Pali Proper Names - K -
- Kāma Jātaka (No.467)
- Kāma Sutta
- Kāmabhogī Sutta
- Kāmabhū Sutta
- Kāmada Sutta. Contains the account of Kāmada's visit to the Buddha
(S.i.48). It is quoted in the Nettippakarana p.148.
- Kāmānākkotta.-A fortress in South India, which was occupied by the
Damila chiefs Pandimandala, Vīraganga and Kangakonda. Cv.lxxvi.180.
- Kāmanīta Jātaka, (No.228)
- Kāmanīta.-The name by which the brahmin, mentioned in connection
with the Kāma Jātaka, the Kāma Sutta and the
Kāmanīta Jātaka, is referred to. J.ii.212.
- Kāmavilāpa Jātaka (No.297)
- Kambala.-A tribe of Nāgas. They were present at the Mahāsamaya
(D.ii.258), and are mentioned with the Assataras as living at the foot of
- Kamboja (Kambojaka)
- Kāmboja.-See Kamboja.
- Kambugallaka.-See Hambugallaka.
- Kamma Sutta
- Kamma Vagga.-The twenty-fourth chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. It contains ten suttas on various kinds of deeds, the four
classes of ascetics and the blessings of a good man (A.ii.230-9). The
Commentary calls it Magga-vagga.
- Kammahārattaka.-General of King Khallātanāga. He led a revolution
against the king and killed him in the capital. The king's brother
Vattagāmani, however, killed the general and took over the government
(Mhv.xxxiii.33; see also MT.612).
- Kammakārana Vagga.-A group of ten suttas, forming the first section
of the Duka Nipāta, on various subjects, such as faults and their punishment,
worldly and spiritual striving, the two things (fear and shame) which guard
the world, etc. A.ii.47ff
- Kammakathā.-The seventh chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
- Kammakkhandha.-The first section of the Cullavagga of the Vinaya
- Kammapatha Vagga.-The third chapter of the Dhātu Samyutta.
- Kammāradeva.-A locality in Anurādhapura, included in the sīmā
marked out by Devānampiya-Tissa. On its left was the cemetery for the lower
castes (Mbv.135; also Mhv.xv.13, see Geiger's edition, p.332).
- Kammāragāma.-A village in Rohana, identified with modern
Kamburugamuva. It was one of the places passed by the Kañcukināyaka of
Parakkamabāhu I, in his victorious progress (Cv.lxxv.47; Cv.Trs.ii.48, n.2).
- Kammāsa.-See Kammāsapada.
- Kammāsadamma, Kammāsadhamma (v.l.
- Kammassadhamma.-See Kammāsadamma
- Kammavācā.-A compilation of the rules and the ritual regarding
admission into the Sangha (Bode: op. cit., 6f).
- Kammavibhanga Sutta.-See
Cūla Kammavibhanga Sutta and
Mahā Kammavibhanga Sutta.
- Kammupelanda.-See Kabupelanda.
- Kampilla (Kampillaka, Kampilliya)
- Kamsabhoga.-A division of Uttarāpatha, its capital being
Asitañjana, where Mahākamsa and his successors ruled. J.iv.79; PvA.111.
- Kamsavamsa.-The race of Mahākamsa; this race was destroyed by the
sons of Devagabbhā. J.iv.79.
- Kanāda.-A teacher of philosophy, mentioned with Kapila, as teaching
that the soul was limitless (na antavā). UdA.339.
- Kānagāma.-A village and tank in Rohana. There Aggabodhi of Rohana
built three hospitals for the blind and the sick and a large image house in
the Patimā-vihāra (Cv.xlv.43). Parakkamabāhu I. repaired the tank.
- Kanakadattā.-A nun, disciple of
Konāgamana, who brought a branch of the Buddha's udumbara-bodhi to Ceylon.
She, with her following, was left behind by the Buddha. v.l. Kantakānandā and
- Kanakāgamana.-See Konāgamana.
- Kanakāgamana.-See Konāgamana.
- Kanakamuni.-See Konāgamana.
- Kānamātā.-A pious lay woman of
Sāvatthi, mother of Kānā.
- Kānamūla.-A locality in Ceylon, near the Kālavāpi. Cv.lxxii.183.
- Kānapaddāvuda.-A locality in Ceylon. There a she-bear attacked
Parakkamabāhu I. (then the ādipāda), but was killed by him. Cv.1xvii.40.
- Kanasiya.-A Damila. chief, conquered by Lankāpura at Tirivekambama
- Kānatālavana-tittha.-A ford in the Mahāvāluka-gangā, a point of
strategic importance. Cv.lxxii.19.
