Pali Proper Names
- Seggu. A greengrocer's daughter. See the Seggu Jātaka.
Seggu-Jātaka (No. 217)
- Sehālauparājaka. A monastic building erected by Sanghatissa,
uparāja of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.24.
- Sejalaka. A vihāra to the cast of Anurādhapura, built by
Mahallaka-Nāga. v.l. Pejalaka. Mhv.xxxv.124.
- Sekhabala Vagga. The first chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.1-9.
- Sekhiyā. One of the sub divisions of the Pācittiya of the
Sutta Vibhanga of the
Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv.185ff., 349ff.
- Sekīrapadma. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.76.
- Selantarasamūha. The name of a monastic building provided by the
king of Ceylon (probably Mānavamma, Cv.lvii.37f.; Cv.Trs.i.196, n.2) for
Dāthopatissa after his ordination. Later Yasodharā, daughter of Vijayabāhu I.,
erected there a building called the Pasādapāsāda. Cv.lx.84.
- Selantarāyatana. A monastery, evidently in Rohana. Nanda Thera was
its chief incumbent in the time of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.10.
- Sela-Sutta. Records the visit of Sela (1) to the Buddha, his
conversion, and attainment of arahantship. One part of the sutta deals with
the Buddha's interview with Keniya, the Jatila. SN., p.102 ff. = M.i.146ff.
- Selā-Sutta. The story of Māra's unsuccessful
temptation of Selā Therī (2). S.i.134.
- Selissariya. See Potiriya.
- Semponmāri. A place in South India. There was a fortress there
which played a part in the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.241ff.
- Senā 1. Queen of Udaya I. Cv.xlix.2.
- Senā 2. Daughter of Kassapa, yuvarāja of Udaya II. She married the
king's brother's son. Cv.li.93.
- Senāgāma. A village and fortification near the Kālavāpi. It is
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. and was once the
headquarters of his senāpati, Deva. Cv.lxx.131f., 245.
- Senaggabodhi. A shrine built by Sena I. on the Thusavāpi at
- Senaggabodhipabbata. A building erected in Vāhadīpa by Udaya I.
- Senaguttagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
- Senaka-Vagga. The second chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the
- Senāmagāma. A village given by Dāthopatissa II. to the
- Senānātha-parivena. Evidently identical with the
Senasenāpati-parivena (q.v.). Vijayabāhu IV. appointed the Thera of the
parivena in charge of the restoration of the Ratanavāli-cetiya.
- Senānī. A wealthy landowner of
Senānīnigama; he was the father of
Sujātā. J.i.68; BuA.238.
- Senāpatigumbaka. The name given to the spot to which the general of
Pandukābhaya's uncles fled when the latter were defeated. Mhv.x.71.
- Senāsanakkhandha. The sixth chapter of the Culla Vagga of the
Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.ii.146ff.
- Senāsana-Sutta. The five factors which make an ideal lodging place,
and the five factors which a monk should possess in order to make good use of
such lodgings. A.v.15f.
- Senāsandāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.137f). He is evidently
identical with Channa Thera (q.v.). ThagA.i.155.
- Senasenāpati-parivena. A monastic building erected by Kutthaka,
senāpati of Sena II. See also Senānātha-parivena. Cv.li.88; see also
- Senkundiya. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara, and later ally of
Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi.138, 221; lxxvii.7, 35.
- Sepanni-pāsāda. A building erected by Mānavamma in the
Padhānarakkha-vihāra (Cv.xlvii.64). It is perhaps identical with the
Sepannipuppha-pāsāda restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.105.
- Serisara.-A lake in Ceylon; near it was the village of Kāraka.
- Seriva, Serivā. See the Serivānija Jātaka.
- Seriva. The name of a country. J.i.111.
Serivānija Jātaka (No. 3)
- Serumadīpa. An old name for Nāgadīpa. J.iii.187,189.
- Setaka, Sedaka. See Desaka.
- Setakannika. A village forming the southern boundary of
Majjhimadesa. Vin.i.197; DA.i.173; J.i.49; KhA.133, etc.; AA.i.55, 265;
- Setaketu 1. The Bodhisatta, born in Tusita in his penultimate
birth. Sp.i.161; MA.i.103.
- Setaketu 2. A young man, son of an Udicca-brahmin. See the Setaketu
Setaketu Jātaka (No. 377)
- Setambangana. A place in Ceylon. When King Mahānāga was fleeing
from Ceylon to India, he received help from an Elder living there. Later, when
he re-gained his throne, he made a great gift of medicine to Setambangana for
as long as he should live (DhSA.399). v.l. Pemambanganga.
