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  • Macalagama. A village in Magadha, residence of Magha. J. i.199; SA.i.267; DhA.i.265; SnA.ii.484.
  • Macala-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Catukka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.ii.83 91.
  • Macala-Vihāra. A vihara in Mahāgama. Ras.ii.52
  • Maccarī-Sutta
  • Macchā
  • Maccha-Jātaka (No. 34, 75, 216)
  • Maccharattha. See Macchā.
  • Maccharena Sutta. A woman who is faithless, shameless, stingy, and of weak wisdom, is destined to suffering. S. iv.24.
  • Maccharikosiya
  • Maccha-Sutta
  • Macchatittha. The name of two villages and two monasteries of Ceylon. Cv.xlviii.24; Ep. Zey.i.216, 221, 227.
  • Macchera Sutta. See Maccharī Sutta ??.
  • Macchikāsanda
  • Macchikāsandika. An epithet of Cittagahapati, because he lived in Macchikāslānda. A.i.26; AA.i.209; ThagA.i.238.
  • Macchuddāna-Jātaka (No. 288)
  • Maccunābbhāhata Sutta. A name in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 38) to the Abbhāhata Sutta
  • Maccutthala. A locality in Rohana, where Vijayabāhu I. once set up a camp. Cv.Iviii.35.
  • Machadāyaka-Thera
  • Madagu. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.37.
  • Madda
  • Maddā. The people of Madda.
  • Maddakucchi
  • Maddarūpī. Daughter of Okkāka and wife of Kanha, ancestor of Ambattha (D.i.96f). v.l. Khuddarūpi.
  • Maddava
  • Maddha. A locality in Ceylon, probably a vihāra, residence of Mahānāga Thera. J. vi.30.
  • Maddī
  • Maddipabba
  • Mādhava. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.77, 79.
  • Madhitthala. A fortress in Rohana where Damilādhikārin defeated the rebels. Cv.lxxv.147.
  • Madhubhandapūjā
  • Madhudāyaka Thera
  • Madhudīpanī. A tīkā on the Visuddhi-Magga. Sās.33.
  • Madhukannava. A Kālinga prince, brother of Tilokasundarī queen of Vijayabāhu I. He came to Ceylon, and the king paid him great honour. Cv.lix.46.
  • Madhukavanaganthi. A locality in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.325.
  • Madhumamsadāyaka Thera
  • Madhupādapatittha. A landing place, probably in the north of Ceylon. It was used as a stronghold by Māgha and Jayabāhu. Cv.lxxxiii.18.
  • Madhupindika-Sutta
  • Madhupindīka-Thera
  • Madhupitthika. A village near Mahāgangā in Pācīnapassa. In it was the Madhupitthiya-cetiya, once pillaged by Sirināga. Ras.ii.8
  • Madhurā
  • Madhuraddhamakkāra. A district in South India, the forces of which were among the allies of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.2.
  • Mādhuraka. The classifying name for an inhabitant of Madhurā. E.g.,Mil.331.
  • Madhurakā. The people of Madhurā, mentioned in a list of tribes. Ap.i.359; alsoMil.331.
  • Madhurammānavīra. A fortress in South India subdued by Jagadvijaya. Cv.lxxvi.304.
  • Madhurapācikā
  • Madhurasasavāhinī. See Rasavāhinī.
  • Madhura-Sutta
  • Madhuratthavilāsinī
  • Madhurindhara. King of Rādhavati. Anomadassī Buddha preached to him, and he and seven thousand of his followers became arahants. BuA.144.
  • Madhusāratthadīpanī. A Commentary on the Abhidhammatīkā compiled by Ananda of Hamsavatī. Sās.48.
  • Madhutthala vihāra. A vihāra restored by Vijayabahu I. Cv.Ix.58; also Cv. Trs.i.220, n. 2.
  • Madhuvāsettha
  • Magadha
  • Māgadha. The name of a gotta. J. iii.339.
  • Māgadhā. The people of Magadha.
  • Magadhakhetta
  • Māgandiya
  • Māgandiyā
  • Māgandiya Sutta
  • Māgandiyapañhā. The name given to the questions asked of the Buddha by the brahmin Māgandiya. (S.iii.12). See Māgandiya Sutta (1).
  • Maggadattika Thera. An arahant. He once saw Atthadassī Buddha wandering about and scattered flowers in his path. Twenty thousand kappas ago he was king five times under the name of Pupphachadaniya. Ap.i.189.
  • Maggadāyaka Thera
  • Maggakathā. The ninth division of the Mahāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Magga-Samyutta. The forty fifth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. v.1 62.
  • Maggasaññaka Thera
  • Maggasira. The name of a month. DA.i.241.
  • Magga-Sutta
  • Magga-Vagga. The twentieth section of the Dhammapada.
  • Maggena Sutta. The Noble Eightfold Path goes to the Uncompounded (asankhata). The Buddha has shown it to his disciples for their welfare. S. iv.361.
  • Magha
  • Māgha
  • Maghādeva.  See Makhādeva.
  • Māgha-Sutta. Records the conversation between Māgha (1) and the Buddha.
  • Maghavā. See Magha.
  • Maghavapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw the Buddha (? Vipassī) seated in meditation on the banks of the Nammudā, and honoured him by placing a maghava flower near him. Ap.i.240f.
  • Mahā-Abhaya
  • Mahā-Anāthapindika. See Anāthapindika. He was evidently so called in some contexts to distinguish him from Culla Anāthapindika. E.g., DhA.iii.145; J. i.148.
  • Mahā-Angana
  • Mahā-Anula Thera
  • Mahā-Arittha
  • Mahā-Ariyavamsa Sutta
  • Mahā-āsana
  • Mahā-Assapura Sutta
  • Mahā-Assāroha Jātaka (No. 302)
  • Mahā-Atthakathā
  • Mahā-Avīci. See Avīci.
  • Mahābodhi
  • Mahābodhi-Jātaka (No. 528).
  • Mahābodhivamsa
  • Mahābrahmā. See Brahmaloka.
  • Mahā-Buddharakkhita. A monk of Piyangudīpa, described as Yonakarājaputta. See Ariyagālatissa.
  • Mahābyūha Sutta
  • Mahācanda. A river. See Candabhāgā.
  • Mahācattārīsaka Sutta
  • Mahācetiya. See Mahā Thūpa.
  • Mahāchātaka. A nickname given to Bhaddāli, because he was always eating. MA.ii.648.
  • Mahācora-Sutta
  • Mahācūla (Cūlika )Mahātissa
  • Mahā-Cūlani. King, father of Cūlani Brahmadatta. His wife was Talatā, who intrigued with his purohita Chambhī and poisoned her husband. J. vi.470.
  • Mahā-Cunda Sutta. See Cunda Sutta.
  • Mahā-Cunda. See Cunda.
  • Mahādaddara. The Bodhisatta born as a Nagā king, son of Sūradaddara. See the Daddara Jatāka. J. iii.16ff.
  • Mahādāragalla. A tank built by Mahāsena (Mhv.Xxxvii.49). It was repaired by Vijayabāhu I. and later by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lx.50; lxxix.31.
  • Mahādāragiri. A village (probably near Mahādāragallaka) given by Jetthatissa II. to the Abhayagiri vihāra. Cv.xliv.96.
  • Mahādāthika Mahānāga
  • Mahādatta (1-4)
  • Mahādeva
  • Mahādevarattakurava. A vihāra in the district of Kāsikhanda in Ceylon; the Anurārāma was a building attached to it. Cv.xli.101.
  • Mahādevī. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.24.
  • Mahādhammakathī Thera 1. In the time of king Buddhadāsa he translated the Pāli Suttas into Singhalese. Cv.xxxvii.175; he is evidently referred to by Fa Hsien (Giles, p. 72).
  • Mahadhammakathi Thera 2.  An incumbent of Nāgasāla vihāra. Kassapa II. showed him great honour and induced him to preach the Dhamma. Cv.xlv.2.
  • Mahādhammapāla Jātaka (No. 447)
  • Mahādhammarakkhita
  • Mahādhammasamādāna Sutta
  • Mahādhana
  • Mahā-Dhanadeva. Father of Ariyagālatissa.
  • Mahādhanaka. A setthi of Benares identified with Devadatta. For his story see the Ruru Jātaka. J. iv.255ff.
  • Mahādhana-kumāra. The Bodhisatta born as the son of the Treasurer of Benares (J.iii.475ff). For his story see the Atthāna Jātaka.
  • Mahādhātukathā. See Dhātukathā.
  • Mahādīpanī. A Commentary. Gv. 65, 75.
  • Mahāditthena Sutta. The great heresy: that the four elements and weal and woe are stable and permanent, that weal and woe are allotted to each person and do not wax and wane (S.iii.211f). Some of these views are elsewhere attributed to Pakudha Kaccāyana and others to Makkhali Gosāla.
  • Mahādona. A Nāga king of the city of Mahādona on the bank of the Gangārahada. He used to destroy the districts of those who did not pay him tribute. Nārada Buddha preached to him and vanquished him. Bu.x.7; BuA.153.
  • Mahāduggala. A monastery and cetiya built by Kākavannatissa. At its inauguration twelve thousand monks from Cittalapabbata were present. v.l. Mahānuggala. Mhv.Xxiv.8ff.
  • Mahāduggata
  • Mahādukkhakkhandha Sutta
  • Mahādundubhi. Thirty thousand kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, previous births of Vappa (or Saranāgamaniya) Thera. Thag.i.141; Ap.i.149.
  • Mahāgallaka
  • Mahāgāma. A tank built by Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.47.
  • Mahāgāma. The capital of Rohana.
  • Mahāgāmanāga Vihāra. A monastery in Rohana where Vohārika-Tissa crowned the thūpa with a parasol (Mhv.Xxxvi.34; MT.662). The vihāra is probably identical with the Nāgamahā vihāra, built by Mahānāga (q.v.).
  • Mahāgāmendivāpi. A tank built by Amandagāmani Abhaya to the south of Anurādhapura and gifted to the Dakkhinna Vihāra. Mhv.Xxxv.5; Mhv.Trs.246, n.4.
  • Mahāgana. One of the three chief buildings of the Upāsikā vihāra (q.v.). It was later called Piyathapitaghara. MT. 408, 409.
  • Mahāgangā. See Gangā and Mahāvālukagangā.
  • Mahāgatimba
  • Mahāgavaccha-Thera
  • Mahāgirigāma. A village on the road to Nāgadīpa, near the residence of Lonagirivāsī Tissa. DA.ii.534.
