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  • Hadayunha-parivena. A monastery on Cetiyagiri, built by Sena Ilanga and given over to the Dhammarucikas. Cv.lii.18.
  • Hakureli. A village in Ceylon, where Bodhirājakumārī lived in her former life. Ras.i.100.
  • Hālakola. A Tamil stronghold, captured by Dutthagāmanī. Issariya was general of the fort. Mhv.xxv.11.
  • Hālavāhanaka. A Tamil general, subdued by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.Xxv.13.
  • Hāliddakāni Suttā. Three suttas which describe the interviews which Hāliddakāni (q.v.) had with Mahā Kaccāna at Kumaragharapapāta in Avanti. S. iii.9 f; 13f; iv.115f; the last is called Hāliddaka Sutta. See also MNid.i.197f.
  • Hāliddakāni, Hāliddikāni
  • Haliddavasana
  • Haliddirāga Jātaka (No. 435)
  • HallolagāmaA. candāla village near Anurādhapura, where Asokamālā was born (Ras.ii.117). Elsewhere it is described as being near Mahāgama (Ras.ii.125).
  • Hambatthi. A tank built by King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.50.
  • Hambugallaka. A monastery in Ceylon, where a Thera, named Tissa, versed in the Nikāyas, brought about reconciliation between Vattagāmani and his disaffected ministers. Mhv.xxxiii.71ff.
  • Hamsa 1. A palace occupied by Kassapa Buddha in his last lay life, before his renunciation. Bu.xxv.35; BuA.217 calls it Hamsavā.
  • Hamsa 2. A palace occupied by Phussa Buddha before his renunciation. Bu.xix.15.
  • Hamsa Jātaka (No. 502)
  • Hamsa Jātaka. See the Culla-hamsa Jātaka  and Mahāhamsa Jātaka.
  • Hamsā Vagga. The twelfth section of the Eka Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J. i.424-40.
  • Hamsā. A palace occupied by Dīpankara Buddha before his renunciation. Bu.ii.208.
  • Hamsārāma. A monastery in Hamsavatī, where Padumuttara Buddha lived. Ap.ii.501.
  • Hamsavaha. The horse on which Sujāta Buddha left household life. BuA.168.
  • Hamsavatī
  • Hamsavatta. A religious building erected by Sirināga to the south of the Mucela-tree in Anurādhapura. Mhv.xyxvi.56; MT.664.
  • Hāni Sutta. On seven things which lead to a lay disciple's decline failure to see monks, neglect of the Dhamma, etc. A.iv.25.
  • Hankanaka. A place, evidently in Ceylon, where lived Mahādatta Thera. VibhA.489; Vsm.634.
  • Hankana-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, where lived an old Thera who believed himself to be an arahant. Dhammadinna of Talangara (q.v.) asked him to create an elephant and make it approach him. This he did, but was so scared at the sight that he knew his mistake regarding his attainment, and asked pardon of Dhammadinna. MA.i.150.
  • Hankāra. A village in Ceylon, given by Aggabodhi III. for the Padhānaghara, called Mahallarāja. Cv.xliv.120.
  • Hankārapitthi. A place in Ceylon outside the gate of Kapallakkhanda. There Ilanāga inflicted a great defeat on the Lambakannas, who had risen against him. Mhv.xxxv.34.
  • Hanumantadvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.161.
  • Hāragaja. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Haranti Sutta. On the four kinds of birth as harpies (Supannā) and their ability to carry away the different kinds of Nāgas. S. iii.247.
  • Harantika. A thief who later became an arahant. See Araññaka-Mahāabhaya.
  • Harayo-devā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.260). The Commentary explains (DA.ii.691) that they were all named Hari.
  • Hari. See Harayo.
  • Hārika. A bandit of Rājagaha. After death he was born as a peta with a headless trunk, and was seen by Moggallāna. His mouth and his eyes were on his chest. v.l. Hārita. S. ii.260.
  • Hārita
  • Hārita Jātaka (No. 431)
  • Hāritā
  • Haritaca Jātaka. See the Hārita Jātaka.
  • Harītakīvāta. A place in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the wars of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.173.
  • Haritamāta Jātaka (No. 239)
  • Harittaca. The Bodhisatta born as a brahmin. See the Hārita Jātaka.
  • Hāsajanaka Thera. An arahant, Ninety one kappas ago he saw the rag robe of a Buddha hanging from the branch of a tree. Pleased with the sight, he did obeisance to it. Ap.i.259.
  • Hattanna. A village near Nālanda, in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the wars of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.215, 296.
  • Hatthā (v.l. Bhattā).
  • Hatthā. One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.
