Pali Proper Names - R -
Rādha Jātaka (No. 145, 198)
- Rādha Samyutta. The twenty third section of the Samyutta Nikāya. It
contains various suttas preached by the Buddha in answer to Rādha's questions.
- Rādhā. One of the two chief women disciples of Paduma Buddha.
- Rādhatheravatthu. Gives a detailed account of Rādha's admission
into the Order and Sāriputta's praise of him. DhA.ii.104ff.
- Rādhavatī. A city where Anomadassī Buddha preached to King
- Rāga Sutta. In order to get rid of passion, cultivate the idea of
foulness; to get rid of hatred, cultivate amity; to get rid of delusion,
- Rahada Sutta. The mind is like a pool of water; no understanding is
possible unless the mind is clear. A.i.9.
- Rāhulabhadda. See
- Rājā. A Yakkha, one of the messengers of Kuvera. D.iii.201;
- Rājādhirājasīha. Brother of Kittisirirājasīha and king of Ceylon
(1780 98 A.C.). He was a man of piety and learning, and was author of a
Singhalese poem, the Asadisajātaka. Cv. ci.1ff.
- Rājadvāra. One of the gates of, Pulatthipura (Cv.lxxiii.160). It
was probably to the south of the City. Cv. Trs. ii.39, n.4.
- Rājagāma. A town in Ceylon in the time of Parakkamabāhu IV. In it
was the Sirighanānanda parivena. Cv.xc.93.
- Rājagiri. One of the elephants of Candakumāra (q.v.). J.vi.135.
- Rajakamatasambādha. A place near Pulatthipura where Lankādhinātha
Rakkha and Jivitapotthakī Sukha fought a battle against the forces of
- Rājakārāma Vagga. Also called Sahassaka. The second chapter of the
Sotāpatti Samyutta. S.v.360 69.
- Rajakatthala. A village dedicated by Kittisirirājasīha to
celebrations in honour of the Tooth Relic. Cv.c.43.
- Rājakulavaddhana. See Sarāja-.
- Rājamahāvihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kanitthatissa.
- Rājamālaka. A courtyard outside the precincts of the monastery
where the body of Dutthagāmanī was burnt. Mhv.xxxii.80.
- Rājamanicūla-cetiya. A cetiya in Sagaing. Bode, op. cit., 55.
- Rājamātikā. A monastery in Ceylon, dedicated by Aggabodhi V. to the
- Rājamātu vihāra. A monastery in Anurādhapura, probably identical
with Mātuvihāra (2). It was on the road from the Kadambanadī to the Thūpārāma.
- Rājamittaka. A village in Ceylon where Silāmeghavanna defeated
- Rājanārāyania. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Rajanīya Sutta. A monk who is enticed by the enticing, corrupted by
the corrupting, infatuated by the infatuating, angered by the angry and
maddened by the maddening such a one is not respected by his fellows.
- Rajanīyasanthita Sutta. The khandhas have lust inherent in them.
Desire for them must be put away. S.iii.79.
- Rājāno Sutta. Kings do not punish beings who practice goodness;
they punish only criminals. A.iii.208f.
- Rājarājakalappa. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.74.
- Rājasālā. A monastery in Ceylon, to which Aggabodhi VIII. gave the
village of Cūlavāpiyagāma. Cv.xlix.47.
- Rājasīhamahāla. A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.286.
Rajata Rajatalena (Rajatamaya) vihāra
- Rajata Sutta. Few are they who abstain from taking silver, many
they who do not. S.v.471.
- Rajataguhā. A cave in the Himālaya. J.ii.67.
- Rajatakedāra. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
battle between the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and those of Mānābharana.
- Rajatapabbata. A mountain range in the Himālaya. J.i.50; ii.6, 7,
- Rājavamsasankhepa. A historical work by Aggadhammālankāra. Bode,
op. cit., 57.
- Rājavasatikhanda. One of the sections of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka.
