Pali Proper Names - K -
- Kapālanāga.-A vihāra built by Dāthā, wife of Aggabodhi II.
- Kapallakkhanda.-A locality in Ceylon on the field of Hankārapitthi.
Here was fought a fierce battle between Ilanāga and the Lambakannas, in which
the latter were slain in large numbers (Mhv.xxxv.34).
- Kāpathika (v.l. Kāpatika)
- Kapi Jātaka (No.250, 404)
- Kāpi.-Son of Kotūhalaka and his wife Kālī.
When his parents fled from Ajītarattha to Kosambī from fear of the plague,
they, being starved, found it very difficult to carry the child. Seven times
the father tried to abandon the child, but the mother prevented him.
- Kapila Sutta.-Preached by the Buddha to the
people assembled to hear his explanation of the golden colour of the fish,
Kapila-maccha (see Kapila 4) (SnA.i.305f;
DhA.iv.42: UdA.180; ThagA.i.356). The Sutta Nipāta calls it Dhammacariya
- Kapila-maccha Vatthu.-The story of Kapila-maccha. DhA.iv.37ff
- Kapila-maccha.-See Kapila (4).
- Kapila-nagara.-See Kapila (6).
- Kāpilānī-See Bhaddā Kāpīlānī.
- Kapilapura.-See Kapilavatthu.
- Kapila-vihāra.-See Kapila 12.
- Kapittha.-A village near Cittalapabbata-vihāra, the residence of
Phussadeva (v.l. Gavita). Mhv.xxiii.82.
- Kapitthaphaladāyaka Thera
- Kapīvantā.-A city to the north of
- Kapota Jātaka (No.42, 375)
- Kappa Sutta
- Kappagallaka.-A village in Rohana where Mahinda V. founded a town
which, for some time, was the seat of his government (Cv.lv.11).
- Kappaka.-See Kappa (4).
- Kappakagāma (Kappukagāma).-A vihāra in Ceylon, the residence of the
thera Deva. It was from him that King Vohārika-Tissa heard the Doctrine and,
as a mark of favour, the king restored five buildings belonging to the
Kappakagāma monastery (Mhv.xxxvi.29).
- Kappakandara (v.l. Kappukandara)
- Kapparukkhiya Thera
- Kappāsagāma.-A village in Ceylon. There Kittī, queen consort of
Mahinda IV., built a bathing tank for the monks. Cv.liv.51.
- Kappāsika (Kappāsiya)-Vanasanda
- Kappatakura Thera
- Kappāyana.-A name of Nigrodha-Kappa (Sn.v.354); given out of
respect for him, says the Commentary. SnA.i.350.
- Kappina Sutta
- Kappina.-See Mahā-Kappina.
- Kappiñcimpekula.-A Damila chieftain, ally of Kulasekhara.
- Kappitaka Thera
- Kappuka°.-See Kappaka°.
- Kappūramūlāyatana.-This probably refers to the Kappūra-parivena
(Geiger: Cv.Trs.i.222, n.7). Yasodharā, daughter of Vijayabāhu I., built there
a large and beautiful image house. Cv.lx.83.
- Kappūra-parivena.-A building in the Abhayagiri-vihāra, erected by
Dāthopatissa II. (Cv.xlv.29). Later, Aggabodhi II. built a pāsāda there
(Cv.xlvi.21), and Sena I. erected a pariccheda (probably rows of single
cells). (Cv.l.77) (See also Kappfirar muliyatana).
- Kapulpelanda.-See Kabupelanda.
- Kāradīpa.-An island in the Damila country, near Nāgadīpa. Its
original name was Ahidīpa. Akitti took up his residence there and lived on the
leaves and fruits of the kāra-tree which grew there. On account of this the
island came by its new name. J.iv.238.
- Karajakāya Vagga.-The twenty-first chapter of the Dasaka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. It contains suttas on ten conditions which lead beings
to hell, the ten conditions which give a lay-woman confidence in her house,
- Kāraka.-A village in Ceylon, near Serisara. Ras.ii.183.
- Karakanda, Karakandaka
- Kārakapupphamañjarī. A work on Pāli grammar, written by Attaragama
Bandāra-Rājaguru in the eighteenth century, dealing with kāraka or
case-relations - i.e., syntax. P.L.C.283.
- Kāraliyagiri.-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of a thera named
Nāga, who taught the monks the Dhātukathā after having given up the study of
the scriptures for eighteen years. Vsm.i.96.
- Karamba.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.139.
- Kārambhiya 1.-See Kāranvī below.
- Kārambhiya 2.-See Karambiya.
- Kāranapālī Sutta.-Records the meeting mentioned above of Kāranapālī
with Pingiyānī. A.iii.236-9.
- Karandaka Jātaka.-See Samugga
- Kārandava Sutta
- Kārandiya (Kārandiya).-A brahmin student, the Bodhisatta. His story
is given in the Kārandiya Jātaka.
