Gadrabha.– Doorkeeper of Āḷavaka, the yakkha. He warned the Buddha of the yakkha’s evil nature and requested him to go away, but, on finding the Buddha determined to stay, he informed the yakkha of the Buddha’s arrival. SNA.i.220; AA i.211.
Gadrabhakula.– Mentioned as one of the families in which horses are born. Valāhaka horses are not born in this family. MA.i.248.
Gagga Jātaka See Bhagga Jātaka (No.155)
Gaggaligāma.– A village built by Mahosadha on the further side of the Gaṅgā; there he stationed his elephants, horses, cattle, etc., while he bad the great tunnel constructed (J.vi.431).
Gahapati Jātaka (No.199)
Gahaṭṭhavandanā Sutta.– Mātali goes with Sakka to the pleasure gardens. Mātali worships Sakka saying that those versed in the three Vedas, the four Great Kings, and the gods of Tāvatiṃsa worship him, then asks Sakka who he worships. Sakka replies that he worships those gone forth with virtue, who develop concentration, and also householders of virtue who maintain a wife, S.i.234.
Gahvaratīra.– The name of the place where Gahvaratīriya Thera lived (ThagA.i.91 f).
Gajakumbha Jātaka see Rājakumbha Jātaka (No.345)
Gajjagiri.– A mountain in Aparantaka. Sās.35.
Gallakapītha.– A village in Sri Lanka. Five hundred youths from the village were ordained by Mahinda, soon after his arrival in Sri Lanka. Mhv.xvii.59.
Gālurajju.– A river in South Sri Lanka. Cv.lxxv.34; see also Cv. Trs.147, n.1.
Gāmani Jātaka (No.8).– The story of Prince Gāmanī (J.i.136 f). For details see the Samvara Jātaka.
Gāmanicanda Jātaka (No.257)
Gāmanicanda.– A servant of Janasandha, king of Bārāṇasī. For his story see the Gāmanicanda Jātaka.
Gāmantā.– See Mahāsīva (2), also Vāmatna??
Gāmantapabbhāravāsī Mahā Sīva.– See Mahāsīva.
Gambhīra 1.– A seaport village, visited by Mittavindaka in the course of his flight from Bārāṇasī. J.i.239.
Gambhīra 2.– A channel branching off from the Parakkama Samudda. It started at the point of the flood-
Gambhīracāri.– The name of one of the two otters in the Dabbhapuppha Jātaka (q.v.) J.iii.333.
Gambhīranadī.– A river, one league north of Anurādhapura; the bricks for the Mahā Thūpa and for the Thupas of the three former Buddhas were prepared on its banks (Mhv.xxviii.7; MT.508). On its bank was Upatissagāma. Mhv.vii.44.
Gambhīrapaññā Satta.– Four conditions — associating with the good, listening to the Dhamma, systematic attention, and practising in accordance with the Dhamma — if developed and cultivated lead to profound insight. S.v.412.
Gamika.– Father of the nun Mahātissā. Dpv.xviii.39.
Ganapeta Vatthu.– The story of a large number of people of Sāvatthi who, because of their misdeeds, had been born as hungry ghosts (petā). Pv.iv.10; PvA.269 f.
Ganatissa.– Son of Panduvāsudeva (Mbv.112). According to the Rājāvaliya, he reigned as king for forty years. See also Cv. Trs.ii.Introd. p.ix.
Ganda Sutta.– The body is like a festering sore (gaṇḍa), full of pus, with nine openings, constantly exuding matter. A.iv.386 f.
Ganda.– Gardener of Pasenadi, king of Kusala. It was he who offered to the Buddha the mango, the seed of which produced the Gandamba (J.iv.264). The Apadāna Commentary (J.i.97) calls the gardener Gandabba, and the Divyāvadana (p.157) calls him Gandaka.
Gandābharaṇa v.l. Gandhābharaṇa.– A book composed by Ariyavamsa. Gv.65, 75; Sās., p.98.
Gandāladoni.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, near the modern Kandy. The stucco work of the vihāra was carried out by Parakkamabāhu VI. Cv.xci.30.
