Pali Proper Names - B -
- Babbarā. Name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
Babbu Jātaka (No.137)
- Badaguna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.124.
- Badaratittha. See
- Badaravallī. The scene of a battle between the forces of
Mānābharana and those of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.96.
- Badarībhātikamāna. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.148.
- Baddhaguna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. The cetiya there,
destroyed by the Colas, was restored by Vīrabāhu, viceroy of Vijayabāhu I.
- Baddhasīmāpāsāda. A twelve storied uposatha-house built in
Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.56, 67.
- Baddula Sutta. See
- Bahalagangā. The name given to a portion of the river flowing from
the south of
Himavā. The section is that which flows between the
Tiyaggalapokkharanī and the
Ummaggagangā. It flows through a rock for a distance of sixty leagues.
SNA.ii.439; AA.ii.760; UdA.302; MA.i.586.
- Bahalamassu Tissa Thera. He was a pupil of Mahātissa,, and when the
latter was expelled by the Mahā-vihāra monks for misdemeanour, Bahalamassu
Tissa left the Mahā-vihāra in anger and, dwelling in Abhayagiri, formed there
a separate faction. Mhv.xxxiii.96.
- Bāhika. See
Bāhiya Jātaka (No.108)
- Bāhiya Sutta 1. Relates the incident of Bāhiya (3) asking the
Buddha for a lesson. S.iv.63.
- Bāhiya Sutta 2. The same as the above, but the lesson given is on
the satipatthānas. S.v.165.
- Bahubhāni-Jātaka. Evidently another name (given in DhA.iv.92) for
Kacchapa Jātaka (No.215).
- Bahubhānī-Sutta. The five disadvantages of excessive talking:
liability to falsehood, malice, harshness, babbling and suffering after death.
- Bahucintī. A fish. See the
Mitacintī Jātaka. J.i.427f.
- Bahudhanasetthi. The name conferred by the king of Rājagaha on
Punna, when the latter was raised to the rank of setthi (DhA.iii.307). See
- Bahudhīti Sutta. Relates the story of Bahudhīti Bhāradvāja. S.i.170
- Bahukā. A river to which sacrifices were offered (M.i.39;
J.v.388f.). v.l. Bāhukā.
- Bahukāra Sutta. Three persons who are very helpful to one another
he who leads to the Three Refuges, he through whom one understands Ill, etc.,
and he who leads one to the destruction of the āsavas. A.i.123.
- Bahula-Sutta. Four conditions which conduce to the growth of
- Bāhumatī. A holy river where men bathe in order to expiate their
sins. M.i.39; MA.i.145.
- Bahunandi. See Bāhuraggi below.
- Bāhuna-Sutta. The questions asked by Bāhuna (q.v.) and the Buddha's
answers thereto. A.v.151 f.
- Bahūpakāra Sutta. Five things which make a monk of great service to
his residence. A.iii.263.
Bahuputta, Bahuputtaka cetiya
- Bāhuputta, Bahuputtaka. King of
Benares and husband of Khemā. He is identified with Sāriputta. For details
Hamsa Jātakā. J.iv.423ff.; cp. Seyya.
- Bahuputtikā. See
- Bāhuraggi. One of seven beings born in the
Avihā world, there to pass away entirely. v.l. Bahunandi. S.i.35, 60;
- Bahusodarī. A goddess (devadhītā) living
Gandhamādana (J.vi.83). See the
- Bahussuta Sutta. Five qualities which make a man learned and wise.
- Bahutarā Sattā Vagga. The tenth chapter of the Sacca Samyutta.
Bakabrahma Jātaka (No.405)
- Bakagalluddhavāpī. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.124.
Baka-Jātaka (No.038, 236)
Bakkula, Bākula, Vakkula Thera
Bākula. See Bakkula
- Bālacittapabodhanī. The name of a Tīkā. Gv.65, 67.
- Baladatta. A king, last of the dynasty of
Brahmadeva, who reigned in Ekacakkhu. Dpv.iii.25; MT. 128.
- Baladevavattikā. Followers of a certain cult who hoped for
purification by their practices. MNid.89.