- Kānavāpī.-A tank near the Cetiyagiri, given by Sena I. for the use
of the monks there (Cv.l.72). Sena II. built a dam across it at
Katthantanagara (Cv.li.73), and both Vijayabāhu I (Cv.lx.50) and Parakkamabāhu
I (Cv.lxxix.34) restored it.
- Kanavera Jātaka (No.318)
- Kanaverapupphiya Thera
- Kañcamba.-A Damila chieftain who fought against Lankāpura.
- Kañcanagiri.-See Kañcanapabbata.
- Kañcanakkhandha Jātaka (No. 56)
- Kañcanamālā.-Probably the name of Sakka's white parasol. It was
five leagues in circumference. J.v.386.
- Kañcanamānava. The name given to Mahā Kaccāna by his parents,
Kaccāna being the family name. He was called Kañcana because his body was of a
golden colour. ThagA.483; AA.i.116.
- Kañcanapattī.-The hut in the Kañcanapabbata, where lived the
ascetic Jotirasa, friend of Vessavana. J.ii.399.
- Kañcanavana.-A pleasance near Ujjeni, where Mahā Kaccāna lived on
his return to Ujjeni after his ordination. AA.i.118.
- Kañcanavela.-Son of Piyadassī Buddha, his mother being Vimalā
(Bu.xiv.17). The Buddhavamsa Commentary (p.172) calls him Kañcana.
- Kañcanavelu.-The city in which Siddattha Buddha died, in the park
- Kāñcipura (v.l. Kāñcīpura)
- Kañcīpura.-See Kāñcipura.
- Kandadevamālava.-A Damila chief who fought against Parakkamabāhu's
general Lankāpura, and was defeated at Mundikkāra. Later, when Kandadevamālava
owned allegiance to Parakkamabāhu, Lankāpura restored Mundikkāra to him and
appointed him chief of the two districts of Mangala. Cv.lxxvi.187, 208, 210.
- Kandagalaka Jātaka (No.210)
- Kandagalaka.-A bird, a former birth of Devadatta. See the
- Kandaka.-See Kantaka.
- Kandakā.-See Kantakā.
- Kandakī.-See Kantakī.
- Kandalīpupphiya Thera.-An arahant.
Ninety-four kappas ago he was a farmer on the banks of the Sindhū, and seeing
the Buddha Siddhattha wrapt in meditation, offered him seven kandalī-flowers
and paid him homage (Ap.i.257). v.l. Kadalī.
- Kandamba.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.55, 80,
- Kandanagara.-A locality in Ceylon; to the north of it was the
Girinelavāhanaka Vihāra, built by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.8.
- Kandanandā.-See Kanakadattā.
- Kandara Vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon, built by Thūlanātha, younger
son of Saddhātissa (Mhv.xxxiii.15). According to the Mahāvamsa Tika (p.442),
the vihāra was in Rohana.
- Kandaraggisāma.-A celebrated physician, mentioned in a list of
- Kandarājika.-A village in Rājarattha in Ceylon. See
- Kandaraka Sutta
- Kandaramasuka.-See Kalāramatthuka.
- Kandarasāla.-See Katthaka.
- Kandari Jātaka (No.341)
- Kandari.-King of Benares; his story is given in the
- Kandina Jātaka (No.13)
- Kandiyūru.-A Damila chieftain and ally of Kulasekhara.
- Kandula. The Rasavāhinī contains a story of how he once looked
after the monks of Mahānijjhara Vihāra. Ras.ii.29.
- Kanduvethi.-A city in India, the capital of Narasīha; perhaps a
variant reading of Kanduvetti (Cv.xlvii.7). Hultszch says (J.R.A.S.1913,
p.527) that both names are synonyms with Kādavarū, a designation of the
- Kanduvetti.-A Damila chief and vassal prince of South India, ally
of Kulasekhera. Cv.lxxvii.79.
- Kangakondakalappa.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
- Kangakondāna.-A fortress in South India. Cv.lxxvi.183.
- Kangakondapperayara.-A Damila chief, subdued by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Kangayara.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara; he was vanquished
by Lankāpura, general of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.140, 280, 318; lxxvii.15.
- Kanha Jātaka (No.29, 440)
- Kanhadāsa.-The donor of the vihāra in Kāveripattana, where lived
Buddhadatta, author of Madhuratthavilāsinī, the commentary on the Buddhavamsa.
- Kanhadevala.-Another name for Asita.
- Kanhadinna Thera
- Kanhadīpāyana Jātaka (No.444)
- Kanhagangā.-The name of one part of the river which flows from
Anotatta. This part is sixty leagues long and
flows over a rocky bed. SnA.ii.439; AA.ii.760; UdA.302; MA.ii.586, etc.
- Kanhāgotamakā, Kanhāgotamikā.-A royal family of Nāgas. A.ii.72;
- Kanhagundāvana.-See Gundāvana.