- Kārandiya Jātaka (No.356)
- Karandu (v.l. Karakanda, Karandaka,
- Karanīyametta Sutta.-See Metta
- Kāranvī.-A wood in which the Elder Cittaka sojourned for some time
(Thag.v.22). The Commentary suggests (ThagA.i.78) that kāram is the name of a
tree and that from this tree the wood was named. v.l. Kārambhiya.
- Kārapitthi.-A village in Ceylon. Moggallāna III. built there the
- Karatiya.-A Yakkha, mentioned in the ātānātiya Sutta as being one
of the chief Yakkhas who should be invoked by followers of the Buddha when
they need protection. D.iii.204.
- Karavālagiri.-A locality in Ceylon where once Parakkamabāhu I. set
up his camp. Cv.lxxii.134.
- Karavitthavilatta.-A tank in Ceylon. It was restored by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.48.
- Kārāyana.-See Dīgha-kārāyana.
- Kārikā.-A grammatical work in Pall, written by the Elder
Dhammasenāpati at the Ananda-vihāra in Pagan. A tika on the work is ascribed
to the same author. Gv. p.63, 73; Bode, op. cit., 16 and n.1.
- Karindaka.-A mountain, headquarters of Dāthāpabhuti in his fight
against Moggallāna. Cv.xli.45.
- Karinda-nadī.-A river in South Ceylon. Near its source was the
Panjalipabbata. Mhv.xxiii.14; also Mhv.Trs.221, n.1.
- Karoto Sutta.-Discussion of the view that there is neither merit
nor demerit in any kind of action whatsoever, whether good or bad (S.iii.208).
The reference is evidently to the heresy of Pūrana Kassapa (C.p. D.i.52).
- Karumbūlatta, Kurummalatta.-A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. He
was subdued by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.139, 216.
- Karumhā.-A class of spirits, present at the Mahāsamaya. D.ii.260.
- Karunā Sutta.-The idea of karunā (pity), if cultivated, is very
- Kārusā.-Mentioned with the Bhaggas in a list of tribes. Ap.ii.359.
- Kāsagalla.-A monastery which was repaired by Vijayabāhu I. v.l.
- Kasagāma.-A village in Ceylon, given to the Moraparivena by
Dāthopatissa II. Cv.xlv.28.
- Kasālla. A tank in South Ceylon repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
(Cv.lxviii.48) A fortress of this name is also mentioned, where Gokanna was
- Kāsapabbata.-A mountain in Ceylon, once the headquarters of
Pandukābhaya (Mhv.x.27). It lay on the way from Vijitapura to Anurādhapura.
Dutthagāmanī encamped there and constructed a tank near by. Mhv.xxv.50; see
also Mhv.Trs.70 n.
- Kāsāva Jātaka (No.221)
- Kāsāva Vagga.-The eighth section of the Duka Nipāta of the Jātaka
- Kāsaya.-Inhabitant of Kāsi (J.ii.402). Cf. Kāsiyo.
- Kāsi (Kāsika)
- Kasī Bhāradvāja Sutta
- Kasī Sutta.-See Kasī-Bhāradvāja.
- Kāsigāma, Kāsinigama
- Kāsika.-A city. Sixty-five kappas ago the Thera Bodhighariya lived
there as cakkavatti. The city was built by Vissakamma and was ten leagues in
length and eight in width. It was built entirely of precious metals. The
king's palace was called Mangala. Ap.ii.401.
- Kāsika.-The name of a tribe; probably the inhabitants of Kāsi.
- Kāsikhanda.-A district in Ceylon; in it was the
- Kasina Sutta.-The ten spheres of kasina (kasināyatanāni) - e.g.,
pathavi, āpo, tejo, etc. (A.v.46)
- Kāsipura.-See Kāsi (2).
- Kāsiyo.-The inhabitants of Kāsi. J.v.377,
- Kāsmīra.-See Kasmīra.
- Kassaka Sutta
- Kassakagiri.-See Kassapagiri.
- Kassakalena.-A cave (probably in Ceylon), which was the residence
of the Elder Mahāmitta (q.v.). VibhA.279f.; SA.iii.136f.
- Kassapa Samyutta
- Kassapa Sutta
- Kassapagotta or Cheta Sutta.-Relates the story of the attempt made
by Kassapagotta (4) to convert a huntsman. S.i.198f
- Kassapakārāma (Kassapārāma)
- Kassapamandiya Jātaka (No.312)
- Kassapapāsāda.-A building attached to the Abhayagiri-vihāra and
erected by Kassapa IV. A village was made over for its maintenance
(Cv.lii.13). It is identified with the "Kasub-vad-mahapahā" mentioned in an
inscription of Mahinda IV. in the Jetavanārāma. Ep.Zey.i.216.
- Kassaparājaka.-A monastery begun by a young prince, called Kassapa,
in the time of King Dappula and finished by Sena I (Cv.l.81). An inscription
(Ep.Zey.i.42ff) mentions that a "Kasubraja-vehara" (probably the same as the
above), was restored by Kassapa V.
- Kassapasena.-A monastery built by the Senāpati of Kassapa IV. It
was given to the Sāgalikas (Cv.lii.17). It was restored by Kassapa V.