  • Mahāgopālaka-Sutta
  • Mahāgosinga-Sutta
  • Mahāgovinda
  • Mahāgovinda-Sutta
  • Mahāhamsa-Jātaka (No. 534)
  • Mahāhatthipadopama Sutta
  • Mahājāli. A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in a list of names. M.iii.70.
  • Mahājallika-. A fishing village in Ceylon. In it was a fisherman, also called Mahājallika, whom Dāthāsena overcame. Ras.ii.107.
  • Mahājanaka
  • Mahājanaka-Jātaka (No. 539)
  • Mahājanapadā
  • Mahaka. A novice, pupil of Upananda, who is mentioned as having been guilty of an unnatural offence with Kandaka, another novice. Vin.i.70.
  • Mahā-Kaccāna, Kaccāyana
  • Mahā-Kaccāna-Bhaddekaratta Sutta
  • Mahā-Kaccāna-Vatthu. The story of Sakka's honouring of Mahā-Kaccāna. DhA.ii.176f.
  • Mahākāla (1-5)
  • Mahākālasena. See Kālasena (2).
  • Mahākālasena. The chief yakkha of Sirīsavatthu who married Polamittā of Lankāpura (MT. 259f). v.l.  kāla . See Kālasena (2).
  • Mahākālī. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.39.
  • Mahākālinga. King of Dantapura and brother of Cullakālinga. For their story see the Kālingabodhi Jātaka. J.iv.230ff.
  • Mahākalyāna. Another name for Varakalyana.
  • Mahā-Kammāsadamma. See Kammāsadamma.
  • Mahā-Kammavibhanga Sutta
  • Mahā-Kamsa. King of Asitanjana in Kamsabhoga in Uttarāpatha. His children were Kamsa, Upakamsa and Devagabbhā. J. iv.79; PvA.111.
  • Mahā-Kāñcana. The Bodhisatta born as the son in a rich brahmin family, and later becoming an ascetic. See the Bhisa Jātaka. J. iv.305ff.
  • Mahākanda. The name of a Tamil and of a parivena built by him in the reign of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.23.
  • Mahākandara. A river in Ceylon, at the mouth of which Panduvāsudeva and his retinue landed from India. Mhv.viii.12.
  • Mahākanha. The name assumed by Mātali when he became a dog. See the Mahākanha Jātaka.
  • Mahākanha-Jātaka (No. 469)
  • Mahākapi-Jātaka (No. 407, 516)
  • Mahā-Kappina Thera
  • Mahā-Kappina Thera Vatthu. Describes the good deeds done by Kappina and Anoja in the time of Kasspa Buddha. See Maha-Kappina. DhA.ii.112 27.
  • Mahā-Kassapa saddhi vihārika Vatthu. The story of the pupil of Mahā Kassapa who set fire to his hut. DhA.ii.19ff.; see also the Kutidūsaka Jātaka.
  • Mahā-Kassapa Thera
  • Mahā-Kassapa Thera Pindapāta Vatthu. The story of Sakka giving alms to Mahā Kassapa in the disguise of a weaver. DhA.i.423ff.
  • Mahaka-Sutta
  • Mahaka-Thera. An arahant. See Mahaka Sutta.
  • Mahākhandaka. The first chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Mahākhetta. A locality in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.50; Cv.Trs.ii.49, n.3.
  • Mahākhīragāma. A village near Nāgadīpa in Ceylon; it was the residence of Lonagīrivāsī Tissa. AA.ii.653; MA.i.545.
  • Mahākirālavāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46.
  • Mahākokālika. See Kokālika (1).
  • Mahākosala. King of Kosala.
  • Mahākottha. A Tamil chief of Antarāsobbha, whom Dutthagāmanī subdued in the course of his campaigns. Mhv.xxv.11.
  • Mahā-Kotthita (Mahā Kotthika) Thera
  • Mahākusa. A king of Jambudīpa, descendant of Mahāsammata. His father was Kusa and his son Navaratha (Bharata). They reigned in Kapilavatthu. Dpv. iii.40; MT.130.
  • Mahālabujagaccha
  • Mahālānakitti
  • Mahālatā-pasādhana (-pilandhana)
  • Mahālekha. A parivena in the Abhayagiri vihāra; it was built by Mahinda II. Cv.xlviii.135.
  • Mahālekhapabbata. A parivena in the Mahā vihāra; it was founded by the Mahālekha Sena, in the time of Kassapa IV. Cv.lii.33.
  • Mahālena-Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. See Sanghadattā.
  • Mahāli
  • Mahāli-Sutta
  • Mahallaka-Nāga, Mahalla Nāga
  • Mahallarāja. A padhānaghara erected by Aggabodhi III. and his viceroy Māna. The villages of Hankāra and Sāmugāma were given for its maintenance. Cv.xliv.119.
  • Mahālohita. The Bodhisatta born as a bull; see the Munika Jātaka and Sālūka Jātaka.
  • Mahāmagagāma. A village given by Udaya I. for the celebrations in honour of the Kholakkhiya image of the Buddha. Cv.xlix.15.
  • Mahāmahinda. See Mahinda.
  • Mahāmahindabāhu parivena. A monastic building, probably in Hatthiselapura, erected by Bhuvanekabāhu, at the request of his brother, Parakkambāhu II. Cv.lxxxv.63.
  • Mahāmāladeva. A general of Manābharana (2) stationed at Kālavāpi. Cv.lxxii.171.
  • Mahāmalia. Younger brother of Sena, general of Sena V. He committed an offence with his mother and the king had him killed. Cv.liv.60.
  • Mahāmaliyadeva. See Malayamahādeva.
  • Mahāmallaka. A nunnery built by Mahinda IV. for the Theravāda-nuns. Cv.liv.47.
  • Mahāmālunkyā-Sutta
  • Mahāmandapa. A palace in Anurādhapura, probably in the Mahāvihāra, used by preachers. Maliyadeva Thera preached there the Chakka Sutta, when sixty monks became arahants. MA.ii.1024.
  • Mahā-Mandhātā. See Mandhātā. His story is also given at Ras.i.20f.
  • Mahāmangala-Jātaka (No. 453)
  • Mahāmangala-Sutta. See Mangala sutta.
  • Mahāmangala-Thera. A monk present at the foundation ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa. MT. 524.
  • Mahāmangala-vihāra. A monastery built by Vankanāsikatissa on the banks of the Gonanadī. Mhv.xxxv.113.
  • Mahāmani. A tank constructed by Bhātikatīssa, and given by him to the Gavaratissa vihāra (Mhv.Xxxvi.3). It was restored by Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.47.
  • Mahāmanikagāma. A village granted by Aggabodhi III. to the Jetavana vihāra. Cv.xliv.121.
  • Mahāmattā
  • Mahāmāyā. See Māyā.
  • Mahāmeghavana
  • Mahāmetta. A Bodhi tree, planted in the Mahāvihāra by Jetthatissa III. Cv.xliv.96.
  • Mahāmitta. A monk of Kassakalena. A very poor woman provided him with food. When a tree deity pointed out this to him he put forth effort and became an arahant (v.l. Ayyamitta). MA.i.237f; DA.iii.790.
  • Mahāmittavindaka. See the Catudvāra Jātaka.
  • Mahā-Moggallāna Thera
  • Mahāmucala. A primeval king, descendant of Mahāsammata. Dpv.iii.6; Mhv.ii.3; Mtu.i.348.
  • Mahāmucalamālaka. A locality in Mahāmeghavana, where stood the uposatha hall for monks (Mhv.Xv.36). It was outside the enclosure of the Bodhi tree. MT. 346.
  • Mahāmunda
  • Mahāmuni. A village in Ceylon, in the Dīghavāpi district. Sumana, father of Sumanā, who was the wife of Lakuntaka Atimbara, lived there. DhA.iv.50.
  • Mahānadī. A river, dammed up by Udaya II. Cv.li.127; Cv. Trs.i.159, n. 3.
  • Mahānāgahula, Mahānāgasula, Mahānāgakula
  • Mahānāgakula. See Mahānāgahula.
  • Mahānāgapabbata. A vihāra in Ceylon where Aggabodhi I. built an uposatha hall. Cv.xlii.27.
  • Mahānāga-Thera
  • Mahānāgatissa-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon where Vohārika Tissa erected a parasol over the Thūpa. Mhv.xxxvi.34.
  • Mahānāgavana
  • Mahānāga-vihāra
  • Mahānāmamatthaka. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.35.
  • Mahānāmasikkhāpada. A rule formulated by the Buddha regarding the advisability of those not actually ill receiving medicaments. Sp.iv.842; see Vin.iv.102.
  • Mahānāma-Sutta (1-7)
  • Mahānāma-Thera (1-8)
  • Mahānanda. An author of Hamsavatī, to whom some authorities ascribe the authorship of the Madhusāratthadīpani in the Abhidhamma. Bode, op. cit., 47, n.6;. v.l. Mahānāma.
  • Mahānandana. See Nandana.
  • Mahānāradakassapa Jātaka (No. 544)
  • Mahānela. A king of twenty kappas ago, a previous birth of Kotumbariya Thera. Ap.i.192.
  • Mahānela. A servitor of Kākavannatissa. He was very fleet of foot, though he refused to work with his hands. In his past birth he was Kurudeva. Ras.ii.111f.
  • Mahāneru
  • Mahānettādipādika. A series of cells built for the Dhammaruci monks by Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlviii.2.
  • Mahānettapabbata. A monastery in Ceylon where Sena I. built a refectory (mahāpāli). Cv.l.74.
  • Mahānettappāsāda. A Monastery in Ceylon, for the incumbent of which Vijayabāhu I. built a vihāra in Vātagiri (Cv.lxxxviii.46). Among the incumbents of Mahānettappāsāda was an Elder known as Vīdāgama Thera, author of several Sinhalese works. P.L.C. 253.
  • Mahānidāna. Seventy two kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, previous births of Vātātapanivāriya Thera. Ap.i.207.
  • Mahānidāna-Sutta
  • Mahāniddesa. See Niddesa. One of the books of the Khuddaka Nikāya.
  • Mahānigama. A minister of Mahānāma ; he built the Ganthakāraparivena. P.L.C. 96.
  • Mahānigantha. See Nigantha Nātaputta.
  • Mahānigghosa. Twenty four kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, previous births of Vimala (or Buddhupatthāka) Thera. ThagA.i.122; Ap.i.139.