- Bālādicca. A monastery in South India, the residence of Coliya
Dīpankara (Buddhappiya), author of the Rūpasiddhi. P.L.C.220.
- Bālaka. See below, Bālakalonakāragāma.
- Balakaranīya Vagga. Several sections of the Mahā Vagga of the
Samyutta Nikāya bear this name i.e., S.v.45, 135, 138, 191, 240, 242, 246,
- Balakathā. The ninth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the
- Balakkāra. A Kālinga prince, kinsman of Tiloka-Sundarī. He came to
Ceylon and was given honour and gifts by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lix.46.
- Balāni Sutta. The four powers of faith, energy, mindfulness,
Bālapandita Sutta (M.129)
- Balapāsāna. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.178; lxxv.3, 5.
- Bālāppabodhana. A Pāli work, probably a Commentary (Gv.63, 73).
There exists a Tīkā on it. Ibid., 65, 76.
- Bala-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Mahā Vagga of the Samyutta
Nikāya. S.v.249 53.
- Balasena. A king of fifty seven kappas ago; a previous birth of
Upatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.241.
- Balatam Sutta. Six qualities, the possession of which destroys
strength in concentration. A.iii.427.
- Bālava. A maintenance village, given by Aggabodhi IV. to the
padhānaghara of Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Bala-Vagga 1. The second chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.9-14.
- Bala-Vagga 2. The third and eighth chapters of the Bala Samyutta.
- Bālāvatāra. A Pāli grammar in seven chapters, by Dhammakitti (or
Vācissara), written in the fourteenth century. It is based on the Kaccāyana
and forms an extremely good summary of Pāli grammar. There are to be found
several Singhalese paraphrases of the work and two tīkās in Pāli. For details
- Bālhagilāyana (or Gihīnaya) Sutta (But see KS.v.268, n.2). A number
of monks visit
Anuruddha, who lies grievously ill in the
Andhakavana, and ask him how it is that painful feelings make no
impression on his mind. He answers that it is because he is well grounded in
the four satipatthāna. S.v.302.
- Balibhojakā. Probably the totemistic name of a Singhalese clan;
they are mentioned in connection with the celebrations in honour of the Tooth
Relic in the reign of Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxv.51; see also Cv.Trs.i.29,
- Baliharana. A forest tract (vanasanda) near Kusinārā where the
Buddha is said to have stayed (A.i.274;v.79). It was so called because the
people there made offerings to various spirits (AA.i.457; MA.ii.826). The
Kinti Sutta was preached there (M.ii.238).
- Balisa Sutta. Dire are gains, favours and flattery, like to a flesh
baited hook, Māra being the fisherman. S.ii.226.
- Bālisika Sutta. Like baited hooks cast by a fisherman are the
objects cognisable by the external sense spheres. He who avoids them has
escaped from the clutches of Māra. S.iv.158.
- Balivadda Sutta. On four kinds of oxen: those that are fierce to
the cows of their own herd, to cows of other herds, those that are fierce to
neither their own nor others; and the four corresponding kinds of men.
- Baluggata. Fifteen kappas ago there were
twelve kings of this name, previous births of Ugga Thera (ThagA.i.175;
Ap.i.165). v.l. Khaluggata.
- Bandha Sutta. See
- Bandhanā Sutta. Those who regard the body, feelings, perceptions,
etc., as self, are fettered by bonds those who do not are free. S.iii.164.
Bandhanāgāra Jātaka (No.201)
Bandhanamokkha Jātaka (No.120)
- Bandhati Sutta 1. Eight ways in which a woman attracts a man.
- Bandhati Sutta 2. Eight ways in which a man attracts a woman.
- Barabbala. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.51.
- Bārānasīsetthi. See
Bāveru Jātaka (No.339)
- Bāveru. (Babylon).
- Belatta. Father of
Belatthānika (Belatthakāni) Thera
- Belatthaputta. See
- Benares. See Bārānasī.
- Bhaddakaccā, Bhaddākaccā, Bhaddakaccānā, also
- Bhaddā-Kaccāna. See
- Bhaddakappa. A kappa such as the present
in which five Buddhas are born. BuA.159.