Gandatinduka Jātaka (No.520)
Gandhabba.– An attendant of King Eleyya and a follower of Udaka Rāmaputta. A.ii.180.
Gandhabbadvāra.– One of the gates of Pulatthipura. Cv.lxxiii.163.
Gandhabbakāya Saṃyutta.– The thirty first chapter of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.iii.249‑53.
Gandhabbakāyikā.– See Gandhabbā.
Gandhabbarājā.– The name given to Sakka in the Vidhura Jātaka (J.vi.260).
Gandhābhārana.– See Gandābharana.
Gandhabhava.– See Bhadraka.
Gandhagata.– See Bhadraka.
Gandhamāliya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Gandhamutthiya Thera.– An Arahant. One hundred thousand world-
Gandhāra Jātaka (No.406)
Gandhāra.– A mountain in Himavā. J.vi.579.
Gandhārarājā.– The king of Gandhāra is several times mentioned by this name; it is evidently a title and not a proper name, e.g., J.i.191; ii.219 f; iii.364 ﬀ; iv.98.
Gandhāravagga.– The second chapter of the Suttanipāta of the Jātaka Commentary (J.iii.363‑421).
Gandhatthena Sutta.– A certain monk, after his almsround sniffed a red lotus. A devatā admonished him as a scent thief. The bhikkhu was at first affronted, but when told that even a trivial fault in one striving for purity was gross, he thanked the devatā. S.i.204.
Gandhathūpiya Thera.– An Arahant, probably identical with Gandha-
Gandhavilepana Sutta.– Few are those who abstain from flowers, scents, etc; many are those who do not. S.v.471.
Gandhodakiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Gandimitta v.l. Kanhamitta.– See Valliya Thera (3).
Gangā Sutta.– Taught to a brahmin at Veḷuvana. Incalculable is the beginning of saṃsāra, incalculable the aeons that have passed by, like the sands of the Gangā. S.ii.153.
Gangādoni.– A hill in the Manimekhala district in Sri Lanka. The general Sankha founded a city there during Māgha’s invasion. The hill was only two leagues away from Māgha’s capital, but provided quite a safe retreat. Cv.lxxxi.7 f.
Gangamāla Jātaka (No.421)
Gaṅgānadīādi Sutta.– S.v.134. See Gaṅgāpeyyāla.
Gangāsiripura.– The Pāḷi name for the town of Gampola in Sri Lanka (Cv.xxxxvi.18). In it was an ancient vihāra, the Nigamaggāmapāsāda (Cv.lxxxviii.48). Bhuvanekabāhu IV made it his capital. Cv.xc.107.
Gangeyya Jātaka (No.205)
Gantha Sutta.– There are four knots: covetousness, ill-
Ganthipupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Ganthisāra.– A book composed by Saddhammajotipāla; it is evidently an anthology or manual composed from important texts. Bode, op.cit., p.18; Gv. (p.64) calls it Gandhasāra.
Garahita Jātaka (No.219)
Garahitapitthipāsāna.– See Garahita Jātaka.
Garula.– One of the palaces occupied by Phussa Buddha in his last lay-
Gatārāparivena.– A monastery in Sri Lanka, residence of Upatapassī, author of the Vuttamālā. PLC.253.
Gati Sutta.– The five conditions of birth — in hell, among animals, hungry ghosts (peta), human beings, or devā. A.iv.459.
Gatikathā.– The sixth section of the Mahā Vagga of the Patisambhidāmagga. Ps.ii.73‑8.
Gatimba.– See Mahāgatimba.
Gatipakarana.– A book composed by a thera of Pakudhanagara. Gv.65; but see p.75, where the author is said to belong to Sri Lanka.
Gatiyopañcaka Vagga.– The eleventh chapter of the Sacca Saṃyutta and the last chapter of the Saṃyuttanikāya. S.v.474 f.
Gavaghātaka Sutta.– Moggallāna reports to the Buddha that, while descending Gijjhakūta, he saw a vast lump of flesh flying through the air. The Buddha says it was a cattle butcher of Rājagaha, born as a hungry ghost (peta). S.ii.256.
