Pali Proper Names - M -
- Medhārāma. The park wherein Sumedha Buddha died. Bu.xii.31.
- Meghabba (v.l. Meghava). A king of twenty six kappas ago, a
previous birth of Miñjavatamsakiya Thera. Ap.i.216.
- Meghalatā. Among the decorations of the Relic Chamber of the Mahā
Thūpa, are mentioned "Meghalatā vijjukumāri," which is explained in the
Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p. 549) as "Meghalatānāma vijjukumāriyo."
- Meghamāla. A robber of great fame. DA.i.89; MA.ii.688.
- Meghavana. See Mahāmeghavana.
- Meghavanna. A devaputta of Udumbarapabbata. He was once a very poor
man of Hallolagāma and had given alms at Nīlapabbatavihāra. His wife was
Candamukhī. He once visited with his wife Maliyadeva Thera in Candamukhalena.
- Mejjhārañña. See
- Mekalā. Name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359;
the reading is, however, very uncertain.
- Mekhaladāyikā. An arahant Therī. Ninety four kappas ago she offered
her mekhalā for the restoration of the thūpa of Siddhattha Buddha
(Ap.ii.513f). She is probably identical with Mettikā Therī. ThigA.35.
- Melamangala. A district in South India, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.209 (211).
- Melamātā. A she goat. See the
- Mendaka Jātaka. Another name for
Mendasira (v.l. Mendasīsa)
- Mereliya. A district in Ceylon, where Dāthāpabhuti, father of
Silākāla, lived for some time. Cv.xxxix.45.
- Meru. See Sineru.
- Merumajjara. A forest in Ceylon, where King Asiggāhaka Sanghatissa
fled with his son and minister after his defeat by Moggallāna III. Cv.xliv.21.
- Methula. A Pacceka Buddha whose name appears in a nominal list.
- Mettā Vagga. The first chapter of the Attha Nipāta of the Anguttara
Nikāya. A.iv.150 72.
- Mettagū pucchā and Sutta. See
- Mettākathā. The fourth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the
- Mettākāyikā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
- Metteyya Thera. An arahant, friend of Tissa of the Tissa Metteyya
Sutta. His personal name, too, was Tissa, but he was better known by his gotta
name of Metteyya (SNA.ii.536). In a verse in the Suttanipāta (SN. vs. 814) he
is referred to as Tissa Metteyya.
Metteyya. The future Buddha.
- Metteyyapañha (A.iii.399). Evidently another name for
Tissa-metteyya pucchā (q.v.).
- Mettiya Thera. One of the six leaders of the
- Mettiyā. A nun who, at the instigation of the
Mettiyabhummajakā, charged Dabba
Mallaputta with having violated her chastity. She was expelled from the
Order for this offence.
- Micchā Sutta. Wrong views arise because of clinging to body,
feelings, etc., because they are impermanent. S.iii.184.
- Micchāditthi Sutta 1. Wrong view is abandoned by realizing that
eye, objects, seeing, etc., are all impermanent. S.iv.147.
- Micchāditthi Sutta 2. See Makkhali Sutta.
- Micchatta Sutta 1. Wrong views, etc., are perversion (micchatta)
and their opposites perfection (sammatta). S.v.17.
- Micchatta Sutta 2. Perversion leads to failure (virādhanā) and not
to success (ārādhanā) because it encourages evil states. A.v.211f.
- Micchatta Vagga. The third chapter of the Magga Samyutta. S.v.17
- Miga. A king of the two kappas ago, a previous birth of
Tinasanthāradāyaka. Ap.i.122; the name is probably Migasammata.
- Migagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, founded by Mahāsena.
- Migaketu. A king of fifty four kappas ago, a former birth of
Thitañjaliya Thera. Ap.i.123.
Migālopa Jātaka (No. 381)
- Migālopa. See the Migālopa Jātaka.
- Migapathaka. A village near
Ambātakavana. It was a tributary village
of Citta-Gahapati. S.iv.281; SA.iii.93
Migapotaka Jātaka (No. 372)
- Migapotaka Vagga.-The fifth section of the Rasavāhinī.
- Migāramātā. A name of Visākhā. See Migāra (1).
