Names - G -
- Gadávudha.-The club wielded by Vessavana when he was yet a
puthujjana. It would fall on the head of many thousands of Yakkhas and return to
Vessavana's hand. SNA.i.225.
- Gaddula Sutta
- Gadrabha.-Doorkeeper of Alavaka, the
Yakkha. He warned the Buddha
of the Yakkha's evil nature and requested him to go away, but, on finding the
Buddha determined to stay, he informed the Yakkha of the Buddha's arrival.
SNA.i.220; AA i.211.
- Gadrabhakula.-Mentioned as one of the families in which horses are
born. Valáhaka horses are not born in this family. MA.i.248.
- Gagga-Játaka (No.155)
- Gaggaligáma.-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).
- Gaggaraváliya-angana.-A locality in Ceylon. The Elder
Pítamalla resided there with thirty other monks. DA.iii.749; the reading in the P.T.S. edition (gáravakaranáya) is wrong.
- Gahapati-Játaka (No.199)
- Gahvaratíra.-The name of the place where the Thera Gahvaratíriya
- Gahvaratíriya (Gavharatíriya) Thera
- Gajabáhu, Gajabhuja
- Gajakumbha Játaka (No.345)
- Gajakumbhakapásána.-A locality in Ceylon, through which passed the
Símá marked out by Devánampiyatissa for the Mahá Vihára. Mhv., p.332, v.12;
- Gajjagiri.-A mountain in Aparantaka. Sás.35.
- Gálhagangá.-A river in South Ceylon which was once decreed to be
the boundary of Rohana. It is generally identified with Maháválukagangá.
Cv.xlviii.132; Cv. Trs.i.122, n.4.
- Gallakapítha.-A village in Ceylon. Five hundred youths from the
village were ordained by Mahinda, soon after his arrival in Ceylon. Mhv.xvii.59.
- Gálurajju.-A river in South Ceylon. Cv.lxxv.34; see also Cv.
- Gámakasetthi.-The name, of the treasurer whose daughter was
married by Ghosakasetthi. AA.i.230; the DhA. account does not mention
the man's name.
- Gámani-Canda Játaka (No.257)
- Gámani-Canda.-A servant of Janasandha, king of
Benares. For his
story see the Gámani-Canda Játaka.
- Gámani-Játaka (No.8).-The story of Prince Gámaní (J.i.136f). For
details see the Samvara Játaka.
- Gámani-Samyutta.-The fifty-second Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikáya.
It contains accounts of sermons preached by the Buddha to various headmen (gámaní)
- Gámanitissa.-A tank made by King Gajabáhu and given for the
maintenance of the Abhayagiri-vihára. Mhv.xxxv.120.
- Gámanivápi.-A tank near Anurádhapura. Near it was a hermitage
built by Pandukábhaya. Mhv.x.96; see Mhv.Trs., p.75, n.1.
- Gámantá.-See Mahá Síva (2), also Vámatna
- Gámantapabbháravásí Mahá Síva.-See Mahá Síva.
- Gambhíra 1.-A seaport village, visited by Mittavindaka in the
course of his flight from Benares. J.i.239.
- Gambhíra 2.-A channel branching off from the Parakkama Samudda. It
started at the point of the flood-escape known as Makara. Cv.lxxix.40.
- Gambhíracári.-The name of one of the two otters in the
Dabbha-puppha Játaka (q.v.). J.iii.333.
- Gambhíranadí.-A river, one yojana north of Anurádhapura; the
bricks for the Mahá Thúpa and for the Thupas of the three former Buddhas were
prepared on its banks (Mhv.xxviii.7; MT.508). On its bank was Upatissagáma.
- Gambhíra-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.
- Gamika.-Father of the nun Mahátissá. Dpv.xviii.39.
- Gamitthaváli Vihára.-A monastery in Rohana, founded by Kákavanna-Tissa.
- Ganakaputta-Tissa Thera.-Probably a Commentator. Buddhaghosa
quotes him in the Anguttara Commentary (AA.i.439) as explaining the term tisa-hassímahásahassí differently from the commonly accepted interpretation.
