Pali Proper Names - M -
- Mānabhūsana. See Mānābharana above.
- Mānacchidda. A Pacceka Buddha. M.i.70; ApA.i.107.
- Mānadinna Sutta. Records the visit of Ananda to Mānadinna below.
- Mānadinna. A householder of Rājagaha. When he lay ill he was
visited by Ananda, to whom he confessed that even in his illness he practiced
the four satipatthāna. He was quite free from the five orambhāgiyasamyojanā.
- Mānaggabodi. A monastery built by Aggabodhi VII. Cv.xlviii.64.
- Mānakāma Sutta. The praises spoken of the Buddha by a deva at
Jetavana regarding his freedom from all vain conceits. S.i.4.
- Mānakapitthi. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.47.
- Mānamatta. A village, probably in North Ceylon; one of the spots
where the Damilas, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, set up fortifications.
- Manamekkundi. A locality of South India pillaged by Lankāpura.
- Manāpa Sutta.-See Pātali Sutta
- Manāpāmanāpā Sutta. Five qualities that make a woman attractive to
a man: she is beauteous in form, possessed of wealth, moral, vigorous, and has
offspring. Absence of these qualities robs her of this claim. Likewise for a
- Manasi Sutta. If, for just the space of a finger snap, a monk
indulges a thought of goodwill, such a one is to be called a monk. A.i.11.
- Manasikāra Sutta. Ananda asks the Buddha, and the Buddha explains
how far it is possible to be without any distinct perception and apperception
and yet possess perception and apperception. A.v.321f.
- Mānatthaddha Sutta. Records the visit of the brahmin
Mānatthaddha to the Buddha. S.i.177f.
- Mānavīramadhurā. A place in South India mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.213.
- Mañcakkundi. A locality in South India mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.87.
- Mandadīpa. The name of Ceylon in the time of Kassapa Buddha; its
capital was Visāla and its king Jayanta. The Mahāmeghavana was called
Mahāsāgara. Mhv.xv.127; Dpv.i.73; ix.20; xv.57, etc.
- Mandagalla. A village near Anurādhapura, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.Iviii.43; Cv.Trs.i.206, n. 5.
- Mandagāma. A village in Rohana, given by Aggabodhi, son of
Mahātissa, to the monks, in gratitude for a meal which they had given him.
Cv.xlv.47; Cv.Trs.i.93, n. 5.
- Mandakappa. A kappa in which two Buddhas are born. BuA.158; J.i.38,
39, 41, 42.
- Mandalamandira. A building erected by Parakkamabāhu I. at
Pulatthipura. It was used by the teacher specially appointed by him to recite
Jātaka stories. Cv.lxxiii.72; see Cv.Trs.ii.9, n. 1.
- Mandapadāyikā Therī. An arahant. She built a pavilion for
Konāgamana Buddha. Ap.ii.514; ThigA.6.
- Mandapeyyakathā. The tenth chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
- Mandāra. A mountain in Himavā, mentioned together with Meru and
Daddara. Ap.ii.536, 86; according to the Abhidhānappadīpikā (606), it is the
western mountain, behind which the sun sets.
- Mandavāpi-vihāra. A monastery built by Mahā Cūli Tissa
(Mhv.xxxiv.8). Mahādāthika Mahānāga gave land for the monks of this vihāra out
of gratitude to a sāmanera who lived there (Mhv.xxxiv.93).
- Mandavātaka. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.Ix.49.
Mandhātu Jātaka (No. 258)
- Mandī. A general of Parakkamabāhu I., mentioned among those who led
his campaigns (Cv.lxx. 318; lxxii.161). He is titled Jivitapotthakī. See Cv.
Trs.i. Introd. xxix. for an explanation of the title.
- Mandika. A tank in Ceylon restored by Parakkamabāhu I.
Cv.lxviii.44; see Cv. Trs.i.280, n. 5.
- Mandikā. Mother of Mandikāputta (q.v.).
- Mandikāputta. See Upaka Mandikāputta.
He was so called because be was the son of Mandikā (AA.ii.554; KhpA. 105). See
also Samana Mandikāputta.
- Mandissa. A
Paribbājaka of Kosambī, friend of
Jāliya. It was to them that the
Jāliya Sutta was preached. v.l. Mundiya.
- Mandiyaputta. See Mendiya ??, for which it is a wrong reading.