  • Mahānijjhara. A monastery in Ceylon. Once the elephant Kandula looked after the monks there. Ras.ii.29.
  • Mahānikkaddhika. One of the villages given by Aggabodhi IV. for the maintenance of the Padhānaghara, which he built for Dāthasiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
  • Mahānikkhavattivāpi. A tank built by King Vasabha. Mhv.Xxxv.94.
  • Mahānīpa. A place in Anurādhapura through which the simā of the Mahāvihāra passed (Mbv. 134,135). It probably received its name from a nīpa tree growing there.
  • Mahānipāta
  • Mahāniraya. See Avīci.
  • Mahānirutti. Olle of the books attributed to Mahā Kaccāna (Gv. 59). This probably refers to the tradition which ascribes the Kaccāyana Grammar to Mahā Kaccāna.
  • Mahānisabha. See Nisabha.
  • Mahānissara. A work ascribed to Ariyavamsa of Ava (Gv. 65). The correct reading is probably Mahānissaya, and refers to the atthayojanā written by him on the Abhidhamma.
  • Mahānitthilagāma. A village given by Kassapa II. for the incumbent of the Nāgasāla-vihāra. Cv.xliv.151
  • Mahāniyyāmarattha. A district in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.57; Cv. Trs.i.324, n.2.
  • Mahannavāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.34.
  • Mahānoma. The name of the Mahāmeghavana in the time of Konagamana Buddha. The capital, Vaddhamāna, lay to the south of it, and the park was given by King Samiddha to the Buddha. Mhv.Xv. 92,107ff.
  • Mahanta. A stone image of the Buddha set up in the Patimā-vihāra in Kānagāma by Aggabodhi, son of Mahātissa and ruler of Rohana. Cv.xlv.44.
  • Mahanta-parivena. A monastic building erected by a corporation (pūga) in Bandhumatī in the time of Vipassī Buddha. Ap.ii.493 (vs. 19).
  • Mahānuggala. See Mahāduggala.
  • Mahāpabbata
  • Mahāpaccarī
  • Mahāpadāna-Sutta. The fourteenth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya.
  • Mahāpadesa-Sutta
  • Mahāpadhānaghara
  • Mahāpaduma (1-8)
  • Mahāpaduma-Jātaka (No. 472)
  • Mahāpaharanī. A channel branching off from the Mahāvālukagangā and constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.52.
  • Mahāpajāpatī-Gotami
  • Mahāpajāpatī-Sutta. Contains details of the events which led to the admission of women into the Order. A.iv.274ff.; cp. Vin.ii.253ff.
  • Mahāpakarana. Another name for the Patthānappakarana of the Abhidhamma.
  • Mahāpāla. The original name of Cakkhupāla. DhA.i.4.
  • Mahāpāli
  • Mahāpalobhana-Jātaka (No. 507). The story is the same in all details as that of the Cullapalobhana Jātaka. The name of the Bodhisatta is Anitthigandha. J. iv.468 73.
  • Mahāpanāda
  • Mahāpanāda-Jātaka (No. 264). The story of Mahāpanāda, given in the Suruci Jātaka. Cp. Dvy. 56ff.
  • Mahāpānadīpa. A monastery in Pulatthipura built by Aggabodhi III. Cv.xliv.122.
  • Mahāpanālagāma. A village of Rohana in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.47.
  • Mahāpañhā. A series of questions referred to in the Anguttara Nikāya. See Mahāpañha Sutta 1. A.v.54.
  • Mahāpañha-Sutta.
  • Mahāpaññākathā. The first chapter of the Paññāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Mahāpanthaka-Thera
  • Mahāpapāta
  • Mahāpāragā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.26.
  • Mahāparakkama-Thera. He belonged to Taungu in Burma, and settled the dispute regarding the monks being allowed to drink the fermented juices of the coconut palm. He wrote the Surāvinicchaya, a book dealing with this subject. Sās., p.81.
  • Mahāparinibbāna-Sutta
  • Mahāparivāra-Thera
  • Mahāparivena
  • Mahāpatāpa
  • Mahāpathavi. The name of the Bodhisatta once born as a monkey. In that birth Devadatta was a man who earned his living by winnowing grain; he was therefore superior to the Bodhisatta. Mil. 201.
  • Mahāphussadeva-Thera
  • Mahāpingala. King of Benares, father of the Bodhisatta. He is identified with Devadatta. See the Mahāpingala Jātaka.
  • Mahāpingala-Jātaka (No. 240)
  • Mahāpitaka-Thera
  • Mahāppamāda-Sutta. One of the Appamāda Suttas. It was preached by Mahinda in the Mahāmeghavana, on the thirteenth day of the bright half of Asālha. Mhv.xvi.3.
  • Mahapphala-Sutta. The four iddhi-pādas, if developed, bear great fruit. S. v.267.
  • Mahāpulina. A king of fifty three kappas ago, a previous birth of Pulinapūjaka Thera. Ap.i.79.
  • Mahāpunna. A village in Ceylon where Lakuntaka Atimbara lived with his wife Sumanā. It was near Kotapabbata vihāra. DhA.i.117.
  • Mahāpuññā
  • Mahāpunnama Sutta
  • Mahāpurisa. The name given to a Great Being.
  • Mahāpurisa-Sutta. Sāriputta asks the Buddha who is a "mahāpurisa." The Buddha answers that it is one who has won emancipation of mind, which can be attained by practising the four satipatthānas. S. v.158.
  • Mahāpurisavitakka Sutta
  • Mahārabbhaka-lena. Once the residence of Mahādhammadinna of Talangatissapabbata. See Ras.ii.131f.
  • Mahārāhulovāda Sutta
  • Mahārājaghara. A monastery enlarged by Potthakuttha. Cv.xivi.21.
  • Mahārājāno. See Cattāro Mahārājāno.
  • Mahārājapabba. A section of the Vessantara Jātaka. J.vi.582.
  • Mahārakkhita
  • Mahārāma. A king of sixty three kappas ago, a previous birth of Tālavantadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.211.
  • Mahārāmetti. A tank constructed by Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.94.
  • Mahāratha
  • Mahāratha Vagga. The fifth section of the Vimānavatthu.
  • Mahāratha vimānavatthu. The story of the devaputta Gopāla. Vv.v.14; VvA.270ff.
  • Mahārattha
  • Mahārenu. Eighty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this name, previous births of Godhika (Bhikkhadāyaka) Thera. ThagA.i.124; Ap.i.140.
  • Maharīvara. A stronghold in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.121.
  • Mahārohanagutta Thera
  • Mahārohita. A king of four kappas ago; a previous birth of Dverataniya Thera. Ap.i.214.
  • Mahāroruva. One of the Nirayas. S. i.92; DhA.iv.79.
  • Mahāruci 1. A primeval king, descendant of Mahāsammata. Dpv.iii.7.
  • Mahāruci 2. A king of thirty eight kappas ago, a previous birth of Sucintita Thera. Ap.i.133.
  • Mahāruhā. A nun, skilled in the Saddhammavamsa; she came from India to Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.31.
  • Mahārukkha Sutta
  • Mahārukkhatittha. A ford in the Mahātvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.11; Cv. Trs.i.320, n. 1.
  • Mahāsaccaka Sutta
  • Mahā-Saccaka. See Saccaka.
  • Mahāsāgara
  • Mahāsakuludāyī Sutta
  • Mahāsākyamuni Gotama Sutta. The Buddha describes how, before reaching Enlightenment, he traced back, step by step, the cause of Ill in the world and the Way of escape there from. S. ii.10f.
  • Mahāsāla Sutta
  • Mahāsālā
  • Mahāsalayatana, Mahisalāyatanika Sutta
  • Mahāsamaya Sutta
  • Mahāsāmi
  • Mahāsammata
  • Mahā-Sangharakkhita
  • Mahāsanghikā, Mahāsangītikā
  • Mahāsappika. One of Asoka's palaces. Ras.i.93.
  • Mahāsarā
  • Mahāsāra Jātaka (No. 92)
  • Mahāsārappakāsinī. The name of a Commentary. Gv.75.
  • Mahāsāropama Sutta
  • Mahāsatipatthāna Sutta
  • Mahāsatthivassa Thera
  • Mahāsela. See Sela.
  • Mahāsena
  • Mahāsena Vagga. The fourth section of the Rasavāhinī.
  • Mahāsenagāma. A village in Rohana, whose vihāra was restored by Vijayabāhu I. (Cv.lx.62). The village is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Ibid., lxxv.109; Cv.Trs.ii.55, n. 2.
  • Mahāsena-Vihāra
  • Mahāsīhanāda Sutta
  • Mahāsikha. Five kappas ago there were five kings of this name, previous births of Pannañjalika Thera. Ap.i.128.
  • Mahāsīlava Jātaka (No. 51)
  • Mahāsīlava. The Bodhisatta born as king of Benares. See the Mahāsīlava Jātaka.
  • Mahāsineru. See Sineru.
  • Mahāsīva
  • Mahāsīvalī Thera. A commentator, evidently of Ceylon, referred to by Buddhaghosa. E.g., MA.ii.797.
  • Mahāsona
  • Mahāsonā Therī. A teacher of the Vinaya in Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.27.
  • Mahāsubhaddā
  • Mahāsudassana Jātaka (No. 95)
  • Mahāsudassana Sutta
  • Mahāsudassana. The Bodhisatta born as king of Kusāvati. J. i.45; Dpv. iii.8; Mhv.ii.5; Mtu.i.348. See, the Mahāsudassana Sutta.
  • Mahāsuka Jātaka (No. 429)
  • Mahāsumana
  • Mahāsumanā. One of the pre eminent nuns of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.39.
  • Mahāsumba Thera. A disciple of Konāgamana Buddha; he came to Ceylon at the Buddha's request. He, with one thousand others, was left behind to look after the new converts. Mhv.xv.123.
  • Mahāsumma Thera
  • Mahāsuññatā Sutta
  • Mahāsupina Jātaka (No. 77)
  • Mahāsutasoma Jātaka (No. 537)
  • Mahāsuvanna. Father of Cakkhupāla. ThagA.i.195; DhA.i.2.
  • Mahāsuvannadīpa. Son of Parakkamabahalarājā and Ācariya of Queen Sīvalī of Hamsavatī, in Pegu. He was author of the Apheggusāradīpanī. Bode, op. cit., 36, n. 2.
  • Mahātakkāri Jātaka. See Takkāriya Jātaka.