- Ganánanda-Parivena.-A monastery at Rájagáma in Ceylon, the
residence of the Elder Maittreya Mahá Thera. P.L.C.248.
- Ganapeta-Vatthu.-The story of a large number of people of Sávatthi
who, because of their misdeeds, had been born as petas. Pv.iv.10; PvA.269f.
- Ganatissa.-Son of Panduvásudeva (Mbv.112). According to the
Rájávaliya, he reigned as king for forty years. See also Cv. Trs.ii.Introd. p.ix.
- Ganda.-Gardener of Pasenadi, king of Kusala. It was he who offered
to the Buddha the mango, the seed of which produced the Gandamba (J.iv.264). The
Apadána Commentary (i.97) calls the gardener Gandabba, and the Divyávadana
(p.157) calls him Gandaka.
- Gandábharana.-A book composed by Ariyavamsa. v.l. Gandhá-bharana.
Gv.65, 75; Sás., p.98.
- Gandáladoni.-A monastery in Ceylon, near the modern Kandy. The
stucco work of the vihára was carried out by Parakkamabáhu VI. Cv.xci.30.
- Ganda-Sutta.-The body is like a festering sore (ganda), full of
pus, with nine openings, constantly exuding matter. A.iv.386f.
- Gandatindu Játaka (No.520)
- Gandha (Sutta)
- Gandhabba.-An attendant of King Eleyya and a follower of
- Gandhabbadvára.-One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.163.
- Gandhabbakáya Samyutta.-The thirty-first chapter of the Samyutta
- Gandhabbakáyiká.-See Gandhabbá.
- Gandhabbarájá.-The name given to Sakka in the
- Gandhábhárana.-See Gandábharana.
- Gandhabhava.-See Bhadragaka.
- Gandhagata.-See Bhadragaka.
- Gandhamáliya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he offered
to the Buddha Siddhattha a gandha-thúpa covered with sumana-flowers. Forty
kappas ago he became king, sixteen times, under the name of Devagandha.
- 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. Gandhapújaka.
- Gandhapújaka 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 Hárita. ThagA.i.376.
- Gandhára Játaka (No.406)
- Gandhára- or Gandhárí-vijjá
- Gandhára.-A mountain in Himavá. J.vi.579.
- Gandhárarájá.-The king of Gandhára 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.
- Gandháravagga.-The second chapter of the Sutta Nipáta of the
Játaka Commentary (J.iii.363-421).
- Gandhathúpiya Thera.-An arahant, probably identical with Gandha-máliya (q.v.). The same verses are attributed to both. Ap.i.267.
- Gandhavilepana Sutta.-Few are those who abstain from flowers,
scents, etc.; many are those who do not. S.v.471.
- Gandhodaka (-kadáyaka) Thera
- Gandhodakiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he saw the
Buddha Vipassí 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 Átuma Thera. ThagA.i.160f.
- Gandimitta.-See Kanhamitta.
- Gangádoni.-A hill in the Manimekhala district in Ceylon. The
general Sankha founded a city there during Mágha's invasion. The hill was only
two yojanas away from Mágha's capital, but provided quite a safe retreat.
- Gangalatittha.-A ford on the Kadamba-nadí near Anurádhapura. It
was the starting-point of the boundary line which Devánampiyatissa laid down for
the Mahá Vihára. MT.361; cf. Mbv.136.
- Gangamála Játaka (No.421)
- Gangamála.-A barber who later became a Pacceka Buddha. See
- Gangámáti Vihára.-A monastery in Ceylon, to which Jetthatissa III.
gave Keheta as its maintenance village. Cv.xliv.99.
- Gangarájí.-A district to the east of Anurádhapura, where
Kanittha-tissa built the Anulatissapabbata Vihára. Mhv.xxxvi.15.
- Gangáráma.-Also called Rájamahá Vihára, a monastery founded by
Kittisirirájasíha on the bank of the Maháváluka-gangá near Kandy (Cv.c.202).
There Rájádhírájasíha erected a cetiya. Cv.ci.17.
- Gangárohana Sutta
- Gangárohana Vatthu.-The account of the Buddha's visit to Vesáli
which he paid in order to preach the Ratana Sutta (qx.). DhA.iii.436ff.
