Pali Proper Names - N -
- Nābhasa. A class of Nāgas living in the lake Nābhasa (DA.ii.688);
they were present at the Mahāsamaya. DA.ii.258.
- Nābhasa. A lake, the residence of Nāgas called Nābhasā. DA.ii.688.
Nacca-Jātaka (No. 32)
- Nacca-Sutta. Few are they who abstain from witnessing exhibitions
of dancing and singing, more numerous they who do not.' S.v.470.
- Nadibhandagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.104; see also Cv.Trs, ii.55, n.1.
- Nādika. See Ñātikā (??).
- Na-dubbhiya Sutta. Sakka once made up his mind not to betray even
his enemy. Soon after, Vepacitti, discerning his thoughts, approached him.
Sakka wished to take him prisoner, but Vepacitti undertook to show him no
- Nāgadeva. One of the descendants of Mahāsammata. He reigned in
Campā, and twenty five of his descendants reigned in Mithilā (Dpv.iii.29).
- Nāgagāma.-A village in Nāgadīpa. Ras.ii.51.
- Nāgakāragāma.-A village in the north of Ceylon. Ras.ii.191.
- Nāgakesariya Thera. An arahant. In the past he was a hunter, and,
while wandering in the forest, he saw a full blown nāga flower and offered it
with both hands to Tissa Buddha. Seventy seven kappas ago he was a king named
- Nāgamandala paritta (or Nāgamandalamanta). Mentioned as a charm
possessing the power of bringing blessings on others. VibhA.410,411.
- Nāgamundā. A female slave, mistress of
Sākiyan. She was the mother of
Vāsabhakhattiyā. J.i.133; iv.145.
- Nāgamundā. An eminent theri of Anurādhapura, a teacher of the
- Nāgapabbatagāma. A village in the province of Malaya in Ceylon.
- Nāgapalivethana. One of the seven mountain ranges which must be
crossed in order to reach Gandhamādana. SNA.i.66.
- Nāgapattana. The port from which Buddhaghosa sailed for Ceylon.
- Nagara. The name of King Madda's capital (?) J.v.310.
- Nagaragalla. A village in Ceylon gifted by Mahinda I. for the
maintenance of a nunnery built by him. Cv.xlviii.36.
Nagaraka (v.l. Nangaraka)
- Nagarakhanda. A section of the Bhuridatta Jātaka, dealing with the
marriage of Samuddajā to Dhatarattha. J.vi.167.
- Nagarapavesana-khanda. A section of the Bhuridatta Jātaka, which
deals with the capture of the Bodhisatta by Alambāyana and his ultimate
release by Sudassana and Accimukhi. J.vi.197.
- Nagaravinda. A brahmin village in Kosala
where the Buddha once stayed during a tour and where he preached the
Nagaravindeyya Sutta. M.iii.290.
- Nagaravindeyya Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of Nagaravinda. One
should honour and reverence only such Wanderers as have shed lust and hate and
folly, have a tranquil heart, and walk in the paths of righteousness. Such
Wanderers dwell in remote solitudes where there exists nothing which might
excite their senses. M.iii.290ff.
- Nagarūpama Sutta. The seven defenses and the four kinds of supplies
which make a king's frontier fortress unassailable by enemies and the
corresponding qualities in a noble disciple which render him unassailable by
- Nāgasamālā. One of the two chief women disciples of Sujata Buddha.
- Nāgasondi. A bathing tank in Cetiyapabbata, restored by Aggabodhi
I. (Cv.xlii.28). It is probably the modern Nāgapokuna where, hewn in the face
of the rock, the heads of a cobra (nāga) seem to rise out of the water.
- Nāgavaddhana. A monastery in Ceylon, on which Udaya I, bestowed
many maintenance villages. Cv.xlix.21.
- Nāgavana. A pleasance near Hatthigāma, belonging to Uggagahapati.
It was there that he first met the Buddha and was converted. A.iv.213;
- Nāga-Vihāra. See Nāgamahā vihāra.
- Naggadipa. An island where the children of Vijaya and of his
companions landed on being expelled from Lāla. Mhv.vi.45; Dpv.ix.13.
- Nagga-Vagga. The third section of the Pacittiya in the Bhikkhuni
Vibhanga. Vin.iv.278 88.