  • Mahātalāka. A monastery in Ceylon, the residence of Araññaka-Mahāabhaya. Ras.ii.5
  • Mahātālitagāma. A village in Uttaradesa, in Ceylon, where the Pandu king who invaded Ceylon in the reign of Sena I. occupied an armed camp. Cv.l.14.
  • Mahātanhāsankhaya Sutta
  • Mahāthala. A village in which Aggabodhī V. built the Kadambagona-vihāra. Cv.xlviii.3.
  • Mahā-Thupa
  • Mahātissa (1-16)
  • Mahātissā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.38.
  • Mahātissabhūti Thera
  • Mahātissagāma. A village at the foot of Lankāpabbata. Ras.ii.159
  • Mahātittha (1-3)
  • Mahātitthadvāra. One of the gates of Plulatthipura, erected by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiii.163.
  • Mahātundila. The Bodhisatta born as a pig. See the Tundila Jātaka.
  • Mahā-Udāyī. See Udāyī.
  • Mahā-Ukkusa Jātaka (No. 486)
  • Mahā-Ummagga Jātaka (No. 546)
  • Mahāvācakāla
  • Mahāvacchagotta Sutta
  • Mahāvagga
  • Mahāvajirabuddhi. A monk of Ceylon, author of Vinayaganthi (Vinayagandhi) or Vajirabuddhitīkā on the Vinaya Cominentaries (Gv. 60, 66). He was a contemporary of King Dhammaceti of Burma, and presented him with a copy of his work. Bode, op. cit., 39f.
  • Mahāvalligotta vihāra. A monastery built by Vasabha and given to the incumbent of the Valliyera vihāra. Mhv.xxxv.82.
  • Mahāvālukagāma. A village on the south coast of Ceylon. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. c.p. Vālukagāma. Cv.lxxv. 36f, 40, 45.
  • Mahāvālukagangā, Mahāgangā, Mahāvālukanadī
  • Mahavālukavīthi. A street in Anurādhapura. Ras.ii.49.
  • Mahāvamsa
  • Mahāvamsaka Tissa Thera. Of Ceylon. Mentioned among the last of the arahants. He was among those who took part in various "assemblies"   the Kuddālaka, Mūgapakkha, Ayoghara and Hatthipāla. J. vi.30.
  • Mahāvana
  • Mahāvānija Jātaka (No. 493)
  • Mahavāpi Vihāra. A monastery in Mahāgāma. For a story connected with it see Ras.ii.4f.
  • Mahāvaruna Thera. He ordained Nigrodha Sāmanera (Sp.i.46; Mhv.v.45) and also Tissa and Sumitta, the two sons of the kinnarī Kuntī. Ibid., 214.
  • Mahāvattaniya. A desert in India. Ras.i.23.
  • Mahāvatthalagāma. A village on the southern sea coast of Ceylon, where Tilokamalla lived. Cv.ixxxviii.22; Cv.Trs.ii.184, n.2.
  • Mahāvedalla Sutta
  • Mahāvessantara Jātaka. See Vessantara.
  • Mahāvibhanga. The first part of the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called the Bhikkhu vibhanga.
  • Mahāvihāra
  • Mahāvijita. A king of long ago, whose exemplary sacrifice, held under the direction of his chaplain, is narrated in the Kūtadanta Sutta (q.v.).
  • Mahāvimalabuddhi. See Vimalabuddhi.
  • Mahāvinayasangahapakarana. Another name for the Vinayavinicchaya.
  • Mahāvisuddhācariya. See Visuddhācariya.
  • Mahāvitthārika. A palace in heaven, occupied by Tīnipadumiya Thera in a previous birth. Ap.i.124.
  • Mahāvyaggha Thera. An arahant of Ukkanagara vihara. He received a portion of sour millet gruel given by Dutthagāmanī, and distributed his share among seven hundred monks. Mhv.x.xxii.54.
  • Mahāvyūha Sutta. See Mahābyūha.
  • Mahāvyūha. A gabled chamber erected by Mahāsudassana into which he could retire during the heat of the day. It was made of silver. D.ii.182; DA.ii.632; see Dial.ii.214, n. 1.
  • Mahāyamaka Vagga. The fourth section of the Majjhima Nikāya, containing suttas 21 30.
  • Mahāyañña Vagga. The fifth section of the Sattaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.39 67.
  • Mahāyasa Thera. Of Thāton, author of the Kaccāyanabheda and the Kaccāyanasāra. He probably belonged to the fourteenth century. Bode, op. cit., 36f.; Svd.1250.
  • Maheja. See Mahejjāghara.
  • Mahejjāghara, Mahejjāgharavatthu, Mahejjāgharāsanasālā
  • Mahelanagara
  • Mahī
  • Mahiddhi, or Samanabrāhmana Sutta. All recluses or brahmins possessed of iddhi power, whether of the past, present or future, must obtain it through the development of the four satipatthāna. S. v.273f.
  • Mahilā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon who kept the dhutangas. Dpv.xviii.15.
  • Mahilādīpa. An island off the coast of India where the women, who were exiled with Vijaya, landed. Mhv.vi.45.
  • Mahilāmukha Jātaka (No. 26)
  • Mahilāmukha. The state elephant of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. See the Mahilāmukha Jātaka.
  • Mahimsaka
  • Mahimsāsa. The Bodhisatta, born as the son of the king of Benares. For details see the Devadhamma Jātaka. J. i.127ff.; DhA.iii.73.
  • Mahimsāsaka
  • Mahinda (1-24)
  • Mahindaguhā. The cave occupied by Mahinda in the Cetiyagirivihāra (Mhv.Xx. 16; MT. 416). It was on the Hatthikucchipabbhāra, covered by forest, at the entrance to a deep valley. Vsm., p. 110.
  • Mahindasena. A parivena built and endowed by Mahinda, viceroy of Sena II. Cv.li.60.
  • Mahindasenavāsa. A building erected in the Uttara vihāra (Abhayagiri) by Sanghā, wife of Sena I. (Cv.l.79). It was later destroyed, and afterwards restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.105.
  • Mahindatalāka. A tank built by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxix. 28). It is perhaps identical with Mahindatata (above), in which case the king merely restored it.
  • Mahindatata. A monastery built by Mahinda I. Cv.xlviii.37.
  • Mahindatatavāpi. A tank built by Aggabodhi I. The image of Mahinda Thera (q.v.) was taken there by the Taracchas and set up on its dyke at the time of the Mahinda festival. Cv.xlii.29.
  • Mahindaupusaya. A nunnery built by Mahinda I. The village of Nagaragalla was just outside its boundary, and this he gave for its maintenance. Cv.xlviii.36.
  • Mahīpālarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxix.8.
  • Mahisadonika. A village in the Nakulanagara district; the birthplace of Khañjadeva. Mhv.xxiii.77.
  • Mahisamandala
  • Mahisamanta. Long ago there were thirty eight kings of this name, previous births of Isimuggadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.194.
  • Mahisavatthu. A place on the Sankheyya Mountain where Uttara is said to have stayed, in Dhavajālika (vihāra). A.iv.162; AA.ii.739.
  • Māhissati
  • Mahiyangana
  • Mahodara
  • Mahosadha. The Bodhisatta born as minister to King Videha. For details see the Mahāummagga Jātaka.
  • Mahummāra, Mahāummāra
  • Majjha. See Megha.
  • Majjhantika or Sanika Sutta. Once a monk dwelt in a forest tract in Kosala and was told by a deva of the forest how the noonday silence frightened him. But the monk replied that to him it was enchanting. S. i.203.
  • Majjhantika Thera
  • Majjhantika Tissa. See Majjhantika.
  • Majjhapalli vihāra
  • Majjhavela vihāra
  • Majjhima
  • Majjhima-Kāla
  • Majjhima-Nikāya
  • Majjhimabhānakā
  • Majjhimadesa
  • Majjhimagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.83.
  • Majjhima-janapada. See Majjhimadesa.
  • Majjhimatīkā. The second of three Commentaries on the Saddatthabhedacintā. Gv. 63, 73.
  • Majjhimavagga. A district in the Malaya country of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx. 20, 21, 23; see Cv. Trs.i.289, n. 1.
  • Makākarañjiya. A monastery, the residence of the Elder Mahātissa. Vsm.292.
  • Makara. A floodgate in the Parakkamasāmudda from which ran the Gambhīra Canal. Cv.lxxix.40.
  • Makaradhaja. A name for the god Kāma. Cv.Iii.68.
  • Makasa Jātaka (No. 44)
  • Makhādeva
  • Makhādeva-Jātaka (No. 9)
  • Makhādeva-Sutta
  • Makhādeva-ambavana
  • Makhilā
  • Makkarakata
  • Makkata-Jātaka (No.173)
  • Makkata-Sutta
  • Makkhakudrūsa. A village in Rohana, the residence, of Kitti and Loka. Cv.Iv.26; Cv.lvii. 1, 59.
  • Makkhali (or Micchāditthika) Sutta
  • Makkhali-Gosāla
  • Makkhali-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.33 5.
  • Makulaka. A vihāra in Ceylon, to the east of Aritthapabbata, built by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.
  • Makuta-cetiya. A monument erected by Sakka on the summit of Sineru, enshrining a lock of hair cut off by Dīpankara Buddha, when he renounced the world and became a monk. BuA.68.
  • Makutabandhana
  • Makutamutta sālā. A hall built in Anurādhapura on the spot where the dancing maidens laid aside their ornaments immediately after the death of Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxxii.78; MT.601.
  • Mala-Sutta. On the three stains: lust, hatred, and illusion. They are comprehended by the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.57.
  • Mala-Vagga. The twenty first chapter of the Dhammapada.
  • Mālā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon. Dpv. xviii.30
  • Mālabhāri, Mālābhāri. A devaputta, husband of Patipūjakā.
  • Mālabhī. See Piyālī.
  • Mālāgāma. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha to Majjhapalli-vihāra. Cv.c.236; Cv. Trs.ii.293, n.5.
  • Mālāgāmatittha. A ford in the Mahāvālukagangā, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxii.50; Cv. Trs.i.323, n. 2.
  • Mālāgiri. A mountain in the Himālaya. This and other mountains were formed out of the brick collected by the king of Benares as mentioned by Kānārittha in the Bhūridatta Jātaka. J.vi.204,212.
  • Malānī Sutta
  • Mālārāma. A vihāra in Ceylon, near Uppalavāpi, in the time of King Kutakanna (Tissa). The Thera Cūlasudhamma lived there. Vibhā.452.
