Pali Proper Names
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- Kehāla.-See Kohāla.
- Kehella.-A village in Ceylon, the revenue from which Aggabodhi III.
gave to the padhānaghara called Mahallarāja. Cv.xliv.120.
- Keheta.-A village in Ceylon, given by Jetthatissa III. for the
maintenance of the Gangāmāti-vihāra. Cv.xliv.99.
- Keka.-A kingdom in Mahimsakarattha. Ajjuna Sahassabāhu once ruled
there. v.l. Kekaka (J.v.145).
- Kekaka.-A city, regarded in ancient times as
one of the three chief cities of Jambudīpa,
the others being Uttarapa˝cāla and
- Kekakā.-The people of Kekaka. J.ii.214; v.267, 273; vi.280, 281.
- Kekarājā.-The king of Kekaka. J.vi.280, 281.
- Kekaya.-Another name for Keka and Kekaka. J.ii.214.
- Kekkhārupupphiya.-See Kakkāru.
- Kelavāhā.-See Telavāhā.
- Kelisīla Jātaka (No.202)
- Kelivāta.-A district or village in Ceylon. Aggabodhi I. built there
the Sumanapabbata-vihāra. Cv.xlii.19.
- Keniya (v.l. Kenniya)
- Kerala.-A country in South India, along the Malabar coast. See
- Keralasīhamuttara.-A Damila chief, an ally of Kulasekhara
(Cv.lxxvi.141). He later formed a friendship with Lankāpura. Cv.lxxvii.7.
- Kesa.-See Kesi.
- Kesakambala Sutta
- Kesakambala.-See Ajita
- Kesaputta.-A township of the Kosalans and the residence of the
Kālāmas. The Buddha once stayed there, on which occasion he preached the
Kesaputtiya Sutta. A.i.188.
- Kesaputtiya Sutta
- Kesaputtiyā.-The people of Kesaputta - the Kālāmas (A.i.188). It is
suggested that they may be identical with the Kesins of the Satapatha Brāhman.
Law: Geog. p.30 n.; PHAI.118.
- Kesārāma.-A park in the city of Sīlavatī. The Buddha Dhammadassī
died there. Bu.xvi.25; BuA.185.
- Kesarapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he was a
vijjādhara in Himavā, and having seen the Buddha Vessabhū, gave him three
- Kesava Jātaka (No.346)
- Kesi (Vagga/Sutta)
- Kesī.-See Kesinī below.
- Kesinī 1.-One of the wives of Ekarāja. J.vi.134.
- Kesinī 2.-Mother of Buddhaghosa (Buddhaghosuppatti, p.38). The
Sāsanavamsa (p.29) calls her Kesī.
- Ketakapupphiya Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he saw the
Buddha Vipassī (?) on the banks of the Vinatā and gave him a ketaka-flower
(Ap.ii.449f). His stanzas are given in the Theragāthā Commentary under two
names: Abhaya and Kappatakura.
- Ketakavana.-A forest near Nalakapāna
in Kosala. There the Buddha preached the
Nalapāna Jātaka. J.i.170.
- Ketumā.-A Pacceka Buddha, mentioned in a list of their names.
- Ketumbarāga.-The name of a Pacceka Buddha (M.iii.70; Ap.i.107).
- Kevatta (v.l. Kevaddha)
- Kevatta (v.l. Kevaddha) Sutta
- Kevattadvāra.-One of the gates of Benares. The village near it bore
the same name and was the residence of Lakhumā. VvA.97f.
- Kevattagambhīra.-A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the
- Kevatta-Nanda.-One of the
- Khadira Sutta.-It is just as impossible to destroy dukkha without
realising the Four Noble Truths as it is to make a leaf-basket of acacia
leaves, etc., or to fetch water in such a basket, or to use the leaves for a
- Khadirangani.-A village in Ceylon. Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.)
once occupied a stronghold in the village and fought a successful battle near
by. Cv.lvii.72; lviii.36.
- Khadirangāra Jātaka (No.40)
- Khadirāvali Vihāra.-A monastery in Rohana. Dappula I, built it and
offered it to the presiding deity of the place (probably Skanda). Cv.xlv.55;
see also Cv. Trs.i.94, n.3.
- Khadiravaniya.-The name of the Bodhisatta when he was once born as
a bird in a khadira-wood. See the
Kandagalaka Jātaka. J.ii.162f.
- Khadiravaniya-Revata.-See Revata.