- Bhaddaka-Sutta. Sāriputta tells the monks that he who delights and
engages himself in worldly activities meets with a luckless fate, while he who
renounces such meets with a lucky fate. A.iii.293.
- Bhaddanahānakottha. A bathing place in Pulatthipura, built by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
Bhaddasāla Jātaka (No.465)
- Bhaddasena. Son of
Ekarāja and brother of
Candakumāra (J.vi.134). He is identified with Moggallāna. J.vi.157.
- Bhaddasena.-One of the ten sons of
- Bhaddasenāpati-parivena. A monastic building erected and endowed by
Bhadda, general of Sena I. Cv.l.82.
- Bhaddā-Suriyavaccasā. Daughter of the Gandhabba
Timbarū and beloved of
Bhaddavatikā. A market town near Kosambī....
Bhaddavatiya. Father of Simāvati...
Bhaddayānikā. An offshoot of the Vajjiputtaka heretics ...
- Bhaddika. See Bhaddiya (3).
- Bhadditthivimāna vatthu. The story of Bhaddā, wife of Rohaka. See
- Bhadrā Therī. She belonged to a clan of the Sākiyans, and left the
world with Pajāpati Gotamī. While she was meditating, the Buddha sent her a
ray of glory and she attained arahantship. Thig.vs.9; ThigA.13.
Bhadra, or ? Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta...
- Bhadragaka. A headman of Uruvelakappa and
father of Ciravāsi (S.iv. 327). See
Bhadraghata Jātaka (No.291).
- Bhadrakāra. Son of Vidhura and eldest brother of Sambhava (the
Bodhisatta). For details see the
Sambhava Jātaka. Bhadrakāra is identified with Moggallāna. J.v.67.
- Bhadravanasanda. The name given to the grove near the Bodhitree
where the Buddha took his noonday rest after the meal of milk rice provided by
Bhadrāvudha. One of the sixteen disciples of Bāvarī, ...
Bhagalavatī. A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble....
- Bhagandha Hatthaka Sutta. See
Bhadragandha Hatthaka Sutta.
Bhaggā. The name of a tribe and a country, ...
Bhaggavagotta. A clothed Wanderer (channaparibbājaka)...
- Bhaggavī. See
- Bhaginī Sutta 1. It would not be easy to find a person who has not
been one's sister during samsāra. S.ii.189.
- Bhaginī Sutta 2. There are men who would not lie, even for a
sister's sake. S.ii.243.
- Bhagīrasa. A king of old, mentioned as having held great
sacrifices; he could not, however, advance beyond the peta world. J.vi.99.
- Bhagīrathī, Bhagīrasī. See Bhāgirathī.
- Bhagu. A famous sage (isi) of old (Vin.i.245; D.i.104, 238, 243;
M.ii. 169, 200; A.iii.224; A.iv.61). He was one of the teachers who composed
runes combined with the teachings of
Kassapa Buddha. DA.i.273, etc.
- Bhājanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a
potter of Bandhumatī and supplied pots to the monks. Fifty-three kappas ago he
was a king named Anantajāli. Ap.i.218.
- Bhallātakadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he was an
ascetic and, seeing the Buddha Atthadassī going through the air, invited him
to his hermitage. There he gave the Buddha a bhallātaka-fruit (Ap.ii.398). He
is probably, identical with Vijitasena. Thag.A.i.426.
- Bhallātaka-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Dhātusena
(Cv.xxxviii.47) and restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.61).
- Bhallatittha. A landing place in Ceylon where Abhayanāga once
- Bhallātiya. King of
Benares. See the
Bhallātiya-Jātaka (No. 504)
Bhallika, Bhalliya, Bhalluka Thera.
Bhalluka. Nephew of
Bhanda, Bhandu Thera
Bhandagāma. A Vajjian village between Vesāli and Hatthigāma ...
- Bhandagāma-Vagga. The first chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Aguttara Nikāya. A.ii.1-12.
- Bhandāgāra-amacca. Given as an example of a handsome person.
- Bhandakucchi. One of the gate keepers (dovārikā) of Mandavya, who
were ordered to cast
Mātanga out. J.iv.382.
