Names - N -
- Nābhasa. A class of Nāgas living in the lake
Nābhasa (DA.ii.688); they were present at the Mahāsamaya. DA.ii.258.
- Nābhasa. A lake, the residence of Nāgas called
Nacca-Jataka (No. 32)
- Nacca-Sutta. Few are they who abstain from
witnessing exhibitions of dancing and singing, more numerous they who do not.'
- Nadibhandagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.104; see also Cv.Trs, ii.55, n.1.
- Nādika. See Đātikā (??).
- Na-dubbhiya Sutta. Sakka once made up his mind
not to betray even his enemy. Soon after, Vepacitti, discerning his thoughts,
approached him. Sakka wished to take him prisoner, but Vepacitti undertook to
show him no treachery. (S.1.225).
- Nāgadeva. One of the descendants of Mahāsammata.
He reigned in Campā, and twenty five of his descendants reigned in Mithilā
- Nāgagāma.-A village in Nāgadīpa. Ras.ii.51.
- Nāgakāragāma.-A village in the north of Ceylon.
- Nāgakesariya Thera. An arahant. In the past he
was a hunter, and, while wandering in the forest, he saw a full blown nāga
flower and offered it with both hands to Tissa Buddha. Seventy seven kappas
ago he was a king named Pamokkharana. Ap.i.222.
- Nāgamandala paritta (or Nāgamandalamanta).
Mentioned as a charm possessing the power of bringing blessings on others.
- Nāgamundā. A female
slave, mistress of Mahānāma the
Sākiyan. She was the mother of
Vāsabhakhattiyā. J.i.133; iv.145.
- Nāgamundā. An eminent theri of Anurādhapura, a
teacher of the Vinaya. Dpv.xviii.34.
- Nāgapabbatagāma. A village in the province of
Malaya in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.10.
- Nāgapalivethana. One of the seven mountain ranges
which must be crossed in order to reach Gandhamādana. SNA.i.66.
- Nāgapattana. The port from which Buddhaghosa
sailed for Ceylon. SadS.53.
- Nagara. The name of King Madda's capital (?)
- Nagaragalla. A village in Ceylon gifted by
Mahinda I. for the maintenance of a nunnery built by him. Cv.xlviii.36.
Nagaraka (v.l. Nangaraka)
- Nagarakhanda. A section of the Bhuridatta Jātaka,
dealing with the marriage of Samuddajā to Dhatarattha. J.vi.167.
- Nagarapavesana-khanda. A section of the
Bhuridatta Jātaka, which deals with the capture of the Bodhisatta by
Alambāyana and his ultimate release by Sudassana and Accimukhi. J.vi.197.
- Nagaravinda. A brahmin village in Kosala where
the Buddha once stayed during a tour and where he preached the Nagaravindeyya
- Nagaravindeyya Sutta. Preached to the brahmins of
Nagaravinda. One should honour and reverence only such Wanderers as have shed
lust and hate and folly, have a tranquil heart, and walk in the paths of
righteousness. Such Wanderers dwell in remote solitudes where there exists
nothing which might excite their senses. M.iii.290ff.
- Nagarūpama Sutta. The seven defenses and the four
kinds of supplies which make a king's frontier fortress unassailable by
enemies and the corresponding qualities in a noble disciple which render him
unassailable by Māra. A.iv.106ff.
- Nāgasamālā. One of the two chief women disciples
of Sujata Buddha. Bu.xiii.26; J.i.38.
- Nāgasondi. A bathing tank in Cetiyapabbata,
restored by Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.28). It is probably the modern Nāgapokuna
where, hewn in the face of the rock, the heads of a cobra (nāga) seem to rise
out of the water. (Cv.Trs.i.68, n.8)
- Nāgavaddhana. A monastery in Ceylon, on which
Udaya I, bestowed many maintenance villages. Cv.xlix.21.
- Nāgavana. A pleasance near Hatthigāma, belonging
to Uggagahapati. It was there that he first met the Buddha and was converted.
- Nāga-Vihāra. See Nāgamahā vihāra.
- Naggadipa. An island where the children of Vijaya
and of his companions landed on being expelled from Lāla. Mhv.vi.45;
- Nagga-Vagga. The third section of the Pacittiya
in the Bhikkhuni Vibhanga. Vin.iv.278 88.
- Nāgindapalliya. An eminent Thera of Ceylon in the
time of Parakkamabāhu I.; he was the leader of the monks in Dakkhinadesa.
