Pali Proper Names
- P -
- Pecchadāyaka. See Ma˝cadāyaka.
- Pejalaka. See Sejalaka.
- Pekhuniya. Grandson of
Rohana, who is, therefore, called Pekhunniyanattā (A.i.193). The Commentary (AA.i.419) calls Pekhuniya a setthi.
- Pelagāma vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon, built by Kutakaova Tissa.
Mhv.xxxiv.32; see also Mhv.Trs.240, n.1.
- Pelahāla. A village in Ceylon, granted by Aggabodhi IV. for the
maintenance of the Padhānaghara built by him for Dāthāsiva. Cv.xlvi.13.
- Pelivāpikagāma. A village seven leagues to the north of
Anurādhapura. When Dutthagāmanī was looking for material for the building of
the Mahā Thūpa, four gems were discovered by a hunter near the tank of this
village. Mhv.xxviii.39; Mhv.Trs.190, n.1.
- Penambangana. See Setambangana.
- Pennākata. See Bhennākata.
- Peraddonī. A town in Ceylon, the modern Peradeniya. Cv.xci.2.
- Perumpalaya. A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.287.
- Pesalā atima˝˝anā Sutta. Once when Vangīsa was at Aggālavacetiya
with his tutor, Nigrodhakappa, he found himself despising his friendly
colleagues, proud of his own skill of improvisation. This discovery made him
repent of his conceit and admonish himself. S.i.187f.
- Pesuna Sutta. Few are they who abstain from slander. S.v.469.
- Petakālankara. A tīkā by Đānābhivamsa on the Nettippakarana.
- Pettanngavālika. A monastery built by Saddhā Tissa. Mbv.xxxlii.8.
- Petteyya Sutta. Few are they who show reverence to their fathers.
- Phaggunī. One of the two Aggasāvikā of Nārada Buddha. Bu. x. 24;
Phala Jātaka (No. 54)
Phaladāyaka vimāna Vatthu
- Phalaganda. One of the seven human beings born in the Avihā-world,
where they will pass completely away. S.i.35, 60, etc.
- Phalagga parivena. A building in Anurādhapura, erected by
Devānampiyatissa on the spot where Mahinda sat wrapt in meditation.
- Phalakadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a
waggon builder (yānakāra), and gave a plank of sandal wood to the Buddha
Vipassī. Fifty seven kappas ago he was king four times under the name of
Bhavanimmita (v.l. Santa) (Ap.i.174). He is probably identical with Tissa
Thera (No. 13). ThagA.i.199f.
- Phālakāla. The name of three generals of Rohana who were subdued by
the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv. 180,183.
- Phalika. One of the peaks of the Himālaya (J.v.415). Phalikaguhā
was evidently in this peak. J.ii.6, 7, 8.
- Phalikasandāna. One of the Theras dwelling in the Kukkutārāma in
Pātaliputta in the time of the Buddha. Vin.i.300.
- Phaludhiya. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvi.99.
Phandana Jātaka (No. 475)
- Pharusa Sutta. Few are those who abstain from harsh speech.
- Phārusa, Phārusaka. One of the parks of Tāvatimsa. J.vi.278;
Vibb.A.439; PSA.259, etc.
- Phārusaka. A garden in Ceylon, laid out by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Phārusaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he saw
Vipassī Buddha and offered him a phārusa fruit. Ap.i.296.
- Phassamūlaka Sutta. Three things are rooted in, and conditioned by,
contact: feeling pleasant, painful and neutral. S.iv.215.
- Phassāyatanika Sutta. The Buddha explains how necessary is the
right understanding of the arising and destruction, the satisfaction and
misery, and the escape from the sixfold sphere of contact. S.iv.43f.
- Phāsuvihāra Vagga. The eleventh section of the Pa˝caka Nipāta of
the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.127 ff.
- Pheggū. A Therī of Jambudīpa who came to Ceylon, where she taught
the Vinaya. Dpv.xviii.12.
- Phena Sutta
- Phudhamanakamanta. Mentioned among the dhammika vijjā. VibhA. 410.
- Phulla. Ninety two kappas ago there were seven kings of this name,
all previous births of Sangharakkhita (Kadambapupphiya) Thera. v.l. Puppha.
- Phusati Sutta. To him who toucheth not comes no touch. A wicked
man's actions recoil upon him. S.i.13.
- Phussā. One of the two chief women disciples of Tissa Buddha.
