Pali Proper Names - V -
- Vācā Sutta 1. A nun who is wrong in speech, wrong in action, and
who rejects the gift of faith, is destined for purgatory. A.iii.141.
- Vācā Sutta 2. Speech is good if spoken in season, in truth, softly,
about the good and in amity. A.iii.243.
- Vācakopadesa. A treatise on Kaccāyana’s grammar by Vijitāvi, a monk
of Burma (Sās., p.90). There is also a tīkā on it by another Vijitāvī. Bode,
op. cit., 46, and n. 4.
- Vacana Sutta. See Vanaropa Sutta.
- Vacanatthajoti, Vacanatthajotikā. A glossary on the Vuttodaya by
Vepullabuddhi Thera. Sās., p. 75; Bode, op. cit., 28, n.5.
- Vācavācaka or Vaccavācaka. A grammatical treatise by
Dhammadassī of Pagan (Sās., p.75; Bode, op. cit., 22, and n. 6). There are
several commentaries on it, the best known being by Saddhammanandi. Others are
called Vaccavācakavannanā, Vacavācakarikā and Vaccavācakadīpanī.
- Vacāvātaka. A village in the Merukandara district, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.282, 295.
- Vaccavācaka. See Vācavācaka above.
Vaccha or Bandha Sutta
Vacchanakha Jātaka (No. 235)
- Vacchanakha. The Bodhisatta born as a Paribbājaka. See the
- Vacchāyana. See Pilotika.
Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.393) this was the name of Pilotika's gotta.
- Vadakongu. A place in South India in charge of which was a maternal
uncle of Kulasekhara. It is mentioned with Tenkongu. Cv.lxxvi.288; lxxvii.43.
- Vadali. A village in South India where Lankāpura killed Alavanda,
and which he occupied after severe fighting. Cv.lxxvi.134, 169.
- Vadamanamekkundi. A locality in South India burnt by Lankāpura.
- Vadavalathirukka. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.94.
Vaddha (or Puppha) Sutta
- Vaddha vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena
(Cv.xxxviii.46). Its name was probably Vaddhamānaka.
- Vaddhagāma. See Velugāma.
Vaddhakisūkara Jātaka (No. 283)
- Vaddhamānaka. See Vaddha vihāra above.
- Vaddhamānaka-tittha.-A ford on the Mahāvālukanadī; it was later
called Sahassa-tittha and Assamandala-thittha. Ras.ii.61, 63.
- Vaddhanavāpi. A tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.36.
- Vadha ālopa sāhasakāra Sutta. Few are they who abstain from
torture, highway robbery and violent deeds; it is because they do not see the
Four Noble Truths. S.v.473.
- Vadhagāmakapāsāna. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
- Vādī Sutta. There are four kinds of expounders (vādī): those that
know the meaning of a passage but not the letter, those that know the letter
but not the meaning, those that know neither, those that know both. A.ii.138.
- Vagguli Vatthu. The story of 500 bats who were born in heaven by
listening to a recital of the Abhidhamma. SadS.81f.
- Vāgissara. One of the Singhalese envoys sent by Parakkamabāhu I. to
Rāmañña. His companion was Dhammakitti. The Rāmañña king put them into a leaky
vessel and sent them home. Cv.lxxvi.32.
- Vāha. The name of Elāra’s state horse, stolen by
Velusumana. MT. 440.
- Vāhadīpa. A monastery in Ceylon, to which Aggabodhi VI. added a
Pāsāda (Cv.xlviii.65), and Udaya I. another, called the Senaggabodhipabbata
pāsāda, (Cv.xlix.33) which was later repaired by Dappula. II. Cv.xlix.76.
- Vāhamavāpi. A tank built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.48.
- Vahana. One of the three palaces of Sikhī Buddha before his
Renunciation. Bu.xxi.16; but BuA. (p. 201) calls it Nārivasabha.
- Vahavāpi. A tank built by King Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94; Dpv.xxii.7.
- Vahittha. A Damila chief, conquered by Dutthagāmanī. His fortress
bore his name. Mhv.xxv.13.
- Vajagaragiri vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon, the residence
of Kāladeva Thera (q.v.). MA.i.100.
- Vajirā Sutta. An account of the conversation between
Vajirā Therī and Māra. S.i.134f.
- Vajirabāhu. A Yakkha who, with four thousand others, kept guard at
the fourth gate of Jotiya's palace. DhA.iv.209.
- Vajirabuddhi. See Mahā
- Vajirabuddhitīkā. Also called
Vinayagandhi or Vinayaganthi. A tīkā or explanation of difficult passages in
the Vinaya Commentaries by Mahāvajirabuddhi Thera of Ceylon. Gv.60, 66.