  • Hatthadātha.
  • Hatthaka Sutta 1. Describes the visit to the Buddha of Hatthaka Alavaka after his birth as a devaputta (Brahmā) in Avihā. A.i.278f.
  • Hatthaka Sutta 2. The Buddha praises Hatthaka Alavaka (q.v.) for eight qualities possessed by him. A.iv.216f.
  • Hatthaka, called Alavaka
  • Hatthaka. A monk.
  • Hatthālhaka-vihāra
  • Hatthapadūpamā Sutta. Where there is a hand, there are seen taking up and putting down. Similarly, with a foot are coming and going; with a limb, bending and stretching; with a belly, hunger and thirst. Likewise, where there is eye, arises eye contact, and consequent personal weal and woe, etc. S. iv.171f.
  • Hatthāroha. A gāmani of Rājagaha who visited the Buddha and asked him what destiny awaited him after death. The Buddha replied that he would be born in the Sārañjita (Sārājita) Niraya. S. iv.310.
  • Hatthārohaputta Thera
  • Hatthavanagalla-vihāra.
  • Hatthi Sutta.  See Bhadda Sutta.
  • Hatthibhoga. The district given for the maintenance of Ilanāga's state elephant, who saved the king from the prison into which he was cast by the Lambakannas (Mhv.Xxv.20f., 44). It was in the south of Ceylon and in the village was the Pangura-vihāra. MA.i.530.
  • Hatthidāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he presented an elephant to Siddhattha Buddha. Seventy eight kappas ago he was king sixteen times, under the name of Samantapāsādika. Ap.i.208.
  • Hatthidvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.160.
  • Hatthigāma
  • Hatthigiripura, Hatthiselapura
  • Hatthikkhandha-vihāra. A monastery built by Sūratissa to the east of Anurādhapura (Mhv.Xxi.4) and near the village of Dvāramandala. MT. 424.
  • Hatthikucchipabbhāra. A glen in which was the Mahindaguhā, covered by forest, at the entrance to a deep valley. Vsm.110.
  • Hatthikucchi-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon where Aggabodhi I. built a pāsāda, bearing the name of his daughter Dāthā (Cv.xlii.21). Aggabodhi VI. built there another pasāda (Cv.xlviii.65) which was restored by Aggabodhi IX. (Cv.xlix.76). It was evidently a famous vihāra. See, eg., Vsm.120.
  • Hatthimukha. One of the mouths of the Anotattadaha. SnA.ii.438.
  • Hatthināga Vagga. The second section of the Cariyapitaka.
  • Hatthinika. One of the four sons of the third Okkāka, by his queen Hatthā (q.v.). In Mtu.i.348 he is called Hastika-Sirsa.
  • Hatthinipura. A city in the kingdom of Kuru, the residence of the courtesan Serinī (q.v.). PvA.201.
  • Hatthino Sutta. Few are they who refrain from accepting elephants, cattle, horses and mares, many who do not. S. v.472.
  • Hatthipadopama Sutta. See Culla-hatthipadopama Sutta  and Mahā-hatthipadopama Sutta.
  • Hatthipāla 1. A teacher of old, with a following of many hundred disciples to whom he taught the way to union with Brahmā. (A.iii.371, 373; iv.135). He is perhaps identical with Hatthipāla (2).
  • Hatthipāla 2. The Bodhisatta, born as son of the chaplain of Esukārī, king of Benares. See the Hatthipāla Jātaka.
  • Hatthipāla Jātaka (No. 509)
  • Hatthipora. A village in Ceylon, built on the spot where Nandhimitta forced the elephant Kandula to squat on its haunches. Mhv.xxv.23.
  • Hatthiporikā. A tribe, probably the people of Hatthipura. Ap.ii.359.
  • Hatthipura
  • Hatthisālā. A religious building in Anurādhapura. Mahinda, IV, built for it an alms hall, and gave to beggars who came there alms and couches. Cv.liv.30.
  • Hatthisāriputta. See Citta Hatthisāriputta.
  • Hatthiselapura. See Hatthigiripura.
  • Haya Sutta. See Assa Sutta.
  • Hedillakhandagāma. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.45.
  • Heligāma 1. A village near Mahāgāma, gifted by King Vasabha to the Anurārāma-vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.83.
  • Heligāma 2. A pāsāda erected by Kassapa III. Cv.xlviii.24; see Cv, Trs.i.112, n.3.
  • Helloligāma. A village in Ceylon. King Buddhadāsa saved a Candāla woman there from death in childbirth. Cv.xxxvii.140.