- Gangásenakapabbata Vihára.-A monastery in Ceylon built by Mahásena
- Gangásiripura.-The Páli name for the town of Gampola in Ceylon
(Cv.xxxxvi.18). In it was an ancient vihára, the Nigamaggámapásáda
(Cv.lxxxviii.48). Bhuvaneka-báhu IV. made it his capital. Cv.xc.107.
- Gangá-Sutta.-Preached to a brahmin at Veluvana. Incalculable is
the beginning of Samsára, incalculable the aeons that have passed by, like the
sands of the Gangá. S.ii.153.
- Gangátata, Gangátataka, Gangátaláka
- Gangátíriya Thera
- Gangá-tissa.-See Ariyagála-tissa.
- Gangá-Víci.-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 Játaka (No.205)
- Ganthákara-parivena.-A dwelling attached to the Mahávihára at
Anurádhapura, where Buddhaghosa stayed during his sojourn in Ceylon and where he
wrote his Commentaries (Cv.xxxvii.243). The parivena was restored by Kassapa V.
- Ganthambatittha.-A ford in the Maháválukagangá. There an
uda-kakkhepasímá was erected by Vimaladhammasúriya I (Cv.xciv.17). The name is
the Páli equivalent for the Sinhalese Gátambé.
- Ganthimána.-A village in Ceylon, given by Parakkamabáhu 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 Vipassí. Forty-one kappas ago he was a king named
Varana (Ap.i.162). He is probably identical with Hatthárohaputta. ThagA.i.170.
- Ganthisára.-A book composed by Saddhammajotipála; it is evidently
an anthology or manual composed from important texts. Bode, op. cit., p.18; Gv.
(p.64) calls it Gandhasára.
- Garahita-Játaka (No.219)
- Garahitapitthipásána.-See Garahita Játaka.
- Garítara.-A tank in Ceylon constructed by Moggallána II, by
damming the Kadambanadí. Cv.xli.61.
- Garudá, Garulá
- Garula.-One of the palaces occupied by Phussa Buddha in his last
lay-life (Bu.xix.15). The Commentary (BuA.192) calls it Garulapakkha.
- Gatáráparivena.-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of Upatapassí,
author of the Vuttamálá. PLC.253.
- Gatasańńaka Thera
- Gatikathá.-The sixth section of the Mahávagga of the Patisambhidá-magga.
- Gatimba.-See Mahágatimba.
- Gatipacchedana.-A king of eighty-four kappas ago; a previous birth
of Sammukháthavika (Ap.i.159) (or Mánava). 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.
- Gatiyopańcaka Vagga.-The eleventh chapter of the Sacca Samyutta
and the last chapter of the Samyutta Nikaya. S.v.474f.
- Gavaccha.-See Cúla-Gavaccha and
- Gavaghátaka Sutta.-Moggallána reports to the Buddha that, while
descending Gijjhakúta, he saw a vast lump of flesh flying through the air. The
Buddha says it was a cattle butcher of Rájagaha, born as a peta. S.ii.256.
- Gavampati (Sutta)
- Gavapána.-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;
- Gavara.-A Tamil general of Dona, subdued by Dutthagámaní.
- Gavaratissa Vihára.-A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Bhátika-Tissa,
who also constructed for its maintenance the Mahámani tank. Mhv.xxxvi.3.
- Gavaraváliya-angana.-A monastic establishment in Ceylon, the
residence of Pitamalla Thera and thirty others. MA.i.190.
- Gavesí-Sutta.-The story of Gavesí.
- Gavha.-See Gahva ??.
- Gayátittha, Gayá-phaggu, -phagguní, Gayá-phaggunítittha.-See
- Gáyiká.-One of the four wives of Candakumára. J.vi.148.
- Gedha-Sutta.-See Anussati 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 Ratanapásáda.
- Geyya.-The second section of the Tipitaka arranged according to
matter (angavasena). It includes all the suttas composed in verse, especially
the whole Sagáthakavagga of the Samyutta Nikáya. DA.i.23f.