- Nāgopama Sutta. See Nāga Sutta (5).
- Na-hoti Tathāgata Sutta. One of the many views
existing in the world due to want of enlightenment. S.iii.215.
- Na-jirati Sutta. A series of questions asked by a
deva and the Buddha's answers. The first question is, "What doth decay and
what doth not?" The answer is that material shapes of mortals decay, but not
their name. (S.1.43)
- Najūpama. Ninety four kappas ago there was five
hundred kings of this name, all previous births of Uppalahatthiya (Valliya)
Thera. v.l.. Sabbūpasama. Ap.i.141; ThagA.i.125.
- Nakānibilu. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
Cv. lxxvii. 75.
- Nakhā-cetiya. A holy shrine in Ceylon (at
Anurādhapura?). It is mentioned among places at which festivals were held by
Nakkhatta Jātaka (No. 49)
- Nakulanigama. The village in which lived Nakulā
(3). BuA. 163.
Nāla, Nālaka, Nālika
- Nala. A Gandhabba chieftain (D.ii.258) to be
invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. Ibid.,iii.204.
- Nālagāma. A village in the Malaya district in
- Nalaka. The personal name of
Mahā Kaccāna, Kaccāna being his gotta
- Nalakalāpiya Sutta
- Nalakāragāma. A village mentioned in the Subha
Sutta (M.ii.206) as being not far from Sāvatthi.
- Nālaka-Thera. Given as an example of an
ugghatita˝˝ū-puggala. After hearing, only once, the teaching of Pacceka
Buddhas, he became himself a Pacceka Buddha. AA.i.354.
- Nalakhandapadhāna.-A practising hall. It was the
residence of Culapindapatiyanaga Thera. Ras.ii.145.
- Nalannaru. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by
Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxviii.47.
Nalapāna Jātaka (No. 20)
- Nalāta. See Lalāta.
- Nala-Vagga. The first chapter of the Samyutta
Nikaya. S.i.1 5.
- Nālijangha. A brahmin, whom Mallikā sent to the
Buddha to find out if it were true that the Buddha had said that loved ones
brought morrow and tribulation. M.ii.108.
- Nālika. A Damila general, in charge of Nālisobbha.
He was defeated by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Nālika. A mountain in Himavā, on the way to the
Mucalinda Lake. Vessantara passed it on his way to Vankagiri. J.vi.518, 519.
- Nālikeradāyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he was a park keeper in Bandhumatī and gave to the Buddha a
nālikera-fruit (Ap.ii.447f). He is probably identical with Kundala Thera
(ThagA.i.72) or with Khitaka Thera (Ibid., 315).
- Nālikeramahāthambha. A tank in Ceylon, restored
by Parakkamabāhu. Cv.lxxix.33.
- Nālikeravatthutittha. A ford in the
- Nalini. The kingdom of
Vessavana. J.vi.313; but VvA. (339, 340)
explains Nalini as a kilanatthāna. This agrees with D.iii.202, where mention
is made of a Kuvera nalini as one of the beauties of Vessavana's kingdom.
- Nalini-Jātaka. See
- Nalinikā. Daughter of the
Kāsi. She seduced Isisinga. For her
Nalinikā-Jataka (No. 526)
- Nalira. One of the palaces occupied by
Sobhita Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vii.17.
- Nālisobbha. A Damila stronghold in charge of
Nālika, and captured by Dutthagāmani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Nāmācāradīpanī. An Abhidhamma treatise, probably
composed by Chapata. Bode: op. cit., 18.
- Nāmarūpa-Sutta. In him who contemplates the
enjoyment of all that makes for fettering there comes descent of name and
shape. The remaining links in the chain of causation follow on this. S.ii.90.
Nāmasiddhi Jataka (No. 97)
- Nāma-Sutta. Preached in answer to a deva's
question nāma, more than anything else, brings everything beneath
its sway. S.i.39.
- Namuci. A name for Māra, given because he
does not allow either gods or men to escape from his clutches, but works them
Nānacchanda Jataka (No. 289)
- Nānādhimuttiya Sutta. Anuruddha tells his
colleagues that by cultivating the four satipatthānas he has come to know the
divers characters of beings (S.v.305).
- Nānātitthiya-Vagga. The third chapter of the
Devaputta Samyutta. S.i.56 68.
- Nānatta-Vagga. The first chapter of the Dhātu
Samyutta (S.ii.140 9).
