Pali Proper Names
- K -
- Kacangala.-See Kajangala.
- Kācaragāma, Kājaragāma, Kātaragāma
- Kaccāna Peyyāla/Sutta
- Kaccānī 1.-The old woman whose story is related in the story of the
past in the Kaccāni Jātaka.
- Kaccānī 2.-See also Kātiyānī.
- Kaccāni Jātaka (No. 417)
- Kaccāni Vagga.-The first section of the Atthaka Nipāta of the
- Kaccāyanagandha.-One of the six books ascribed to
Mahā Kaccāyana (Gv.59); it probably
refers to the Kaccāyana-vyākarana.
- Kaccāyanavannanā.-A commentary on Kaccāyana's grammar by a thera of
Ceylon, named Vijitāvī (Svd.1242). It deals with the sections on Sandhikappa.
- Kaccāyanayoga.-A name given to the aphorisms in
Kaccāyana-vyākarana. Bode, op. cit.,
- Kacchapa Jātaka (No. 178, 215,
- Kacchapagiri.-Another name, according to the Mahāvamsa Tika
(MT.652) for the Issarasamana-vihāra. It is perhaps a variation of
- Kacchavāla.-A monastery built for the Pamsukalikas by Vajira,
general of Dappula II. Cv.xlix.80.
- Kadalīpattagāma.-A village in Rohana near the ford called Nīlavalā,
and close to the modern Mātara. Cv.lxxv.49; Cv.Trs.ii.48, n.2.
- Kadalīphaladāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he saw a
Buddha and gave him a banana fruit (Ap.i.297). He is probably identical with
Cūlaka Thera (ThagA.i.334).
- Kadalisālagāma.-A village in Ceylon, the residence of Vilasa
- Kadalīvāta.-One of the Vanni kings of Ceylon, head of the mercenary
soldiers who were driven out of Ceylon by Bhuvanekabāhu I. (Cv.xc.33).
- Kadamba, Kadambaka
- Kadambagona.-A vihāra built by Aggabodhi V. in Mahāthala, and
probably presented to the Pamsukūlins. Cv.xlviii.3; Cv.Trs.i.110, n.1.
- Kadambapupphiya Thera
- Kaddamadaha.-A lake, on the bank of which was
Mahā-Kaccāna once stayed, and where he was visited by the brahmin
- Kaddūragāma.-A village near ālisāra; the village entrenchment was
captured by Māyāgeha, general of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.165.
- Kadiliya.-A Damila chief who was defeated by the forces of
Parakkamabāhu I. at Kundayankotta. Cv.lxxvi.177.
- Kāhallivāpi.-A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.37.
- Kājagallaka.-A village in Ceylon, probably near modern Kurunegala.
An elephant-stable was there, from which Bhuvanekabāhu I. took an elephant.
- Kajangala (Kajangalā)
- Kāka Jātaka (No.140, 146, 395)
- Kāka Sutta.-The wicked monk is like a crow in that he possesses the
same ten qualities: offensiveness, recklessness, shamelessness, excessive
greed, cruelty, gruesomeness, want of strength, "earthyness" (? oravitā),
bewilderment and meanness. A.v.149; see also G.S.v.101.
- Kakacūpama Sutta
- Kākālaya.-A village in Ceylon where there was a Damila stronghold
captured by Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxiii.12.
- Kākanda, Kākandī.-The commentaries speak of Kākanda as a sage of
yore and mention him in the company of Savattha and Kusumba. His residence
later came to be called Kākandī. SnA.i.300; cp. KhA.110; UdA.55.
- Kākandaka.-A brahmin, father of Yasa Thera, the latter being
generally referred to as Yasa Kākandakaputta (q.v.). Mhv.iv.12, 49, 57, etc.;
- Kākaneru.-One of the highest mountains in the world; mentioned
together with Mālāgiri, Himavā, Gijjha, Sudassana and Nisabha. J.vi.204, 212.
- Kākannādu.-A district in South India subdued by the forces of
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxvi.262.