- Bhandika. An eminent Thera, well versed in the four Nikāyas
(catunikāyika). He was evidently an esteemed Commentator. See, e.g., SA.i.17.
- Bhandikā-parivena. A building attached to the Abhayiāgiri vihāra
and built by Kassapa V. (Cv.lii.68) It evidently received its name in honour
of the king's mother. Cv. Trs.i.167, n. 6.
- Bharana. One of the chief warriors of Dutthagāmani. He was the son
of Kumāra of Kappalakandara and was very fleet of foot. At the age of ten or
twelve he could chase hare and elk, seize them and dash them on the ground.
See also Ras.ii.96.
- Bharandu Sutta. Records the visit of the Buddha to the hermitage of
Bharandukālāma. A.i.276 ff.
Bharandukālāma. A recluse, once a co-disciple of the Buddha ...
- Bhāra-Sutta. The burden is the five upādānakkhandhas, the
burden-bearer is the person (puggala), the taking up of the burden is the lust
that leads to rebirth, the laying down of the burden is passionless ceasing of
- Bharatakumāra. Son of the second queen of Dasaratha and stepbrother
of Rāma and Lakkhana. For his story see the
Dasaratha Jātaka. He is identified with Ananda. J.iv.124 ff.
- Bhāratayuddha. Evidently refers to the story of the Mahābhārata. It
is reckoned among the sinful topics of conversation. E.g., VibhA.490.
- Bharattāla. A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi IV. for his
maintenance of the Dāthāsiva-padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.12.
- Bhāra-Vagga. The third chapter of the Khandha Samyutta. S.iii.25
Bharu Jātaka (No.213).
- Bharukacchaka Vatthu. The story of a
Bharukaccha who having (in his dream) lain with a woman, thought he was
guilty of a pārājikā offence. But
Upāli ruled that he was blameless. Vin.iii.39; Sp.i.283.
- Bhātaragāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of Nāgā Therī.
- Bhātā-Sutta. It is not easy to find one who has not been a brother
in the long faring of samsāra. S.ii.189.
- Bhāti, Bhātiya. King of Magadha, father of
Bimbisāra. Dpv.iii.52f.; MT.137.
Bhātikābhaya. Also called Bhātika or Bhātiya
- Bhātikatissa-vihāra. A vihāra built by
- Bhatta Sutta. The five disadvantages which come to a family who
wait to eat till the sun has fully risen. A.iii.260.
- Bhattā. See
- Bhattabhuttavalāhaka. The name given to the spot where Dutthagāmani
took his meal after crossing the Mahāvālukagangā, in his advance against the
Damilas. MT. 476.
- Bhavanetti Sutta. The Buddha tells Rādha that that which leads to
rebirth is lust for the body, for feelings, etc. S.iii.190.
- Bhavanimmita. Fifty seven kappas ago there were four kings of this
name, previous births of Phalakadāyaka Thera (Ap.i.174). v.l. Santanāmika.
- Bhāvasetthi. A previous birth of
Bījaka (2). J.vi.228.
- Bhayasīva 1. A member of the Moriya clan in Ceylon, contemporary of
Silākāla. His son was Aggabodhi and his nephew King Mahānāga. Cv.xli.69f.
- Bhayasīva 2. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69; ApA.i.106.
- Bhaya-Vagga. The thirteenth chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.121 33.
- Bhayoluppala. A tank in Ceylon, made by Kutakannatissa
(Mhv.xxxiv.33). The name was later corrupted into Bahuppala. MT. 628.
- Bhennākata. A locality where Rujā lived as a castrated goat.
- Bheravāya. A rock cave, near Himavā, where Sambula-kaccāna dwelt in
Bherī. A female ascetic ...
Bherivāda-Jātaka (No. 59)
- Bheruva. A city, the residence of
- Bhesajja-anuññāta-bhānavāra. The thirteenth chapter of the sixth
Khandaka of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
- Bhesajjamañjūsā. A Pāli medical work written in the time of
Parakkamabāhu II. by a monk of Ceylon. The author is referred to as
Pañcaparivenādhipati. Saranankara wrote a Sinhalese Commentary on it.
- Bhesakalā. A Yakkhinī. See
Bhesakalāvana. A grove in the Bhagga country....