J.i.40; Bu. xviii. 22.
- Phussamittā. A denizen of purgatory (vinipātikā) who had the power
of travelling through the air. Vsm. 382; PSA. 79.
- Phussamitta. A monk of the Kurundaka vihāra in Ceylon; he was
evidently a commentator. AA.i.31.
- Picumālaka.-A locality in Anurādhapura where the rank of
Jayamahālekhaka was conferred on Bodhigutta. Mbv.164.
- Pihita Sutta. The world is shut in by death. S.i.40.
- Pīlapitthi. A monastery in Ceylon, built by king Kanitthatissa.
- Pilavasu. A fortress erected by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxx.93, 97.
- Pilavitthi. A locality in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon, where there
was a fortress (Cv.lxix.8; lxx.71). It is perhaps identical with Pillavitthi.
- Pilayakūta.-Evidently another name for Sīlakūta. See Mbv. 126, 128,
- Pilayamāra. A Damila usurper, the senāpati of Panayamāra, whom he
slew. He, in his turn, was slain by his own senapāti Dāthika. Pilayamāra
reigned for seven years (between 44-29 B.C.). Mhv.xxxiii.58; Dpv.xix.15;
- Pilimvatthu. A village near Badalatthalagāma. Cv.lxv.5.
Pilinda Vaccha, Pilindi Vaccha, Pilindiya Vaccha
- Pilinda, Pilindī. The personal name of PilindaVaccha (above).
- Pilindagāma. Another name for
- Piliya. A setthi of Benares, a previous birth of
Devadatta. For his story see
Asampadāna Jātaka. J.i.466 ff.
- Piliyakkha. A king of Benares, a former birth of Ananda. For his
story see the Sāma Jātaka. J.vi.71ff.; also Mil. 198; Mtu.ii.212, 216, 226.
- Pillavitthi. A village near the Kālavāpī, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. (Cv.lxxii.163, 170). It is very probably
identical with Pilavitthi. Cv.Trs.i.335, n. 4.
- Pillicchakoli. A locality in Ceylon. SA.ii.169.
- Pilotikakamma. A chapter in the Apadāna (Ap.i.299 f; repeated in
UdA.263f ) which mentions various incidents in the lives of the Bodhisatta, as
a result of which the Buddha, in his last life, had to suffer physical
ailments and calumny. See Pubbakammapiloti.
- Pindapātika Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was in the
Tusita world in the time of Tissa Buddha and, leaving there, he gave alms to
the Buddha. Ap.i.285.
- Pindapātika Tissa. An Elder of the kingdom of Devaputta. He is
mentioned in a list of arahants, who, having become arahants by the
development of ānāpānasati, could limit the term of their lives. Vsm.292.
- Pindapātika-tissa.-See Saddhātissa (2).
- Pindapātiya Tissa. A monk resident in Ambariya vihāra. For his
story see Dārubhandaka Mahātissa. AA.i.276f.
- Pindasakuniya Sutta. The story of a fowler of Rājagaha, born as a
- Pindika Sutta. The five kinds of persons who eat only out of one
- Pindiyālopa Sutta.-A sutta quoted in the Sutta Sangaha (No.79) from
the Itivuttaka (p.89) on the heinousness of a dussīla accepting alms from the
- Pingalā. A slave who, having made an assignation with her lover, as
soon as her work was finished, waited outside her master's house, expecting
his arrival. At the end of the middle watch, she gave up waiting and slept
peacefully. This is one of the incidents mentioned in the Sīlavīmamsa Jātaka.
- Pippali mānava. See Pipphali mānava (below).
- Pipphalī mānava, Pipphalī-kumāra, Pipphalī brāhmana.
The name of Mahā Kassapa in a
previous birth. The correct form is probably Pippali Mānava.
- Pipphali-vihāra. A monastery in Sonagiripāda in Ceylon. It was the
residence of a monk named Sona (VibhA.439) (q.v.). v.l. Sabbagiri Vihāra.
AA.i.225 calls it Pa˝cala and MA.ii.887 Paceli.
- Pitakattayalakkhana. A treatise ascribed by the Pārupanas to
Buddhaghosa. P.L.C.189; Bode, op. cit., 75.
Pītha Jātaka (No. 337)
- Pītha Vagga. The first chapter of the
- Pīthiya. A Damila usurper who ruled at Anurādhapura for seven
months, in the time of Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.34.
