Names - M -
- Mahā-Anāthapindika. See
Anāthapindika. He was evidently so
called in some contexts to distinguish him from Culla Anāthapindika. E.g.,
Mahā-Assāroha Jātaka (No. 302)
- Mahā-Avīci. See Avīci.
Mahābodhi-Jātaka (No. 528).
- Mahābrahmā. See
- Mahā-Buddharakkhita.-A monk of Piyangudīpa,
described as Yonakarājaputta. See
- Mahācanda. A river. See
- Mahācetiya. See Mahā
- Mahāchātaka. A nickname given to
Bhaddāli, because he was always eating.
Mahācūla (Cūlika )Mahātissa
- Mahā-Cūlani. King,
father of Cūlani Brahmadatta. His
wife was Talatā, who intrigued with his
purohita Chambhī and poisoned her husband.
- Mahā-Cunda Sutta. See
- Mahā-Cunda. See
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Mahā-Dhanadeva.-Father of
- Mahādhanaka. A setthi of Benares identified with
Devadatta. For his story see the Ruru Jātaka.
- Mahādhana-kumāra. The Bodhisatta born as the son
of the Treasurer of Benares (J.iii.475ff). For his story see the
- Mahādhātukathā. See
- 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
- 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;
- Mahāduggala. A
monastery and cetiya built by Kākavannatissa. At its inauguration twelve
thousand monks from Cittalapabbata were present. v.l. Mahānuggala.
- 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.
- Mahāgāma. A tank built by Mahāsena.
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
- 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
- Mahāgirigāma. A village on the road to Nāgadīpa,
near the residence of Lonagirivāsī Tissa. DA.ii.534.
Mahāhamsa-Jātaka (No. 534)
- Mahājāli. A Pacceka Buddha mentioned in a list of
- Mahājallika-.-A fishing village in Ceylon. In it
was a fisherman, also called Mahājallika, whom Dāthāsena overcame. Ras.ii.107.
Mahājanaka-Jātaka (No. 539)
- 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-Vatthu. The story of Sakka's
honouring of Mahā-Kaccāna. DhA.ii.176f.
- Mahākālasena. See
- Mahākālasena. The chief yakkha of Sirīsavatthu
who married Polamittā of Lankāpura (MT. 259f). v.l. kāla . See
- Mahākālī. An eminent Therī of Ceylon.
- Mahākālinga. King of Dantapura and brother of
Cullakālinga. For their story see the
Kālingabodhi Jātaka. J.iv.230ff.
- Mahākalyāna. Another name for
- Mahā-Kammāsadamma. See
- Mahā-Kamsa. King of Asitanjana in Kamsabhoga in
Uttarāpatha. His children were Kamsa, Upakamsa and Devagabbhā. J.iv.79;
- Mahā-Kā˝cana. The Bodhisatta born as the son in a
rich brahmin family, and later becoming an ascetic. See the Bhisa Jātaka.
- Mahākanda. The name of a Damila 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 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
- Mahā-Kassapa Thera Pindapāta Vatthu. The story of
Sakka giving alms to Mahā Kassapa in the
disguise of a weaver. DhA.i.423ff.
- Mahaka-Thera. An arahant. See
- 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,
- 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
- Mahākokālika. See
Mahākosala. King of Kosala.
- Mahākottha. A Damila 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.
- 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
- Mahallaka-Nāga, Mahalla
- 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
- Mahāmagagāma. A village given by Udaya I. for the
celebrations in honour of the Kholakkhiya image of the Buddha. Cv.xlix.15.
- Mahāmahinda. See
- 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.
- Mahāmaliyadeva. See
- Mahāmallaka. A nunnery built by Mahinda IV. for
the Theravāda-nuns. Cv.liv.47.
- 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.
Mandhātā. His story is also given at Ras.i.20f.
Mahāmangala-Jātaka (No. 453)
- Mahāmangala-Sutta. See
- 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
- Mahāmanikagāma. A village granted by Aggabodhi
III. to the Jetavana vihāra. Cv.xliv.121.
- Mahāmāyā. See Māyā.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Mahānāgapabbata. A vihāra in Ceylon where
Aggabodhi I. built an uposatha hall. Cv.xlii.27.
- Mahānāgatissa-vihāra. A monastery in Ceylon where
Vohārika Tissa erected a parasol over the Thūpa. Mhv.xxxvi.34.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Mahānikkhavattivāpi. A tank built by King Vasabha.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Mahannavāpi. A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I.