  • Malatā. See Mallā.
  • Mālatīpuppha. A sluice gate of the Parakkamasamudda, from which flowed the Nīlavāhinī Canal. Cv.lxxix.42.
  • Mālava. The name of various Tamil chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara (Cv.lxxvi. 132, 137, 210, 235, 265ff., 284). Two of them were called Lambakannas. Cv.lxxvii.27.
  • Malavālāna. A district of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu. Komba built a fortress there which was captured by the Malayarāja, and later by the Nagaragiri Mahinda. Cv.lxx.60ff., 89.
  • Mālavalli. A tank in Dakkhinadesa repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxviii.45). It was the scene of a battle between the forces of Gajabāhu and those of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.66.
  • Mālāvaratthalī. A place in Rohana, the scene of a campaign of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.66ff.
  • Mālavatthu. A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the Ariyākari-vihāra (Cv.xiv.60). It is mentioned (Cv.lxx.66) in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
  • Malaya
  • Malaya-Mahādeva (v.l. Maliya Mahādeva, Mallyadeva) Thera
  • Malayappa. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.18, 55, 91; MT. 593.
  • Malayavāsī Mahāsanghamkkhita. See Mahāsangharakkhita.
  • Malitavambha Thera
  • Māliya. One of the dogs mentioned in the Pūtimamsa Jātaka.
  • Maliya. Perhaps the name of a dog, or it may be an adjective describing its colour. See J. iii.535.
  • Maliyadeva. See Malaya Mahādeva.
  • Māliyaunna. A vihāra in Ceylon. Mundagangā was a village in its neighbourhood. MT. 605.
  • Mallā
  • Malla. See Tela.
  • Mallagiri, Mallāgiri, Mallangiri. A mountain in the Himālaya, the abode of Kinnaras. J. iv.4.38, 439.
  • Mallaka
  • Mallaputta. See Dabba.
  • Mallavāta. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Aggabodhi VII (Cv.xlviii.70). Aggabodhi VIIII. gave to it a maintenance village. Cv.xlix.47.
  • Mallī. A Malla woman. Vin.ii.268.
  • Mallikā
  • Mallikā-Sutta
  • Mallika. A king of Kosala, identified with Ananda. See the Rājovāda Jātaka. J.ii.2ff.
  • Mallikārāma
  • Mallikāvimāna vatthu
  • Mālunkyā. See Mālunkyāputta.
  • Mālunkyāputta
  • Māluta Jātaka (No. 17)
  • Māluta. Twenty nine thousand kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, previous births of Nalamāliya (Kutivihāriya) Thera. Ap.i.144; ThagA.i.132.
  • Mamsa-Jātaka (No. 315)
  • Mamsa-Sutta. Few are those who abstain from accepting gifts of uncooked flesh, many who do not. S. v.471.
  • Māna
  • Mānābharana, Mānabhūsana
  • Mānabhūsana. See Mānābharana above.
  • Mānacchidda. A Pacceka Buddha. M.i.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Mānadinna Sutta. Records the visit of Ananda to Mānadinna below. S. v.178.
  • Mānadinna. A householder of Rājagaha. When he lay ill he was visited by Ananda, to whom he confessed that even in his illness he practiced the four satipatthāna. He was quite free from the five orambhāgiyasamyojanā. S. v.178.
  • Mānaggabodi. A monastery built by Aggabodhi VII. Cv.xlviii.64.
  • Mānakāma Sutta. The praises spoken of the Buddha by a deva at Jetavana regarding his freedom from all vain conceits. S.i.4.
  • Mānakapitthi. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.47.
  • Mānamatta. A village, probably in North Ceylon; one of the spots where the Tamils, under Māgha and Jayabāhu, set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
  • Manamekkundi. A locality of South India pillaged by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.87.
  • Manāpa Sutta. See Pātali Sutta
  • Manāpadāyi Sutta
  • Manāpakāyikā
  • Manāpāmanāpā Sutta. Five qualities that make a woman attractive to a man: she is beauteous in form, possessed of wealth, moral, vigorous, and has offspring. Absence of these qualities robs her of this claim. Likewise for a man. S. iv.238f.
  • Manasākata
  • Manasi Sutta. If, for just the space of a finger snap, a monk indulges a thought of goodwill, such a one is to be called a monk. A.i.11.
  • Manasikāra Sutta. Ananda asks the Buddha, and the Buddha explains how far it is possible to be without any distinct perception and apperception and yet possess perception and apperception. A.v.321f.
  • Mānatthaddha
  • Mānatthaddha Sutta. Records the visit of the brahmin Mānatthaddha to the Buddha. S. i.177f.
  • Mānava Thera
  • Mānavagāmiya, Mānavagāmika
  • Mānavamma
  • Mānavīramadhurā. A place in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.213.
  • Mañcadāyaka
  • Mañcakkundi. A locality in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvii.87.
  • Mandadīpa. The name of Ceylon in the time of Kassapa Buddha; its capital was Visāla and its king Jayanta. The Mahāmeghavana was called Mahāsāgara. Mhv.xv.127; Dpv. i.73; ix.20; xv.57, etc.
  • Mandagalla. A village near Anurādhapura, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.Iviii.43; Cv.Trs.i.206, n. 5.
  • Mandagāma. A village in Rohana, given by Aggabodhi, son of Mahātissa, to the monks, in gratitude for a meal which they had given him. Cv.xlv.47; Cv.Trs.i.93, n. 5.
  • Mandakappa. A kappa in which two Buddhas are born. BuA.158; J. i.38, 39, 41, 42.
  • Mandākinī
  • Mandalagiri Vihāra
  • Mandalamandira. A building erected by Parakkamabāhu I. at Pulatthipura. It was used by the teacher specially appointed by him to recite Jātaka stories. Cv.lxxiii.72; see Cv.Trs.ii.9, n. 1.
  • Mandalārāma
  • Mandapadāyikā Therī. An arahant. She built a pavilion for Konāgamana Buddha. Ap.ii.514; ThigA.6.
  • Mandapeyyakathā. The tenth chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
  • Mandāra. A mountain in Himavā, mentioned together with Meru and Daddara. Ap.ii.536, 86; according to the Abhidhānappadīpikā (606), it is the western mountain, behind which the sun sets.
  • Mandāravapūjaka Thera
  • Mandavāpi-vihāra. A monastery built by Mahā Cūli Tissa (Mhv.Xxxiv.8). Mahādāthika Mahānāga gave land for the monks of this vihāra out of gratitude to a sāmanera who lived there (Mhv.Xxxiv.93).
  • Mandavātaka. A tank in Ceylon, restored by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.Ix.49.
  • Mandavya
  • Mandhātā
  • Mandhātu Jātaka (No. 258)
  • Mandī. A general of Parakkamabāhu I., mentioned among those who led his campaigns (Cv.lxx. 318; lxxii.161). He is titled Jivitapotthakī. See Cv. Trs.i. Introd. xxix. for an explanation of the title.
  • Mandika. A tank in Ceylon restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.44; see Cv. Trs.i.280, n. 5.
  • Mandikā. Mother of Mandikāputta (q.v.).
  • Mandikāputta. See Upaka Mandikāputta. He was so called because be was the son of Mandikā (AA.ii.554; KhpA. 105). See also Samana Mandikāputta.
  • Mandissa. A Paribbājaka of Kosambī, friend of Jāliya. It was to them that the Jāliya Sutta was preached. v.l. Mundiya.
  • Mandiyaputta. See Mendiya ??, for which it is a wrong reading. DA.i.181.
  • Mandūka
  • Mangala 1-10
  • Mangala gangā. A channel branching off from the sluice called Mangala in the Parakkama Samudda. See Mangala (5). Cv.lxxix.45.
  • Mangala Jātaka (No. 87)
  • Mangala Sutta
  • Mangala Vagga. The fifteenth chapter of the Tika Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.292 4.
  • Mangalabegāma. A place near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvii.52; lxx. 178, 283, 297; lxxii.160, 207.
  • Mangalacetiya
  • Mangaladīpanī. A commentary on the Mangala Sutta, written by Sirimahgala of Laos. Bode, op. cit., 47.
  • Mangalagiri. A spot where the Buddha was staying when Kāludāyi visited him at Suddhodana's request. Ap.ii.501.
  • Mangalāna. A minister of Kittisirimegha (2). Cv.lxvi.66; see Cv. Trs.i.258, n. 2.
  • Mangalankotta. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxxvii.38). It is probably identical with Mangalgā (6).
  • Mangalapabbata. See Mangalappadesa below.
  • Mangalapāsāda. A palace in Kāsika, erected by Vissakamma and inhabited by Bodhighariya in a previous birth sixty five kappas ago. Ap.ii.401.
  • Mangalapokkharanī. A bathing place in the garden of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiii.110.
  • Mangalappadesa (Mangalapabbata). A place in the south of Ceylon which formed the limit of the estate given to Sāliya by Dutthagāmanī. MT.607.
  • Mangalavitāna. A place in the west of Ceylon, near Vallipāsānavihāra. MT.552.
  • Mangalavīthi. A street in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.34
  • Mangana
  • Mangujanapada. A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.180
  • Mangura. One of the ten sons of Kālāsoka (q.v.)
  • Mani. A yakkha chief, to be invoked by Buddhists in time of need. D.iii.205.
  • Maniakkhi, Maniakkhika
  • Manibhadda (Sutta)
  • Manibhaddavattikā
  • Mānicara. A Yakkha chief to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. See DA.iii.970; A iii.205; but see Cara (2).
  • Manicetiya. A thūpa in Rājamahāvihāra in Mahāgāma. Ras.ii.3
  • Manicora Jātaka (No. 194)
  • Manicūla Sutta
  • Manicūlaka. A headman of Rājagaha. See Manicūla Sutta.
  • Manidīpa. A sub commentary (anutīkā) to the Atthasālinī, by Ariyavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
  • Maniguhā. One of the three caves in the Nandamūlakapabbhāra. In front of the cave was the Mañjūsaka tree (q.v.). SnA.i.66.
  • Manihīra
  • Manikā. The name of a vijjā, whereby thoughts can be read. DA.ii.389.
  • Manikantha Jātaka (No. 253)
  • Manikantha. A Nāga king. See Manikantha Jātaka. The king was so called because he wore round his neck a wish conferring gem. SP.iii.565.
  • Manikāragāma. A village in Ceylon near which Candamukhasiva constructed a tank, the revenues from which he gave to the Issarasamana-vihāra. Mhv.Xxxv.47.
