Pali Proper Names - K -
- Kiccārattarayara.-A Damila chief of Cola, an ally of Nigaladha.
- Kihimbila.-One of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV. for the
maintenance of Dāthāsiva's padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Kikī-Brahmadatta.-Son of Suyāma and great grandson of King Kikī;
see Ekadhamma-Savaniya Thera (1).
- Kikumāra.-The name of a tribe mentioned in the Apadāna (Ap.ii.359).
- Kīlākāra.-One of the gardens laid out by Parakkamabāhu I.
(Cv.lxxix.12). There was a sluice of the Parakkamasamudda at the end of the
garden, and from this sluice branched off the Salalavatī canal (Cv.lxxix.43).
- Kīlakotta.-A locality in South India where Lankāpura fought with
the Damilas. Cv.lxxvi.297.
- Kīlāmandapa.-A building in Parakkamabāhu's Dīpuyyāna. There the
king used to amuse himself with "connoisseurs of the merry mood."
- Kīlanakhanda.-The section of the
Bhūridatta Jātaka which deals with
the capture of Bhūridatta and the preparations for an exhibition of his
dancing powers. J.vi.186.
- Kilañjadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he was a
worker in reeds in Tivarā and gave a mat of rushes to be offered to the Buddha
Siddhattha. Seventy-seven kappas ago he was a king named Jutindhara (v.l.
- Kilañjakāsanasālā.-A building in Anurādhapura, mentioned in
connection with Pitamalla Thera.
- Kīlenilaya.-A town in South India on the borders of Madhurā.
- Kilesa Samyutta.-The twenty-seventh division of the Samyutta
- Kilesa Sutta
- Kilesamāra.-See Māra.
- Kilesiya Sutta
- Kimattha Sutta.-When Paribbājakas, holding other views, should ask
why members of the Buddha's Order live the holy life, the reply should be "for
the full understanding of dukkha." They should also be told of the way to such
- Kimatthi Sutta
- Kimatthiya Sutta
- Kimbilā Sutta
- Kimbila Sutta.-Records the conversation which took place at
Veluvana (Niceluvana?) in Kimbilā between
Kimbila and the Buddha, regarding the
continuance of the Doctrine after the Buddha's death. A.iii.247, 339; iv.84.
- Kimbila Vagga.-The twenty-first section of the Pañcaka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains ten suttas of which the Kimbila Sutta is the
- Kimbila, Kimila, Kimmila
- Kimila, Kimilā.-See Kimbila, Kimbilā.
- Kimpakka Jātaka (No.85)
- Kimsīla Sutta
- Kimsukā Sutta
- Kimsukapūjaka Thera.- An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he had
offered a kimsuka-flower to the Buddha Siddhattha. Ap.i.283.
- Kimsukapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he had
offered a kimsuka-flower to the Buddha (Ap.ii.435). In the Theragāthā
Commentary his verses are attributed to two different theras: Jambugāmiya
(ThagA.i.86f) and Somamitta (ThagA.i.268).
- Kimsukavatthu.-A village in Rohana. Here the forces of Rakkha and
Bhūta fought a fierce battle against their enemies. Cv.lxxiv.75f
- Kimsukopama Jātaka (No.248)
- Kimsukopama Sutta.-Mentioned in the
Kimsukopama Jātaka (J.ii.265);
evidently the same as the Kimsukā Sutta.
- Kiñchanda Jātaka (No.511)
- Kiñcikkha Sutta.-See
- Kiñcisanghā.-Daughter of Kākavannatissa's minister
- Kindada Sutta.-Records part of a conversation between a deva and
the Buddha at Jetavana. The deva asks what one should give in order to obtain
certain results, such as strength, beauty, etc. - the Buddha explains. S.i.32.
- Kiñjaka.-See Giñjaka ??.
- Kiñjakesara (v.l. Kiñcakesara).-Sixty-eight kappas ago there were
four kings of this name, all previous births of Bimbijāliya Thera. Ap.i.225.
