Pali Proper Names - M -
- Maheja. See
Mahejjāghara, Mahejjāgharavatthu, Mahejjāgharāsanasālā
- Mahiddhi, or Samanabrāhmana Sutta. All recluses or brahmins
possessed of iddhi power, whether of the past, present or future, must obtain
it through the development of the four satipatthāna. S.v.273f.
- Mahilā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon who kept the dhutangas.
- Mahilādīpa. An island off the coast of India where the women, who
were exiled with Vijaya, landed. Mhv.vi.45.
Mahilāmukha Jātaka (No. 26)
- Mahilāmukha. The state elephant of Brahmadatta, king of Benares.
See the Mahilāmukha Jātaka.
- Mahimsāsa. The Bodhisatta, born as the son of the king of Benares.
For details see the Devadhamma Jātaka.
- Mahindaguhā. The cave occupied by Mahinda in the Cetiyagirivihāra
(Mhv.xx. 16; MT. 416). It was on the Hatthikucchipabbhāra, covered by forest,
at the entrance to a deep valley. Vsm., p. 110.
- Mahindasena. A parivena built and endowed by Mahinda, viceroy of
Sena II. Cv.li.60.
- Mahindasenavāsa. A building erected in the Uttara vihāra
(Abhayagiri) by Sanghā, wife of Sena I. (Cv.l.79). It was later destroyed, and
afterwards restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.105.
- Mahindatalāka. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxix. 28). It
is perhaps identical with Mahindatata (above), in which case the king merely
- Mahindatata. A monastery built by Mahinda I. Cv.xlviii.37.
- Mahindatatavāpi. A tank built by Aggabodhi I. The image of Mahinda
Thera (q.v.) was taken there by the Taracchas and set up on its dyke at the
time of the Mahinda festival. Cv.xlii.29.
- Mahindaupusaya. A nunnery built by Mahinda I. The village of
Nagaragalla was just outside its boundary, and this he gave for its
- Mahīpālarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon.
- Mahisadonika. A village in the Nakulanagara district; the
birthplace of Khañjadeva. Mhv.xxiii.77.
- Mahisamanta. Long ago there were thirty eight kings of this name,
previous births of Isimuggadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.194.
- Mahisavatthu. A place on the Sankheyya Mountain where Uttara is
said to have stayed, in Dhavajālika (vihāra). A.iv.162; AA.ii.739.
- Mahosadha. The Bodhisatta born as minister
to King Videha. For details see the
- Majjha. See Megha.
- Majjhantika or Sanika Sutta. Once a monk dwelt in a forest
tract in Kosala and was told by a deva of the forest how the noonday silence
frightened him. But the monk replied that to him it was enchanting. S.i.203.
- Majjhantika Tissa. See Majjhantika.
- Majjhimagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.83.
- Majjhima-janapada. See
- Majjhimatīkā. The second of three Commentaries on the
Saddatthabhedacintā. Gv. 63, 73.
- Majjhimavagga. A district in the Malaya country of Ceylon,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx. 20, 21,
23; see Cv. Trs.i.289, n. 1.
- Makākarañjiya. A monastery, the residence of the Elder Mahātissa.
- Makara. A floodgate in the Parakkamasāmudda from which ran the
Gambhīra Canal. Cv.lxxix.40.
- Makaradhaja. A name for the god Kāma. Cv.Iii.68.
Makasa Jātaka (No. 44)
Makhādeva-Jātaka (No. 9)
- Makkhakudrūsa. A village in Rohana, the residence, of Kitti and
Loka. Cv.Iv.26; Cv.lvii. 1, 59.
Makkhali (or Micchāditthika) Sutta
- Makkhali-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.33 5.
- Makulaka. A vihāra in Ceylon, to the east of Aritthapabbata, built
by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.
- Makuta-cetiya. A monument erected by Sakka on the summit of Sineru,
enshrining a lock of hair cut off by Dīpankara Buddha, when he renounced the
world and became a monk. BuA.68.
- Makutamutta sālā. A hall built in Anurādhapura on the spot where
the dancing maidens laid aside their ornaments immediately after the death of
Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxxii.78; MT.601.
- Mala-Sutta. On the three stains: lust, hatred, and illusion. They
are comprehended by the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.57.
- Mala-Vagga. The twenty first chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Mālā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.30
- Mālabhāri, Mālābhāri. A devaputta, husband of
- Mālabhī. See Piyālī.
- Mālāgāma. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha to
Majjhapalli-vihāra. Cv.c.236; Cv. Trs.ii.293, n.5.
- Mālāgāmatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxii.50; Cv. Trs.i.323, n. 2.
- Mālāgiri. A mountain in the Himālaya. This and other mountains were
formed out of the brick collected by the king of Benares as mentioned by
Kānārittha in the Bhūridatta Jātaka. J.vi.204,212.
- Mālārāma. A vihāra in Ceylon, near Uppalavāpi, in the time of King
Kutakanna (Tissa). The Thera Cūlasudhamma lived there. Vibhā.452.
- Malatā. See
- Mālatīpuppha. A sluice gate of the Parakkamasamudda, from which
flowed the Nīlavāhinī Canal. Cv.lxxix.42.
- Mālava. The name of various Damila chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara
(Cv.lxxvi. 132, 137, 210, 235, 265ff., 284). Two of them were called
- Malavālāna. A district of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Gajabāhu. Komba built a fortress there which was captured by the
Malayarāja, and later by the Nagaragiri Mahinda. Cv.lxx.60ff., 89.
- Mālavalli. A tank in Dakkhinadesa repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
(Cv.lxviii.45). It was the scene of a battle between the forces of Gajabāhu
and those of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.66.
- Mālāvaratthalī. A place in Rohana, the scene of a campaign of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.66ff.
- Mālavatthu. A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the
Ariyākari-vihāra (Cv.xiv.60). It is mentioned (Cv.lxx.66) in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
Malaya-Mahādeva (v.l. Maliya Mahādeva, Mallyadeva) Thera
- Malayappa. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.18, 55,
91; MT. 593.
- Malayavāsī Mahāsanghamkkhita. See
- Māliya. One of the dogs mentioned in the
- Maliya. Perhaps the name of a dog, or it may be an adjective
describing its colour. See J.iii.535.
- Maliyadeva. See Malaya Mahādeva.
- Māliyaunna. A vihāra in Ceylon. Mundagangā was a village in its
neighbourhood. MT. 605.
- Malla. See Tela.
- Mallagiri, Mallāgiri, Mallangiri. A mountain in the Himālaya, the
abode of Kinnaras. J.iv.4.38, 439.
- Mallaputta. See Dabba.
- Mallavāta. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Aggabodhi VII
(Cv.xlviii.70). Aggabodhi VIIII. gave to it a maintenance village. Cv.xlix.47.
- Mallī. A Malla woman. Vin.ii.268.
- Mallika. A king of
Kosala, identified with
Ananda. See the
Rājovāda Jātaka. J.ii.2ff.
- Mālunkyā. See
Māluta Jātaka (No. 17)
- Māluta. Twenty nine thousand kappas ago there were eight kings of
this name, previous births of Nalamāliya (Kutivihāriya) Thera. Ap.i.144;
Mamsa-Jātaka (No. 315)
- Mamsa-Sutta. Few are those who abstain from accepting gifts of
uncooked flesh, many who do not. S.v.471.