- Migāranattā. See Sālha.
- Migāraparivena. See Migāra (4).
- Migasālā. A woman follower of the Buddha.
She was the daughter of Pūrana, chamberlain of
Pasenadi, and niece of
Isidatta. A.iii.347; A.v.137.
- Migasammatā. A river which rose in Himavā and flowed into the
Ganges. On its bank was the hermitage of Sāma. J.vi.72, etc.
- Migasammata. See Miga.
- Migasinga. See Isisinga.
- Migasīsa. See Migasira.
- Mīhābhaya Thera. An Elder who never lay down on a bed to sleep. The
people, seeing this, made for him a seat with a back support and a hand
support on either side. Vsm.79.
- Mihiranabibbila. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.232, 271.
- Milakkhā or Milakkhukā. The name given to the people of
non-Ariyan origin, the Mlecchas. E.g., D.iii.264; A.i.35, etc. Their language
is called Milakkhabhāsā.
Milakkha Tissa Thera
- Milānakkhetta. A locality near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.176.
- Mīlhaka Sutta. A monk who prides himself on the fact that he gets
great gains is like a dung beetle who boasts that he is stuffed with dung.
v.l. Pīlhaka. S.ii.228.
- Minelapupphiya. See Vinelapupphiya.
- Mingala. One of the great fishes that live in the deep ocean.
- Miñjavatamsakiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he made
offerings at the Bodhi tree of Sikhī Buddha. Twenty six kappas ago he was a
king named Meghabbha. Ap.i.216f.
- Missā. A name for Alambūsā (q.v.). The scholiast explains (J.v.153)
that it is a generic name for women "purise kilesamissanena missanato."
- Missakā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Missakauyyāna. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Missakavana. A park in Tāvatimsa (J.vi.278; Dvy. 194,195;
Mtu.ii.451). It is generally mentioned together with Nandana, Phārusaka and
Cittalatāvana. E.g., Sp.i.164; Vibhā.439; Vsm.425.
- Missakesī. A nymph (accharā), a heavenly musician of Sakka.
Vv.ii.1; iv.12; VvA. 93, 96, 211; see also p. 372f.
- Mita. A stronghold in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.134.
Mitacintī Jātaka (No. 114)
- Mitacintī. A fish, see the Mitacintī Jātaka.
- Mithiluyyāna. A park in Mithilā where Padumuttara Buddha preached
his first sermon. Bu.xi.23; BuA.159.
- Mittaka. See Mittavindaka.
Mittakālī, Mittakālikā Therī
Mittāmitta Jātaka (197, 473)
- Mittavinda Jātaka
(82, 104, 369)
- Mittenamaccā Sutta
- Mittinna. The chief of the monks at Asokārāma in Pātaliputta. He
came with one hundred and sixty thousand monks to the Foundation Ceremony of
the Mahā Thūpa. Mhv.xxix.36; Dpv.xix. 5.
- Moggali. A brahmin of Pātaliputta, father of Moggaliputta Tissa. He
was converted by Siggava. Mhv.v.102, 133.
- Moggalī. The name of Mahā-Moggallāna’s mother. ThagA.ii.93;
AA.i.88; DhA.i.73; but SNA.i.326 calls her Moggallāni.
Moggaliputta Tissa Thera. President of the Third Council.
- Moggalla. A man in the retinue of King
Eleyya. He was a follower of
Uddaka-Rāmaputta. A.ii.187; AA,
- Moggallāna Samyutta. The fortieth chapter of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Moggallāna vihāra. A monastery built by Moggallāna III. in
- Moggallāni. See Moggalī.
- Mohavicchedanī. An Abhidhamma treatise by Kassapa Thera. Gv. 60,
70; Svd. 1221; Sās. 69; P.L.C. 160, 179.
- Molinī. An old name for Benares. See the
Moliya Phagguna Thera
- Moliyagāma. A village. The story is told of a monk who went there
for alms. AA.i.398.
Moliyasīvaka. A Paribbājaka.
- Monasīhakā. A totemistic clan of the Singhalese. They were employed
by Mitta against Bhuvanekabāhu I. Cv.xc.7; see. Cv.Trs.i.29, n.2.