- Setārāma. A park (in Setavyā) where Kassapa Buddha died. BuA.195;
Bu.xix.52 calls it Sonārāma.
- Setibhinda. The Pāli name for King Hsin-hpyu-shin of Pegu. Bode,
op. cit., 37.
- Setthināyaka. A Lambakanna of the Morlya district. He, with four
other Lambakannas, took up arms under Parakkamabāhu I. and brought to him one
thousand warriors. Cv.lxix.12.
- Setthiputta-petavatthu. The story of four setthiputtas of Sāvatthi
(Pv.iv.15; PvA.279f). See the Lohakumbhi Jātaka.
- Setudāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.ii.408). He is evidently identical
with Uttarapāla (ThagA.i.371) (q.v.).
- Seyya. See Samyama.
Seyya-Jātaka (No. 282)
- Seyyā-Sutta. On the four postures: that of petas, of the luxurious,
of the lion, and of the Tathāgata. A.ii.244.
- Seyya-Sutta. The Buddha explains how the feelings of superiority,
inferiority, or equality are brought about. S.iv.88.
- Sibbi. See Sivi.
- Sīdantara samudda. The sea between every
two ranges round Sineru; Nāgas live in this sea. J.vi.125.
- Sīdarī. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
- Sīdupabbatagāma. A village in Rohana, where Mahinda V. lived for
some time. Cv.lv.8.
- Sigāla. See Sigālovāda Sutta.
Sigāla-Jātaka (No.113, 142, 148, 152)
- Sigālaka 1. Son of Sigālakapitā (q.v.).
- Sigālaka 2. Son of Sigālakamātā (q.v).
- Sigālaka 3. See Singālaka.
Sigālakapitā (Singālaka-) Thera
- Sigāla-Vagga. The tenth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātaka
Sigālovāda, Singālovāda Sutta
- Sīhabodhi Thera.-A colleague of Yonaka-Mahā Buddharakkhita Thera
and Maliyamahādeva Thera. Ras.ii.188f.
- Sīhācala. See
Sīhacamma Jātaka (No. 189)
- Sīhadvāra. One of the fourteen gates of Pulatthipura.
- Sīhaghosa. An eminent monk in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. It
was the eminence of this monk which made Uruvelakassapa wish for similar
honour for himself. Ap.ii.481.
Sīhagiri, Sīhapabbata, Sīhācala
- Sīha-Jātaka. See the
Sīhakotthuka Jātaka (No. 188)
- Sīhalacetikā. It is said that once sixty monks heard a Singhalese
girl singing in her own language, on birth, old age, and death. They reflected
on her words and became arahants. SNA.ii.397.
- Sīhaladīpa. The name given to Ceylon (Tambapanni) since it became
the country of the Sīhalā. It is mentioned as a patirūpadesa. DhSA., p.103.
- Sīhalavatthu. A Commentary; probably another name for the
Sīhalatthakathā (q.v.). Gv.62, 72.
- Sīhamukha. One of the mouths of the Anotatta. From it flowed a
river, on the banks of which lions lived; hence its name. SNA.ii.438; UdA.301.
- Sīhapabbata. See
- Sīhapapāta. One of the seven great lakes of Himavā. (A.iv.107;
DA.i.164; UdA.390; AA.ii.759; J.v.415, etc.). The water in it never grew warm
- Sīhāsana-Vagga. The second chapter of the Apadāna. Ap.i.55ff.
- Sihāsanavījaniya Thera. An arahant. He is evidently identical with
Jambuka (q.v.). Ap.i.403.
- Sīhasinānatittha. A place in Anurādhapura, through which the
boundary of the Mahāvihāra passed. Mbv.136.
- Sīhassara. A king of long ago. Mhv.ii.13f.; Dpv.iii.42.
- Sīhasūra. Name of a king (Gv.73).
- Sīhavāhana. A king of long ago, descendant of Mahāsammata.
- Sīka. A general of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.113.
- Sīkaviyala. A place near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the account of
the wars of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.231.
- Sikhaddi, Sikhandī. A Gandhabba, son of
Mātali; Bhaddā Suriyavaccasā was at first in
love with him, but she was won later by
Pañcasikha. D.ii.268; cf. Mtu.ii.190.
- Sikhānāyaka. An officer of Parakkamabāhu I. He lived in the Moriya
district and was a Lambakanna. Cv.ixix.12.
- Sikhandi. A khattiya of thirty one kappas ago, brother of Sikhī
Buddha. When the Buddha died he erected a thūpa over his remains. Netti,
- Sikkhānisamsa Sutta. Brahmacariya is lived for the sake of the
profit of the training, of further wisdom, of the essence of release, of the
mastery of mindfulness. A.ii.243f.