- 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
- Mahanta-parivena. A monastic building erected by
a corporation (pūga) in Bandhumatī in the time of Vipassī Buddha. Ap.ii.493
- Mahānuggala. See
Mahāpadāna-Sutta. The fourteenth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya.
Mahāpaduma-Jātaka (No. 472)
- Mahāpaharanī. A channel branching off from the
Mahāvālukagangā and constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxix.52.
- Mahāpajāpatī-Sutta. Contains details of the
events which led to the admission of women into the Order. A.iv.274ff.; cp.
- Mahāpakarana. Another name for the
Patthānappakarana of the
- Mahāpāla. The original name of
- 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.
(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.
- Mahāpa˝hā. A series of questions referred to in
the Anguttara Nikāya. See Mahāpa˝ha Sutta 1.
- Mahāpa˝˝ākathā. The first chapter of the
Pa˝˝āvagga of the Patisambhidāmagga.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mahāpingala. King of Benares, father of the
Bodhisatta. He is identified with Devadatta. See the
Mahāpingala-Jātaka (No. 240)
- Mahāppamāda-Sutta. One of the
Appamāda Suttas. It was preached by
Mahinda in the Mahāmeghavana, on the thirteenth day of the bright half of
- 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.
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.
- Mahārabbhaka-lena.-Once the residence of
Mahādhammadinna of Talangatissapabbata. See Ras.ii.131f.
- Mahārājaghara. A monastery enlarged by
- Mahārājāno. See
- Mahārājapabba. A section of the
Vessantara Jātaka. J.vi.582.
- Mahārāma. A king of sixty three kappas ago, a
previous birth of Tālavantadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.211.
- Mahārāmetti. A tank constructed by Vasabha.
- Mahāratha Vagga. The fifth section of the
- Mahāratha vimānavatthu. The story of the
devaputta Gopāla. Vv.v.14; VvA.270ff.
- Mahārenu. Eighty seven kappas ago there were
seven kings of this name, previous births of Godhika (Bhikkhadāyaka) Thera.
- Maharīvara. A stronghold in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxiv.121.
- Mahārohita. A king of four kappas ago; a previous
birth of Dverataniya Thera. Ap.i.214.
- Mahāroruva. One of the Nirayas. S.i.92;
- Mahāruci 1. A primeval king, descendant of
- 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.
- Mahārukkhatittha. A ford in the Mahātvālukagangā.
Cv.lxxii.11; Cv. Trs.i.320, n. 1.
- 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.
Mahāsalayatana, Mahisalāyatanika Sutta
- Mahāsappika.-One of Asoka's palaces. Ras.i.93.
Mahāsāra Jātaka (No. 92)
- Mahāsārappakāsinī. The name of a Commentary.
- Mahāsela. See Sela.
- Mahāsena Vagga. The fourth section of the
- 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.
- Mahāsikha. Five kappas ago there were five kings
of this name, previous births of Panna˝jalika Thera. Ap.i.128.
Mahāsīlava Jātaka (No. 51)
- Mahāsīlava. The Bodhisatta born as king of
Benares. See the Mahāsīlava Jātaka.
- Mahāsineru. See Sineru.
- Mahāsīvalī Thera. A commentator, evidently of
Ceylon, referred to by Buddhaghosa. E.g., MA.ii.797.
- Mahāsonā Therī. A teacher of the Vinaya in
Mahāsudassana Jātaka (No. 95)
- Mahāsudassana. The Bodhisatta born as king of
Kusāvati. J.i.45; Dpv.iii.8; Mhv.ii.5; Mtu.i.348. See, the Mahāsudassana
Mahāsuka Jātaka (No. 429)
- Mahāsumanā. One of the pre eminent nuns of
- 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.
Mahāsupina Jātaka (No. 77)
Mahāsutasoma Jātaka (No. 537)
- Mahāsuvanna. Father of Cakkhupāla. ThagA.i.195;
- 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
- Mahātalāka.-A monastery in Ceylon, the residence
of Ara˝˝aka-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.
- Mahāthala. A village in which Aggabodhī V. built
the Kadambagona-vihāra. Cv.xlviii.3.
- Mahātissā. An eminent Therī of Ceylon.
- Mahātissagāma.-A village at the foot of
- 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)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Mahāvessantara Jātaka. See
- Mahāvibhanga. The first part of the Sutta
Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka, also called the Bhikkhu vibhanga.
- 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
- Mahāvinayasangahapakarana. Another name for the
- Mahāvisuddhācariya. See
- 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
- 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.
- Mahāya˝˝a 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.