- Bhesikā. The barber of
- Bhidura Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 83) from
the Itivuttaka (p.69f). The body breaks up, consciousness is contemptible; all
- Bhikkhadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he gave a
spoonful of food to Siddhattha Buddha. Eighty seven kappas ago he was king
seven times under the name of Mahārenu (Ap.i.140). He is probably identical
with Godhika Thera. ThagA.i.124.
- Bhikkhadāyī. See Bhikkhudāsi.
Bhikkhāparampara Jātaka (No.496)
- Bhikkhunā-Sutta 1. In the Buddha's method of explaining Dhamma,
there feelings are divided into various categories of 2, 3, 5, 6, 18, 30, 108,
- Bhikkhunā-Sutta 2. Same as Bhikkhu Sutta (6).
- Bhikkhunī-khandhaka. The tenth section of the Culla Vagga of the
- Bhikkhunī-Samyutta. The fifth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Bhikkhunī-Vibhanga. The second section of the Sutta Vibhanga of the
Vinaya Pitaka, also called Cūla Vibhanga.
- Bhikkhupātimokkha. See
- Bhikkhu-Samyutta. The twenty first section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 1. The seventh section of the Majjhima Nikāya,
containing suttas 61 70.
- Bhikkhu-Vagga 2. The twenty fifth section of the Dhammapada.
- Bhikkhu-Vibhanga. The first division of the Sutta Vibhanga of the
Vinaya Pitaka. It is also called the Mahā Vibhanga.
- Bhillivāna-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Dhātusena.
Bhīma. A sage of old ...
- Bhima. The name of a celestial musician or a musical instrument.
VvA.93, 96, 211, 372.
- Bhīmarāja. A Kālinga prince of Sīhapura, brother of Tilokasundarī.
He came to Ceylon and Vijayabāhu I. gave him suitable maintenance. Cv.lix.46.
- Bhīmasena 1. A weaver; see the
- Bhīmasena 2. One of the five Pāndavas, sons of King Pandu; he was
the husband of
Kanhā. J.v.424, 426.
- Bhinnālavanagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97.
- Bhinnorudīpa. A monastery in Ceylon built by Aggabodhi I. for the
Elder (probably Dāthāsiva) who was living in the Mahāparivena. The revenue
from Vattākārapitthi was given for its maintenance. Cv.xlii.26.
- Bhiruka-Jātaka. See
- Bhisa. A king of three kappas ago, a previous birth of
- Bhisāluvadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave
some lotus stalks and water to Vipassī Buddha. Three kappas ago he was a king
named Bhisa. Ap.i.120.
- Bhisamulāladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he met
Phussa Buddha alone in the forest and gave him lotus stalks and petals.
Bhisapuppha Jātaka (No.392).
- Bhīta-Sutta. The Buddha, in answer to a deva's question, says that
if a man be pure in word, deed and thought, has faith, and is generous, he
need not fear life in another world. S.i.42.
- Bhiyya. One of the chief lay patrons of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.23.
Bhogagāmanagara. A village in the Vajji country,..
- Bhogasamhara petavatthu. The story of a woman of Rājagaha who,
having earned money by selling things with false measures, was born in the
peta world. Pv.iv.14; PvA.278f
- Bhoga-Sutta. The five disadvantages of riches and also the five
advantages of the same. A.iii.259.
- Bhogavatī. A palace in the Nāga world, the residence of the Nāga
king Varuna, father of Irandatī. J.vi. 269, 270.
- Bhojakagiri. A vihāra in Kālinga, built by Asoka, at the cost of
one crore, for his brother Tissa (Ekavihārika). ThagA.i.506, 507.
- Bhojanadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he gave a
meal to Vessabhū Buddha. Twenty five kappas ago he was a king named Amitābha.
- Bhojanasuddhika. The Bodhisatta born as the king of
Benares. See the
Dūta Jātaka. J.ii.319, 321.
- Bhojana-Vagga. The fourth section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya
Pitaka. Vin.iv. 69 90.
- Bhokkanta. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Till deserted
by its inhabitants (probably through fear of the Damilas), it was the
residence of Sumanā, wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara (DhA.iv.50).