  • Hemā 1. A woman who lived in a village near Anurādhapura. She married a man near Mahātitthapattana. Once, wishing to see her husband, she went along the sea and was seized by a Nāga. But when he discovered that she knew the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta by heart he paid her great honour. Ras.ii.135f.
  • Hemā 2. An eminent Therī who accompanied Sanghamittā to Ceylon. Dpv. xv.78; xviii.11.
  • Hema. A class of elephants having the strength of one hundred million men. UdA.403; AA.ii.832; BuA.37, etc.
  • Hemaka
  • Hemaka-pucchā. The questions asked of the Buddha by Hemaka. Sn.1084-7.
  • Hemamālā. Daughter of Guhasīva, king of Kālinga. She and her husband, Dantakumāra, brought the Tooth Relic to Ceylon. Dāthāvamsa iv.9f.
  • Hemamālaka, Hemamālī. Another name for the Mahā Thūpa
  • Hemamandira. A building erected in Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I. for the ceremonies of expiation by the brahmins. Cv.lxxiii.71.
  • Hemaneru. See Meru.
  • Hemāsā. An eminent Therī, teacher of the Vinaya at Anurādhapura in the time of Devānampiyatissa. Dpv. xviii.24.
  • Hemasālī-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. In the time of Mahinda II. there was a Thera in the vihāra, expert in the Abhidhamma, and the king had the Abhidhamma recited by him, and built a bathing tank for the Thera's use. Cv.xlviii.142.
  • Hemavālika-(Mālika)-cetiya. See Mahā Thūpa.
  • Hemavatā
  • Hemavata-Sutta. Contains the conversation between Hemavata and Sātāgira regarding the Buddha, and the details of their visit to the Buddha. It is the ninth sutta of the Uraga Vagga of the Sutta Nipāta. Sn.153 80.
  • Hemavata
  • Hemavatī. A channel branching off from the Parakkamasamudda in the direction of the Mahāmeghavana. Cv.lxxix.41.
  • Heraññakāni Thera
  • Hetu Sutta
  • Hihobu. A place in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.94.
  • Hillapattakakhanda. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā, mentioned in the account of the wars of Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv. lxxii.41). There was also a tank of the same name. Cv.lxxix.37.
  • Himavā Sutta. Six things, possession of which will enable a monk to cleave Himavā. A.iii.311.
  • Himavā, Himācala, Himavanta, etc. The name given to the Himālaya.
  • Himavanta Sutta. See Pabbatūpama Sutta
  • Himiyānaka. A Vanni chief in the service of Bhuvanekabāhu I. Cv.xc.33.
  • Himsaka.   See Angulimāla.
  • Hinga. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
  • Hingū. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
  • Hingulapabbata. A mountain in Himavā (J.v.415), where Nālaka died. SnA.ii.501; but see J. v.415 for a variation.
  • Hintālavanagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.162; lxxv.7, 11, 17; see Cv. Trs.ii.44, n.3.
  • Hiraññamalaya. A locality in Rohana. Cv.lvii.62.
  • Hiraññavatī
  • Hiri Jātaka (No. 363). The story of both the present and the past is the same as those of the Akataññu Jātaka (q.v.) J.iii.196f.
  • Hiri Sutta
  • Hirī, Hiridevī. Daughter of Sakka. See the Sudhābhojana Jātaka. She is identified with Uppalavannā. J. v.412; cf. Mtu.iii.309.
  • Hiri. A Yakkha chieftain to be invoked in time of need by followers of the Buddha. D.iii.205; DA.iii.970.
  • Hīyagalla. A place near Anurādhapura, through which passed the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra. Mbv. 135,136.
  • Homagāma. A village on the banks of the Candabhāgā. It was the residence of Marutta (q.v.).
  • Hona, Honaka. See Gonaka.
  • Hsuan Tsang
  • Huhunka
  • Hukitti. A Lankānātha, chief of Rerupallika, in the Malaya district; he was defeated by the officers of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.25.
  • Hulapitthi-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by King Mahāsena. v.l. Cūlavitthi. Mhv.xxxvii.43.
  • Hundarīvāpigāma. A village in the Kulumbari district, the birthplace of Dutthagāmanīís general, Mahāsona. Mhv.xxiii.45.
  • Huvācakannikā. A district in Ceylon where Mahādathika-Mahānāga built the Cūlanāgapabbata-vihāra (Mhv.Xxxiv.90). The district was in Rohana. MT. 637.
  • Hūvarattha, Uvarattha. A district in the Malaya province in Ceylon. Cv.lx.66; xcv.22.
  • Huyalagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I., Cv.lxxv.18. 149, 150; see Cv.Trs.ii.59, n.1.

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