- Kinkinikapupphiya Thera
- Kinnara Jātaka = Bhattātiya Jātaka.-Found on the Bhīlsa Tope under
this name, evidently to distinguish it from the
Candakinnara Jātaka. See
Cunningham: Bhilsa Tope, Pl.27.
- Kinnarā.-Wife of Kandari, king of Benares. See
- Kinnughandu.-One of the great Yakkhas, mentioned in the
ātānātiya Sutta, to be invoked when
disciples of the Buddha are worried by evil spirits (D.iii.204). He is one of
the vassals of the Four Regent Gods (D.ii.258).
- Kinti Sutta
- Kipillikā.-See Kimikāla.
- Kirāta.-Probably the name given to a tribe of jungle men. Their
language is classed with those of the Ottas, the Andhakas, the Yonakas and the
Damilas, as a language of the Milakkhas (non-Aryans). E.g., DA.i.176;
VibhA.388; see also Zimmer: Altind. Leben 34.
- Kirāti.-A locality in Ceylon, near Alisāra. There Māyāgeha once
captured a fortification (Cv.lxx.165). Kirāti may be the name of a tiny river.
See Cv.Trs.i.301, n.1.
- Kirāvāpi.-A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.47); the
modern Kiraveva. Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
- Kirindagāma.-A village in Rohana. Cv.lxxiv.97; for its
identification see Cv.Trs.ii.30, n.5.
- Kiriya Sutta.-The three ways (dāna, sīla, bhāvanā) of acquiring
merit, considered in the eight different results produced according as the one
or the other is practised, in small measure or great. A.iv.241f
- Kisāgotamī Vatthu
- Kisalayapūjaka Thera
- Kitāgiri (v.l. Kītāgiri)
- Kitāgiri Sutta
- Kittā.-See Kitti (12).
- Kittaggabodhipabbata.-A tank restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.49.
- Kittakandaka.-A tank restored by Gajabāhu. Cv.lxviii.45.
- Kittigāma.-A village in Ceylon, near Kotapabbata. It was the
birthplace of Theraputtābhaya, one of Dutthagāmani's chief warriors.
- Kittinissanka-vihāra.-A monastery built by
Kittinissanka and adorned with one
hundred pāsādas. He made endowments for its maintenance. Cv.lxxx.21.
- Kittirājavālukagāma.-A village in Rohana. A battle was fought there
during the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.17.
- Kittisena.-Son and successor of Kumāradhātusena. He reigned only
for nine months and was killed by his mother's brother, Sīva (Cv.xli.4).
- Kittisīhasūra.-An important officer of state in Burma who, in 1531,
wrote a Samvannanā on the Abhidhānappadīpikā. Bode: op. cit., p.67.
- Kittisirirājasīha.-King of Ceylon (1767-1782 A.C.). For details of
his reign see Cv.xcix. and e.
- Koccha.-See Pingalakoccha.
- Kocchagalla.-A Sāmanera who went from Ceylon to Amarapura in 1662
of the Kaliyuga era. Sās.135.
- Koddhangulikedāra.-A place near Nālanda in Ceylon, mentioned in the
account of Parakkamabāhu I campaigns against Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.221.
- Kodha Vagga/Sutta
- Kodhabhakkha.-A Rapāvacara Brahmā, who came to test Sakka's
patience and sat on his throne. SA.i.272.
- Kodhana Sutta
- Kohāla.-A tank in Ceylon, built by Vasabha
(Mhv.xxxv.95). It was near Mahā-Titthapattana (MT.653).
- Kohombagāma.-A village near Pulatthipura, where a battle took place
between the forces of Gajabāhu and those of Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxx.320).
- Kokā.-A palace occupied by Siddattha Buddha in his last lay-life.