- Bhujaka. A tree with fragrant wood, found only in Gandhamādana.
- Bhujangadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthippura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
- Bhūmicāla-Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Atthaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.293-313.
- Bhūmiya.-A king of fifteen kappas ago; a previous birth of
- Bhummā. A class of devas, earth bound deities. They belong to the
lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.
- Bhummaja. One of the
Chabbaggiyā. His followers were called Bhummajakā.
Bhuñjatī.Wife of Vessavana and a devout follower of the Buddha...
- Bhūridatta. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the Nāga king,
Dhatarattha. See the
- Bhūripañña. One hundred and seven kappas ago there were four kings
of this name, previous births of Paccupatthānasaññaka (Ekūdāniya). Ap.i.153;
- Bhūri-Sutta. Four conditions which, if developed, lead to extensive
- Bhūtagana. A mountain near
Himavā. Ap.i.179; ThagA.i.215.
- Bhūtamangalagāma. A village in the Cola country in South India.
Buddhadatta lived there in a monastery built by Venhudāsa. P.L.C.107.
- Bhūtapāla-Nanda.-One of the
- Bhūta-parivena. A monastic building erected by Aggabodhi VIII
(Cv.xlix.46). It was probably attached to the Bhūtārāma (q.v.).
- Bhūtavālika. A setthiputta, held up as an example of a devout
follower of the Buddha (AA.i.335). He is probably identical with
- Bhuttakatittha.-A ford, probably on the Mahāvālukanadī. It was two
leagues from Vālagāma Vihāra. See Tambasumana.
- Bījagāma. A village in Ceylon where Mahallaka Nāga built the
Tānaveli (or Canavela ) vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.125.
- Bilangika Bhāradvāja Sutta. Relates the story of the conversion of
Bilangika Bhāradvāja. S.i.164.
Bilārikosiya Jātaka (No.450)
- Bilārikosiya. A rich miser whom Sakka converted into a generous
donor. See the
- Billagāmatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā, mentioned in the
account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.48,122.
- Billaphaliya Thera. An arahant. He was an ascetic living on the
banks of the Candabhāgā in the time of Kakusandha Buddha. One day he gave the
Buddha a billa fruit (wood apple) from the tree which grew in his grove.
- Billasela. A mountain in Ceylon. Vijayabāhu III. built, on its
summit, a temple for the Tooth Relic (Cv.lxxxi.33; see also Cv.Trs.ii.138,
n.4.). From there the Relic was removed by Parakkamabāhu II. to Jambuddoni.
- Billasela-vihāra. A monastery on Billasela, where Bhuvanekabāhu,
brother of Parakkamabāhu II., erected, under the king's orders, a parivena
called the Bhuvanekabāhu parivena. Cv.lxxxv.59.
- Bimbādevī. See
- Bimbasundarī. Probably another name for Bimbādevī. She is
identified with Amarādevi of the
Mahā Ummagga Jātaka. J.vi.478.
- Bimbī. An eminent laywoman, follower of the Buddha. A.iv.347;
- Bimbijāliya Thera. An arahant. In the past he gave a bimbijālika
flower to Padumuttara Buddha. Sixty eight kappas ago he was king four times
under the name of Kiñjakesara. Ap.i.225.
- Bīranatthambhaka Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Duka Nipāta of
the Jātakatthakathā. J.ii.164ff.
- Bodhanā Sutta. The Buddha explains to a monk, in answer to his
question, that the bojjhangas are so called because they conduce to wisdom.
- Bodhī. Daughter of Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11.
- Bodhiāvāta. A village in Rohana mentioned in the accounts of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.97, 146.
- Bodhigāmavara. A village and district in the Dakkhinadesa of
Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkāmabāhu 1.
Cv.lxvi.78; lxix.9; lxx.88; for its identification see Cv.Trs.i.259, n. 1.
- Bodhighariya Thera. An Arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he built a
pavilion by the Bodhi tree of Siddhattha Buddha. Sixty five kappas ago he
became king in Kāsika, which city was built for him by Vissakamma, ten leagues
long and eight broad. His palace was called Mangala. Ap.ii.401.