- Pīti Sutta. Sāriputta tells Ananda how, by the fading away of zest
(pīti), he had dwelt in the third jhāna. S.iii.236.
Pītimalla, Pītimallaka, Pītamallaka
- Pitirājā. See Vattagāmanī.
- Pitthigāma. A monastery built in Kārapitthi by Moggallāna Ill.
- Piya Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the
- Piyajāli. A teacher of the Abhidhamma who handed it down in
pupillary succession. DhSA., p.32.
- Piyaketa. One of the three palaces of Vidhurapandita. J.vi.289.
- Piyālaphaladāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a
hunter, and seeing the Buddha Nārada, he offered him a piyālafruit
(Ap.i.440f). He is probably identical with Pindola Bhāradvāja (ThagA.i.245).
See also Phaladāyaka.
- Piyālapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a
hunter who, seeing the Buddha Vipassī, threw a piyāla flower on the path
whereon he had trodden. Ap.i.220.
- Piyālī. Fifteen kappas ago there were three
kings of this name, previous births of Devasabha Thera. ThagA.i.198; but see
Ap.i.170, where they are called Mālabhī.
- Piyanga parivena. A building attached to the Mahāvihāra. v.l.
Cingara parivena. VibhA.292.
- Piyangalla. A village of Ceylon, in the Kotthivāta district. The
Mahāvamsa relates an incident of a monk of this village who wished to have a
share in the building of the Mahā Thūpa, in spite of the orders of
- Piyankara Sutta. Records the incident, above related, of
- Piyapāla. A teacher of the Abhidhamma. DhSA., p.32.
- Pokkhara. A musical instrument, or, perhaps, a divine musician.
VvA.93; see also note on p.372.
- Pokkharakkhī. One of the wives of Candakumāra (the Bodhisatta).
- Pokkharanī Sutta. The ill which remains to an Ariyan disciple who
has won insight compared to the ill which he has destroyed, is as the water
taken up by the tip of a blade of grass compared to the water left behind in a
tank fifty yojanas in length, breadth and depth. S.ii.134; S.v.460.
- Pokkharaniyā. A vihāra in Sāmagāma where the Buddha is said once to
have stayed. A.iii.309; AA.ii.660. The translator (G.S.iii.220) calls it a
lotus pond; the Commentary definitely calls it a Vihāra.
- Pokkharapāsaya. A tank in Ceylon, built by Upatissa II.
- Pokkharavatī. A city, the birthplace of Tapussa and Bhalliya.
- Polajanaka. The younger son of
Mahājanaka. For his story see the
Mahājanaka Jātaka. J.vi.30ff.
- Polamittā (v.l. Posamittā). A Yakkhinī, wife of Mahākālasena. She
was from Lankapura and her mother was Gondā. MT.
- Polonnarutala. A tank in Ceylon, restored by, Parakkamabāhu I.
- Ponamaravatī. A locality in South India, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii. 20, 22, 92.
- Porānavamsa. A chronicle, probably of Ceylon, mentioned in the
Gandhavamsa. (p. 70).
- Porogāhali. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon. Cv.lxvi.108.
- Posāla Sutta, or Posālamānava puccha. See
- Pota, Potana, Potala, Potali
Pothila, Potthila Thera
- Potiriya. See Selissariya.
- Potthā. Wife of Vasabha's uncle, the senāpati Subha. She saved the
life of Vasabha and, later, when he became king, he made her his queen
(Mhv.xxxv.70). She built a thūpa and a temple attached to the Catussāla in the
Mahāvihāra (Ibid., vs. 90).
- Potthadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he gave a
gift of bark (? pottha) in the name of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha.
- Potthasāta. The senāpati of Aggobodhi IV. He built the Aggabodhi
parivena in the Jetavanārāmā at Anurādhapura. Cv.xlvi.22.
Pubba (or Hetu) Sutta
- Pubba Kucāyana. See Kaccāyana.
- Pubbadesa. See Pācīnadesa.
- Pubbajira (v.l. Pubbavicira). A village of the Vajjians which was
the constant dwelling place of Channa. The people there were blamed for his
suicide (M.iii.260). The village seems to have been also called Pubbavijjhana.
- Pubbakotthaka. See below Pubbakotthakā.
- Pubbangama Sutta. Just as the dawn precedes sunrise, so do right
views (samāditthi) precede good actions. A.v.236f.
- Pubbangamaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he was a
leader of eighty four thousand religieux and waited upon holy ones. Ap.i.243.
- Pubbanha Sutta. Those that practise righteousness at morn, at noon,
and at eve, are always happy. A.i.294.
- Pubbavicira, Pubbavijjhana. See Pubbajira.
- Pubbayogāvacara Sutta. One of the suttas preached to Ananda as
introduction to the Khaggavisāna Sutta. It dealt with the five advantages of
- Pucchārāma. A monastery, rebuilt by Udaya I. Cv.xlix.28. It is
probably identical with the Pubbārāma;
Cv.Trs.i.130 n. 2, and 144, n. 4.
Pucimanda Jātaka (No. 311)
- Pucimanda Vagga. The second section of the Cātukka Nipāta of the
- Pūgadandakāvāta. A stronghold in Rohana, mentioned in the account
of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.86, 95, 143.
- Puggalappasāda Sutta. On the five disadvantages of devotion to a
- Pūjā parivena
- Pukkāma. A city in Burma (Arimaddana). Cv.lxvii.74.
- Pulahattha. A Damila usurper who reigned for three years at
Anurādhapura in the time of Vattagāmanī. He was slain by his general Bāhiya.
Mhv.xxxiii.56f.; Dpv.xix.15; xx.15.
- Pulavaka Sutta. The idea of a worm eaten corpse, if cultivated,
leads to great profit. S.v.131.
- Pulinacankamiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was a
hunter who, seeing the covered walk (cankama) of Sikhī Buddha, scattered sand
over it (Ap.ii.418). He is probably identical with Nandaka Thera. ThagA.i.299.
- Pulinapupphīya. A Cakkavatti of ninety one kappas ago, a former
birth of Đānasa˝˝aka (or Piya˝jaha) Thera. Ap.i.161f.; ThagA.i.169.
- Pulindā. The name given to the wild tribes of Ceylon, evidently to
be identified with the present Veddas. Their ancestry is traced to Jīvahattha
and Dipellā, the son and daughter of Vijaya by Kuvenī. Mhv.vii.58; MT.264,
- Pulinuppādaka Thera. An arahant. One hundred thousand kappas ago he
was an ascetic named Devala with eighty thousand followers. He erected a thūpa
of sand and honoured it in the name of the Buddha (Ap.ii.426 ff). He is
probably identical with Sirima Thera. ThagA.i.280f.
Punabbasukutumbikaputta Tissa Thera
- Pūnagāma. A ford on the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.6.
- Pundarīkā. A class of nymphs who provided music for Sakka, or,
perhaps, the name of some musical instruments. See VvA.93, 96, 211; and 372f.
- Punna parivena. See Pūjā parivena.
- Pu˝˝a-cetiya. A cetiya attached to the monastery where Ariyavamsa
wrote the Manisārama˝jūsā. Bode, op. cit., 42.
- Punnāgapupphiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was a
hunter who, while wandering in the forest, saw a flower, which he offered on a
heap of sand in the name of the Buddha Tissa. Ninety one kappas ago he was a
king named Tamonuda (Ap.i.180). He is probably identical with Suhemanta Thera.
Punnaka(mānava) pucchā (or pa˝ha)
- Punnakāla. A Yakkha who, in the time of Kakusandha Buddha, spread
in Ceylon a pestilence called Pajjaraka. MT. 349.
- Pu˝˝alakkhanā. Wife of Anāthapindika. v.l. Punnalakkhanā. J.ii.410,
- Punnalakkhanadevī. See Pu˝˝alakkhanadevī.
Punnanadī Jātaka (No. 214)
Punnapāti Jātaka (No. 53)
- Punnasīha. Father of Uttarā
Nandamātā (AA.i.240.). See Punna (1).
- Pu˝˝avaddhana Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No. 60) to
the Vanaropa Sutta (1).
- Pu˝˝avaddhana. Son of Dhammadassī Buddha. Bu.xvi.14. See also
- Punnavallika. A locality in Ceylon, the residence of Mahātissa.
- Punneli. A village granted by Dāthopatissa II. to the Thūpārāma.
- Punnikā 1. A slave girl of
- Punnikā 2. See Punnā (3).
- Punniya. A monk. He if; mentioned as visiting the Buddha and asking
him under what conditions a sermon presents itself to the mind of a Tathāgata.