- Rājavesibhujanga Silāmegha. A title conferred by Lankāpura on
- Rājavihāra. A monastery in Rohana to which Silādātha assigned the
village of Gonnagāma. Cv.xlv.58.
- Rājāyatana-cetiya. See Rājāyatanadhātu.
- Rājinā. A town in South India, captured from Kulasekhara by
Lankāpura and Jagadvijaya. Cv.lxxvi.317ff.
- Rājindabrahma. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara, captured by
Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.77, 86.
- Rājindarājābhidheyyadīpanī. A treatise (on the naming of kings) by
Ratnākara Thera of Burma eulogizing various kings. Sās, p. 102; Bode, op.
- Rājinīdīpika. A monastery in Ceylon, presented by Aggabodhi V. to
the Dhammaruci monks. Cv.xlviii.1.
- Rājinīnijjhara. A weir in a river in Dakkhinadesa, restored by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.66.
- Rajju Sutta. Gains, favors and flattery are like a cord cutting
through a man's skin right to his marrow. S.ii.238.
Rājovāda Jātaka (No. 151, 334)
- Rājovāda Sutta. Probably this name, mentioned in the introduction
to the Sumangala Jātaka (J.iii.439), is a descriptive title and not the name
of any particular sutta preached by the Buddha to Pasenadi.
- Rājuppala. A tank in Ceylon, built by Vasabha (Mhv.xxxv.94) and
repaired by Upatissa II. Cv.xxxvii.185.
- Rakkha vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon in which Moggallāna III. built
a cetiya. (Cv.xliv.51). It was probably identical with Rakkhacetiyapabbata.
- Rakkhacetiyapabbata. A vihāra in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I.
(Cv.lx.58). It is probably identical with Rakkha vihāra (q.v.).
- Rakkhadīvāna. A general of Parakkamabāhu I. who defeated Nagaragiri
Gokanna at Gonagāmuka. Cv.lxx.70.
- Rakkhamāna. A tank, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46.
- Rakkhapāsānakantha. A place in Rājarattha. It was the limit of the
Cola territory in Ceylon in the time of Mahinda V. (Cv.lv.22). It was
evidently a frontier Post. Cv.lvii.67.
- Rakkhasa. A minister of Sena I. He built a dwelling house, called
after him, in the Abhayuttara vihāra. Cv.l.84.
- Rakkhasadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.161.
- Rakkhitatala. A locality in the Himālaya. It was there that the
arahants met and discussed as to what they should do to solve the questions
put by Milinda. Mil. p. 6.
- Ralaggāma. A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Mahānāma.
- Rāmagona. A settlement in Ceylon, founded by Rāma, brother of
- Rāmagonaka vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kanitthatissa.
- Rāmaka, or Rāmuka. A vihāra in Ceylon, built by Gajabāhukagāmani in
the last year of his reign (Mhv.xxxv.122). v.l. Bhamuka.
- Rāmakula. An elephant used by Parakkamabāhu I. in his youth.
- Ramanā. The Pāli name for the inhabitants of Rāmañña. Cv.lxxvi.66.
- Ramanīya vihāra. A monastery in Amarapura in Burma. Sās. 132,143.
- Rāmaputta. See Uddaka
- Rammā. One of the chief lay women supporters of Siddhattha Buddha.
- Ramsimuni. The sixth future Buddha. Anāgat, p. 40.
- Ranamaddava. The state horse of Elāra. It was stolen by Velusumana.
But see Vaha.Ras.ii.62.
- Randhakandaka. A tank in Ceylon, built by Bhātikatissa.
- Rāsimālaka. A holy spot on the west of the Mahāmeghavana. Mbv.137
- Ratana Paritta. See Ratana Sutta
- Ratana Vagga. The ninth section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya
Ratanacankama-cetiya or Ratna-cetiya
- Ratanacankamana khanda. The Introductory Chapter of the Buddha
- Ratanadātha. Nephew (sister's son) of Dāthopatissa II. He was the
king's Mahādipāda. Cv.xliv.136.