- Kanhamitta.-The real name of the thera
Valliya (q.v.) of Vesāil. v.l. Gandimitta.
- Kanhanadī.-Another name for Kālanadī, the river forming the
boundary of Rohana. (Cv.liii.20; Cv.Trs.i.173, n.5)
- Kanhapakka Vagga.-The first chapter of the Mātugāma Samyutta.
- Kanhasiri.-Another name for Asita. Sn.v.689.
- Kanhausabha Jātaka.-See Kanha Jātaka
- Kanhavāta.-A locality in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.174.
- Kanikāracchadaniya Thera
- Kanikārapadhānaghara.-A meditation-hall in Khandacela Vihāra, where
lived Padhāniya Thera. MA.i.65.
- Kanikārapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-two kappas ago he saw
the Buddha Tissa and offered him a kanikāra-flower. Thirty-five kappas ago he
was a king named Arunapāla (v.l. Arunabala) (Ap.i.203). He is probably
identical with Ujjaya Thera. ThagA.i.118f.
- Kanikāravālikasamudda Vihāra.-The residence of the Thera
Sāketa-Tissa, during a whole rainy season. AA.i.44; MA.i.350; DA.iii.1061.
- Kanikāra-Vimāna.-A palace in Tāvatimsa, sixty leagues high and
thirty broad, which Uttara Thera occupied as a result of having, in a previous
birth, offered a kanikāra-flower to Sumedha Buddha. ThagA.i.241.
- Kanirajānu Tissa
- Kanira-pabbhāra.-A cave, probably in the side of the Cetiyagiri,
into which King Kanirajānu Tissa ordered sixty monks to be flung, they having
been found guilty of high treason (Mhv.xxxv.11).
- Kanittha-Tissa, Kanittha-Tissaka
- Kankhā-Revata Thera
- Kankheyya Sutta
- Kannagoccha, Kannagotta.-See Kannakujja.
- Kannakatthala Sutta
- Kannakatthala.-A deer-park in Ujuññā. There the Buddha sometimes
stayed; he was once visited there by Acela Kassapa, to whom he preached the
Kassapasīhanāda Sutta (D.i.161), and again by Pasenadi, king of Kosala; to him
he preached the Kannakatthala Sutta. M.ii.125.
- Kannamunda, Kannakatthala.-See Kannnamunda,
- Kannamunda, Kannamundaka
- Kannāta.-The name given in the Cūlavamsa to the Kanarese of South
India. They are often mentioned as mercenary soldiers in Ceylon. E.g.,
Cv.lv.12; lx.24, 26; lxx.230.
- Kannāvadhamāna.-A mountain in Ceylon, the residence of the
Nāga-king, father of Cūlodara and brother-in-law of Mahodara. Mhv.i.49; but
see my edition of the Mahāvamsa-Tīkā, where I take the name of the mountain to
- Kannikāragalla.-A tank in Ceylon, restored by Gajabāhu.
- Kantaka (v.l. Kandaka)
- Kantakā (v.l. Kandakā).-A nun who was guilty
of unchastity with the novice Kantaka (Vin.i.85).
- Kantaka Sutta
- Kantaka-cetiya.-A building on the Cetiyapabbata. Near it were many
rock cells, sixty-eight of which were built by Devānampiya-Tissa (Mhv.xvi.12).
Can this be the same as Kantaka-cetiya (q.v.)? See also Katthaka.
- Kantakacetiya.-A cetiya on Cetiyapabbata. Here Kāla-Buddharakkhita
Thera (q.v.) preached the Kālakārāma Sutta (MA.i.469f). See also
Katthaka and Kantaka.
- Kantakadvāravāta.-A village in Rohana where the forces of
Parakkamabāhu I. inflicted a severe defeat on their enemies (Cv.lxxiv.85). It
is identified with the modern Katupelella. Cv.Trs.ii.29, n.3.
- Kantakānandā.-See Kanakadattā.
- Kantakapetaka.-A district on the frontier of the Dakkhinadesa of
Ceylon, probably to the east or north-east of Matale (Cv.lxix.10; Cv.Trs.283,
- Kantakavana.-A locality in Rohana where the general Rakkha built a
stronghold and attacked the enemy forces. Cv.lxxiv.56.
- Kantakī Sutta
- Kanthaka (v.l. Kannthaka)
- Kanthaka.-See Kanthaka.
- Kanthakanivatta-cetiya.-See Kanthaka.
- Kanthakasāla-parivena.-See Kanthaka.
- Kanthapitthi.-An important village, among those given by Aggabodhi
IX. to a number of small vihāras in order that the monks of these vihāras
could obtain rice-gruel without going, as formerly, to the Mahāvihāra.