- Khaggavisāna Sutta
- Khajjakadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-two kappas ago he gave a
ripe panasa-fruit, with a coconut, to the Buddha Tissa; and thirteen kappas
ago he was a king named Indasoma (Ap.i.182). He is probably identical with
Setuccha Thera. ThagA.i.206f.
- Khajjanīya Sutta
- Khajjanīya Vagga.-The eighth chapter of the Khandha Samyutta of the
Samyutta Nikāya. S.iii.81-105.
- Khajjopanaka Jātaka (No.364).-See
- Khajjotanadī.-A river in Ceylon, tributary of the Mahāvāluka-nadī.
Over it Devappatirāja built a bridge of thirty cubits. Cv.lxxxvi.22; see also
Cv. Trs.ii.173, n.3.
- Khajjūrakavaddhamāna.-A tank in Ceylon. Cv.lxvii.39.
- Khalātiya Petavatthu
- Khaluggata.-See Baluggata.
- Khalunka Sutta 1.-The eight defects of a horse and the
corresponding eight defects of a man. A.iv.190f.
- Khalunka Sutta 2.-Three groups of three classes of horses and the
corresponding three classes of men. A.iv.397f.
- Khalupaccha Sutta.-On the five kinds of monks found among those who
refuse food offered them after the normal time ("Khalupacchā-bhattikā").
- Khamā Sutta 1.-The four modes of progress (patipadā); that which is
impatient, that which is patient, that which tames, and that which calms.
- Khamā Sutta 2.-Similar to the above, but the practice of the
patipadā is differently illustrated. A.ii.153f.
- Khambhakata Vagga.-The Third Section of the Sekhiyā of the Vinaya
- Khandahāla Jātaka (No.542)
- Khandahāla.-A brahmin; a former birth of Devadatta. See the
- Khandakavitthika.-A village in Ceylon. The birthplace of Sūranimila
- Khandaphulliya Thera
- Khandarāja.-A monastery in Ceylon, built by Upatissa II.
- Khandasīmā.-A sacred space in Pulatthipura included in the sīmā
marked out for the Sangha by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.68; see also Cv.
Trs.ii. 110, n.5.
- Khandasumana Thera
- Khandavagga.-A district in Rohana. The forces of the enemies of
Parakkamabāhu I, once encamped there. Cv.1xxv.119-23.
- Khandha Sutta
- Khandhā Sutta 1.-The five khandhas and the five upādānakkhandhas.
- Khandhā Sutta 2.-It is for the full comprehension of the five
upādānakkhandhas that the Noble Eightfold Path should be followed. S.v.60.
- Khandhaka Thūpa.-A cetiya (probably in the Cetiyapabbata). King
La˝jaka Tissa caused a mantling of stone to be made for it. Mhv.xxxiii.25. v.l.
Katthaka, Kanthaka Thūpa, Kantaka Thūpa. See also Katthaka.
- Khandhapura.-The Pāli name for Myein Zaing in Burma (Bode, op.
- Khandhāvara.-The family name of Ayasmanta (Cv.lxxx.37). They were
worshippers of the god Skanda, and were an offshoot of the Moriyavamsa.
According to the colophon of the Sinhalese poem, Sālalihinisandesa.
- Khandhavatta Jātaka (No.203)
- Khandhena Sutta
- Khandigāma.-A village in Ceylon. It contained a narrow pass where a
battle took place between Gajabāhu and Lankāpura, in which the former was
defeated. Later, the Adhikārin Nātha suffered defeat in the same place.
Cv.lxx.216-81, 298; see also Cv. Trs.i.305, n.6.
- Khanti Sutta.-See Vepacitti Sutta.
- Khantikakhipa.-See Nāgita (2).
- Khantivādī Jātaka (No.313)
- Khantivādī.-The title of the ascetic of
the Khantivādī Jātaka.
- Khantivanna Jātaka (No.225)
- Khānu 1.-A Tamil general whom Dutthagāmani conquered in his
campaign. His stronghold was at Khānugāma. Mhv.xxv.14.
- Khānu 2.-A tank, probably at Khānugāma, built by Mahāsena.
- Khānu Konda˝˝a
- Kharādiya Jātaka (No.15)
- Kharādiyā.-See the Kharādiya
- Kharaputta Jātaka (No.386)
- Kharassara Jātaka (No.79)
- Khārodakā.-A river in Avīci, flowing alongside the Asipattavana.