- Nāgindapalliya. An eminent Thera of Ceylon in the time of
Parakkamabāhu I.; he was the leader of the monks in Dakkhinadesa.
- Nāgopama Sutta. See Nāga Sutta (5).
- Na-hoti Tathāgata Sutta. One of the many views existing in the
world due to want of enlightenment. S.iii.215.
- Na-jirati Sutta. A series of questions asked by a deva and the
Buddha's answers. The first question is, "What doth decay and what doth not?"
The answer is that material shapes of mortals decay, but not their name.
- Najūpama. Ninety four kappas ago there was five hundred kings of
this name, all previous births of Uppalahatthiya (Valliya) Thera. v.l..
Sabbūpasama. Ap.i.141; ThagA.i.125.
- Nakānibilu. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv. lxxvii. 75.
- Nakhā-cetiya. A holy shrine in Ceylon (at Anurādhapura?). It is
mentioned among places at which festivals were held by Kittisirirājasiha.
Nakkhatta Jātaka (No. 49)
- Nakulanigama. The village in which lived Nakulā (3). BuA. 163.
Nāla, Nālaka, Nālika
- Nala. A Gandhabba chieftain (D.ii.258) to be invoked by followers
of the Buddha in time of need. Ibid.,iii.204.
- Nālagāma. A village in the Malaya district in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.296.
- Nalaka. The personal name of
Mahā Kaccāna, Kaccāna being his gotta
- Nalakalāpiya Sutta
- Nalakāragāma. A village mentioned in the Subha Sutta (M.ii.206) as
being not far from Sāvatthi.
- Nālaka-Thera. Given as an example of an ugghatitaññū-puggala. After
hearing, only once, the teaching of Pacceka Buddhas, he became himself a
Pacceka Buddha. AA.i.354.
- Nalakhandapadhāna.-A practising hall. It was the residence of
Culapindapatiyanaga Thera. Ras.ii.145.
- Nalannaru. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
Nalapāna Jātaka (No. 20)
- Nalāta. See Lalāta.
- Nala-Vagga. The first chapter of the Samyutta Nikaya. S.i.1 5.
- Nālijangha. A brahmin, whom Mallikā sent to the Buddha to find out
if it were true that the Buddha had said that loved ones brought morrow and
- Nālika. A Damila general, in charge of Nālisobbha. He was defeated
by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Nālika. A mountain in Himavā, on the way to the Mucalinda Lake.
Vessantara passed it on his way to Vankagiri. J.vi.518, 519.
- Nālikeradāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a
park keeper in Bandhumatī and gave to the Buddha a nālikera-fruit
(Ap.ii.447f). He is probably identical with Kundala Thera (ThagA.i.72) or with
Khitaka Thera (Ibid., 315).
- Nālikeramahāthambha. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu.
- Nālikeravatthutittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.14.
- Nalini. The kingdom of
Vessavana. J.vi.313; but VvA. (339, 340)
explains Nalini as a kilanatthāna. This agrees with D.iii.202, where mention
is made of a Kuvera nalini as one of the beauties of Vessavana's kingdom.
- Nalini-Jātaka. See
- Nalinikā. Daughter of the king of
Kāsi. She seduced Isisinga. For her
Nalinikā-Jātaka (No. 526)
- Nalira. One of the palaces occupied by
Sobhita Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vii.17.
- Nālisobbha. A Damila stronghold in charge of Nālika, and captured
by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Nāmācāradīpanī. An Abhidhamma treatise, probably composed by
Chapata. Bode: op. cit., 18.
- Nāmarūpa-Sutta. In him who contemplates the enjoyment of all that
makes for fettering there comes descent of name and shape. The remaining links
in the chain of causation follow on this. S.ii.90.
Nāmasiddhi Jātaka (No. 97)
- Nāma-Sutta. Preached in answer to a deva's question nāma, more
than anything else, brings everything beneath its sway. S.i.39.
- Namuci. A name for
Māra, given because he does not allow either gods or men to escape from
his clutches, but works them harm. SNA.ii.386.
Nānacchanda Jātaka (No. 289)
- Nānādhimuttiya Sutta. Anuruddha tells his colleagues that by
cultivating the four satipatthānas he has come to know the divers characters
of beings (S.v.305).
- Nānātitthiya-Vagga. The third chapter of the Devaputta Samyutta.
