Gadrabhakula. Mentioned as one of the families in
which horses are born. Valāhaka horses are not born in this
- 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
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)
- Gahvaratīra. The name of the place where the Thera
Gahvaratīriya lived (ThagA.ii.91f).
- Gahvaratīriya (Gavharatīriya)
- Gajabāhu, 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.
Gajjagiri. A mountain in Aparantaka. Sās.35.
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.
Gāmani-Canda Jātaka (No.257)
- Gāmani-Canda. A servant
of Janasandha, king of Benares.
For his story see the Gāmani-Canda
- Gāmani-Jātaka (No.8).The story of Prince Gāmanī
(J.i.136f). For details see the
- 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,
- Gāmantā. See Mahā
Sīva (2), also Vāmatna ??.
- Gāmantapabbhāravāsī Mahā Sīva. See
- 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
- 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.
Gamika. Father of the nun Mahātissā. Dpv. xviii.39.
- Gamitthavāli Vihāra. A monastery in Rohana, founded
by Kākavanna-Tissa. Mhv.xxii.23.
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.
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
Ganda-Sutta. The body is like a festering sore (ganda),
full of pus, with nine openings, constantly exuding matter.
- Gandatindu Jātaka (No.520)
Gandhabba. An attendant of King Eleyya and a follower
of Uddaka Rāmaputta.
- Gandhabbadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura.
- 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
- Gandhābhārana. See Gandābharana.
- Gandhagata. See Bhadragaka.
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 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
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.
- Gandimitta. See
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.
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.
- Gangārohana Sutta
Gangārohana Vatthu. The account of the Buddha's visit
to Vesāli which he paid in order to preach the Ratana Sutta
- 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
- Gangā-tissa. See
- 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
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 GātambÚ.
- Ganthimāna. A village in Ceylon, given by Parakkamabāhu
IV. for the maintenance of the temple at Devapura (Devanagara).
- 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.
- Garahitapitthipāsāna. See
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
- Gatārāparivena. A monastery in Ceylon, the residence
of Upatapassī, author of the Vuttamālā. PLC.253.
- Gatasa˝˝aka Thera
- 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).
- 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.
- Gatiyopa˝caka Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the
Sacca Samyutta and the last chapter of the Samyutta Nikaya.
- Gavaccha. See
- 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.
- 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.
Gavesī-Sutta. The story of
- Gavha. See Gahva ??.
Gayātittha, Gayā-phaggu, -phaggunī, Gayā-phaggunītittha. See
- Gāyikā. One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J. vi.148.
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.,
Gharāvāsa-pa˝ha. The question asked by Dhana˝jaya
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 Jātaka (No.355,
- Ghata Sutta
- 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 Su˝˝atā Sutta was
preached. M.iii.110; MA.ii.907.
- Ghattiyā. One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J. iv.148.
- Ghosaka-setthi (v.l.
- Ghosasa˝˝aka 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.
- 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,
- Gilāna Vagga/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,
- Gimhatittha. A town in Rohana where the Kesadhātu
Devarāja won a victory. Cv.lxxv.22; also Cv. Trs.146, u.2.
- Giribārattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon.
- Giribāvāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.44;
for identification see Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
- Giribbaja 1. A name for
- Giribbaja 2. A name for
Vankagiri. J. vi.589.
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.
- Giriddhī. An eminent arahant Therī of the Mahāvihāra
who taught the Vinaya in Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.14.
- 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.
- Girikumbhila. A vihāra in Ceylon built by La˝jitissa
(Mhv.Xxxiii.14). At the ceremony of the dedication of the vihāra,
La˝jitissa distributed to sixty thousand monks six garments
- Girilaka. A Tamil stronghold, near Vijitapura, commanded
by Giriya. It was captured by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.47.
- Girimānanda Sutta. See Giri Sutta.
- Girimanndala. A district in Ceylon. See Girl (4).
Cv.li.111; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.159, n.l.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
Gokannaka. See Gokanna
- Gokannanāndanāyaka. A Tamil chief at Mundannānamkotta.
- 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.
Golabāhatittha. A ford over the Mahāvālukagangā.
- Golahalā. The soldiers of a district in South India
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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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 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.
Gopālaka Sutta. See
and Mahā-Gopālaka Sutta.
Gopālapabbata. A hill near Pulatthipura, used as
a landmark. Cv.lxxviii.65; for identification see Cv. Trs.i.110,
- Gopī, Gopikā. The Sākiyan maiden of Kapilavatthu,
who was born later as Gopaka-devaputta. See
- Gosinga Sutta. See Cūlagosinga Sutta and Mahāgosinga
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
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.
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.
- Gotamī, Gotamā. See Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī, Kisāgotamī,
- 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
- Gothagāma. A village on the south coast of Ceylon.
- Gothakābhaya, Gothābhaya
Gothakasamudda. The sea near Ceylon, the "shallow
sea." Mhv.xxii.49, 85; DA.ii.695.
Gotta, Goda. See Godatta
Govarattha. A district in South India (the modern
Goa). Vimala-dhammasūriya once took refuge there. Cv.xciv.2.
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,
- Govindiya. Evidently the
title given to the High Treasurer. It occurs in the phrase Govindiye
abhisi˝cissāmi, when Disampati proposes to appoint Jotipāla
to the rank of Treasurer. D.ii.232, cp. Jānussoni.
- Govisānaka-Nanda. One of the
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- Gumbika, Gumbiya. A Yakkha; see the
- Gumbiya Jātaka (No.366)
Guna Jātaka (No.157)
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,
- 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.
Guralatthakala˝cha. 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.
- 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
- Guttavanka. See
Guttila Jātaka (No.243)