- Sikkhāpadavalañjanī. A Pali translation, by Pañcaparivenādhipati
Thera, of the Sinhalese work Sikhavalanda, on monastic rules. P.L.C.216.
- Silācetiya. A thūpa in Anurādhapura, probably near the Thūpārāma
(AA.i.385). The spot was sanctified by the Buddha sitting there in meditation.
- Silādātha. See Silāmeghavanna.
- Sīlakhanda. A section of the
Bhūridatta Jātaka. J.vi.184.
- Sīlakkhandha Vagga. The first division of the Dīgha Nikāya,
containing suttas 1-13. D.i.2-253.
- Sīlakūta. The summit of the Missakapabbata in Ambatthala. It was
there that Mahinda alighted on his arrival in Ceylon (Mhv.xiii.20). In the
time of Kakusandha Buddha, it was called Devakūta; in the time of Konāgamana,
Sumanakūta; in the time of Kassapa, Subhakūta. Dpv.xvii.14.
- Silāmayamuninda. See
- Silāmeghapabbata. A building erected by Kassapa V.in the Abhayagiri
vihāra. Cv.lii.58; see Cv.Trs.i.168, n.1.
Sīlānisamsa Jātaka (No. 190)
- Silāpassayaparivena. A building in the Tissārāma. It was there that
the Sāmanera died who, in this life, became Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxii.28.
- Silāpattapokkharanī. A lotus pond in Benares, in which the Pacceka
Buddha Mahāpaduma was born in a lotus. SNA.i.80.
- Silārāma. A park in
Candavatī, where Sujāta Buddha died. Bu.xiii.36;
- Silāsobbhakandaka. A village in which Vattagāmanī lived for some
time during the usurpation of his throne by the Damilas (Mhv.xxxiii.51). The
village was to the south of Vessagiri-vihāra and near Pabbata-vihāra. MT.616.
- Silāsobbhakandaka-cetiya. A thūpa to the north of the Mahā Thūpa,
built by Vattagāmanī (Mhv.xxxiii.88). The Sirīsamālaka lay between it and the
- Silātissabodhi. Son of Dāthānāma and brother of King Dhātusena.
- Sīla-Vagga. The second chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātaka
Sīlavanāga Jātaka (No. 72)
- Sīlavā-Sutta. The inhabitants of a village or suburb in which good
hermits dwell for their support earn much merit in deed, word and thought.
Sīlavīmamsa Jātaka (No. 330, 362)
Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka (No. 86, 290, 305)
- Silesaloma. A Yakkha. See the
Pañcāvudha Jātaka. He is identified with Angulimāla. J.i.275.
- Sīluccaya. Fifteen thousand kappas ago there were eight kings of
this name, previous births of Sīhāsanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.189.
- Silutta Vatthu.-The story of a blind rat snake (silutta), near
Devarakkhitalena, who heard the Satipatthāna Sutta being recited by
Talangapabbatavāsī Mahādhammadinna Thera. The snake was killed by a godhā, and
was born as Tissāmacca, minister of Dutthagāmanī. Sad.S.88f; Rag.ii.131f.
- Sīmālankārasangaha. A work on boundaries and sites for religious
ceremonies written by Vācissara of Ceylon (Gv.62; Svd.1213). Chapata wrote a
Commentary on it. (Bode, op. cit., 18; Svd.1247; Gv.64.
- Simanadī. Probably the name of a river which formed one of the
boundaries of the Vijayabāhu parivena. On its banks was Sālaggāma. Cv.xc.92.
- Sīmatālatthalī. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.101.
- Simbali. A
- Simbalivana, Simbalidaha. The abode of
Garudas. J.i.202; DhA.i.279; MA.ii.638.
- Sindhaka.-A servant of
Ankura. Pv.ii.9 (vs. 39, 40); PvA.127.
- Sindhavasandana.-A king of twenty seven kappas ago, a previous
birth of Khomadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.81.
- Sindhūravāna.-A place in Ceylon, between Hatthiselapura and
Gangāsiripura, on the way to Sumanakūta. There Vijayabāhu IV. built the
Vanaggāmapāsāda vihāra and the Abhayarāja-parivena. Cv.lxxxviii.50.
- Sineru-Sutta.-The dukkha destroyed by the Noble Disciple (arahant)
compared with what is yet left to him until his death, is like seven grains of
sand on the top of Sineru. S.v.457f.
- Singāla.-One of the four leading merchants of Pupphavatī (Benares)
in the time of Ekarāja. J.vi.135.
- Singāravimāna.-A four storeyed building, painted with various
pictures, in the Dīpuyyāna. Cv.lxxiii.122.