- Moneyya Sutta. On the three perfections of a saint (moneyyāni),
perfection of body, speech and mind. A.i.273.
Mora Jātaka (No. 159)
- Moragalla. The later name of Sāmagalla. MT. 616.
- Moragīva. A palace occupied by Asoka. Ras.i.93.
- Morahatthiya Thera. An arahant. Another name for Senaka Thera
- Morakavāpi. See Moravāpi.
- Moramandapa. A pavilion erected by Parakkamabāhu I. in his
- Moranāla. See Gonaravīya.
Moranivāpa. A grove in Veluvana at Rājagaha.
- Moraparitta. One of the
Parittas. The name is given to the spells
found in the Mora Jātaka. J.ii.33f.
- Moraparivena. see Mayūra parivena
- Moravanka. One of the four villages given by Parakkamabāhu I. for
the maintenance of the parivena which he built for Medhankara. Cv.xc.87.
Moravāpi. A tank in Ceylon.
- Moriya. A very pious brahmin of Macala. He and his wife Senā gave
alms till all their wealth was exhausted, but a deity gave him wealth again.
- Moriyajanapada. See Dhammagutta (2)
- Moriyarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. It was once
the residence of several families of Lambakannas. Cv.lxix.13.
- Mūasālā. A village in Rohana, where Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu
I.), lived in his youth. Cv.lvii.44.
- Mucala. A legendary king, descendant of Mahāsammata (Mhv.ii.3;
Dpv.iii.6). He was son of Upacaraka. MT. 125; Mtu.i.348.
- Mucalinda Vagga. The second chapter of the Udāna.
- Mucalinda-vana. A forest tract in Nāgadīpa; in it was the Mahānāma
lake. Ras.ii.18; see also Nāgā (7).
- Mucelapattana. Perhaps a place in Ceylon, where Vohārika Tissa
instituted alms (Mhv.xxxvi.30). The MT. p.661f, however, says that
Mucelapattana was a metal boat in which various gifts were kept for
distribution among the monks.
- Mucela-vihāra. A monastery in Tissavaddhamānaka, in the eastern
province of Ceylon. It was built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.84; MT. 652.
- Mucelupatthāna. A building in Anurādhapura, where gifts were
regularly distributed to the monks. Mhv.xxxiv.65; MT. 633.
- Muditā Sutta. The idea of joy, if cultivated, leads to great bliss.
- Muditā. Daughter of Cadakumāra, son of Vasavattī. J.vi.134.
- Mudukā. A celebrated musician or, perhaps, a divine musical
instrument. Vv.ii.1; VvA. 94, 211; see also p. 372.
Mudulakkhana Jātaka (No. 66)
- Mudulakkhanā. Queen of Brahmadatta. See the Mudulakkhana Jātaka,
Mudupāni Jātaka (No. 262)
- Mudusītala. Thirty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this
name, previous births of Arāmadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.251.
Mūgapakkha Jātaka (No. 538)
- Mūgapakkha. Another name for Temiyakumāra, son of the king of Kāsī.
See the Mūgapakkha Jātaka.
- Mūgasenāpati vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Aggabodhi I.
who gave for its maintenance the village of Lajjaka. Cv.xlii.22.
- Muggagāma Vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon. See Vilasa.
- Muggāyatana-rattha.-A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.181.
- Muhunnaruggāma. A village which formed a stronghold of the Colas in
the time of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.42.
- Mujalinda. A king of Benares, who went to heaven as a reward for
his great sacrifices. J.vi.9.02; cp. Mucalinda (3).
- Mukhamattasāra. A Pāli grammatical work by Sāgara or Gunasāgara of
Pagan, written at the request of King Kyocvā's preceptor. There is a tīkā on
it ascribed to Sāgara. Sās. 76; Gv. 63, 67, 73; Bode, op. cit., 25.
- Mukkhamattadīpani, also called Nyāsa. A commentary on the
Kaccāyanayoga by Vimalabuddhi, a monk of Ceylon according to some, of Pagan
according to others. There is a tīkā on the work, also ascribed to a
Vimalabuddhi Thera. Gv. 60, 10; Bode, op. cit., 21.
