Pali Proper Names - V -
- Vāpārani. A monastery built by Aggabodhi VI. Cv.xlviii.64.
- Vāpinagara. A stronghold mentioned in the account of the campaigns
of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.43.
- Vāpivātaka. A locality in the Malaya province of Ceylon, mentioned
in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.21.
- Vappa Sutta. The conversation between Vappa, the Sākyan, and the
Vappa (2). A.ii.196f.
- Varadassana. A Cakkavatti of one kappa ago, a previous birth of
Kusumāsaniya (Suyāmia) Thera. Ap.i.160; ThagA.i.166.
- Varadhara. A noted Paribbājaka in the time of the Buddha. He lived
with Annabhāra, Sakuludāyī and others in the Paribbājakārāma, on the banks of
the Sappinikā (A.ii.29, 176), and again in the Moranivāpa in Rājagaha. M.ii.1.
- Varadīpa. The name given to Ceylon in the time of Konāgamana
Buddha. Its capital was Vaddhamāna and its king Samiddha. Sp.i.86; Mhv.xv.93;
Dpv.i.73; ix. 20; xv. 45, etc.
- Varakappa. The name of a kappa in which three Buddhas are born in
the world. BuA.158f..
- Varamandhātā. A primeval king, son of
Mandhātā. His son was Cara. J.iii.454, but
according to DA.i.258 and SNA.i.352, his son was Uposatha.
Varana Jātaka (No. 71)
- Varana Vagga. The eighth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
Jātakatthakathā. J.i.316 59.
- Varana. A Cakkavatti of forty one kappas ago,
a previous birth of Kusumāsaniya (Suyāma) Thera. Ap.i.162; ThagA.i.171.
- Varanā. A city on the banks of the
visited Mahā Kaccāna. A.i.65;
- Varañānamuni. A Thera. One of the two theras appointed to lead the
delegation of monks who left Ayyojhā (in Siam) to go to Ceylon, for the
furtherance of the Order in Ceylon, in the reign of Kittisirirājasīha. He was
expert in the Dhamma and the Vinaya and taught them to the monks of Ceylon.
- Vāranavatī. The capital of
Anikaratta, the king to whom
Sumedhā was to be given in marriage.
- Varunā. A class of deities present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.259, 260). They
probably form the retinue of
- Vārunā. A class of deities, followers of Varuda, who were present
at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta.
- Varunadeva. The sixth son of
Vārunī Jātaka (No. 47)
- Varunindhara. An Ajīvaka who gave grass for his seat to Revata
Buddha. BuA., p.132.
- Vasa Sutta. Seven things, skill in which enables a monk to turn his
mind according to his wish and not to turn himself according to his mind.
- Vāsabhā. See Vāsabhakhattiyā.
- Vāsabhagāma bhānavāra. The fourth chapter of the Campeyyakhandhaka
of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.312 22.
- Vāsabhagāma / Vasabhagāma
- Vasabhodakavāra. See
- Vasala, Vassala. A mountain near Himavā, where lived Sudassana
Pacceka Buddha. ThagA.i.88, 395; Ap.ii.451 calls it Cāvala.
- Vasālanagara. A village in Ceylon, probably near Cittalapabbata. It
was the residence of two brothers, Cūlanāga and Mahānāga, who later became
- Vasantaguhā. A cave in the park of Parakkamabāhu I. in
- Vāsavanesī. A class of devas, present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
- Vasavattī Sutta. Vasavattī devaputta visits Moggallāna with five
hundred other devaputtas and agrees with Moggallāna in singing the praises of
the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. S.iv.280.
- Vasī. An epithet of Mahābrahmā. E.g., J.vi.201.
- Vāsidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was an
artisan (kammāra) in Tivarā and gave a razor to the Buddha. Ap.i.221.
Vāsijata (or Nāvā) Sutta
- Vāsitthā, Vāsitthī. See
- Vasitthaka. The father of the Bodhisatta in the
Takkala Jātaka. J.iv. 44ff.