Gavapāna.– The name of a special almsgiving held in honour of Mangala Buddha by the Bodhisatta, when he was born as the brabmin Suruci. The chief item of food was a kind of pudding made of milk, rice, and honey. Bu.iv.11; BuA.122.
Gavesī Sutta.– The story of Gavesī.
Gayātittha.– See Gayā (2).
Gāyikā.– One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J.vi.148.
Gedha Sutta.– See Anussati Sutta.
Getthumba.– A canal. The taxes paid for the use of its water for tillage were given by Mahinda III. for the repairs of the Ratanapāsāda. Cv.xlix.41.
Geyya.– The second section of the Tipitaka arranged according to subject-
Ghanikā.– A class of spirits (cloud-
Ghata Jātaka (No.355, 454)
Ghatāsana Jātaka (No.133)
Ghatāsana.– Twenty world-
Ghatāya.– A Sakyan of Kapilavatthu, who built a monastery attached to the Nigrodhārāma. There the Mahāsuññatā Sutta was taught. M.iii.110; MA.ii.907.
Ghattiyā.– One of the four wives of Candakumāra. J.iv.148.
Ghatvā Sutta.– See Chetvā Sutta
Ghosasaññaka Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-
Ghosaka.– See Ghosa (2).
Ghosita Sutta.– The millionaire Ghosita visits Ānanda at the Ghositārāma and questions him on the Buddha’s teaching regarding diversity in elements (dhātunānattaṃ). Ānanda explains how the three kinds of feelings — pleasurable, painful, and neutral — arise. S.iv.113 f.
Ghotamukhī.– See Ghotamukha.
Gihīnaya Sutta.– See Bāḷhagilāyana Sutta.
Gihipatipadā Sutta.– A name given in the Suttasaṅgaha (No.65) to the Gihisāmīci Sutta (q.v.)
Gihīsāmīci Sutta.– The Buddha tells Anāthapiṇḍika of four things that constitute the householder’s path of duty — he waits upon the Order with offers of robes, food, lodgings, requisites and medicines for use in sickness. A.ii.65.
Gihivinaya.– See the Singālovāda Sutta.
Gijjha Jātaka (No.164, 399, 427)
Gijjhakuta Sutta.– See Abhaya Sutta
Gilāyana Sutta.– See Gilāna Sutta
Giribārattha.– A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Sri Lanka. Cv.lxix.8; lxx.125.
Giribāvāpi.– A reservoir restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.44; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
Giribbaja 1.– A name for Rājagaha (q.v.)
Giribbaja 2.– A name for Vankagiri. J.vi.589.
Giribrahā.– See Giriguhā.
Giridatta Jātaka (No.184)
Giridāsa.– A poor caravan leader, the husband of Isidāsī, in a previous birth. Thig.445 f; ThigA.260, 265.
Giridatta Thera.– An Arahant, teacher of Vitāsoka (q.v.) Giridatta was especially proficient in Sutta and Abhidhamma. ThagA.i.295.
Girigāmakanna.– The residence of Cūḷasudhamma Thera (VibhA.452). It was probably a monastery near Girigāma.
Giriguhā.– One of the palaces occupied by Piyadassī Buddha in his last lay life (Bu.xiv.16). The Commentary (BuA., p.172) calls it Giribrahā.
Girihālika.– A monastery built in an inland district of Sri Lanka by King Mahallaka-
Girikumbhila.– A vihāra in Sri Lanka built by Lañjitissa (Mhv.xxxiii.14). At the ceremony of the dedication of the vihāra, Lañjitissa distributed to sixty thousand monks six garments each (Mhv.xxxiii.26).
Girimānanda Sutta.– See Giri Sutta.
Girimaṇḍala.– A district in Sri Lanka. See Giri (4). Cv.li.111; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.159, n.l.
Girinagara (Girivhanagara).– A monastery in Devapāli built by Aggabodhi V. Cv.xlviii.3.
Girinelapūjaka Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-
Girinelavāhanaka.– A vihāra to the north of Kandanagara, built by Sūratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.
Giripunnāgiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Girisigāmuka.– One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxviii.49).
Girivāhana.– One of the palaces of Atthadassī Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xv.15.
Girivhanagara.– See Girinagara.
Girivihāra.– A vihāra in Sri Lanka erected by Aggabodhi I; he gave one hundred fields for its support (Cv.xlii.12). It was the residence of Cūḷapindapātiya-
Giriya 2.– A Tamil general, commander of Girilaka; he was slain by Dutthagāmanī. Mhv.xxv.47.
Giriyasa.– See Giri (3).
Giriyāvāpi.– A reservoir restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.46; see also Cv.Trs.i.280, n.5.
Gītassara Sutta.– The five evil results of teaching the Dhamma in a sing-
Givulabā.– A village in Sri Lanka where the forces of Parakkamabāhu I won a great victory. Cv.lxxiv.91.
Gocariya v.l. Kālāvaka.– One of the ten families of elephants. It is said that a Chaddanta-
Godāvarī.– See Godhāvarī.
Godharāja Jātaka (No.325)
Godha, Godhaka.– See Godatta (2).
Godhā.– See Kāligodhā.
Godhapura.– See Gonaddhapura.
Godhī.– Probably the mother of Devadatta (q.v.), who is sometimes called Godhiputta (Vin.ii.189).
Godhika Sutta.– Contains the story of Godhika’s suicide, mentioned above. S.i.120 f.
Godhiputta.– See Devadatta
Gokannaka.– See Gokanna (1).
Gokannanāndanāyaka.– A Damiḷa chief at Mundannānankonda. Cv.lxxvi.212.
Golabāhatittha.– A ford over the Mahāvālukagangā. Cv.lxxii.51.
Golahalā.– The soldiers of a district in South India (Cv.lxxvi.264, 259).
Gomatakandarā.– A cave some distance from Veḷuvana in Rājagaha. Monks coming to Rājagaha from afar were provided with lodging there, and Dabba-
Gomayagāma.– A village in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.3.
Gonagāmaka.– A landing-
Gonagāmuka.– A locality near the Kālavāpi where Gokanna was defeated by Rakkhadīvāna (Cv.lxx.70). Is this identical with Gonagāmaka? However, see Cv. Trs.i.293, n.1.
Gondigāma.– A reservoir constructed by Upatissa II (Cv.xxxvii.185). The village belonging to it was given by Jetthatissa III to the Jetavana-
Gonisavihāra.– A vihāra in Sri Lanka where the young Dhātusena (q.v.) was brought up by his uncle, while he remained in disguise as a monk (Cv.xxxviii.21). Geiger thinks it was to the south of Anurādhapura (Cv. Trs.i.30, n.1).
Gopaka Sīvalī.– A resident of Sri Lanka. He built a cetiya in Tālapitthika-
Gopālapabbata.– A hill near Pulatthipura, used as a landmark. Cv.lxxviii.65; for identification see Cv. Trs.i.110, n.1.
Gosīsanikkhepa Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-
Gotama Sutta.– One of a group of seven suttas by Vipassī, Sikhī, Vessabhū, Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana, Kassapa, and Gotama Buddha, each of whom contemplated dependent origination on how beings could escape from aging and death. S.ii.5‑9.
Gotamatittha.– The ford by which the Buddha crossed the Gaṅgā, after leaving Pātaligāma. See also Gotamadvāra. Vin.i.230; Ud.viii.6; UdA.424; D.ii.89.
Gotamī Sutta 2.– The story of how Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī (q.v.) and her companions obtained the Buddha’s sanction to enter the Order and the conditions attaching to that sanction. A.iv.274 ﬀ.
Gotamī Vagga.– The sixth chapter of the Atthaka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.iv.274‑93.
Gotamī.– One of the chief women supporters of Vessabhū Buddha (Bu.xxii.25). The Commentary (BuA., p.208) calls her Kāligotamī.
Gotamyā.– The name given to the followers of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, e.g., DhA.iv.149.