- Singatthala.-A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha for
the Majjhavela vihāra. Cv.c.230.
- Sippatthala.-A village in Rohana, near Kājaragāma, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lvii.70; lviii.7.
- Sirideva. A minister of Dutthagāmanī, who, with Visākha, was in
charge of the arrangements for the Foundation Ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa. MT.
- Siridevinaga. A mountain in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. It was near
Buddhagāma, and is mentioned in the account of the early campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.19.
- Siridhara. A king of twenty seven kappas ago, a previous birth of
Rahosaññaka (Sunāga) Thera. Ap.i.167; ThagA.i.182.
- Sirighanānanda. A parivena in Viddumagāma, built by Parakkamabāhu
- Sirighara. A place in the Nandārāma where, at the foot of a
sirīsa-tree, Dīpankara Buddha defeated the titthiyā. Bu.ii.212.
Siri-Jātaka (No. 284)
- Sirika. The name of the elephant which Sunanda (Upāli in this life)
was riding when he insulted the Pacceka Buddha Devala by driving the elephant
at him. ThagA.i.368.
Sirikālakanni Jātaka (No.192, 382)
- Sirikanha. Another name for
Asita. SNA.ii.487; cf. SN. vs. 689 (Kanhasiri).
- Sirimandagalla. One of the villages given by Vijayabāhu I. to the
- Sirimanda-Jātaka (No. 500). Evidently another name for the
- Sirinanda. A palace of Kassapa Buddha, before his renunciation.
- Sirinandā. Wife of Sujāta Buddha, in his last lay life. Bu.xiii.22.
- Sirinivāsa. Another name for Mahānāma, king of Ceylon. P.L.C. 84,
- Siripāsāda. A building erected by Mānavamma in the Sirisanghabodhi
- Siripitthika. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
wars of Aggabodhi III. Cv.xliv.88.
- Sirisaddhammavilāsa. A Burmese author of the fourteenth century. He
wrote a tīkā on Kaccāyana's grammar called Saddhammanāsinī. Bode, op. cit.,
- Sirivaddhā. A setthi's daughter who gave milk rice to Phussa
- Sirivaddhamānavāpi. A tank in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, built by
the Yuvarāja of Aggabodhi I. Cv.xlii.8.
- Sirivaddhanā. A girl of Sucitta-nigama, who gave milk rice to
Vessabhū Buddha. BuA.205.
- Sirivaddha-Sutta. Records the visit of Ananda to Sirivaddha of
Rājagaha. See Sirivaddha (13).
- Sirivadhaka. The name of the architect of the Mahā Thūpa. MT. 535.
- Sirivijayasundarārāma. A monastery in Jambuddoni, erected by
Vijayabāhu III. Parakkamabāhu II. built round it a wall with gate towers.
Sirivīra-parakkamanarinda-sīha. King of Ceylon (1707-39 A.C.)
- Sirivivāda. See the Sujāta Jātaka (No. 306).
- Siriyālagāma. A village near Siridevipabbata, mentioned in the
account of the early campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.20, 69.
- Siriyavala. A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.170, etc.
- Sīsupācāla-Sutta. The story of Māra's temptation of
- Sītāharana. The story of Sītā's rape is referred to in the
Commentaries as niratthakakathā (DA.i.76) or pāpakam sutam (MNid.A.148;
- Sītalaggāmalena. A cave temple in Ceylon restored by Vijayabāhu I.
- Sīta-Sutta. Cool weather is produced by the Sītavalāhakā devas
wishing to regale their bodies. S.iii.256.
- Sītāvaka. A town in Ceylon, the capital of King Rājasīha I.
Cv.xciii.5; we Cv.Trs.ii.224, n.1.
- Sītavaniya. See
- Sīti-Sutta. Six things which prevent a monk from realizing the
"cool" (nibbāna). A.iii.435.
- Sīti-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Chakka Nipāta of the Anguttara
- Sitthagāma.-A village which Sena IV. converted into a parivena,
evidently for his retirement (Cv.liv.6). Later, a monk, named Dhammamitta,
lived there and wrote a Commentary on the Abhidhamma. Cv.liv.35.
- Sīvaka Sutta. Gives an account of the visit of Moliya Sīvaka (q.v.)
to the Buddha. S.iv.230.
- Sīvala. Son of Mangala Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.iv.20.
- Sīvalīputtāru. A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvii.41.
- Siva-Sutta. Describes the visit of Sivadevaputta to the Buddha.
- Sīveyyaka. See
Sivi-Jātaka (No. 499)
- Siviputta. See
- Siyāmahantakuddāla. A village near Anurādhapura and close to
Tissavāpi, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.149,