- Vasitthī. See
- Vassakārānumodanā Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha
(No.62) from the Vinaya Pitaka (i.229f.), where the Buddha gives thanks to
Sunīdha and Vassakāra, for a meal given to him.
- Vassāvāsabhānavāra. The first chapter of the Vassūpanāyikakhandha
of the Mahāvagga. Vin.i.137 48.
- Vassika Sutta. Just as of all scented flowers the jasmine (vassika)
is the chief, so of all profitable conditions earnestness is the chief.
- Vassūpanāyikakandha. The third chapter of the Mahāvagga of the
Vinaya Pitaka (Vin.i.137ff). It was preached by Mahinda to Devānampiyatissa to
show the necessity of a monastery in Cetiyagiri. Mhv.xvi.9.
- Vasū. A class of devas of whom Sakka is the chief. See
Vāsava. D.ii.260; DA.ii.690.
- Vasudattā. Wife of Padumuttara Buddha in his last lay life.
- Vāsula. Son of Candakumāra
(J.vi.143); he is identified with Rāhula. J.iv.157.
- Vasulokī or Vāsula. See
- Vasuttara. One of the palaces of Paduma Buddha before his
Renunciation. BuA., p. 146; but see Paduma.
- Vatagāma. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Moggallāna III. He gave
for its maintenance the village of the same name, which was attached to it.
Vātaggasindhava Jātaka (No. 266)
- Vātaggasindhava. The Bodhisatta born as the state horse of the king
of Benares. See the Vātaggasindhava
- Vātagiri. A mountain in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, a point of
strategic importance, providing a safe place of refuge. Cv.lviii.31; lx. 39;
lxxxviii.43; see also Cv. Trs.i.204, n. 2.
- Vātakapabbata. A place in Ceylon where Maliyadeva Thera preached
the Cha Chakka Sutta and sixty monks became arahants. MA.ii.1024.
- Vātamangana. See Cittamangana ??.
Vātamiga Jātaka (No. 14)
- Vatamsa. One of the three palaces of Sumana Buddha in his last lay
- Vatamsikā. The wife of Sumana Buddha before his Renunciation.
Anupama was their son. Bu.v.23.
Vatapada or Devā Sutta
- Vatarakkhatthalī. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.76.
- Vātasama. A Cakkavatti of long ago, a previous birth of Mānava
(Sammukhāthavika) Thera. ThagA.i.164; Ap.i.159.
- Vātātapanivāriya Thera. An arahant. Ap.i.207.
- Vātavalāhakā. See Valāhakā.
- Vātīyamandapa. A village mentioned in the account of the campaigns
of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.32.
- Vatra. An Asura. See Vatrabhū below.
J.v.153; cp. Sanskrit Vrtra.
- Vatrabhū. A name for Indra (Sakka). (J.v.153; S.i.47). Buddhaghosa
(SA.i.83) explains it as sveva vattena aññe abhibhavitvā devissariyapatto ti
Vatrabhū, Vatranāmakam vā asuram abhibhavatī ti.
- Vatsā. See Vamsā.
- Vatta Sutta. Sāriputta addresses the monks at Sāvatthi on the seven
bojjhanga and of his ability to abide in any of these according to his desire;
just as a nobleman possessed of many robes can don whichever he desires.
Vattaka Jātaka (No. 35)
- Vattakakārapitthi. A village granted by Aggabodhi I. for the
maintenance of the Bhinnorudīpa vihāra. Cv.xlii.26.
- Vattakkhandhaka. The eighth section of the
Cullavagga. Vin.ii.207 31.
- Vattalagāma. A village in which Vijayabāhu III. built the
Vijayabāhu-vihāra. Cv.lxxxi.58; see also Cv. Trs.ii.140, n.3.
- Vattanahānakottha. One of the eight bath houses erected in
Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.45.
- Vatthadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Atthadassī Buddha,
he was a Garula, and, seeing the Buddha on his way to Gandhamādana, he offered
him a garment. Thirty six kappas ago he was king seven times under the name of
- Vatthulapabbata.-A mountain in Ceylon. Ras.ii.19f.
- Vattita Sutta. On the eight proper ways of dealing with a monk
guilty of some offence, against whom proceedings have been taken. A.iv.347;
cp. Vin.ii.86; M.ii.249.
- Vattura Vihāra.-A monastery on the banks of the Kappakandaranadī.
- Vatuka. A Damila, paramour of Anulā. He reigned for one year and
two months and was then poisoned by her. He was originally a carpenter in
Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxxiv.19f.; Dpv.xx.27.
- Vaya Sutta. That which is transient by nature must be put away.
- Vāyāma Sutta. A nun who speaks carelessly in praise of the unworthy
and in blame of the praiseworthy, who is wrong in mindfulness and rejects the
gifts of the faith, is destined for hell. A.iii.141.
- Vayiga. A river in South India. Cv.lxxvi.307.
- Vāyodevā. A class of deities present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
- Vāyu. A deity, whose son was Vijjādhara. See the
- Vāyussaputta. See the Samugga
- Vebhalinga. See
Vedabbha Jātaka (No. 48)
- Vedabbha. The name of a charm and of a brahmin who knew it. See the
- Vedalla Sutta. See Culla Vedalla
and Mahā Vedalla.
- Vedanā Samyutta. The thirty sixth section of the Samyutta Nikāya.
- Vedanāpariggaha Sutta. See the
Dīghanakha Sutta, for which this was evidently another name. E.g.,
DA.ii.418; DhA.i.79; ThagA.ii.95.
- Vedaññā. See Vedhaññā.
- Vedehā. The people of Videha.
- Vedehaputta. An epithet of Sotthisena, king of Kāsi. The scholiast
explains that his mother was a Videha princess. J.v.90.
- Vedeharajja, Vedeharattha. Name given to the kingdom of
Videha. E.g., J.vi.393, 411.
- Vedisaka. See Vediyaka.
- Vediyadāyaka Thera. An arahant. He built a railing round the Bodhi
tree of Vipassī Buddha. Eleven kappas ago he was a king named Sūriyassama.
- Vegabbarī. See Vetambharī.
- Veghanasā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.
- Vejanīya Sutta. See Samvejanīya
- Vekhanassa. A Paribbājaka teacher of
Sakuladāyī (MA.ii.716). See
- Vela, Velu. A friend of Vasabha and father of Velusumana, who was
named after his father and his father's friend Sumana, governor of
- Velagāmi vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I.
- Velamikā. Chief of the eighty four thousand women who waited on
Mahāsudassana, king of Kusāvatī. She was also called Khattiyānī. S.iii.146;
but at D.ii.187 the chief queen is called Subhaddā.
- Velangavitthika 1. A monastery built by Saddhatissa. Mhv.xxxiii.8.
- Velangavitthika 2. A tank in Ceylon, built by Mahāsena.
- Velankundi. A village in South India, used as a stronghold in the
campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.89, 93.
- Vellināba. A stronghold in South India. Cv.lxxvii.39.
- Veludanta, Veludatta. Teacher of Vaddha Thera. ThagA.i.413.
- Veludvāra Vagga. The first chapter of the Sotāpatti Samyutta.
- Velugāma. A village in Avanti, birthplace of
Isidatta Thera.v.l. Vaddhagāma. ThagA.i.238.
Veluka Jātaka (No. 43)
- Veluka. A viper. See the Veluka
Velukantakī, Velukandakī, Velukantakiyā
- Velukapītā. See the Veluka
- Veluriya. A village and a rock near which
are found veluriyā (sapphires). VvA.27.
- Veluvagāma. See Beluvagāma.