  • Manikārakulūpaga Tissa
  • Manikhanda. A section of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka which contains a description of the marvellous jewel offered by Punnaka as a stake in the dice play with Koravya. J. vi.275 9.
  • Manikundala Jātaka (No. 351)
  • Manikundala Vagga. The thirty sixth chapter of the Jātakatthakathā. It forms the first chapter of the Pañca Nipāta. J.iii.153ff.
  • Manimālaka. A Cetiya where the Buddha stayed and where he was visited by the Yakkha Manibhadda. S. i.208.
  • Manimekhalā
  • Manimekhala-pāsāda. A monastic building in Ceylon, probably belonging to the Mahāyānists. It held statues of the Bodhisattas, which were restored by Sena II. Cv.li.77.
  • Manināgapabbata. A vihāra in the Kālāyana Kannikā in Rohana, built by Mahādāthika Mahānāga. Mhv.xxxiv.89; MT.637.
  • Manipabbata, Manipassapabbata. A mountain range of the Himālaya. J. ii.92; v.38, 415; SnA.i.358.
  • Manipāsāda
  • Manippabhāsa. One hundred and sixteen kappas ago there were thirty two kings of this name, all previous births of Vedikāraka (Vijaya) Thera. Ap.i.171; ThagA.i.192.
  • Manipūjaka Thera
  • Manisāramañjūsā. A Commentary on the Abhidhammatthavibhāvanī, by Ariyavavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Bode, op. cit., 42.
  • Manīsomārāma. Probably another name for the Somārāma. Kanittha Tissa built a parivena there (Mhv.Xxxvi.8). Gothābhaya restored the vihāra and built there an uposatha house. Mhv.xxxvi.106f.
  • Manisūkāra Jātaka (No. 285)
  • Manisūria. See Tambasumana
  • Manithūnavimāna
  • Maniupatthāna. One of the places appointed by King Bhātika for the dispensing of hospitality to the monks of Ceylon. Mhv.Xxxiv.65; the MT. (633) calls it Maniupatthāna pāsāda.
  • Mañjaripūjaka Thera
  • Mañjerika
  • Mañjetthaka Vagga. The fourth section of the Vimāna Vatthu.
  • Mañjetthaka Vimāna. The abode in Tāvatimsa of a woman who once spread over the Buddha's seat a bouquet of flowers which she had gathered in Andhavana. Vv.iv.1; VvA.176f.
  • Mañju
  • Mañjūsaka
  • Mankulakārāma
  • Mankulapabbata. A locality where the Buddha spent his sixth vassa (BuA.3). The reference is perhaps to the Mankulakārāma (q.v.), but there the Buddha is said to have stayed only seven days of the rainy season.
  • Mankura. On of the four ministers of Milinda who were sent to fetch Nāgasena to the palace. Mil., p. 29 f.
  • Maññamāna Sutta. One who lets his imagination play on the body, feeling, etc., becomes Māra's bondsman. S. iii.74.
  • Mannāra. A village in Ceylon (the modern Mannar) near Mahātittha. There Vīradeva defeated Vikkamabāhu (Cv.xli.39ff). The village possessed a harbour, where Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications. Cv.lxxxiii.16.
  • Mannaya. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara (Cv.lxxvi.141). He later joined Lankāpura (Cv.lxxvii.7, 35).
  • Mannāya. A Tamil chief, among the immediate retinue of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.220.
  • Manohara. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.9.
  • Manohāra. A tīkā written by Dhammasenāpati Thera. Gv.63, 73.
  • Manoharī
  • Manoja
  • Manoja Jātaka (No. 397)
  • Manojava. A sage of old mentioned in a nominal list. J.vi.99.
  • Manomaya. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
  • Manonivārana Sutta. Preached in answer to the question of a deva as to where the mind should be checked and where developed. S.i.14.
  • Manopadosikā (Manopadūsikā)
  • Manorathapūranī. Buddhaghosa’s Commentary on the Anguttara Nikāya, written at the request of Jotipāla and Jīvaka. AA.ii.874; Gv.59, etc.
  • Manosattā. A class of devas. Beings who die devoted to some idea are born in their world - e.g., a Nigantha who will take only warm water and would rather die than take it cold. M.i.376; MA.ii.597.
  • Manosilātala
  • Mantānī
  • Mantāvatī. A city, the birthplace of Sumedhā Therī, its chieftain being Koñca. Thig.vs.448; ThigA.272.
  • Mantī. A brahmin well versed in reading auspicious signs. He was one of the brahmins consulted by Suddhodana when Gotama Buddha was born. J. i.56; Mil.236.
  • Mantidatta Thera
  • Manu. An Indian sage of old who wrote a work for the guidance of kings in good government. E.g., Cv.lxxx.9, 55; lxxxiii.6; lxxxiv.2; xcvi.26.
  • Manujā. An eminent upāsikā mentioned in a list. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.
  • Manyāgāma. A village in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx. 133, 134.
  • Māpamādakandarā
  • Mā-puñña-bhāyi Sutta. A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.30) from the Itivuttaka (p.14f). The Buddha admonishes monks to do good, assuring them that he has always profited by doing good.
  • Māra
  • Māra Samyutta. The fourth section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. i.103 27.
  • Māra Sutta. Rādha asks the Buddha as to what is meant by "Māra”. Anything that perishes, says the Buddha, such as body, feeling, perceptions, etc. S. iii.188.
  • Māradhamma Sutta. The Buddha admonishes Rādha and says that desire for whatever is perishable, such as the body, etc., must be put away. S. iii.195, 198, 200.
  • Māragalla
  • Mārakāyika devi
  • Maranasati Sutta
  • Mārapabbata. See Māragalla.
  • Mārapāsa Sutta. Māra's noose encircles him who finds delight in objects, sounds, etc. S. iv.91-92.
  • Māratajjanīya Sutta
  • Maravarā. The soldiers of a certain district in India. They were employed by Kulasekhara against Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi. 130, 246.
  • Maricavatti
  • Marugana-parivena. A building in Anurādhapura, erected on the spot where hosts of gods visited Mahinda to pay obeisance to him. Mhv.xv.211.
  • Marumabatittha. A locality in Anurādhapura, through which passed the sīmā of the Mahāvihāra. Mbv.135, 136.
  • Maruppiya. See Devānampiyatissa.
  • Maruthukotta. A locality in South India. Cv.lxxvi.180.
  • Maruthūpa. A village in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.129.
  • Marutta. A brahmin of Homagāma. Once he gave food to a mangy dog, which later saved his life. See Ras.i.42f. for details.
  • Marutta-pokkharanī
  • Masakkasāra
  • Māsapitthigāma. A village near Brahmacola. It was built near the spot where a spring appeared by the virtue of a girl who gave water to a thirsty monk. Ras.ii.42.
  • Masāra A hill from which the masāragalla stones are obtained. See Rhys Davids, Milinda Trs.i.117, n.6.
  • Mataka Sutta. See Pacchābhūmika Sutta.
  • Matakabhatta Jātaka (No. 18)
  • Mātali
  • Mātambiya. A Padhānaghara built by the Tamil Potthakuttha. He gave for its maintenance the Ambavāpi at Būkakalla and the villages of Tantavāyikacātikā and Nitthilavetthi, together with slaves. Cv.xlvi.19f.; Cv. Trs.i.100, n. 1.
  • Mātanga (1-4)
  • Mātanga Jātaka (No. 497)
  • Mātangaputta Thera
  • Mātangārañña. Another name for Mejjhārañña. See Mil. 130; MA.ii.615.
  • Mātari Sutta 1. Sometimes a man who would not lie, even for his mother's sake, has been won over by flattery and bribes. S. ii.241.
  • Mātari Sutta 2. Six things -  such as killing his mother, father, etc. -  which a man who possesses right view will never do. A.iii.439.
  • Matarodana Jātaka (No. 317)
  • Māthara (v.l. Matthara)
  • Mathurā. See Madhurā.
  • Mātikā. A portion of the Vinaya Pitaka in its arrangement according to Dhammakkkandhas. DA.i.24.
  • Mātikapitthaka. A vihāra in Ceylon, built by the sword bearer of Aggabodhi II. Cv.xlii.43.
  • Mātikatthadīpanī. A work on the Abhidhamma, ascribed to Chapata. Gv. 64; Bode, op. cit., 19.
  • Mātikatthakathā. Another name for the Kankhāvitaranī.
  • Matta
  • Mattā
  • Mattābhaya
  • Mattakela. One of the eleven children of Pandavāsudeva and Bhaddakaccānā. Dpv. x.3.
  • Mattakundali Jātaka (No. 449)
  • Mattakundali, Matthakundali
  • Mattapabbata. A monastery in Ceylon where Aggabodhi II. built a padhānaghara for Jotipāla Thera. Cv.xlii.46.
  • Matteyyā Sutta. Few are they who abstain from intoxicating liquor; many they that do not. S. v.467.
  • Matthalā. The name of a tribe mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
  • Matthara. See Māthara.
  • Mattikāvāpi. A village in the Ālisāra district of Ceylon, where Māyāgeha captured an entrenchment. Cv.lxx.172.
  • Mattikāvātatittha. A landing place in Ceylon, the scene of the embarkment of part of the army sent by Vījayabāhu to the Cola kingdom. Cv.Ix.34.
  • Mātugāma Samyutta. The thirty seventh section of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.238 60.
  • Mātugāma Sutta. No woman can persistently possess the heart of a man who is influenced by gains and flattery. S.ii.234.
  • Mātula Vihāra. A monastery in Roliyajanapada. Ras.ii.51.
  • Mātulā. A village in Magadha, where the Buddha stayed and where he preached the Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta. A iii.58.
  • Mātulagiri. A place in Sunāparanta where Punna Thera lived for some time. MA.ii.1015; SA.iii.15.
  • Mātulangana. A village assigned by Jetthatissa III. to Mahānāgavihāra. Cv.xliv.97.
  • Mātularattha, Mātulajanapada. One of the provinces of Ceylon (Cv.xcv.22; xcvi.4; xcviii.65), the modern Mātale. The name is found only in the latest part of the Cūlavamsa. In the earlier parts it is called Mahātila (Cv.lxvi.71). Near by is Aloka vihāra.
  • Mātulungaphaladāyaka Thera (Ap.ii.446). Evidently identical with Belatthasīsa (ThagA.ii.67) or Surādha (ThagA.ii.255).