- Kakantaka Jātaka.-The same as the
- Kakantaka Vagga.-The fifteenth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
- Kākātī Jātaka (No.327)
- Kākātī.-Chief queen of the Bodhisatta, in one
of his births as king of Benares. See Kākātī
- Kākavaliya, Kākavalliya
- Kakkara Jātaka (No. 209)
- Kakkarapatta.-A township of the Koliyans. It was while the Buddha
was staying there that the Koliyan Dīghajānu came to see him. A.iv.281.
- Kakkāru Jātaka (No. 326)
- Kakkārupūjaka Thera.-An arahant. Thirty-one kappas ago he was a
deva and offered a kakkāru-flower to the Buddha Sikhī. Nine kappas ago he was
a king named Sattuttama (Ap.i.177). He is evidently identical with Jenta
- Kakkārupupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-two kappas ago he was a
deva in the Yāma-world and, approaching the Pacceka Buddha Gotama, offered him
a kakkāru-flower. v.l. Kekkāru░. Ap.i.286.
- Kakkata Jātaka (No. 267)
- Kakkatarasadāyaka-vimāna Vatthu
- Kakkhalavitthi.-A village given by Jetthatissa III. for the
maintenance of the Veluvana-vihāra (near Anurādhapura). Cv.xliv.99.
- Kakkola.-A district in South India which supplied soldiers to
- Kākola.-A hell; beings born there are dragged about by flocks of
ravens, vultures and hawks, and eaten alive. J.vi.247.
- Kakubandhagāma.-A village in Rohana. Ras.ii.188.
- Kakubandhakandara.-A stream, near Pāsānavāpigāma. Ras.i.103.
- Kakudha Sutta
- Kakudha Vagga.-The tenth chapter of the Pa˝caka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.118-26.
- Kakusandha Sutta.-To Kakusandha, as to the Buddha before he was
enlightened, came thoughts of the suffering in the world and of how it could
be stopped. S.ii.9.
- Kakutthā (Kakutthā, Kukutthā)
- Kāla Sutta
- Kālabāhu Jātaka (No.329)
- Kālabāhu.-A monkey, a previous birth of Devadatta. See the
Kālabāhu Jātaka. J.iii.97ff
- Kāla-bhikkhu Sutta.-See Kālaka(-bhikkhu)
- Kāladāna Sutta.-The name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 1) for
Kāla Sutta (3).
- Kāladīghāvika.-A padhānaghara built by Hatthadātha. Cv.xlvi.46.
- Kālagāma. A village in Ceylon. A minister of this village is given
as an example of a man who committed suicide in remorse (vippatisārī).
- Kālagiri, Kālāgiri.-See Kālapabbata.
- Kālagiribhanda.-A district in Ceylon. The forces of Parakkamabāhu
I. fought there twenty battles before it could be brought under subjection
(Cv.lxxii.62). It is identified with the modern Kalugalboda-rata.
- Kālāgiri-khana.-That section of the Vidhurapandita Jātaka which
ends with the bringing of Vidhura by Punnaka to the realm of the Nāgas.
- Kalahanagara.-A village built on the spot where Pandukābhaya
defeated the soldiers sent by the father of Suvannapālī to rescue her.
Mhv.x.42; see also Mhv.Trs.71, n.1, for its identification.
- Kalahavivāda Sutta
- Kalahayinādu.-A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.261.
- Kālaka Sutta
- Kalakacchagāma.-A village in Ceylon, near Kalyānī. At the Nāga-mahā-vihāra
there the thera Maliyadeva preached the Cha-chakka Sutta; sixty monks heard it
and became arahants. MA.ii.1025.
- Kālakagāma.-A village in Ceylon in which was the Mandalārāma, the
residence of the Elder Mahāsona (q.v.). VibhA.448. It was evidently the same
as Kallagama (q.v.).
- Kālakannī Jātaka (No.83)
- Kālakārāma Sutta.-See Kālaka Sutta.
- Kālakūta.-One of the five mountain ranges surrounding Anotatta. It
has the colour of a˝jana (collyrium). SnA.ii.437; UdA.300; AA.ii.759;
- Kalalahallika. A village and tank near ālisāra. There was a
fortification there.. The tank was restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.48;
lxx.73, 163; also Cv. Trs.i.301, n.1.