- Bodhiguttā. A nun of the Hatthālhakārāma in Anurādhapura, colleague
of Sanghamittā. She belonged to the Moriya clan and was the elder sister of
Sunandā, wife of Bodhigutta. Mbv. 169.
- Bodhimātu Mahātissa Thera. He came through the air to receive from
Dutthagāmanī a share of the food which the latter had obtained while
fleeing from Culanganiyapitthi. According to other accounts the Thera's name
Kutumbiyaputta Tissa. AA.i.366.
- Bodhisammajjaka Thera. An arahant. In the past he picked up leaves
from the courtyard of a Bodhi tree and cleaned it (Ap.ii.457). He is probably
identical with Tissa Thera. ThagA.i.105f.
- Bodhisenapabbatagāma. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon where
Vikkamabāhu II defeated Mānābharana and his two brothers. Cv.lxi.33.
- Bodhisiñcaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago, when a great
festival was being held in honour of the Bodhi tree of Vipassī Buddha, he
sprinkled perfumed water on the tree. Thirty three kappas ago he became king
eight times under the name of Udakāsecana (Ap.i.131). v.l. Bodhisaññaka.
- Bodhi-Sutta. On the seven bojjhangas as the seven things that cause
not decline (aparihāniyā dhammā). A.iv.23.
- Bodhitalagāma. A village on the road from Gangāsiripura to
Samantakūta where Devappatirāja built a bridge. Cv.lxxxvi.21.
- Bodhī-Theri. A friend of
Isidāsī, who related the story of her own past lives at the request of
- Bodhitissa. A chieftain, probably of Malaya. He built the
- Bodhitissa-vihāra. See Bodhitissa above.
Thera. An Arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he was born in Rammavatī under the name
of Muraja and paid great homage to the Bodhi tree. Fifteen kappas ago he was a
king named Damatha. Ap.i.174.
- Bodhī-Uppalavannā Kassapagiri. The name given to the enlarged
monastery at Issarasamanārāma built by Kassapa I. Cv.xxxix.11; see also
- Bodhi-Vagga. The first chapter of the Udāna.
- Bodhivāla. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Kitti (Vijayabāhu I.). Cv.lvii.54.
- Bodhivamsa. See
- Bodhivandaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw the
pātali bodhi of Vipassī Buddha and worshipped it. Ap.i.290.
- Bojjhā, Bocchā. An eminent upāsikā. The Anguttara Nikāya (A.iv.259,
also 347) records a visit paid by her to the Buddha at Jetavana. The Buddha
then preached to her on the uposatha and the advantages of keeping the fast.
- Bojjhangakathā. The third chapter of the Yuganaddha Vagga of the
- Bojjhangakosalla Sutta. One of the sections of the Bojjhanga
Samyutta. VibhA.229, 231; the reference is to S.v.112f.
- Bojjhanga-Sākacca Vagga. The sixth chapter of the Bojjhanga
- Bojjhanga-Samyutta. The second section (forty sixth Samyutta) of
the Mahāvagga of the Samyutta Nikāya. S.v.61ff.
- Bojjhā-Sutta. Records the visit of Bojjhā (q.v.) to the Buddha and
the sermon preached to her on the uposatka. A.iv.259ff.
- Bokusala. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.169.
- Bolagāma. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
Brahāchatta Jātaka (No.336)
- Brahma. See
- Brahmadeva-Sutta. Records the story of
Brahmadeva Thera (q.v. 3) and his mother. S.i.140ff.
- Brahmakāyikā devā. See
- Brāhmanagāma. A village in Ceylon, near which Mahāsena built the
- Brāhmanagāmavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Brāhmana-Samyutta. The seventh section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Brahmapārisajja, Brahmapurohita. See
- Brahmā-Samyutta. The sixth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S.i.136
- Brahmavaddhana 1. An old name for
Bārānasī (J.iv.119). A king named Manoja reigned there. For details see
Sona Nanda Jātaka. J.v.312ff.
- Brahmavaddhana 2. Son of Metteyya Buddha before his Renunciation.
- Brahmavatī. A brahminee, the mother of Metteyya Buddha. Vsm.434;
DhSA.415; Dvy.60; Anāgatavamsa, vs. 96.