- Nānatta-Vagga. The first chapter of the Dhātu Samyutta (S.ii.140
- Nandādevī. Chief queen of Cūlani Brahmadatta, king of Pañcāla. She
is identified with Yasassikā. J.vi.434ff., 478; for details see Mahāummagga
- Nandamātā Sutta. Gives the story of the encounter between
Velukantakī Nandamātā and
- Nandamātā. See
Uttarā Nandamātā and
- Nandāmūlakagāma.A village in Ceylon near Alisāra, mentioned in the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. There was a castle there captured by Māyāgeha.
- Nandana. A devaputta who visited the Buddha
at Sāvatthi and asked him questions regarding virtue, wisdom, etc. The Buddha
answered them, and he went away satisfied. S.i.62.
- Nandana-parivena. A monastery built in Devanapra by Vīrabāhu,
nephew of Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxiii.50.
- Nandana-pokkharanī. A lake of great splendour in Nandanavana,
having one hundred bathing places and one thousand inlets, and covered with
the five kinds of lotus. J.ii.189; cp. Nandā pokkharanī. Elsewhere (e.g.,
J.vi.333) it is called Nandanavana pokkharanī.
- Nandana-Vagga. The second chapter of the Devatā Samyutta. S.i.5-13.
- Nandanavimāna Vatthu. A story of a man who looked after his parents
and continued to do so after his marriage. He was later born in Tāvatimsa,
where he was visited by Moggallāna. Vv.vii.2; VvA.300f.
- Nandapañña.-A native of Hamsarattha; author of the Gandhavamsa
- Nandāpokkharanī. A lake, five hundred leagues in extent, in the
Nandanavana in Tāvatimsa, which arose there as the result of the merit of
Nandā, wife of Magha. (J.i.204, 205; vi. 132, 232, 531; DhA.i.275.) v.l.
- Nandarājā and Nandarājadevī. See
- Nandarāmā. One of the chief women supporters of Paduma Buddha.
- Nandasārathī. Chief warrior of Elāra. He was killed by Velusumana.
- Nandasena. An Upāsaka of a village near
Sāvatthi. His wife,
Nandā, was a wicked woman and, after death, became a peta. When she
revealed herself to him, Nandasena gave alms in her name, and she gained
happiness. Pv.ii.4; PvA.89ff.
- Nandatissārāma. A monastery in Ceylon built by Kapitthatissa.
- Nandati-Sutta. A deva visits the Buddha and tells him of various
sources of gladness children, cattle and sense pleasures. The Buddha replies
that these are really all sources of sorrow. S.i.6; op. ibid.,107.
- Nandavaccha. See
- Nandī.-The name of Mahā Kassapa when he was king of Benares. The
story is given in Ras.i.26f. The name if; evidently a variant of Nanda. See
- Nandicakka. An Elder who came to Ceylon at the head of a chapter of
monks from Rakkhanga, at the request of King Vimaladhammasūriya, in order to
confer the upasampadā ordination on the monks of Ceylon. Cv. xciv.15.
- Nandika. A Damila chieftain of Nandigāma. Mhv.xxv.14.
- Nandikkhaya-Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the Salāyatana
Samyutta. S.iv.142 8
- Nandimitta. See
Nandhimitta. See also Ras.ii.78 f.
for a very detailed story.
- Nandimitta-Vihāra.-A monastery built by Nandimitta on the banks of
the Jajjaranadī. Ras.ii.81.
- Nandipadmara. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara; he was captured
by the Sinhalese forces. Cv.lxxvii.86.
- Nandirāja-Vagga.-The second section of the Rasavāhinī.
- Nandivaddha. One of the chief lay supporters of Anomadassī Buddha.
- Nandivaddhana.-One of the ten sons of
- Nandivāpigāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of Dhātusena, father
of Dāthānāma (Cv.xxxviii.14). Gokanna, officer of Gajabāhu, was once defeated
there (Ibid.,lxx.72). The village is perhaps identical with Nandigāma.
Nandivisāla-Jātaka (No. 28)
- Nandivisāla-Sutta. Records the visit of the deva
Nandivisāla (2) to the Buddha. S.i.63.
Nandiyamiga-Jātaka (No. 385)
- Nandiyāvatta. The name of a huge fish dwelling in the ocean.
Nangalisa-Jātaka (No. 123)
- Nangaraka. See
Nanguttha-Jātaka (No. 144)