- Kālamahī.-A branch of the river Mahā-Mahī, which it later rejoins.
- Kālamattika.-A tank given by Jetthatissa for the use of the
- Kālamattiya, Kālamattika.-A forest. Mutthika, after his death, was
born as a goblin in this forest, and when Baladeva reached the spot during his
flight, Mutthika challenged him to a wrestling match and ate him up "like a
radish-bulb." J.iv.82, 88.
- Kalamba.-A river near Anurādhapura, probably identical with Kadamba
(Sp.ii.474) (q.v.). The river was to the east of Anurādhapura. MA.ii.653.
- Kalambadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he met a
Pacceka Buddha named Romasa and gave him a radish (kalamba). Ap.ii.393.
- Kalambaka-Vihāra.-A monastery built by King Saddhātissa.
- Kālanadī.-A river in Ceylon, the present Kaluganga. Devapatirāja
built over the river a bridge of eighty-six cubits and laid out a garden of
coco palms from the river to Bhīmatittha-vihāra. Cv.xlvi.40, 44.
- Kālanāga.-See Mahā-Kāla.
- Kālanāgara.-The family to which the general Parakkama belonged.
- Kalandagāma.-A brahmin village in Ceylon, where King Mahāsena built
a vihāra on the site of an old Hindu temple. Mhv.xxxvii.41.
- Kalandakagāma.-A village near Vesāli; it was the birthplace of
Sudinna (Vin.iii.11). Buddhaghosa (Sp.i.202) says the name was given because
of the squirrels who lived there.
- Kalandakaputta.-See Sudinna. Kalanda or Kalandaka was the name, not
of his father, but of his village. Sp.i.202.
- Kalanduka Jātaka (No.127)
- Kalanduka.-A servant of the Treasurer of Benares (Bārānasī-setthi).
See Kalanduka Jātaka.
- Kālapāsāna.-A tank in Ceylon; one of sixteen tanks built by King
- Kālapilla.-A locality in Rohana in Ceylon. There the troops of
Parakkamabāhu I. defeated those of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.325.
- Kalāra Sutta
- Kalārakhattiya Vagga.-The fourth chapter of the Nidāna Samyutta.
- Kalārakkhattiya.-A monk. He visits Sāriputta and tells him of
Moliya-Phagguna's secession from the Order. The account of the incident is
included in the Kalāra Sutta (q.v.).
- Kālasela.-A statue of the Buddha. See
- Kalasigāma.-The birthplace of Milinda in the Island of Alasandā (or
Alexandria) in the Indus (Mil.83). Rhys Davids (Milinda Questions, i., p.xxiii)
thinks that the name is identical with that of the Greek settlement Karisi.
- Kālasumana.-Thera. One of those responsible for preserving the
Vinaya in Ceylon after the death of Mahinda. Vin.v.3; Sp.i.104.
- Kālasutta.-One of the principal hells (J.v.266, 267, 268). Beings
born there are placed on a floor of heated iron, marked with a black thread
made red hot, and then cut into pieces along the markings (J.v.270).
- Kālatinduka Vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon. Ras.ii.165.
- Kālatittha.-A locality in Rohana. There Vikkamapandu had his seat
of government (Cv.lvi.12). It is identified with the modern Kalutara, at the
mouth of the Kaluganga.
- Kālāvaka.-The tribe of ordinary elephants, each one of which
possesses the strength of ten men. MA.i.263; UdA.403; VibhA.397; BuA.37, etc.
- Kālavalli.-A tank repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiz.36.
- Kālavallimandapa.-A vihāra in Ceylon, the residence of the Elder
Mahānāga (DA.i.190, 191; SnA.i.56; VbhA.352, 353; J.iv.490; MT.606). It was
near the village Nakulanagara (DhsA.339) and was situated in Rohana
- Kālavilangika.-See Mahā
- Kalāyamutthi Jātaka (No.176)
- Kālāyanakannika.-A locality in Rohana. There Mahādāthika Mahānāga
built two vihāras, Manināgapabbata and Kalanda. Mhv.xxxiv.89; MT.637.