- Mangala gangā. A channel branching off from the sluice called
Mangala in the Parakkama Samudda. See Mangala (5). Cv.lxxix.45.
Mangala Jātaka (No. 87)
- Mangala Vagga. The fifteenth chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.292 4.
- Mangalabegāma. A place near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvii.52; lxx. 178, 283, 297;
- Mangaladīpanī. A commentary on the Mangala Sutta, written by
Sirimahgala of Laos. Bode, op. cit., 47.
- Mangalagiri. A spot where the Buddha was staying when Kāludāyi
visited him at Suddhodana's request. Ap.ii.501.
- Mangalāna. A minister of Kittisirimegha (2). Cv.lxvi.66; see Cv.
Trs.i.258, n. 2.
- Mangalankotta. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxxvii.38). It is probably identical
with Mangalgā (6).
- Mangalapabbata. See Mangalappadesa below.
- Mangalapāsāda. A palace in Kāsika, erected by Vissakamma and
inhabited by Bodhighariya in a previous birth sixty five kappas ago.
- Mangalapokkharanī. A bathing place in the garden of Parakkamabāhu
- Mangalappadesa (Mangalapabbata). A place in the south of Ceylon
which formed the limit of the estate given to Sāliya by Dutthagāmanī. MT.607.
- Mangalavitāna. A place in the west of Ceylon, near
- Mangalavīthi.-A street in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.34
- Mangujanapada.-A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.180
- Mangura.-One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka (q.v.)
- Mani. A yakkha chief, to be invoked by Buddhists in time of need.
- Mānicara. A Yakkha chief to be invoked by followers of the Buddha
in time of need. See DA.iii.970; A iii.205; but see Cara (2).
- Manicetiya.-A thūpa in Rājamahāvihāra in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.3
Manicora Jātaka (No. 194)
- Manicūlaka. A headman of Rājagaha. See
- Manidīpa. A sub commentary (anutīkā) to the Atthasālinī, by
Ariyavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
- Maniguhā. One of the three caves in the Nandamūlakapabbhāra. In
front of the cave was the Mañjūsaka tree (q.v.). SNA.i.66.
- Manikā. The name of a vijjā, whereby thoughts can be read.
Manikantha Jātaka (No. 253)
- Manikantha. A Nāga king. See
Manikantha Jātaka. The king was so called because he wore round his neck a
wish conferring gem. SP.iii.565.
- Manikāragāma. A village in Ceylon near which Candamukhasiva
constructed a tank, the revenues from which he gave to the
- Manikhanda. A section of the
Vidhurapandita Jātaka which
contains a description of the marvellous jewel offered by Punnaka as a stake
in the dice play with Koravya. J.vi.275 9.
Manikundala Jātaka (No. 351)
- Manikundala Vagga. The thirty sixth chapter of the Jātakatthakathā.
It forms the first chapter of the Pañca Nipāta. J.iii.153ff.
- Manimālaka. A Cetiya where the Buddha stayed and where he was
visited by the Yakkha Manibhadda. S.i.208.
- Manimekhala-pāsāda. A monastic building in Ceylon, probably
belonging to the Mahāyānists. It held statues of the Bodhisattas, which were
restored by Sena II. Cv.li.77.
- Manināgapabbata. A vihāra in the Kālāyana Kannikā in Rohana, built
by Mahādāthika Mahānāga. Mhv.xxxiv.89; MT.637.
- Manipabbata, Manipassapabbata. A mountain range of the
Himālaya. J.ii.92; v.38, 415; SNA.i.358.
- Manippabhāsa. One hundred and sixteen kappas ago there were thirty
two kings of this name, all previous births of Vedikāraka (Vijaya) Thera.
- Manisāramañjūsā. A Commentary on the Abhidhammatthavibhāvanī, by
Ariyavavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
- Manīsomārāma. Probably another name for the
Somārāma. Kanittha Tissa built a
parivena there (Mhv.xxxvi.8). Gothābhaya restored the vihāra and built there
an uposatha house. Mhv.xxxvi.106f.
Manisūkāra Jātaka (No. 285)
- Manisūria.-See Tambasumana
- Maniupatthāna. One of the places appointed by King Bhātika for the
dispensing of hospitality to the monks of Ceylon. Mhv.xxxiv.65; the MT. (633)
calls it Maniupatthāna pāsāda.
- Mañjetthaka Vagga. The fourth section of the Vimāna Vatthu.