- Puppha Sutta.-See Vaddha Sutta.
- Pupphabhānī Sutta. The three kinds of people in the world: the
tricky tongued (gūthabhānī), the fair spoken (pupphabhānī), and the honey
tongued (madhubhānī). A.i.127.
- Pupphacangotiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he took a
casket of flowers which he sprinkled over Sikhī Buddha. He was five times
king, under the name of Devabhūti. Ap.i.118.
- Pupphachadaniya. In the very distant past there were five kings of
this name, all previous births of Maggadattika Thera. Ap.i.189.
- Pupphachattiya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he made a
parasol of lotus flowers, which he held over Siddhattha Buddha. Seventy four
kappas ago he was king nine times, under the name of Jalasikha. Ap.i.264f.
- Pupphadhāraka. Ninety one kappas ago he was an ascetic wearing bark
and antelope skin. Seeing Vipassī Buddha, he held over him a canopy of
pāricchattaka flowers. Eighty seven kappas ago he was a king, named
- Pupphapura. Another name for Pātaliputta (q.v.). E.g., Dpv.xi.28;
- Pupphārāma. A central monastic establishment in Sirivaddhanapura
(modern Kandy) in Ceylon. It formed the headquarters of the Siamese monks
under Upāli, who came to Ceylon at the invitation of the king
Kittisirirājasīha. Cv.c.86, 141.
Puppharatta Jātaka (No. 147)
- Pupphāsaniya Thera. An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he saw
Siddhattha Buddha, and, following him to his hermitage, made for him a seat of
- Pupphavāsa.-A vihāra in the west of Ceylon. Near it was Devagāma.
- Pupphita. Seventeen kappas ago there were three kings of this name,
all previous births of Kutajapupphiya Thera. Ap.i.191.
- Pūralāsa Sutta. Another name (SNA.ii.400) for
- Purānāma. One of the four villages granted by Parakkamabāhu IV. for
the maintenance of the special parivena, built for Medhankara. Cv.xc.87.
- Puratthimadesa. See Pācīnadesa.
- Purindada. A name for Sakka, because, as a human being, he bestowed
gifts from town to town (pure pure dānam adāsi). S.i.229; DhA.i.264; cp.
Sanskrit purandara (destroyer of cities).
- Purisa Sutta. The Buddha, in answer to a question of Pasenadi,
tells him that three kinds of inward experience arise in a man for his bane -
greed, hate, and dullness. S.i.70.
- Purisagati Sutta. On the seven conditions of a person (purisagatiyo),
and an explanation of anūpādā parinibbāna. A.iv.70ff.
- Purisarūpa Sutta. Nothing so enslaves a woman as the form, etc., of
a man. A.i.2.
Putabhatta Jātaka (No. 223)
- Putabhattasilā, Putabhattasela. A mountain in Ceylon where
Parakkamabāhu I. built a monastery for the Ara˝˝avāsī fraternity (Cv.
lxxxiv.24). This was the residence of several well known scholars, such as
Dhammakitti. P.L.C. ex.
Putadūsaka Jātaka (No. 280)
- Puthu Sutta. Following after the good, hearing the Dhamma,
systematic attention thereto, and living according to its precepts
these four conduce to increase of insight. S.v.412.
- Puthujjana. A king of old, who, though he gave great gifts, could
not attain to beyond the realms of sense. J.vi.99.
- Puthuvindhara. King of Benares and son of Kiki. His son was Suyāma.
- Pūtimukha. A peta who had been a monk in the time of Kassapa Buddha
and who had brought a dissension between two holy monks by carrying tales from
one to the other. Pv.i.3; PvA.12ff.
- Puttabhāga vihāra. A vihāra in Ceylon, restored by Vohāmtissa. MhV.
- Puttatissa. An astrologer (ganaka), one of the four envoys sent by
Devānampiyatissa to the court of Asoka. Dpv.xi.29, 31; cp. MT. 302, where he
is called Tissa.
- Pūvagallagāma.-A village on the banks of the Mahāvālukanadī. In it
was the Pūvagalla Vihāra. Ras.ii.27; v.l. Pūvapabbata.
- Pūvapabbata.-See Pūvagalla.
- Pūvapabbatavāsī Tissa.-A monk of Pūvagalla Vihāra. Because in past
birth he had given a meal of peacocks' flesh, he got that flesh wherever he
went. For his story see Ras.ii.27f.