- Mūla Sutta 1. When a man is overcome by gains and flattery, the
root of good kamma is extirpated in him. S.ii.240.
- Mūla Sutta 2. See Mūlaka Sutta.
- Mūla. A minister of King Vattagāmani. He built the Mūlavokāsa
vihāra. Mhv.xxxix.89; Dpv.xix. 18, 19.
- Mūladeva. A robber, mentioned as having great power. MA.ii.688;
- Mūlakadeva. See Alakadeva.
- Mūlānagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.16.
- Mūlanāgasenāpati vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon round which
Vohārakatissa built a wall. Mhv.xxxvi.35.
Mūlapariyāya Jātaka (No. 245)
Mūlapariyāya Sutta. The first sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya.
- Mūlasoma vihāra. A monastery in which Anuruddha, author of the
Abhidhammattha sangaha, was an incumbent. P.L.C. 168.
- Mūlatīkā. A sub Commentary on the Abhidhamma Pitaka written by
Ananda Thera of Ceylon (Gv. 60, 69; Svd. 1217). It was so called because it
was the first of the tīkās (Sās.33). The anutīkā on this is called the
Līnatthavannanā. Gv. 60.
- Mūlavārikavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Mūlavokāsa vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by the minister
- Muluttagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
- Munāli. The Bodhisatta born as a gamester (dhutta). He abused a
Pacceka Buddha, named Surabhi, and this was why when he became Buddha he was
insulted by Sundarikā. Ap.i.299; UdA.264.
- Munaru. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.48.
- Munayadha. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146;
- Mundagangā. A village in Ceylon, near Māliyaunna vihāra. It was the
residence of Sāliya, in his previous birth as artisan. MT. 605.
- Mundagutta. A resident of Tissambatittha. His wife was Tissa (10).
- Mundakā. Name of a tribe, mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
- Mundanigama. A village on the slopes of the Vindhyā Mountains. It
was the residence of a lay devotee named Mahāmunda. DhA.iv.128.
- Mundannānankonda. A place in South India, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.212.
- Mundarāja Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.45 62.
- Mundikāputta. See Mandikāputta.
- Mundikkāra. A place in South India, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi. 208, 211, 267, 270.
- Mundiya. See Mandissa.
- Mundrannaddhāna. A place in South India mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.296.
Munika Jātaka (No.30)
- Munika. A pig; see the Munika Jātaka.
- Muñjakesī. One of the two horses of King Udena; it was capable of
traveling one hundred leagues a day. DhA.i.196.
- Muraja. An inhabitant of Rammavatī. He was a previous birth of
Bodhi upatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.194.
- Musā Sutta. A man guilty of lying is born in purgatory. A.ii.83.
- Musā Vagga. The first section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya
- Musāvāda Sutta. Few are they that abstain from lying, many they
that do not. S.v.469.
Mūsika Jātaka (No. 373)
- Musīla. See Mūsila.
- Muttākara. A locality on the sea coast of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.63; see.
Cv. Trs.i.292, n. 3.
- Muttāpabbata. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha for
the maintenance of festivals. Cv.c.43.
- Mutthasati Sutta 1. A woman who is muddle headed is born in
purgatory. S.iv. 242.
- Mutthasati Sutta 2. Five disadvantages to one who falls asleep
forgetfully, without self possession. A.iii.251.
- Mutthika. A wrestler employed by Kamsa to destroy the
Andhakavenhudāsaputtā. He was, however, killed by Baladeva and reborn as a
Yakkha in Kālamattiya Forest. There, later, he ate up Baladeva "like a radish
bulb." J.iv.81f., 88.
- Mutthipūjaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Sumedha Buddha,
while the Buddha was practicing austerities, he gave him a handful of girinela
flowers. Twenty three kappas ago he was a king named Sunela. Ap.i.201.
- Mutti Sutta. The Buddha teaches release and the path thereto.
- Muttima. The Pali name for Martaban in Burma. Bode, op. cit., 33.
- Muttolamba. Probably the name of a pāsāda repaired by Dappula.
Cv.xlv.56; see Cv. Trs.i.94, n.4.
- Muvarāyara. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.140, 216.