- Brahmāyu-Sutta. Records the story of the conversion of Brahmāyu ...
- Bubbula. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.99; see Cv.Trs.i.295, n.4.
- Budalavitthi. A village in Ceylon where Vijayabāhu I. erected five
dwelling places for the monks on the spot where his parents had been cremated.
- Buddhā. Wife of Prince Bodhi and, later, of Moggallāna. By Bodhi
she had a daughter Lokitā and by Moggallāna four children: Kitti (afterwards
Vijayabāhu I.), Mittā, Mahinda and Rakkhita. Cv.lvii.40.
- Buddhabhelagāma. A village in Ceylon given by Jetthā, wife of
Aggabodhi IV., for the maintenance of the Jetthārāma. Cv.xvli.28.
- Buddhadeva Thera. A member of the Mahimsāsaka sect. He was one of
the three monks - the others being Atthadassī and Buddhamitta - at whose
suggestion the Jātakatthakathā was written. J.i.1.
- Buddhagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon for the maintenance of
which Sena II. gifted a village. Cv.li.74.
- Buddhagāma. A village and district in the Dakkhiniadesa of Ceylon.
It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
Cv.lviii.43; lxvi.19, 25, 39, 62; lxix.9; lxx.311; lxxii.178; for its
identification see Cv.Trs.i.206, n.1.
- Buddhagāmakanijjhara. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Buddhaghosuppatti. A very late account of the life of Buddhaghosa;
it is more a romance than a historical chronicle. For an account of this see
Law, Pāli Lit.
558 f. The
work has been translated and edited by Gray (London).
- Buddhālankāra. A Pāli poem based on the Sumedhakathā by Sīlavamsa.
Bode, p. 43.
- Buddhamātā. See
- Buddhanāga Thera. A disciple of Sāriputta of Ceylon. He wrote the
Vinayatthamañjūsā on the Kankhāvitaranī at the request of a monk named
Sumedha. Gv.61f., 71; SadS.65; Svd.1212; P.L.C.201.
- Buddhanāyaka, Buddhanātha. A general of Mānābharaina (2). He was
defeated at Nāla by the Kesadhātu Rakkha. Later, during eight days, he fought
at Pillavitthi a battle against the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. and again
against the Adhikārin Rakkha. He was killed in the last-named conflict.
Cv.lxx.296; lxxii.171, 266, 270. See Cv.Trs.i.311,n.2.
- Buddhapakinnakhandha. The twelfth chapter of the Buddhavamsa.
- Buddhapitā. See
- Buddharāja. A powerful man of Rohana who is said to have quarrelled
with Loka, ruler of Kājaragāma. Cv.lvii.45.
- Buddhasiri.-A monk of the Mahāvihāra, at whose request Buddhaghosa
wrote the Samantapāsādikā. Sp.i.2.
- Buddhasoma. A monk of Ceylon, friend of Ananda, the author of the
Saddhammopāyana. The work was composed by Ananda to be sent as a religious
gift to Buddhasoma. P.L.C.212.
- Buddha-Sutta. See
Araham Sutta (5).
- Buddha-Vagga 1. The fourteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.
- Buddha-Vagga 2. The first chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta.
- Buddhavīmamsaka-mānava. See
- Buddhija, Buddhiya. Personal attendant of Kakusandha Buddha.
Bu.xxiii.20; J.i.42; D.ii.6.
- Buddhippasādinī. A Tīkā on the Padasādhana by Srī Rāhula of the
fifteenth century. P.L.C.205.
- Buddhupatthāka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he
blew a conch shell in honour of Vipassī Buddha. Twenty four kappas ago he
became king sixteen times under the name of Mahānigghosgā (Ap.i.138f). He is
probably identical with Vimala Thera. ThagA.i.122f.
- Buddhūpatthāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was
named Vetambarī and his father dedicated him to the service of the Buddha (?
Sikhī). Twenty three kappas ago he became king four times under the name of
- Būkakalla. A village in Ceylon near which was the Ambavāpī given by
Potthakuttha to the Mātambiya padhānaghara. Cv.xlvi.20.
- Burudatthalī. A ford across the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.36.