- Mañjetthaka Vimāna. The abode in Tāvatimsa of a woman who once
spread over the Buddha's seat a bouquet of flowers which she had gathered in
Andhavana. Vv.iv.1; VvA.176f.
- Mankulapabbata. A locality where the Buddha spent his sixth vassa
(BuA.3). The reference is perhaps to the Mankulakārāma (q.v.), but there the
Buddha is said to have stayed only seven days of the rainy season.
- Mankura. On of the four ministers of Milinda who were sent to fetch
Nāgasena to the palace. Mil., p.
- Maññamāna Sutta. One who lets his imagination play on the body,
feeling, etc., becomes Māra's bondsman. S.iii.74.
- Mannāra. A village in Ceylon (the modern Mannar) near Mahātittha.
There Vīradeva defeated Vikkamabāhu (Cv.xli.39ff). The village possessed a
harbour, where Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
- Mannaya. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara (Cv.lxxvi.141). He
later joined Lankāpura (Cv.lxxvii.7, 35).
- Mannāya. A Damila chief, among the immediate retinue of
- Manohara. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
- Manohāra. A tīkā written by Dhammasenāpati Thera. Gv.63, 73.
Manoja Jātaka (No. 397)
- Manojava. A sage of old mentioned in a nominal list. J.vi.99.
- Manomaya. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
- Manonivārana Sutta. Preached in answer to the question of a deva as
to where the mind should be checked and where developed. S.i.14.
- Manorathapūranī. Buddhaghosa’s
Commentary on the Anguttara Nikāya,
written at the request of Jotipāla and Jīvaka. AA.ii.874; Gv.59, etc.
- Manosattā. A class of devas. Beings who die devoted to some idea
are born in their world - e.g., a Nigantha
who will take only warm water and would rather die than take it cold. M.i.376;
- Mantāvatī. A city, the birthplace of
Sumedhā Therī, its chieftain being Koñca. Thig.vs.448; ThigA.272.
- Mantī. A brahmin well versed in reading auspicious signs. He was
one of the brahmins consulted by Suddhodana when Gotama Buddha was born.
- Manu. An Indian sage of old who wrote a work for the guidance of
kings in good government. E.g., Cv.lxxx.9, 55; lxxxiii.6; lxxxiv.2; xcvi.26.
- Manujā. An eminent upāsikā mentioned in a list. A.iv.347;
- Manyāgāma. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx. 133, 134.
- Mā-puñña-bhāyi Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.30)
from the Itivuttaka (p.14f). The Buddha admonishes monks to do good, assuring
them that he has always profited by doing good.
- Māra Samyutta. The fourth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.103 27.
- Māra Sutta. Rādha asks the Buddha as
to what is meant by "Māra”. Anything that perishes, says the Buddha, such as
body, feeling, perceptions, etc. S.iii.188.
- Māradhamma Sutta. The Buddha admonishes
Rādha and says that desire for whatever is perishable, such as the body,
etc., must be put away. S.iii.195, 198, 200.
- Mārapabbata. See Māragalla.
- Mārapāsa Sutta. Māra's noose encircles him who finds delight in
objects, sounds, etc. S.iv.91-92.
- Maravarā. The soldiers of a certain district in India. They were
employed by Kulasekhara against Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi. 130, 246.
- Marugana-parivena. A building in Anurādhapura, erected on the spot
where hosts of gods visited Mahinda to pay obeisance to him. Mhv.xv.211.
- Marumabatittha. A locality in Anurādhapura, through which passed
the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra. Mbv.135, 136.
- Maruppiya. See
- Maruthukotta. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.180.
- Maruthūpa. A village in South India mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.129.
- Marutta.-A brahmin of Homagāma. Once he gave food to a mangy dog,
which later saved his life. See Ras.i.42f. for details.
- Māsapitthigāma.-A village near Brahmacola. It was built near the
spot where a spring appeared by the virtue of a girl who gave water to a
thirsty monk. Ras.ii.42.
- Masāra A hill from which the masāragalla stones are obtained. See
Rhys Davids, Milinda Trs.i.117, n.6.
- Mataka Sutta. See Pacchābhūmika
Matakabhatta Jātaka (No. 18)
- Mātambiya. A Padhānaghara built by the Damila Potthakuttha. He gave
for its maintenance the Ambavāpi at Būkakalla and the villages of
Tantavāyikacātikā and Nitthilavetthi, together with slaves. Cv.xlvi.19f.; Cv.