  • Mātuposaka Jātaka (No. 455)
  • Mātuposaka Sutta. A brahmin of Sāvatthi visits the Buddha and, having told him that he supports his mother with food obtained from begging, asks if his action is worthy. The Buddha declares his action to be very good and one which will bring him birth in heaven. See also the Sāma Jātaka. S. i.181.
  • Mātuposaks Rāma. See Rāma.
  • Mātuputtika Sutta
  • Mātuvelanga. A locality near Sāmagalla, where lived Kupikkalamahātissa Thera. Mhv.xxxiii.51.
  • Mātuvihāra
  • Māyā Sutta
  • Māyā, Mahāmāyā
  • Māyādhanu
  • Māyādvāra. One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.162.
  • Māyāgeha
  • Mayanti. A tank built by King Subha. v.l. Cayanti. Mhv.Xxxv.94.
  • Māyāvī. A jackal, for whose story see the Dabbapuppha Jātaka. He is identified with Upananda. J. iii.336.
  • Māyetti. A village in Ceylon in the time of Jetthatissa III. Cv.xliv.90.
  • Mayettikassapāvāsa. A monastic building in Ceylon. Jetthatissa gave to it the village of Sahannanagara (Cv.lxiv.100), and Aggabodhi III. that of Sālaggāma Cv.lxiv.121.
  • Māyettikassapāvāsa. A vihāra in Ceylon, to which Jetthatissa III. gifted the village of Sahannanagara. Cv.xliv.100.
  • Mayettivāpī. A tank, enlarged by Udaya II. Cv.Ii.130.
  • Mayhaka Jātaka (No. 390)
  • Mayhaka. A bird, see the Mayhaka Jātaka.
  • Mayūra. One of the three palaces of Vidhurapandita. J.vi.289.
  • Mayūra-parivena
  • Mayūrapāsāna. A locality in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.73.
  • Mayūrarūpattana. A place where Buddhaghosa once stayed with his colleague Buddhamitta. MA.ii.1029.
  • Medakathalikā
  • Medatalumpa
  • Medhankara
  • Medhārāma. The park wherein Sumedha Buddha died. Bu.xii.31.
  • Megha
  • Meghabba (v.l. Meghava). A king of twenty six kappas ago, a previous birth of Miñjavatamsakiya Thera. Ap.i.216.
  • Meghalatā. Among the decorations of the Relic Chamber of the Mahā Thūpa, are mentioned "Meghalatā vijjukumāri," which is explained in the Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p. 549) as "Meghalatānāma vijjukumāriyo."
  • Meghamāla. A robber of great fame. DA.i.89; MA.ii.688.
  • Meghavana. See Mahāmeghavana.
  • Meghavanna. A devaputta of Udumbarapabbata. He was once a very poor man of Hallolagāma and had given alms at Nīlapabbatavihāra. His wife was Candamukhī. He once visited with his wife Maliyadeva Thera in Candamukhalena. Ras.ii.125f
  • Meghavannābhaya
  • Meghiya
  • Mejjha
  • Mejjhārañña. See Mejjha.
  • Mekalā. Name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359; the reading is, however, very uncertain.
  • Mekhala
  • Mekhaladāyikā. An arahant Therī. Ninety four kappas ago she offered her mekhalā for the restoration of the thūpa of Siddhattha Buddha (Ap.ii.513f). She is probably identical with Mettikā Therī. ThigA.35.
  • Melajina Thera
  • Melamangala. A district in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.209 (211).
  • Melamātā. A she goat. See the Pūtimamsa Jātaka.
  • Mendaka
  • Mendaka Jātaka. Another name for Mendakapañha.
  • Mendakapañha
  • Mendasira (v.l. Mendasīsa)
  • Mendissara
  • Mereliya. A district in Ceylon, where Dāthāpabhuti, father of Silākāla, lived for some time. Cv.xxxix.45.
  • Meru. See Sineru.
  • Merukandara
  • Merumajjara. A forest in Ceylon, where King Asiggāhaka Sanghatissa fled with his son and minister after his defeat by Moggallāna III. Cv.xliv.21.
  • Methula. A Pacceka Buddha whose name appears in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.106.
  • Methuna Sutta
  • Metta Sutta
  • Mettā Sutta
  • Mettā Therī
  • Mettā Vagga. The first chapter of the Attha Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.150 72.
  • Mettagū pucchā and Sutta. See Mettagū.
  • Mettagū Thera
  • Mettaji Thera
  • Mettākathā. The fourth chapter of the Yuganandha Vagga of the Patisambhidā-Magga.
  • Mettākāyikā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.259.
  • Metteyya Thera. An arahant, friend of Tissa of the Tissa Metteyya Sutta. His personal name, too, was Tissa, but he was better known by his gotta name of Metteyya (SnA..ii.536). In a verse in the Suttanipāta (Sn. vs. 814) he is referred to as Tissa Metteyya.
  • Metteyya. The future Buddha.
  • Metteyyapañha (A.iii.399). Evidently another name for Tissa-metteyya pucchā (q.v.).
  • Mettikā Therī
  • Mettiya Thera. One of the six leaders of the Chabbaggiyā.
  • Mettiyā. A nun who, at the instigation of the Mettiyabhummajakā, charged Dabba Mallaputta with having violated her chastity. She was expelled from the Order for this offence.
  • Mettiyabhummajakā
  • Micchā Sutta. Wrong views arise because of clinging to body, feelings, etc., because they are impermanent. S. iii.184.
  • Micchāditthi Sutta 1. Wrong view is abandoned by realizing that eye, objects, seeing, etc., are all impermanent. S.iv.147.
  • Micchāditthi Sutta 2. See Makkhali Sutta.
  • Micchatta Sutta 1. Wrong views, etc., are perversion (micchatta) and their opposites perfection (sammatta). S. v.17.
  • Micchatta Sutta 2. Perversion leads to failure (virādhanā) and not to success (ārādhanā) because it encourages evil states. A.v.211f.
  • Micchatta Vagga. The third chapter of the Magga Samyutta. S.v.17 23.
  • Miga. A king of the two kappas ago, a previous birth of Tinasanthāradāyaka. Ap.i.122; the name is probably Migasammata.
  • Migācira
  • Migagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, founded by Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.41.
  • Migajāla
  • Migajālena Sutta
  • Migājina
  • Migaketu. A king of fifty four kappas ago, a former birth of Thitañjaliya Thera. Ap.i.123.
  • Migalandika
  • Migālopa Jātaka (No. 381)
  • Migālopa. See the Migālopa Jātaka.
  • Migaludda petavatthu
  • Migapathaka. A  village near Macchikāsanda, behind Ambātakavana. It was a tributary village of Citta-Gahapati. S.iv.281; SA.iii.93
  • Migapotaka Jātaka (No. 372)
  • Migapotaka Vagga. The fifth section of the Rasavāhinī.
  • Migāra
  • Migāramātā. A name of Visākhā. See Migāra (1).
  • Migāramātupāsāda
  • Migāranattā. See Sālha.
  • Migāraparivena. See Migāra (4).
  • Migasālā Sutta
  • Migasālā. A woman follower of the Buddha. She was the daughter of Pūrana, chamberlain of Pasenadi, and niece of Isidatta. A.iii.347; A.v.137.
  • Migasammatā. A river which rose in Himavā and flowed into the Ganges. On its bank was the hermitage of Sāma. J. vi.72, etc.
  • Migasammata. See Miga.
  • Migasinga. See Isisinga.
  • Migasira
  • Migasīsa. See Migasira.
  • Mīhābhaya Thera. An Elder who never lay down on a bed to sleep. The people, seeing this, made for him a seat with a back support and a hand support on either side. Vsm.79.
  • Mihiranabibbila. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxii.232, 271.
  • Milakkhā or Milakkhukā. The name given to the people of non-Ariyan origin, the Mlecchas. E.g., D.iii.264; A.i.35, etc. Their language is called Milakkhabhāsā.
  • Milakkha Tissa Thera
  • Milānakkhetta. A locality near Pulatthipura, mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.176.
  • Mīlhaka Sutta. A monk who prides himself on the fact that he gets great gains is like a dung beetle who boasts that he is stuffed with dung. v.l. Pīlhaka. S. ii.228.
  • Milinda
  • Milindapañha
  • Minelapupphiya. See Vinelapupphiya.
  • Mingala. One of the great fishes that live in the deep ocean. J. v.462.
  • Miñjavatamsakiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he made offerings at the Bodhi tree of Sikhī Buddha. Twenty six kappas ago he was a king named Meghabbha. Ap.i.216f.
  • Missā. A name for Alambūsā (q.v.). The scholiast explains (J.v.153) that it is a generic name for women   "purise kilesamissanena missanato."
  • Missakā. A class of devas present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.260.
  • Missakapabbata
  • Missakauyyāna. A park in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.7.
  • Missakavana. A park in Tāvatimsa (J.vi.278; Dvy. 194,195; Mtu.ii.451). It is generally mentioned together with Nandana, Phārusaka and Cittalatāvana. E.g., Sp.i.164; Vibhā.439; Vsm.425.
  • Missakesī. A nymph (accharā), a heavenly musician of Sakka. Vv.ii.1; iv.12; VvA. 93, 96, 211; see also p. 372f.
  • Mita. A stronghold in Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.134.
  • Mitacintī Jātaka (No. 114)
  • Mitacintī. A fish, see the Mitacintī Jātaka.
  • Mithilā
  • Mithiluyyāna. A park in Mithilā where Padumuttara Buddha preached his first sermon. Bu.xi.23; BuA.159.
  • Mitta
  • Mittā
  • Mittagandhaka
  • Mittaka. See Mittavindaka.
  • Mittakālī, Mittakālikā Therī
  • Mittāmitta Jātaka (197, 473)
  • Mittasena
  • Mittavinda Jātaka (82, 104, 369)
  • Mittavindaka
  • Mittenamaccā Sutta
  • Mittinna. The chief of the monks at Asokārāma in Pātaliputta. He came with one hundred and sixty thousand monks to the Foundation Ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa. Mhv.xxix.36; Dpv. xix. 5.
  • Moggali. A brahmin of Pātaliputta, father of Moggaliputta Tissa. He was converted by Siggava. Mhv.v.102, 133.
  • Moggalī. The name of Mahā-Moggallāna’s mother. ThagA.ii.93; AA.i.88; DhA.i.73; but SnA.i.326 calls her Moggallāni.
  • Moggaliputta Tissa Thera. President of the Third Council.