- Ratanadoni. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha for the
maintenance of the Dutiyasela vihāra. The village had originally belonged to
the vihāra but had been taken away.1 Cv.c.232.
- Ratanagghi. One of the three palaces occupied by Revata Buddha in
his last lay life. Bu.vi.17.
- Ratanākara. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxix.31;
for its identification see Cv. Trs.i.286, n.3.
- Ratanapajjala (Ratanapattala). A Cakkavatti of eighty kappas ago, a
former birth of Sammukhāthavika (or Mānava) Thera. Ap.i.159; ThagA.i.164.
- Ratanapura. The Pāli name for Ava. Bode, op. cit., 29.
- Ratanasiriñāna Thera. Author of the Saddatthacintā (q.v.).
- Ratanavāluka. Another name for the Mahā Thūpa. Cp.
- Rathakāra Vagga. The second chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.106 118.
- Rathakāra, Rathakārī. One of the seven great lakes (Mahāsarā)
in the Himālaya.
Rathalatthi Jātaka (No. 332)
- Rathapāsāna-vana. A forest tract near Villagāma. Ras.ii.147.
- Rathavanka. See Ravivatta.
- Rathavatī. A kinnarī, the handmaiden of the hermit
- Ratī. One of the daughters of Māra.
- Rattabeduma. A place in the Malaya country of Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.15.
- Rattakara. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxviii.23;
- Rattamāla kandaka. A tank in Ceylon, built by King Mahāsena.
Mhv.xxxvii.48; Mhv. Trs. 271, n.7.
- Rattamālagiri. A mountain in Ceylon. Sena Ilanga, general of
Kassapa IV., built there a monastery for ascetics. Cv.lii.20.
- Rattapāni. The name of a dyer; perhaps a class name. M.i.385.
- Ratthapāla Nanda. One of the Nava-Nandi (q.v.).
- Ratthasāra. A monk of Ava. He wrote metrical versions of various
Jātakas and recited them, for which reason he was censured by his colleagues.
Sās, p. 99; Bode, op. cit., 44.
- Rattivihāra. A locality in Ceylon; it was once the encampment of
King Sanghathissa. Cv.xliv.5.
- Rattiya Sutta. A monk who desires much, is fretful and discontented
with his requisites, has no faith or virtue, is indolent, forgetful, and
lacking in insight such a one falls away in goodness "come day, come night."
- Ravavattisālā. A hall in Anurādhapura, built on the spot where the
people started wailing when the body of Dutthagāmanī was laid on the funeral
pyre. v.l. Rathavanka. Mhv.xxxii.79; MT. 601.
- Ravideva. A Singhalese chief. He fought with the Colas against
Vijayabāhu I., but, later, appears to have joined Vijayabāhu. Cv.lviii.16, 65;
- Remunasela. A rock in the Hiraññamalaya in Ceylon. Kitti
(afterwards Vijayabāhu I.) once occupied a stronghold there. Cv.lvii.62.
- Renuvatī. A city, capital of the Cakkavatti Vimala (q.v.).
- Rerupallika. A district in the Malayarattha of Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.25.
- Revatā. A nun of Ceylon, a well known teacher of the Vinaya. She
was a daughter of Somanadeva. Dpv.xviii.29.
- Revatī Vimāna. See Revatī (1)
- Rocanī. Wife of Kakusandha Buddha in his last lay life (BuA.210;
DA.ii.422). Elsewhere (Bu.xxiii.17) she is called Virocamānā.
- Roguva. See Roruva.
- Rohaka. A householder of Kimbila; he was the husband of Bhaddā
(VvA.109). See Bhaddā (4).
- Rohana vihāra. A monastery in Rohana, built by Silādātha for the
incumbent of the Pāsānadīpa vihāra. Cv.xlv.54.
- Rohanā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
- Rohanagutta. See Mahā Rohaniagutta.
Rohantāmiga Jātaka (No. 501)
- Rohī. See Rohinī (5).
- Rohinīkhattiyakaññā Vatthu. The story of Rohinī, sister of
Anuruddha. See Rohinī (2).