Trs.i.100, n. 1.
Mātanga Jātaka (No. 497)
- Mātangārañña. Another name for
Mejjhārañña. See Mil. 130; MA.ii.615.
- Mātari Sutta 1. Sometimes a man who would not lie, even for his
mother's sake, has been won over by flattery and bribes. S.ii.241.
- Mātari Sutta 2. Six things - such as killing his mother, father,
etc. - which a man who possesses right view will never do. A.iii.439.
Matarodana Jātaka (No. 317)
Māthara (v.l. Matthara)
- Mathurā. See Madhurā.
- Mātikā. A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according
to Dhammakkkandhas. DA.i.24.
- Mātikapitthaka. A vihāra in Ceylon, built by the sword bearer of
Aggabodhi II. Cv.xlii.43.
- Mātikatthadīpanī. A work on the Abhidhamma, ascribed to Chapata.
Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 19.
- Mātikatthakathā. Another name for the
- Mattakela. One of the eleven children of Pandavāsudeva and
Mattakundali Jātaka (No. 449)
- Mattapabbata. A monastery in Ceylon where Aggabodhi II. built a
padhānaghara for Jotipāla Thera. Cv.xlii.46.
- Matteyyā Sutta. Few are they who
abstain from intoxicating liquor; many they that do not. S.v.467.
- Matthalā. The name of a tribe mentioned in a nominal list.
- Matthara. See Māthara.
- Mattikāvāpi. A village in the ālisāra district of Ceylon, where
Māyāgeha captured an entrenchment. Cv.lxx.172.
- Mattikāvātatittha. A landing place in Ceylon, the scene of the
embarkment of part of the army sent by Vījayabāhu to the Cola kingdom.
- Mātugāma Samyutta. The thirty seventh section of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S.iv.238 60.
- Mātugāma Sutta. No woman can persistently possess the heart of a
man who is influenced by gains and flattery. S.ii.234.
- Mātula Vihāra.-A monastery in Roliyajanapada. Ras.ii.51.
- Mātulā. A village in
Magadha, where the Buddha stayed and where he preached the
Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta. A
- Mātulagiri. A place in Sunāparanta where Punna Thera lived for some
time. MA.ii.1015; SA.iii.15.
- Mātulangana. A village assigned by Jetthatissa III. to
- Mātularattha, Mātulajanapada. One of the provinces of Ceylon
(Cv.xcv.22; xcvi.4; xcviii.65), the modern Mātale. The name is found only in
the latest part of the Cūlavamsa. In the earlier parts it is called Mahātila
(Cv.lxvi.71). Near by is Aloka vihāra.
- Mātulungaphaladāyaka Thera
(Ap.ii.446). Evidently identical with
Belatthasīsa (ThagA.i.67) or Surādha
Mātuposaka Jātaka (No. 455)
- Mātuposaka Sutta. A brahmin of Sāvatthi visits the Buddha and,
having told him that he supports his mother with food obtained from begging,
asks if his action is worthy. The Buddha declares his action to be very good
and one which will bring him birth in heaven. See also the
Sāma Jātaka. S.i.181.
- Mātuposaks Rāma. See Rāma.
- Mātuvelanga. A locality near Sāmagalla, where lived
Kupikkalamahātissa Thera. Mhv.xxxiii.51.
- Māyā Sutta
- Māyādvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
- Mayanti. A tank built by King Subha. v.l. Cayanti. Mhv.xxxv.94.
- Māyāvī. A jackal, for whose story see the Dabbapuppha Jātaka. He is
identified with Upananda. J.iii.336.
- Māyetti. A village in Ceylon in the time of Jetthatissa III.
- Mayettikassapāvāsa. A monastic building in Ceylon. Jetthatissa gave
to it the village of Sahannanagara (Cv.lxiv.100), and Aggabodhi III. that of
- Māyettikassapāvāsa. A vihāra in Ceylon, to which Jetthatissa III.
gifted the village of Sahannanagara. Cv.xliv.100.
- Mayettivāpī. A tank, enlarged by Udaya II. Cv.Ii.130.
Mayhaka Jātaka (No. 390)
- Mayhaka. A bird, see the Mayhaka
- Mayūra. One of the three palaces of
- Mayūrapāsāna. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.73.
- Mayūrarūpattana. A place where
Buddhaghosa once stayed with his colleague Buddhamitta. MA.ii.1029.