- Vajiragga. A general of Udaya II. He helped in the subjugation of
Rohana and in the capture of the Adipāda Kittaggabodhi, who had rebelled
against the king. Cv.li.105, 118, 126.
- Vajirahattha. A deva, conqueror of the
Asuras (D.ii.259). Buddhaghosa identifies him with Indra. DA.ii.689.
- Vajirasama. Ninety one kappas ago there were seven kings of this
name, all previous births of Sucidāyaka Thera (Ap.i.135). v.l. Vajirāsakha.
- Vajirasena. A building in the Abhayagiri vihāra, erected by Vajira,
minister of Sena I. Cv.l.84.
- Vajiravāpi. A tank in Ceylon near which was a fortress, once
occupied by Gokanna. Cv.lxx.72.
- Vajiravutti. See
- Vajirī, Vājirī. See Vajirakumārī.
- Vajirindha. A brahmin of Sucirindha, whose daughter gave a meal of
milk rice to Kakusandha Buddha just before his Enlightenment. BuA. p.210.
- Vājirīya. A heretical sect of Buddhists, one of the seventeen
schools which branched off one hundred years after the Buddha's death.
Mhv.v.13; Mhv. p.97; Dpv.v.54 calls them Apararājagirikā.
- Vajjabhūmi. See
- Vajjī Sutta 1. Records the visit of
Ugga-gahapati to the Buddha at Hatthigāma.
- Vajjī Sutta 2. Evidently another name for the
Sārandada Sutta. See. DA.ii.524.
- Vajjī Vagga. The third chapter of the Sattaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.16ff.
- Vajjihārā. The name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359 (vs. 19).
- Vajjiputta or Vesāli Sutta. Contains the story of the discontent of
Vajjiputta (1). S.i.201f.
- Vajjirājā. See
- Vajjiya Sutta. The story of the visit of
Vajjiyamāhita to the Buddha. A.v.189ff.
Vaka Jātaka (No. 300)
- Vakkula. See Bakkula.
- Vāla. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
- Vālagāma Vihāra.-A monastery near Cullatavālagāma. See
- Vālagāma. See Jālagāma ??.
- Valāha Samyutta. The thirty second section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.iii.254 57; cf.
- Valāhaka Vagga. The eleventh chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.102 111; cp.
Valāhassa Jātaka (No. 196)
- Valāhassavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, built by Upatissa II.
(Cv.xxxvii.185) and repaired by Aggabodhi II. (Cv.xlii.67), Vijayabāhu I.
(Cv.lx.50) and Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxix.36).
- Vālakkonda. A place in South India. Cv.lxxvi.187.
- Valangatissapabbata vihāra. See Talangatissapabbata vihāra
- Vālavāhana. A horse belonging to King Kappina. DhA.ii.117.
- Vālika vihāra. A monastery in Jambukolapattana, once the residence
of Punabbasu kutumbikaputta Tissa. VibhA.389.
- Vālikagāma. A village in Ceylon, evidently a seaport, where the
Damilas, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, once had a fort. Cv.lxxxiii.17.
- Vālikākhetta. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns
of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.62; also Cv. Trs.i.292, n. 2.
- Vālikapitthi vihāra. A monastery, probably in Ceylon, the residence
of Abhidhammika Abhaya Thera. At the commencement of the vassa he, with a
large number of his colleagues, recited the Mahāsuññatā Sutta, and, as a
result, they lived apart from each other during the vassa, attaining
arahantship, before the end of the season. MA.ii.907.
- Vālivāsaragāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.177.
- Valiyā. One of the chief women supporters of Dhammadassī Buddha.
- Vallakkuttāra. A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.247, 260.
- Vallavahagāma.-A village in Ceylon, the birthplace of Tambasumana.
- Vallī vihāra. A monastery near Uruvelā, in Ceylon, built by King
- Vallipāsāna vihāra. A monastery to the west of Anurādhapura, near
Mangalavitāna. It held the Indasālakalena, where once lived Mahānāgasena. MT.
- Valliphaladāyaka Thera. An Arahant (Ap.i.296), evidently identical
with Visākha Pañcāliputta (q.v.).
- Vallitittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukaganga. Cv.lxxii.82.
- Valliyavīthi. A street in Mahāgāma. AA.i.279.
- Valliyera vihāra. A monastery in Rohana. For the use of an Elder
who lived there, King Vasabha built the Mahāvalligotta vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.82;
Vālodaka Jātaka (No. 183)
- Vālugāma. A village in South India which Lankāpura laid waste and
- Vālukagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.18; cf. Mahāvālukagāma.
- Vālukapatta. A village near Pulatthipura. Cv.lxx.318.
- Vālukārāma. See
- Valutthi. A Damila chief of South India, won over to Lankāpura’s
side with gifts. Cv.lxxvi.237.