- Kokāli.-The name of a country, a town and a setthi, all connected
with Kokālika. See Kokālika 2. SNA.473;
- Kokālika (Kokāliya)
- Kokālika (Kokāliya) Sutta
- Kokālika Jātaka (No.331)
- Kokanuda (Kokanada)
- Kokanuda Sutta.-The conversation between Ananda and
- Kokavāta.-A district in Ceylon. Mahāsena built there a great vihāra
and constructed a tank. Mhv.xxxvii.42, 47.
- Kokila Vagga.-The fourth section of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Jātaka Commentary. J.iii.102-32.
- Kokilā.-Daughter of Ekarāja and sister of Candakumāra. J.vi.134.
- Kola, Kolanagara.-See Koliya.
- Kola.-See Kolika.
- Kolabhinna.-A river in Ceylon, near Subhagiri (Yapahu). Cv.xc.11.
- Koladāyaka Thera.-An arahant. He was a hermit in the time of Sikhī
Buddha, and, seeing the Buddha alone, gave him a kola (jujube)fruit
(Ap.ii.397). He is probably identical with Gayā Kassapa. ThagA.i.417.
- Koladdhajana.-An ancient work, a Commentary (probably in
Sanskrit?); it was written by a certain minister at the request of the Elder
Pāsādika (Gv., p.63, 73).
- Kolakā.-Mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
- Kolambagāmaka.-A tank built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94.
- Kolambapura.-The same as Kolambatittha. Cv.ci.27.
- Kolambatittha.-The Pāli equivalent for the modern city of Colombo.
Cv.xciv.1; xcv.4, 15.
- Kolañña, also called Samana-Kolañña.-A cakkavatti, king of Kālinga.
He travelled through the air, mounted on his state elephant, but he could not
pass over the Bodhi-tree. Mil.256; cp. J.iv.232, which evidently refers to
him, though the name is not given.
- Kolapattana.-A harbour mentioned in the Milindapañha (p.359); it
was perhaps on the Koromandel coast. Questions of King Milinda, xliv.
- Kolavāpi.-A tank dedicated by Silāmeghavanna to the stone image in
the Abhayagiri Vihāra. Cv.xliv.69.
- Kolika, Kolita.-See
- Kolita Sutta.-Mahāmoggallāna tells the monks at Jetavana how, when
he had entered the Second Jhāna, in his effort to attain to the "Ariyan
Silence," the Buddha appeared to him and exhorted him to persist in it
- Kolita Vihāra.-A monastery, probably in Ceylon; the residence of
Catunikāyika Thera. AA.i.343.
- Koliyadhītā, Koliyarājadhītā.-See
- Koliyaputta.-An epithet of Kakudha,
Moggallāna's attendant. Vin ii.185; UdA.ii.8.
- Koliyavessa.-See Sona Kolivisa.
- Kolūru.-A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.130.
- Koluvukkotta.-A stronghold in South India, once occupied by
Pandiyāndāra. Cv.lxxvi.170, 172.
- Koluvura.-A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.129.
- Komārabhacca (Komārabhanda).-See Jīvaka.
- Komāyaputta Jātaka (No.299)
- Komāyaputta.-A brahmin; see
- Komba.-Chief of the umbrella-bearers of Gajabāhu. He had a fortress
in Mallavālāna from which he was dislodged by the Malayarāyara of
Vālikākhetta. Later he fought a naval battle in Muttākara. Cv.lxx.60f.
- Konāgamana (Konāgamana)
- Konāgamana Sutta.-The thoughts that came to Konāgamana before his
Enlightenment, regarding birth, decay and death. S.ii.9.
- Koñcā.-One of the palaces occupied by Dīpankara Buddha in his last
lay life. Bu.ii.208.
- Kondā.-See Gondā.
- Kondadhāna.-See Kundadhāna.
- Kondañña Sutta
- Kondivāsa.-A district in Ceylon. Cv.l.30.