- Rojā. A class of devas, present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya
- Rolika. See Heligāma.
- Roliya-janapada. A district in Ceylon, forty four leagues from
Mahāgāma. In it was the Mātula Vihāra. Ras.ii.51, 52
- Roma. There were four kings of this name sixty thousand kappas ago,
all previous births of Sataramsika Thera. Ap.i.104.
Romaka Jātaka (No. 277)
- Romamukkharattha. A country mentioned in the Mahāvamsa Commentary
as a place rich in coral; it was from there that Bhātikābhaya (q.v.) obtained
the coral for the net which he threw over the Mahā Thūpa. MT. 630.
- Rucagattī. Wife of Konāgamana Buddha in his last lay life.
DA.ii.422; but Bu.xxiv.19 calls her Rucigattā.
- Rucakavitthi. A village in Ceylon; near it was a large monastery.
- Rucānandā. A nun in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. She came to
Ceylon at the Buddha's wish with five hundred other nuns, bringing a branch of
the Bodhi tree. Mhv.xv.78; Dpv.xvii.16, 51ff.
- Rucidevī. Wife of Kondañña Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.iii.26.
- Rucigattā. The wife of Konāgamana Buddha (Bu.xxiv.19). v.l.
- Rucinandā. A setthi's daughter of Ujjeni, who gave a meal of
milk-rice to Padumuttara Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA.158.
- Rucira Jātaka (No. 275). The story of a pigeon (the Bodhisatta) and
a greedy crow. The story is identical with that of the Lola Jātaka.
- Rucirā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya
- Rudradāmaka. Mentioned in connection with different kinds of coins.
Ruhaka Jātaka (No. 191)
- Ruhaka Vagga. The fifth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātaka.
- Ruhaka. Chaplain of the king of Benares. See the Ruhaka Jātaka.
- Rukkha Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta. S.ii.80 94.
- Rukkha. An officer of Kassapa IV. He built a vihāra in Savāraka
which he handed over to the Mahāvihāra. He also laid down rules for the
guidance of the monks (Cv.lii.31). v.l. Rakkha.
Rukkhadhamma Jātaka (No. 74)
- Rukkhopama Sutta. This sutta is included in a list of suttas (E.g.,
VibliA.267) dealing with arūpa-kammatthāna. No such title has so far been
traced. The name probably refers to one of the above Rukkha Suttas.
- Runna Sutta. In the discipline of the āriyans, singing is a
lamentation, dancing a madness, and immoderate laughter childishness. A.i.261.
- Rūpa Vagga. The first chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara
Nikāya. A.i.1, 2.
- Rūpabhedapakāsinī. A little grammatical treatise by a Burmese monk
called Jambudhaja. Bode, op. cit., 55.
- Rūpajīrana Sutta. A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.40) to the
Na jirati Sutta (q.v.).
- Rūpamālā. A short treatise on the declension of Pāli nouns, with
numerous paradigms and examples; written by Saranankara of Ceylon in order to
facilitate the study of Pāli. P.L.C. 281.
- Rūpāramma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Mahāsena
(Mhv.xxxvii.43; MT. 684). v.l. Thūpārāma.
- Rūpārūpa-Vibhānga. An Abhidhamma treatise by
Buddhadatta Thera. P.L.C., 108.
- Rūpavatīcetiya. A thūpa in Pulatthipura, built by Parakkamabāhu I.
Cv.lxxviii.51; see also Cv. Trs.ii.107, n.3. The thūpa is probably the modern
- Rūpī. An eminent lay woman disciple of the Buddha (A.iv.347; cf.
AA.ii.791). v.l. Rucī.
- Rūpī-attā Sutta, Arūpī atta Suttā, Rūpī ca arūpī ca attā
Sutta. It is owing to the presence of the five khandhas that the view
arises that the self has a form, is without sickness after death, or that it
is formless, or that it both has form and is formless. S.iii.218f.
Ruru(miga) Jātaka (No. 482)