  • Moggalla. A man in the retinue of King Eleyya. He was a follower of Uddaka-Rāmaputta. A.ii.187; AA, ii.554.
  • Moggallāna (1-9)
  • Moggallāna Samyutta. The fortieth chapter of the Samyutta Nikāya. S. iv.262 81.
  • Moggallāna Sutta
  • Moggallāna vihāra. A monastery built by Moggallāna III. in Kārapitthi. Cv.xliv.50.
  • Moggallāni. See Moggalī.
  • Mogharāja Thera
  • Mogharāja-mānava-pucchā
  • Mohavicchedanī. An Abhidhamma treatise by Kassapa Thera. Gv. 60, 70; Svd. 1221; Sās. 69; P.L.C. 160, 179.
  • Molinī. An old name for Benares. See the Sankha Jātaka.
  • Moliya Phagguna Thera
  • Moliyagāma. A village. The story is told of a monk who went there for alms. AA.i.398.
  • Moliyasīvaka. A Paribbājaka.
  • Monasīhakā. A totemistic clan of the Singhalese. They were employed by Mitta against Bhuvanekabāhu I. Cv.xc.7; see. Cv.Trs.i.29, n.2.
  • Moneyya Sutta. On the three perfections of a saint (moneyyāni), perfection of body, speech and mind. A.i.273.
  • Mora Jātaka (No. 159)
  • Moragalla. The later name of Sāmagalla. MT. 616.
  • Moragīva. A palace occupied by Asoka. Ras.i.93.
  • Morahatthiya Thera. An arahant. Another name for Senaka Thera (q.v.). Ap.ii.403.
  • Morakavāpi. See Moravāpi.
  • Moramandapa. A pavilion erected by Parakkamabāhu I. in his Dīpuyyāna. Cv.lxxiii.118.
  • Moranāla. See Gonaravīya.
  • Moranivāpa Sutta
  • Moranivāpa. A grove in Veluvana at Rājagaha.
  • Moraparitta. One of the Parittas. The name is given to the spells found in the Mora Jātaka. J. ii.33f.
  • Moraparivena. see Mayūra parivena
  • Moravanka. One of the four villages given by Parakkamabāhu I. for the maintenance of the parivena which he built for Medhankara. Cv.xc.87.
  • Moravāpi. A tank in Ceylon.
  • Moriyā
  • Moriya. A very pious brahmin of Macala. He and his wife Senā gave alms till all their wealth was exhausted, but a deity gave him wealth again. Ras.i.86f.
  • Moriyajanapada.   See Dhammagutta (2)
  • Moriyarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. It was once the residence of several families of Lambakannas. Cv.lxix.13.
  • Mūasālā. A village in Rohana, where Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.), lived in his youth. Cv.lvii.44.
  • Mucala. A legendary king, descendant of Mahāsammata (Mhv.ii.3; Dpv. iii.6). He was son of Upacaraka. MT. 125; Mtu.i.348.
  • Mucalinda
  • Mucalinda Vagga. The second chapter of the Udāna.
  • Mucalinda-vana. A forest tract in Nāgadīpa; in it was the Mahānāma lake. Ras.ii.18; see also Nāgā (7).
  • Mucelapattana. Perhaps a place in Ceylon, where Vohārika Tissa instituted alms (Mhv.Xxxvi.30). The MT. p.661f, however, says that Mucelapattana was a metal boat in which various gifts were kept for distribution among the monks.
  • Mucela-vihāra. A monastery in Tissavaddhamānaka, in the eastern province of Ceylon. It was built by King Vasabha. Mhv.Xxxv.84; MT. 652.
  • Mucelupatthāna. A building in Anurādhapura, where gifts were regularly distributed to the monks. Mhv.xxxiv.65; MT. 633.
  • Muddhaphālanapañha
  • Muditā Sutta. The idea of joy, if cultivated, leads to great bliss. S. v.131.
  • Mudita Thera
  • Muditā. Daughter of Cadakumāra, son of Vasavattī. J.vi.134.
  • Mudukā. A celebrated musician or, perhaps, a divine musical instrument. Vv.ii.1; VvA. 94, 211; see also p. 372.
  • Mudulakkhana Jātaka (No. 66)
  • Mudulakkhanā. Queen of Brahmadatta. See the Mudulakkhana Jātaka, above.
  • Mudupāni Jātaka (No. 262)
  • Mudusītala. Thirty seven kappas ago there were seven kings of this name, previous births of Arāmadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.251.
  • Mūgapakkha Jātaka (No. 538)
  • Mūgapakkha. Another name for Temiyakumāra, son of the king of Kāsī. See the Mūgapakkha Jātaka.
  • Mūgasenāpati vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon built by Aggabodhi I. who gave for its maintenance the village of Lajjaka. Cv.xlii.22.
  • Muggagāma Vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon. See Vilasa.
  • Muggāyatana-rattha. A district in Ceylon. Ras.ii.181.
  • Muhunnaruggāma. A village which formed a stronghold of the Colas in the time of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lviii.42.
  • Mujalinda. A king of Benares, who went to heaven as a reward for his great sacrifices. J. vi.9.02; cp. Mucalinda (3).
  • Mukhamattasāra. A Pāli grammatical work by Sāgara or Gunasāgara of Pagan, written at the request of King Kyocvā's preceptor. There is a tīkā on it ascribed to Sāgara. Sās. 76; Gv. 63, 67, 73; Bode, op. cit., 25.
  • Mukheluvana
  • Mukkhamattadīpani, also called Nyāsa. A commentary on the Kaccāyanayoga by Vimalabuddhi, a monk of Ceylon according to some, of Pagan according to others. There is a tīkā on the work, also ascribed to a Vimalabuddhi Thera. Gv. 60, 10; Bode, op. cit., 21.
  • Mūla Sutta 1. When a man is overcome by gains and flattery, the root of good kamma is extirpated in him. S. ii.240.
  • Mūla Sutta 2. See Mūlaka Sutta.
  • Mūla. A minister of King Vattagāmani. He built the Mūlavokāsa vihāra. Mhv.xxxix.89; Dpv. xix. 18, 19.
  • Mūladeva. A robber, mentioned as having great power. MA.ii.688; DA.i.89.
  • Mūlaka Sutta
  • Mūlakadeva. See Alakadeva.
  • Mūlānagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.16.
  • Mūlanāgasenāpati vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon round which Vohārakatissa built a wall. Mhv.xxxvi.35.
  • Mūlapariyāya Jātaka (No. 245)
  • Mūlapariyāya Sutta. The first sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya.
  • Mūlasikkhā
  • Mūlasoma vihāra. A monastery in which Anuruddha, author of the Abhidhammattha sangaha, was an incumbent. P.L.C. 168.
  • Mūlatīkā. A sub Commentary on the Abhidhamma Pitaka written by Ananda Thera of Ceylon (Gv. 60, 69; Svd. 1217). It was so called because it was the first of the tīkās (Sās.33). The anutīkā on this is called the Līnatthavannanā. Gv. 60.
  • Mūlavārikavāpi. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.49.
  • Mūlavokāsa vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by the minister Mūla. Mhv.xxxiii.89.
  • Mūluppalavāpi
  • Muluttagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
  • Munāli. The Bodhisatta born as a gamester (dhutta). He abused a Pacceka Buddha, named Surabhi, and this was why when he became Buddha he was insulted by Sundarikā. Ap.i.299; UdA.264.
  • Munaru. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.48.
  • Munayadha. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.146; lxxvii.40.
  • Munda
  • Mundagangā. A village in Ceylon, near Māliyaunna vihāra. It was the residence of Sāliya, in his previous birth as artisan. MT. 605.
  • Mundagutta. A resident of Tissambatittha. His wife was Tissa (10). Ras.ii.31.
  • Mundakā. Name of a tribe, mentioned in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359.
  • Mundanigama. A village on the slopes of the Vindhyā Mountains. It was the residence of a lay devotee named Mahāmunda. DhA.iv.128.
  • Mundannānankonda. A place in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.212.
  • Mundarāja Vagga. The fifth chapter of the Pañcaka Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.45 62.
  • Mundikāputta. See Mandikāputta.
  • Mundikkāra. A place in South India, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi. 208, 211, 267, 270.
  • Mundiya. See Mandissa.
  • Mundrannaddhāna. A place in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvi.296.
  • Muni Sutta
  • Munika Jātaka (No.30)
  • Munika. A pig; see the Munika Jātaka.
  • Muñjakesī. One of the two horses of King Udena; it was capable of traveling one hundred leagues a day. DhA.i.196.
  • Muraja. An inhabitant of Rammavatī. He was a previous birth of Bodhi upatthāyaka Thera. Ap.i.194.
  • Musā Sutta. A man guilty of lying is born in purgatory. A.ii.83.
  • Musā Vagga. The first section of the Pācittiya of the Vinaya Pitaka.
  • Musāvāda Sutta. Few are they that abstain from lying, many they that do not. S. v.469.
  • Mūsīkā
  • Mūsika Jātaka (No. 373)
  • Mūsila
  • Musīla. See Mūsila.
  • Mutasīva
  • Mutiyangana
  • Muttā
  • Muttākara. A locality on the sea coast of Ceylon. Cv.lxx.63; see. Cv. Trs.i.292, n. 3.
  • Muttāpabbata. A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirājasīha for the maintenance of festivals. Cv.c.43.
  • Mutthasati Sutta 1. A woman who is muddle headed is born in purgatory. S. iv. 242.
  • Mutthasati Sutta 2. Five disadvantages to one who falls asleep forgetfully, without self possession. A.iii.251.
  • Mutthika. A wrestler employed by Kamsa to destroy the Andhakavenhudāsaputtā. He was, however, killed by Baladeva and reborn as a Yakkha in Kālamattiya Forest. There, later, he ate up Baladeva "like a radish bulb." J. iv.81f., 88.
  • Mutthipūjaka Thera. An arahant. In the time of Sumedha Buddha, while the Buddha was practicing austerities, he gave him a handful of girinela flowers. Twenty three kappas ago he was a king named Sunela. Ap.i.201.
  • Mutthipupphiya Thera
  • Mutti Sutta. The Buddha teaches release and the path thereto. S. iv.372.
  • Muttima. The Pali name for Martaban in Burma. Bode, op. cit., 33.
  • Muttolamba. Probably the name of a pāsāda repaired by Dappula. Cv.xlv.56; see Cv. Trs.i.94, n.4.
  • Muvarāyara. A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.140, 216.

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