- Kassapasīhanāda Sutta
- Kassapa-vihāra.-A monastery to which Dāthopatissa II. gave the
village of Senāmagāma (Cv.xlv.27). This monastery is probably to be identified
- Kassapiyā, Kassapikā
- Kassipitthika-vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon, built by King
- Kāsumāriphalakadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he
gave a kāsumāri-fruit to the Buddha (Ap.i.294). He is probably to be
identified with Sīvaka Sāmanera (ThagA.i.61).
- Kāsumāriphaliya Thera.-An arahant. The verses attributed to him are
the same as those of Kāsumāriphaladāyaka. He is probably to be identified with
Jotidāsa Thera (Ap.ii.445).
- Katacchubhikkhadāyikā Therī
- Katadorāvāda (?).-A village in Rohana in South Ceylon
(Cv.lxxiv.164). It may be the same as Kantakadvāravāta. Geiger, Cv.Trs.ii.36,
- Katagāma.-A village in which the ādipāda Vikkamabāhu defeated
Jayabāhu and his brothers. Cv.lxi.16.
- Katāhaka Jātaka (No.125)
- Katāhaka.-The son of a female slave of the
Bodhisatta when he was a rich treasurer in Benares. For his story, see the
- Kataka.-A village in Ceylon granted by Aggabodhi IV. for the
maintenance of the padhanāghara, which he built for the Elder Dāthāsiva.
- Katamorakatissa (Katamorakatissaka)
- Katandhakāra.-See Katakandhakāra.
- Katattha.-One of the Yakkhas who guarded Jotika's palace. He was at
the sixth gate and had six thousand Yakkhas with him. DhA.iv.209.
- Kathā Sutta
- Kathāvatthu Sutta
- Kathāvivarana.-A book mentioned in the
- Kathika Sutta.-The true preacher is one who preaches revulsion from
the body, its fading away and its cessation. S.iii.163.
- Kathina Vagga 1.-The first section of the Mahā Vibhanga of the
- Kathina Vagga 2.-The first section of the Nissagiya.
- Kathinakkhandha.-The seventh chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya
- Kati chinde Sutta.-Preached in answer to a deva's question as to
how many bonds an arahant should cut. Five, says the Buddha. S.i.3.
- Kativāpi.-One of the tanks repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Katiyāgāma.-A village in Ceylon where Gajabāhu's officers slew
large numbers of his enemies (Cv.lxx.67).
- Kātiyānī (v.l. Kaccānī)
- Kattala. A village in South India belonging to Tondamāna.
- Kattha Sutta.-On the five evil results of not using a toothbrush,
and the five advantages of using one. A.iii.250.
- Katthahāla-parivena.-A monastic residence in or near Anurādhapura.
A monk from Piyangalla, who was asked to participate in the building of the
Mahā Thūpa, stayed in the parivena during his visit to Anurādhapura.
- Katthahāra Sutta
- Katthahāri Jātaka (No.7)
- Katthaka Cetiya
- Katthakā-A class of devas present at the
Mahāsamaya (D.ii.261). v.l. Kathakā.
- Katthakasāla.-See Katthaka Cetiya.
- Katthantanagara.-A town near the Kānavāpi tank. It was here that
King Sena II. had the dam of the tank repaired. Cv.li.73.
- Katthavāhananagara.-The city of king
Katthavāhana (1) (SnA.ii.576). It was one whole day's journey from
Benares and twenty yojanas from Sāvatthi (SnA.ii.579).
- Katthī Sutta.-Preached to the monks at Sahajātī by Mahā-Cunda. It
deals with ten qualities of which a monk should rid himself if he is to
increase and prosper in the dhammavinaya. A.v.157ff
- Kattikapabbata.-A village in Rohana given by Dappula I. to the
- Katunnarū.-A tank in South Ceylon repaired by Vijayabāhu I.
(Cv.lx.48) and again by Parakkamabāhu I. before his ascent to the throne.
- Katuvandu.-A locality near Anurādhapura (Cv.lxxii.188).
- Katuviya Sutta
- Kavi Sutta
- Kāvīra.-A seaport in the Damila country. Akitti lived in a park
near by (J.iv.238). Sumanā, wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara, was once born in
Kāvīra in a mariner's family. DhA.iv.50.
- Kavisīsa.-See Kapisīsa.
- Kāya Sutta
- Kāyaduccarita Sutta.-On the five evil results of wickedness in
bodily action. A.iii.267.
- Kāyagalla.-See Kāsagalla above.
- Kāyagatāsati Sutta
- Kayanibbinda Jātaka.-See
- Kāyasakkhi Sutta
- Kāyasatti.-A Thera, incumbent of the Vijayabāhu-parivena. King
Parakkamabāhu IV. built for him a two-storied pasāda of great splendour and
gave him the village of Sālaggāma. Cv.xc.91f
- Kāyavicchandanaka Sutta.-Another
name for the Vijaya Sutta of the Sutta
- Kāyavicchinda Jātaka (No.293)
- Kayavikkaya Sutta.-Few are they who abstain from buying and
selling, more numerous they who do not (S.v.473).