamī, Gotamā. See Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī, Kisāgotamī, etc.
  • Gotamī. One of the chief women supporters of Vessabhū Buddha (Bu.xxii.25). The Commentary (BuA., p.208) calls her Kāligotamī.
  • Gotamyā. The name given to the followers of Pajāpatī Gotamī. E.g., DhA.iv.149.
  • Gotapabbata. A vihāra in South Ceylon built by Mahallaka-Nāga (Mhv.Xxxv.124). It may be that it is identical with Kotapabbata-vihāra and that Mahallaka merely restored it. v.l. Kotapabbata.
  • Gotha. See Gothayimbara.
  • Gothābhaya. A monk living in the Sanghapāla Parivena. He was the maternal uncle of King Gothakābhaya II, and tried, without success, to win the king over from the influence of Sangamitta. Mhv.xxxvi.115f.
  • Gothagāma. A village on the south coast of Ceylon. Ras.ii.170.
  • Gothakābhaya, Gothābhaya
  • Gothakasamudda. The sea near Ceylon, the "shallow sea." Mhv.xxii.49, 85; DA.ii.695.
  • Gothayimbara
  • Gotta, Goda. See Godatta (2).
  • Govaddhamāna
  • Govarattha. A district in South India (the modern Goa). Vimala-dhammasūriya once took refuge there. Cv.xciv.2.
  • Govinda
  • Govindamala. A mountain in Rohana. The Ādipāda Bhuvanekabāhu founded a town there and used it as a fortification for Rohana when Māgha's forces overran the country. Cv.lxxxi.6; also Cv.Trs.ii.135, n.4.
  • Govindiya. Evidently the title given to the High Treasurer. It occurs in the phrase Govindiye abhisiñcissāmi, when Disampati proposes to appoint Jotipāla to the rank of Treasurer. D.ii.232, cp. Jānussoni.
  • Govisānaka-Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandā.
  • Goyāniya. A shortened form of Aparagoyāna. J. iv.278, 279; Ap.i.18; ii.348.
  • Goyogapilakkha. A spot near Benares, visited by the Buddha on his begging rounds (A.i.280). The Commentary (AA.i.460) explains that it was near a fig tree (pilakkha) set up at the spot where cows were.
  • Guhānahānakottha. One of the eight stone bath-houses erected for the monks at Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
  • Guhasela. A palace occupied by Tissa Buddha before his final renunciation. Bu.xviii.17.
  • Guhasīva
  • Guhatthaka Sutta
  • Gula. A Yakkha chief who should be invoked when unbelieving Yakkhas molest any follower of the Buddha. D.iii.204.
  • Gulapūvatintini. A place on the outskirts of Anurādhapura, near Cetiyagiri. Ras.ii.50.
  • Gulavanna
  • Gūlhatthadīpanī. A work by Sāradassī, explaining difficult passages in the seven books of the Abhidhamma. Sās. p.116; Bode, op. cit., 56.
  • Gūlhatthatīkā. A work, probably a glossary, written by a monk in Burma, author also of the Bālappabodhana. Gv.63, 73; see Vinayagandhi.
  • Gūlhummagga, Gūlhavessantara, Gūlhavinaya. Mentioned in the Commentaries (E.g., Sp.iv.742) as abuddhavacanāni; they were probably books belonging to sects other than the orthodox Theravādins.
  • Gulissāni Sutta
  • Gulissāni. A monk living in the wilds, who once came on some business to see the monks at the Kalandakanivāpa. It was on his account that the Gulissāni Sutta was preached. M.i.469.
  • Gumbakabhūtā. The slave woman of Ummādacittā, whose son was entrusted to her that she might bring him to safety. MT.280.
  • Gumbika, Gumbiya. A Yakkha; see the Gumbiya Jātaka.
  • Gumbiya Jātaka (No.366)
  • Guna Jātaka (No.157)
  • Guna
  • Gunābhilankāra. A thera of Tunnagāma. He was one of the originators of the Ekamsika controversy (Sās.118). He was, later on, the incumbent of the Jeyyabhūmi vihāra. (Sās.132, 163).
  • Gunagandha. A scholarly monk of Burma. Sās.111, 112.
  • Gunamuninda. A Rājagura of Burma. Sās.132, 143.
  • Gunārāma. A Thera of Arimaddanapura. King Ujana built for him the Jetavana vihāra. Sās.83.
  • Gunaratanadhara. The name given by Bhuvanekabāhu to one of the monks who came from Ceylon to Burma to take back the pure religion to Ceylon. Sās.45.
  • Gunasāgara. A monk of Burma, author of the Mukhamattasāra and its Tika. Gv., p.63; Bode, op. cit., 25.
  • Gunasāra. A pupil of Gunagandha. He was an inhabitant of Sahasso-rodhagāma. Sās.112, 162, 164.
  • Gunasiri. A pupil of Canda Thera of Repinagāma. He was the teacher of Nānadhaja. Sās.162, 163, 164.
  • Gundāvana
  • Guralatthakalañcha. A locality in Ceylon, the centre of a fight between the forces of the Damilādhikāri Rakkha and his enemies. Cv.lxxv.77; Cv.Trs.i.51, n.3.
  • Gūtha
  • Gūthakhādaka
  • Gūthakhādidutthabrāhmana Sutta
  • Gūthapāna Jātaka (No.227)
  • Gutijjita. A Pacceka Buddha, whose name occurs in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Gutta, Guttaka. A Tamil usurper. He was a horse-dealer and came to Ceylon with another Tamil named Sena. They killed King Sūratissa and reigned at Anurādhapura for twenty-two years (177-155 B.C.). They were killed by Asela. Mhv.xxi.10f; Dpv. xviii.47f.
  • Guttā Therī
  • Guttasāla, Guttasālaka
  • Guttavanka. See Tanguttavanka.
  • Guttila
  • Guttila Jātaka (No.243)
  • Guttilavimāna

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