Pali Proper Names - G -
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Ghatīkāra Sutta
- Ghattiyā.-One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J.iv.148.
- 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.i.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.
- Gihivinaya.-See the Sigālovāda Sutta.
- Gijjha Jātaka (No.164, 399, 427)
- 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 Sutta
- Giri (Sutta)
- Giribārattha.-A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxix.8;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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.i.164; Ap.i.159). v.l. Sirisāra, Hirisāra.
- Girisigāmuka.-One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Godhika Thera
- Godhika-Mahātissa Thera.-Teacher of Dhammadinna, of
- Gokannaka.-See Gokanna (1).
- Gokannanāndanāyaka.-A Damila 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.
- Golabāhatittha.-A ford over the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.51.
- Golahalā.-The soldiers of a district in South India (Cv.lxxvi.264,
- 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)
- Gonaddha (Gonaddhapura)
- Gonagāmaka.-A landing-place (pattana) at the mouth of the
Mahā-kandara river, where Bhaddakaccānā and her companions disembarked.
- Gonagāmuka.-A locality near the Kālavāpi where Gokanna was defeated
by Rakkhadīvāna (Cv.lxx.70). Is this identical with Gonagāmaka? But see Cv.
- Gonarattha.-A district in North Ceylon, where Māgha and Jayabāhu
set up fortifications (Cv.lxxxiii.17).
- Gonaraviya Thera
- Gondā, Gondamittā.-A Yakkhinī, mother of
- 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.
- Gonnagāma.-A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the Rājavihāra
- Gonnagirika.-A vihāra built by Sūratissa in the eastern quarter of
- Gonnavitthika.-A village in Rohana, assigned by Dappula to the
- 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
Cūla-Gopālaka Sutta and Mahā-Gopālaka
- 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).
- Gosinga Sutta.-See Cūlagosinga Sutta and Mahāgosinga Sutta.
- 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).
- 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 Sutta
- Gotamatittha.-The ford by which the Buddha crossed the Ganges,
after leaving Pātaligāma. See also Gotamadvāra. Vin.i.230; Ud.viii.6; UdA.424;
- Gotamī Sutta 1.-Māra sees Kisā Gotamī resting alone in the
Andhavana and tries to frighten her, but he is forced to retire discomfited.
- 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
- Gotamyā.-The name given to the followers of Pajāpatī Gotamī. E.g.,
- 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.
- Gotta, Goda.-See Godatta (2).
- 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, 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.
- Govisānaka-Nanda.-One of the
- Goyāniya.-A shortened form of Aparagoyāna. J.iv.278, 279; Ap.i.18;
- 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
- 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
- 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 (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, 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.
- 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.
- Guralatthakalañcha.-A locality in Ceylon, the centre of a fight
between the forces of the Damilādhikāri Rakkha and his enemies. Cv.lxxv.77;
- Gūthakhādidutthabrāhmana Sutta
- Gūthapāna Jātaka (No.227)
- Gutijjita.-A Pacceka Buddha, whose name occurs in a nominal list.
- 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
- Guttila Jātaka (No.243)