Gotapabbata v.l. Kotapabbata.– A vihāra in South Sri Lanka built by Mahallaka Nāga (Mhv.xxxv.124). It may be that it is identical with Kotapabbata-
Gotha.– See Gothayimbara.
Gothābhaya.– A monk living in the Sanghapāla-
Gothagāma.– A village on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Ras.ii.170.
Gothakasamudda.– The sea near Sri Lanka, the “shallow sea.” Mhv.xxii.49, 85; DA.ii.695.
Gotta, Goda.– See Godatta (2).
Govarattha.– A district in South India (the modern Goa). Vimala-
Govindamala.– A mountain in Rohana. The Ādipāda Bhuvanekabāhu founded a town there and used it as a fortification for Rohana when Māgha’s forces overran the country. Cv.lxxxi.6; also Cv.Trs.ii.135, n.4.
Govindiya.– Evidently the title given to the High Treasurer. It occurs in the phrase Govindiye abhisiñcissāmi, when Disampati proposes to appoint Jotipāla to the rank of Treasurer. D.ii.232, cp. Jāṇussoṇi.
Goyāniya.– A shortened form of Aparagoyāna. J.iv.278, 279; Ap.i.18; ii.348.
Goyogapilakkha.– A spot near Bārāṇasī, visited by the Buddha on his begging rounds (A.i.280). The Commentary (AA.i.460) explains that it was near a fig tree (pilakkha) set up at the spot where cows were.
Guhānahānakottha.– One of the eight stone bath-
Guhasela.– A palace occupied by Tissa Buddha before his final renunciation. Bu.xviii.17.
Gula.– A yakkha chief who should be invoked when unbelieving yakkhas molest any follower of the Buddha. D.iii.204.
Gulapūvatintini.– A place on the outskirts of Anurādhapura, near Cetiyagiri. Ras.ii.50.
Gūlhatthadīpanī.– A work by Sāradassī, explaining difficult passages in the seven books of the Abhidhamma. Sās. p.116; Bode, op.cit., 56.
Gūlhummagga, Gūlhavessantara, Gūlhavinaya.– Mentioned in the Commentaries (e.g., Sp.iv.742) as not the word of the Buddha (abuddhavacanāni); they were probably books belonging to sects other than the orthodox Theravādins.
Gulissāni.– See Goliyāni.
Gullissani Sutta.– See the Goliyāni Sutta
Gumbakabhūtā.– The slave woman of Ummāda-
Gumbika, Gumbiya.– A yakkha; see the Gumbiya Jātaka.
Gumbiya Jātaka (No.366)
Guna Jātaka (No.157)
Gunābhilankāra.– A thera of Tunnagāma. He was one of the originators of the Ekamsika controversy (Sās.118). He was, later on, the incumbent of the Jeyyabhūmi-
Gunamuninda.– A Rājagura of Burma. Sās.132, 143.
Gunārāma.– A Thera of Arimaddanapura. King Ujana built for him the Jetavana-
Gunaratanadhara.– The name given by Bhuvanekabāhu to one of the monks who came from Sri Lanka to Burma to take back the pure religion to Sri Lanka. Sās.45.
Gunasāgara.– A monk of Burma, author of the Mukhamattasāra and its Subcommentary (ṭīkā). Gv., p.63; Bode, op.cit., 25.
Gunasāra.– A pupil of Gunagandha. He was an inhabitant of Sahassorodhagāma. Sās.112, 162, 164.
Gunasiri.– A pupil of Canda Thera of Repinagāma. He was the teacher of Nānadhaja. Sās.162, 163, 164.
Guralatthakalañcha.– A locality in Sri Lanka, the centre of a fight between the forces of the Damilādhikāri Rakkha and his enemies. Cv.lxxv.77; Cv.Trs.i.51, n.3.
Gūthakhādasuttaṃ.– See Gūthakhādaka
Gūthapāna Jātaka (No.227)
Gutijjita.– A Pacceka Buddha, whose name occurs in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
Gutta, Guttaka.– A Tamil usurper. He was a horse-
Guttavanka.– See Tanguttavanka.
Guttila Jātaka (No.243)