- Vāmadeva. One of the great sages honoured by the brahmins as
authors of hymns, etc. Vin.i.245; D.i.104, etc.; see Vāmaka; cf. Rigveda iv.
26; Rāmāyana i.7, etc.
- Vāmagotta. See Sūra
- Vāmaka. One of the great sages held in esteem by the brahmins.
Vin.i.245; D.i.104,238; M.ii.169, 200; A.iii.224, etc.; cf. Vamsa in Rigveda
- Vamana Sutta. Like a physician who administers an emetic for the
curing of sickness, so does the Buddha administer the Ariyan emetic to cleanse
beings of birth, old age, etc. Thus, right belief cleanses them from wrong
belief, etc. A.v.219f.
- Vāmantapabbhāra. A glen in Ceylon, where lived Mahāsiva Thera
(q.v.). J.vi.30; iv. 490.
- Vamatthappakāsinī. The Commentary on the Mahāvamsa, traditionally
ascribed to a Thera named Mahānāma, and probably written about the ninth
century. For details see P.T.S. edition, Introd.
- Vamsa Sutta. See Ariyavamsa Sutta.
- Vamsabhūmi, Vamsarattha. The country of the
- Vamsarājā. See Udena.
- Vana Samyutta. The ninth section of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.197 205.
- Vanagāma. A locality in Ceylon where Sugalā was captured.
- Vanaggāmapāsāda. A monastery built by Vijayabāhu IV., to which was
attached the Abhayarāja parivena. Cv.lxxxviii.51.
- Vanakorandiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave a
vanakoranda flower to Siddhattha Buddha. Ap.i.404.
- Vananadī. A river in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.156; identified with
Velaveganga (Cv. Trs.ii.59, n. 4).
Vānara Jātaka (No. 342)
- Vānaragāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.7.
- Vānarākara. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Vanaratana Tissa. See Ananda
- Vanaratana. See Medhankara
Vānarinda Jātaka (No. 57)
Vanaropa (or Vacana) Sutta
Vanasa (Vanasāvhaya ?)
- Vanasāvatthi. See Vanasa.
- Vangantaputta. The epithet applied to Sāriputta's brother
Upasena, to distinguish him from others of the
- Vangīsa Thera Samyutta. The eighth section of the Samyutta Nikāya
(S.i.185 96), dealing with incidents connected with
- Vangīsa Thera Vatthu. The story of
Vangīsa’s conversion, his entry into the Order, and his attainment of
arahantship. DhA.iv. 226f.
- Vanguttara. A mountain in Ceylon on which was built the
Pācīnapabbata vihāra by Sūratissa (Mhv.xxi.5). The Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p. 424)
explains that Vanguttara was at the foot of Ekadvārikapabbata.
- Vanijjagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kassapa III.
- Vanka. A king of Sāvatthi. For his story see the
Ghata Jātaka (No. 355). He is
identified with Ananda. J.iii.170.
Vankagiri, vankapabbata, Vankatapabbata
- Vankaka. The name of Mount Vepulla in the time of Konāgamana
- Vankāvattakagalla. A monastery in Ceylon, built by
- Vanna Sutta. One who praises and blames wrongly, without scrutiny,
and who fails to blame or praise rightly, suffers in purgatory. A.ii.84.
- Vañña. Belonging to the Vanni.
- Vannabodhana. A treatise on the Pāli language by Ukkamsamāla of
Ava. Sās, p. 120; Bode, op. cit., 65.
- Vannaka. An irrigation channel (mahāmātika) constructed by
Kutakannatissa. Mhv.xxxiv.32; see also Mhv. Trs. 240, n.1.
- Vannakāraka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a
painter (vannakāra) in Arunavatī and painted the drapery of the Buddha's
cetiya. Twenty three kappas ago he was a king named Candūpama. Ap.i.220.
- Vannanā Sutta. A nun who, without test or scrutiny, praises the
unworthy and blames the worthy, shows faith in things unbelievable and
disbelief in things believable and rejects the gift of faith - such a one
goes to purgatory. A.iii.139.
- Vannanītigandha. One of the six treatises ascribed to
- Vannapitaka. A compilation condemned by the orthodox as
abuddhavacana. E.g., SA.ii.150; Sp.iv.742.
Vannāroha Jātaka (No. 361)
- Vannāroha Vagga. The second chapter of the
Jātakatthakathā. J.iii.191 210.
- Vannibhuvanekabāhu. See
- Vannūpama. See Candūpama.
Vannupatha Jātaka (No. 2)
- Vantajīvakā. A group or sect of Buddhist ascetics. Vijayabāhu I.
provided them with necessaries and granted maintenance villages to their
relations (Cv.lx.69). cp. Lābhavāsī.