- Khata Sutta
- Khattiya Sutta
- Khattiyānī or Velāmikā.-Chief of the eighty-four thousand
women who waited on the Bodhisatta when he was once a mighty king
Mahāsudassana of Kusāvatī.
S.iii.146; but see D.ii.188.
- Khaya Sutta
- Khema Sutta
- Khema Vagga.-The sixth chapter of the Navaka Nipāta of the
Anguttara Nikāya. A.iv.455f.
- Khemābhirata.-A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in a nominal list
- Khemārāma.-A locality in Ceylon. Here Dutthagāmani, having
vanquished eleven Damila chiefs, distributed among his troops the booty
rescued from them - hence the name (Mhv.xxv.10; MT.474).
- Khemātherī Sutta.-Records the story of the visit of Pasenadi to
Khemā (S.iv.374ff). See Khemā (1).
- Khemī.-A pond, probably identical with
Khema (8) (J.v.374).
- Khemiyā.-A class of gods, present at the preaching of the Mahā
Samaya Sutta (D.ii.261).
- Khemiyambavana.-A mango grove near Benares.
Udena once stayed there and preached the
Ghotamukha Sutta. M.ii.157.
- Khetta Sutta 1.-The eight qualities of a bad field in which to sow
grain and the corresponding qualities of a good field. Similarly with the
recipients of gifts. A.iv.237f.
- Khetta Sutta 2.-Few abstain from accepting fields; many do not.
- Khettūpama-peta Vatthu.-The first story of the Peta Vatthu. Pv.i.1.
- Khila Sutta
- Khīlā Sutta.-The three mental obstructions - lust, hatred, and
illusion - to the comprehension of the Noble Eightfold Path (S.v.57).
- Khira Sutta.-Preached at Sāvatthi. Incalculable is the beginning of
samsāra. The milk drunk by a being during his wanderings in samsāra is more in
quantity than the water of the four seas. S.ii.180.
- Khīrabhatta-tissa.- See
- Khīrarukkha Sutta.-Where lust, malice, and infatuation exist in a
man, even trifling objects, cognisable by the senses, find their way into the
mind, just as, in a sap-tree, sap flows out wherever man cuts it with an axe
- Khīravāpikagāma.-A village in Ceylon, near the district of Ambavana
- Khitaka Thera
- Kholakkhiya.-An image of the Buddha in Ceylon. King Udaya I. gave
for its maintenance the village of Mahāmaga. Cv.xlix.14.
- Khomadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-one kappas ago he was a
merchant in Bandhumatī and, having seen Vipassī Buddha in the street, gave him
a linen cloth (khoma). Twenty-seven kappas ago he was a king named
- Khomadussa Sutta
- Khomadussaka.-An inhabitant of
- Khudda-Aggabodhi.-The name given to Aggabodhi II (Cv.xlii.40;
xliv.2). He was also called Khuddarājā (Cv.xliv.138). See
- Khuddaka Nikāya
- Khuddaka Tissa (Khudda Tissa)
- Khuddakā.-Name of a tribe. Ap.ii.359.
- Khuddaka.-The name given to the section on Pācittiya which occurs
in the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv.174, 345.
- Khuddaka˝cakunda.-A Damila chief, generally referred to as
- Khuddakavatthu-Khandhaka.-The fifth chapter of the Culla Vagga of
the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.ii.105-43.
- Khuddapārinda.-A Tamil usurper. He was the brother of Parinda who
had usurped Dhātusena's throne. He reigned for sixteen years (between 430 and
460 A.C.). Cv.xxxviii.30f.
- Khuddarājā.-See Khudda-Aggabodhi above.
- Khuddarūpī.-See Maddarūpī.
- Khuddavalikagāma.-A harbour in North Ceylon. Cv.lxxxviii.23.
- Khujjanāga.-Son of Kanittha-Tissa. He was king of Ceylon (246-248
A.C.). He was slain by his brother Ku˝canāga. Mhv.xxxvi.18f.
- Khujjasobhita Thera
- Khulū.-Probably a wrong reading for Bhumū.
- Khuradhāra.-A Niraya. Those guilty of
abortion are born there. J.v.269, 274f.
- Khuramāla, Khuramālī.-A sea. Once, merchants travelling from
Bhārukaccha lost their way in it and were
rescued by Suppāraka. In the sea were
fishes with bodies like men and sharp razor-like snouts. J.iv.139.
- Khurappa Jātaka (No.265)