- Konduruva.-A locality in Ceylon, where Mānābharana (2) once took
refuge. Cv.lxxii.231; see Cv.Trs.i.340, n.5.
- Kongamangala.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.80.
- Kongu.-The name of two districts in South India (Cv.lxxvi.173).
Elsewhere (Cv.lxxvi.288) they are spoken of as Tenkongu and Vadakongu.
- Kontadisāvijaya.-A general of Manābharana (q.v. 2). Cv.lxx.293;
see Cv.Trs.i.311, n.1.
- Kontaratthapabbata Vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of
Mahānāga Thera. When Kākavannatissa heard from a crow of the monk's death he
went there and held great celebrations. Ras.ii.64.
- Korabya, Koravya, Korabba
- Korabya.-One of Kālāsoka's ten sons.
- Korakalamba (Korakalambaka).-Younger brother of Kapila, the
chaplain of Apacara. See Kapila (2). J.iii.454f.
- Korakkhatta (Korakkhattiya)
- Korandaka Vihāra
- Korandapupphiya Thera
- Korandavanna.-One of the ten sons of
- Koratiya.-One of the greater Yakkhas who should be invoked by a
follower of the Buddha when assailed by evil spirits. D.iii.204.
- Koravyasettha.-A title used for
- Kosala Samyutta.-The third section of the Samyutta Nikāya
(S.i.68-102). It contains discourses connected with Pasenadi Kosala.
- Kosala Sutta
- Kosalā.-See Kosala.
- Kosalabimbavannanā.-A book containing an account of an image built
by Pasenadi, king of Kosala, and of the merit of building images. The work was
probably written about the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Quotations from
it are given in the
- Kosalakā.-The inhabitants of Kosala.
- Kosalanagara.-See Sāvatthi.
- Kosalarājā.-See Pasenadi.
- Kosalarañño-parājaya Vatthu.-The story of
Pasenadi and of his great discomfiture and
disgust on being defeated three times by
- Kosalavihārī Thera
- Kosambaka Sutta.-See Kosambiya Sutta.
- Kosambaka Vatthu.-The, story of the quarrelsome monks of
- Kosambakā.-The monks of Kosambī (q.v.), who brought about schism in
- Kosambakkhandha.-The tenth section of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya
- Kosambakuti.-One of the residences at Jetavana occupied by the
- Kosambī Jātaka (No.428)
- Kosambī Sutta
- Kosambika.-Name of a king of Kosambī.
See also Kosambaka above. J.iv.56.
- Kosambivāsī-Tissa.-See Tissa.
- Kosambiya (Kosambaka) Sutta
- Kosika, Kosiya
- Kosikī.-A river, probably a branch of the Ganges. It flowed from
Himavā, and on its bank was a mango-grove three leagues in extent. J.v.2, 5,
- Kosinārakā.-Inhabitants of Kusinārā.
E.g., Vin.i.247; AA.ii.637.
- Kosiya Jātaka (No.130, 226,
- Kosiya Vagga 1.-The second chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Jātaka
- Kosiya Vagga 2.-The second section of the Nissaggiya of the Vinaya
Pitaka. Vin.iii.224-42; v.10f.
- Kosiya, Kosiyagotta
- Kosiyā.-The wicked wife of the
Kosiya Jātaka 1.
- Kosiyagotta.-An arahant. He is mentioned in a list of theras who
handed down the Abhidhamma up to the Third Council. DhsA., p.32.
- Kosiyāyana.-A brahmin of Kāsi, his wife being called Kosiyāyani.
Their story is given in the Rādha Jātaka. J.i.495f.
- Kosumbaphaliya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he saw the
Buddha Sikhī and gave him a kosumba-fruit (Ap.ii.449). He is evidently
identical with Usabha Thera (ThagA.i.320).
- Kota.-A Tamil general in charge of the fortification at Kotanagara,
which was captured by Dutthagāmanī in his campaign against the Tamils.