- Kāli Sutta
- Kālī Sutta.-Kālī Kururaghara visits Mahā-Kaccāna and asks him for a
detailed exposition of one of the stanzas in the Kumāripa˝has. (The stanza
occurs at S.i.126). Mahā-Kaccāna explains, and his explanation deals with the
ten kasinas. A.v.46f
- Kāli.-A tank in Ceylon, built by King Vasabha (Mhv.xxxv.95). It was
among those repaired by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.45.
- Kālikā.-See Kālī (9).
- Kalikāla.-A Damila chieftain, conquered by Lankāpura.
- Kalikāla-sāhicca-sabba˝˝upandita.-A honorific ("all-knowing scholar
of the Dark Age") given to Parakkamabāhu II. on account of his vast erudition.
- Kālikarakkhiya.-An ancient sage mentioned in a list of sages,
together with Samudda, Bharata, Angīrasa, Kassapa, Kisavaccha and Akitti.
- Kalimbha Thera (Kalimma)
- Kālindī.-A channel in the irrigation system of Parakkamabāhu I.,
flowing southward from the Manihīra tank. Cv.lxxix.54.
- Kālinga, Kalinga
- Kālinga-bhāradvāja.-The chaplain of King
Kālinga. See the
Kālingabodhi Jātaka. He was the
Bodhisatta, and is sometimes called Kālinga-brāhmana (E.g., J.iv.235).
- Kālingabodhi Jātaka (No.479)
- Kalingara Sutta
- Kālingāra˝˝a.-See Kālinga (2).
- Kallagāma.-A village in Ceylon. In the village was the
Mandālārāmaka-vihāra (q.v.). AA.i.22, 52.
- Kallakālena.-A monastery in Ceylon, built by Saddhātissa.
- Kallakavelāra.-A Damila chief, brother of Tondamāna's wife. He was
slain by Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.40, 50.
- Kallaka-vihāra.-A monastery in Ceylon, near Bhokkantagāma. There
Sumanā, wife of Lakuntaka Atimbam, heard the preaching of the āsīvisopama
Sutta and became an arahant. DhA.iv.51.
- Kallara.-A district in South India. Cv.lxxvi.246, 259.
- Kallavā Sutta.-Of those who meditate some are clever in
concentration but are not fully expert in meditation, some are the reverse,
some have neither quality, while others have both. S.iii.265.
- Kallavāla, Kanavālamutta
- Kallita Sutta.-A man may be skilled in ease in concentration, but
not in the range thereof, nor in resolve, zeal, perseverance, or profit.
- Kāludāyī Thera
- Kālūla.-A monastery in Ceylon. Aggabodhi VIII, gave a village for
its maintenance. Cv.xlix.47.
- Kālūpakāla.-The name of the warders in charge of a hell bearing the
same name. They smite their victims with arrows and spears.
- Kālussa.-A village given by Udaya I, to the Nīlārāma (Cv.xlix.16).
- Kalyāna (Kalyānaka)
- Kalyāna-dhamma Jātaka (No.171)
- Kalyāna-dhamma Vagga.-The third chapter of the Duka Nipāta of the
- Kalyānamitta Sutta
- Kalyānamitta Vagga.-The eighth chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.i.14f.
- Kalyānī Sutta.-No beautiful woman (janapadakalyānī) can
persistently possess the heart of a man who is fond of gain, favours, and
- Kalyanigāma.-A village, probably in or near Kalyānī; it was the
residence of Mahātissa Thera. SnA.i.6.
- Kalyānippakarana.-A record of the famous Kalyāni inscriptions set
up near Pegu by Dhammaceti, giving details of the consecration of the
Kalyānisīmā in Pegu by the monks who received their ordination at the Kalyāni-vihāra
in Ceylon. Bode, 23, 38f.; P.L.C.257f.
- Kalyāni-Tissa.-A king of Kalyānī, father of
Vihāramahādevī (Mhv.xxii.12ff). He was
great-grandson of Mutasīva and grandson of Uttiya. His younger brother was
called Ayya-Uttiya (MT.431).