Pali Proper Names - G -
- Gaddula Sutta
- Gadrabhakula.-Mentioned as one of the families in which horses are
born. Valāhaka horses are not born in this family. MA.i.248.
- 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).
- 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
- Gahapati-Jātaka (No.199)
- Gahvaratīra.-The name of the place where the Thera Gahvaratīriya
- Gahvaratīriya (Gavharatīriya) Thera
- 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;
- 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.
- Gālurajju.-A river in South Ceylon. Cv.lxxv.34; see also Cv.
- 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-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
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- Gandhabbakāyikā.-See Gandhabbā.
- Gandhabbarājā.-The name given to
Sakka in the
- Gandhābhārana.-See Gandābharana.
- Gandhabhava.-See Bhadragaka.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Gandhathūpiya Thera.-An arahant, probably identical with
Gandha-māliya (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 (-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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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. 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
- 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-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 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.
- Garahita-Jātaka (No.219)
- Garahitapitthipāsāna.-See Garahita
- 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
- Gatikathā.-The sixth section of the Mahāvagga of the
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Gavaravāliya-angana.-A monastic establishment in Ceylon, the
residence of Pitamalla Thera and thirty others. MA.i.190.
- Gavesī-Sutta.-The story of Gavesī.
- Gavha.-See Gahva ??.
- Gayātittha, Gayā-phaggu, -phaggunī, Gayā-phaggunītittha.-See
- Gāyikā.-One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J.vi.148.
- Gedha-Sutta.-See Anussati
- 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.
- 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.