- Nandādevī. Chief queen of Cūlani Brahmadatta,
king of Pa˝cāla. She is identified with Yasassikā. J.vi.434ff., 478; for
details see Mahāummagga Jitaka.
- Nandamātā Sutta. Gives the story of the encounter
between Velukantakī Nandamātā and
- Nandamātā. See
Uttarā Nandamātā and
- Nandāmūlakagāma.A village in Ceylon near Alisāra,
mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. There was a castle there
captured by Māyāgeha. Cv.lxx.164.
- Nandana. A devaputta who
visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi and asked him questions regarding virtue,
wisdom, etc. The Buddha answered them, and he went away satisfied. S.i.62.
- Nandana-parivena. A monastery built in Devanapra
by Vīrabāhu, nephew of Parakkamabāhu II. Cv.lxxxiii.50.
- Nandana-pokkharanī. A lake of great splendour in
Nandanavana, having one hundred bathing places and one thousand inlets, and
covered with the five kinds of lotus. J.ii.189; cp. Nandā pokkharanī.
Elsewhere (e.g., J.vi.333) it is called Nandanavana pokkharanī.
- Nandana-Vagga. The second chapter of the Devatā
- Nandanavimāna Vatthu. A story of a man who looked
after his parents and continued to do so after his marriage. He was later born
in Tāvatimsa, where he was visited by Moggallāna. Vv.vii.2; VvA.300f.
- Nandapa˝˝a.-A native of Hamsarattha; author of
the Gandhavamsa (q.v.).
- Nandāpokkharanī. A lake, five hundred leagues in
extent, in the Nandanavana in Tāvatimsa, which arose there as the result of
the merit of Nandā, wife of Magha. (J.i.204, 205; vi. 132, 232, 531;
DhA.i.275.) v.l. Nandanapokkharanī (q.v.).
- Nandarājā and Nandarājadevī. See
- Nandarāmā. One of the chief women supporters of
Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.23.
- Nandasārathī. Chief warrior of Elāra. He was
killed by Velusumana. MT.315.
- Nandasena. An Upāsaka of
a village near Sāvatthi. His wife,
Nandā, was a wicked woman and, after death, became a peta. When she
revealed herself to him, Nandasena gave alms in her name, and she gained
happiness. Pv.ii.4; PvA.89ff.
- Nandatissārāma. A monastery in Ceylon built by
- Nandati-Sutta. A deva visits the Buddha and tells
him of various sources of gladness children, cattle and sense
pleasures. The Buddha replies that these are really all sources of sorrow.
S.i.6; op. ibid.,107.
- Nandavaccha. See
- Nandī.-The name of Mahā Kassapa when he was king
of Benares. The story is given in Ras.i.26f. The name if; evidently a variant
of Nanda. See Nanda (11).
- Nandicakka. An Elder who came to Ceylon at the
head of a chapter of monks from Rakkhanga, at the request of King
Vimaladhammasūriya, in order to confer the upasampadā ordination on the monks
of Ceylon. Cv. xciv.15.
- Nandika. A Damila chieftain of Nandigāma.
- Nandikkhaya-Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the
Salāyatana Samyutta. S.iv.142 8
- Nandimitta. See
Nandhimitta. See also Ras.ii.78 f.
for a very detailed story.
- Nandimitta-Vihāra.-A monastery built by
Nandimitta on the banks of the Jajjaranadī. Ras.ii.81.
- Nandipadmara. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara;
he was captured by the Sinhalese forces. Cv.lxxvii.86.
- Nandirāja-Vagga.-The second section of the
- Nandivaddha. One of the chief lay supporters of
Anomadassī Buddha. Bu.viii.24.
- Nandivaddhana.-One of the ten sons of
- Nandivāpigāma. A village in Ceylon, residence of
Dhātusena, father of Dāthānāma (Cv.xxxviii.14). Gokanna, officer of Gajabāhu,
was once defeated there (Ibid.,lxx.72). The village is perhaps identical with
Nandivisāla-Jataka (No. 28)
- Nandivisāla-Sutta. Records the visit of the deva
Nandivisāla (2) to the Buddha. S.i.63.
Nandiyamiga-Jātaka (No. 385)
- Nandiyāvatta. The name of a huge fish dwelling in
the ocean. AA.i.285.
Nangalisa-Jataka (No. 123)
- Nangaraka. See
Nanguttha-Jataka (No. 144)