- Kotagerukapāsāda.-A building attached to the Cittalapabbata-vihāra.
Bhāgineyya-Sangharakkhita once lived there, and, during his illness, eight
thousand arahants and Sakka, with the devas of the two deva-worlds, waited on
- Kotalavāpigāma.-A village in Ceylon. A story is told of how the
wife of the chief householder in the village was put in bonds by the king's
tax-gatherers, under the impression that she was a serving-woman. v.l.
- Kotalla.-Evidently the Pāli equivalent of Kautilya. He is mentioned
in the Cūlavamsa as the author of a work on politics (Cv.lxiv.3) and also of a
work on methods of warfare. Cv.lxx.56; see also Cv.Trs.i.243 n.1 and 291, n.3.
- Kotapabbata (Kotipabbata)
- Kotigāma Vagga.-The third chapter of the Sacca Samyutta of the
Samyutta Nikāya (S.v.431-7). The first sutta was preached at Kotigāma.
- Kotipabbata.-See Kotapabbata.
- Kotipassāva.-A monastery built by Dhātusena (Cv.xxxviii.46). If it
be identical with Kotipassāvana (q.v.), it was merely restored by Dhātusena.
- Kotipassāvana.-A monastery erected by Mahānāma (Cv.xxxvii.212). It
is probably the same as Kotipassāva.
- Kotisimbali Jātaka (No.412)
- Kotisimbali-Niraya.-A Niraya where those guilty of misdemeanours,
such as adultery, are born. J.v.275.
- Kottamālaka.-See Kuntamālaka.
- Kottanāga-pabbata (v.1. for Tobbalanāga-pabbata). MT.657.
- Kottapattana.-A ford in Ceylon. Ras.ii.124.
- Kottha(Kotthi)-vāta.-A district in Ceylon in which were the
villages of Piyangalla (Mhv.xxx.29) and Devatissa. Cv.xlviii.2.
- Kottha.-The drum of Narasīha, which
he gave to Mānavamma in order that the latter might induce the people to
accompany him in the ships. When they heard the drum they thought it was
beaten by Narasīha and forthwith went on board. Cv.x1vii.51.
- Kotthabhadda.-A great causeway on the river Jaggarā. It was
restored by Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.1xviii.16). It was so called because the land
on either side of it became, as a result of its construction, studded with
granaries full of untrussed rice (abaddhavīhi). Cv.1xviii.31.
- Kotthāgāma.-A wealthy village given by Udaya I. (?) to the temple
of the Vaddhamāna Bodhi-tree. Cv.xlix.16.
- Kotthamalaya.-See Kotamalaya.
- Kotthasāla.-A village in Ceylon, probably the same as Kotthasāra.
- Kotthita (Kotthika).-See Mahā
- Kotthita Sutta
- Kotthumala.-A hill in the Māyārattha in Ceylon. The Almsbowl and
the Tooth Relic of the Buddha were once buried there by Vācissara as a
protection from enemies. Later, Vijayabāhu III. had them removed to
Jambuddoni. Cv.lxxxi.18ff; see also Cv. Trs.ii.137, n.1.
- Kotūhalaka.-A poor man of Addilarattha, a
previous birth of Ghosakasetthi (q.v.). His wife was Kāli and his son Kāpi.
DA.i.317; MA.ii.539; DhA.i.169; the DhA. says he was of Ajitarattha.
- Kotumbara.-A country celebrated for the excellence of its cloth.
v.l. Kodumbara. J.vi.51 (also 47), 500, 501; Mil.2, 331.
- Kotumbariya Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he gave to
Sikkhī Buddha seven flowers wrapped in kotumbara-cloth. Twenty kappas ago he
was a king named Mahānela. v.l. Kotumbariya. Ap.i.192.
- Kovariyaputta.-See Lāludāyī.
- Kovilāragāma.-A village in Ceylon where a battle took place between
Mahinda II. and the three ādipādas who had risen against him. Mahinda was