- Veluvanadānānumodanā Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha
(No.64) from the introduction to the Buddhavamsa Commentary, giving an account
of the gift of
Veluvana by Bimbisāra
- Venāgapura. A brahmin village of
Kosala, where the Buddha preached the
Venāga Sutta. A.i.180.
- Venasāra Jātaka. See the
- Venateyya. A
Garula, husband of Kākātī. He is
identified with Kunāla. J.v.428.
- Vendu Sutta. The question asked by Vendu (q.v.) and the Buddha's
- Vendu. A devaputta. He visited the Buddha and asked him a question.
S.i.52; SA. (i.87) calls him Venhu.
- Venhu. A deva who was present, with his retinue, at the preaching
of the Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.259).
See also Vendu above. Venhu is a Pāli form of Visnu. See also
- Venī. A she jackal, wife of Pūtimamsa. See the
- Venigāma.-The Chief of Cūlanāga. Ambāmacca was his son. Ras.ii.145.
- Venisāla.-Father of Tissāmacca.
- Venu. A river in Ceylon, on the way from Anurādhapura to
Dakkhinadesa. It lay between the Tissavāpi and Jajjaranadī. VibhA. p. 446.
- Venudatta Thera. A monk.
Valliya Thera heard him preach and questioned
him. Pondering on what be had heard, he gained insight. ThagA.i.292.
- Venumatī. A channel branching off from the Toyavāpi on its western
side. It was constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.46.
Vepacitti (or Khanti) Sutta
- Vepullapabbata Sutta. It gives the particulars (names, etc.)
regarding Mt. Vepulla in the age of the four
last Buddhas. S.ii.190ff.
- Vepullatā Sutta. Four conditions which, if cultivated, lead to the
increase of insight. S.v.411.
- Verahaccāni Sutta. Contains an account of the conversion of the
brahmin lady of the Verehaccānigotta.
- Verambā Sutta. A monk whose heart is possessed by gains and
flattery, and whose senses are unguarded in the presence of women - he is
like a bird caught in a hurricane (verambavāta). S.ii.231.
- Verambā, Verambhā. Probably a name for the monsoon winds. The
scholiast says (ThagA.i.534) that, according to some, it was the name of a
rocky glen (pabbataguhāpabbhāra).
- Verañja Sutta. Describes the interview between the Buddha and the
brahmin Verañja. See
- Verañja. A brahmin. See
Verañjā. According to Buddhaghosa his real name was Udaya, but he was
called Verañja because he was born and lived at Verañjā. Sp.i.111.
- Verañjabhānavāra. The first section of the Sutta Vibhanga.
- Verañjaka Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of
Verañjā, who visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi. The subject matter is
identical with that of the Sāleyyaka
- Verañjakā. The brahmins of
Verañjā, to whom the Verañjaka Sutta was preached. M.i.290.
Verī Jātaka (No. 103)
- Veriya Vihāra.-A monastery, probably near the Jajjaranadī.
Maliyamahādeva once lived there. Ras.ii.153.
- Verocana Sutta. Records the visit of Verocana and Sakka to the
- Vesālā. The Nāgas of Vesāli who were present at the preaching of
the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258;
- Vesāyī. A name for Yama. J.ii.317, 318.
- Vessamittā.-Queen of Kosambī. When
her husband was killed in battle his conqueror wished to marry her, but she
refused. He ordered her to be burnt, but by her piety she was unscathed and
received great honour. Ras.i.18f.
- Vessānara. A name for the God of Fire. J.vi.203.
Vessantara Jātaka (No. 547)
- Vessara. A pleasance in which Mangala Buddha died. Bu.iv.32.
- Vetaraññī. The waters of the Vetaranī. J.vi.250.
- Vetendu. A vassal of the
Cātummahārājāno, present at the preaching of the
Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.258.
- Vethipura. A city in India, the birthplace of Abhibhūta Thera. v.1.
- Vettavāsa vihāra
- Vetthapura. See Vethipura above.
- Vevatiyakapi Jātaka. v.l. for
Mahākapī (q.v.). J.iii.178.