Pali Proper Names
- Seggu. A greengrocer's daughter. See the Seggu
Seggu-Jātaka (No. 217)
- Sehālauparājaka. A monastic building erected by
Sanghatissa, uparāja of Aggabodhi IV. Cv.xlvi.24.
- Sejalaka. A vihāra to the cast of Anurādhapura,
built by Mahallaka-Nāga. v.l. Pejalaka. Mhv.xxxv.124.
- Sekhabala Vagga. The first chapter of the Pa˝caka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.1-9.
- Sekhiyā. One of the sub divisions of the
Pācittiya of the
Sutta Vibhanga of the
Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.iv.185ff., 349ff.
- Sekīrapadma. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
- Selantarasamūha. The name of a monastic building
provided by the king of Ceylon (probably Mānavamma, Cv.lvii.37f.;
Cv.Trs.i.196, n.2) for Dāthopatissa after his ordination. Later Yasodharā,
daughter of Vijayabāhu I., erected there a building called the Pasādapāsāda.
- Selantarāyatana. A monastery, evidently in
Rohana. Nanda Thera was its chief incumbent in the time of Parakkamabāhu I.
- Sela-Sutta. Records the visit of Sela (1) to the
Buddha, his conversion, and attainment of arahantship. One part of the sutta
deals with the Buddha's interview with Keniya, the Jatila. SN., p.102 ff. =
- Selā-Sutta. The story of
Māra's unsuccessful temptation of Selā Therī (2). S.i.134.
- Selissariya. See Potiriya.
- Semponmāri. A place in South India. There was a
fortress there which played a part in the campaigns of Lankāpura.
- Senā 1. Queen of Udaya I. Cv.xlix.2.
- Senā 2. Daughter of Kassapa, yuvarāja of Udaya
II. She married the king's brother's son. Cv.li.93.
- Senāgāma. A village and fortification near the
Kālavāpi. It is mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
and was once the headquarters of his senāpati, Deva. Cv.lxx.131f., 245.
- Senaggabodhi. A shrine built by Sena I. on the
Thusavāpi at Pulatthipura. Cv.l.73.
- Senaggabodhipabbata. A building erected in
Vāhadīpa by Udaya I. Cv.xlix.33.
- Senaguttagāma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.6.
- Senaka-Vagga. The second chapter of the Chakka
Nipāta of the Jātakatthakathā. J.iii.276-316.
- Senāmagāma. A village given by Dāthopatissa II.
to the Kassapa-vihāra. Cv.xlv.27.
- Senānātha-parivena. Evidently identical with the
Senasenāpati-parivena (q.v.). Vijayabāhu IV. appointed the Thera of the
parivena in charge of the restoration of the Ratanavāli-cetiya.
- Senānī. A wealthy landowner
Senānīnigama; he was the father of
Sujātā. J.i.68; BuA.238.
- Senāpatigumbaka. The name given to the spot to
which the general of Pandukābhaya's uncles fled when the latter were defeated.
- Senāsanakkhandha. The sixth chapter of the Culla
Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.ii.146ff.
- Senāsana-Sutta. The five factors which make an
ideal lodging place, and the five factors which a monk should possess in order
to make good use of such lodgings. A.v.15f.
- Senāsandāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.i.137f). He
is evidently identical with Channa Thera (q.v.). ThagA.i.155.
- Senasenāpati-parivena. A monastic building
erected by Kutthaka, senāpati of Sena II. See also Senānātha-parivena.
Cv.li.88; see also Cv.Trs.i.156, n.2.
- Senkundiya. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara,
and later ally of Lankapura. Cv.lxxvi.138, 221; lxxvii.7, 35.
- Sepanni-pāsāda. A building erected by Mānavamma
in the Padhānarakkha-vihāra (Cv.xlvii.64). It is perhaps identical with the
Sepannipuppha-pāsāda restored by Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxviii.105.
- Serisara.-A lake in Ceylon; near it was the
village of Kāraka. Ras.ii.183.
- Seriva, Serivā. See the Serivānija Jātaka.
- Seriva. The name of a country. J.i.111.
Serivānija Jātaka (No. 3)
- Serumadīpa. An old name for Nāgadīpa.
- Setaka, Sedaka. See Desaka.
- Setakannika. A village forming the southern
boundary of Majjhimadesa. Vin.i.197; DA.i.173; J.i.49; KhA.133, etc.; AA.i.55,
- Setaketu 1. The Bodhisatta, born in Tusita in his
penultimate birth. Sp.i.161; MA.i.103.
- Setaketu 2. A young man, son of an Udicca-brahmin.
See the Setaketu Jātaka.
Setaketu Jātaka (No. 377)
- Setambangana. A place in Ceylon. When King
Mahānāga was fleeing from Ceylon to India, he received help from an Elder
living there. Later, when he re-gained his throne, he made a great gift of
medicine to Setambangana for as long as he should live (DhSA.399). v.l.
- Setārāma. A park (in Setavyā) where Kassapa
Buddha died. BuA.195; Bu.xix.52 calls it Sonārāma.
- Setibhinda. The Pāli name for King Hsin-hpyu-shin
of Pegu. Bode, op. cit., 37.
- Setthināyaka. A Lambakanna of the Morlya
district. He, with four other Lambakannas, took up arms under Parakkamabāhu I.
and brought to him one thousand warriors. Cv.lxix.12.
- Setthiputta-petavatthu. The story of four
setthiputtas of Sāvatthi (Pv.iv.15; PvA.279f). See the Lohakumbhi Jātaka.
- Setudāyaka Thera. An arahant (Ap.ii.408). He is
evidently identical with Uttarapāla (ThagA.i.371) (q.v.).
- Seyya. See Samyama.
Seyya-Jātaka (No. 282)
- Seyyā-Sutta. On the four postures: that of petas,
of the luxurious, of the lion, and of the Tathāgata. A.ii.244.
- Seyya-Sutta. The Buddha explains how the feelings
of superiority, inferiority, or equality are brought about. S.iv.88.
- Sibbi. See Sivi.
- Sīdantara samudda. The sea between every two
ranges round Sineru; Nāgas live in this sea. J.vi.125.
- Sīdarī. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.
- Sīdupabbatagāma. A village in Rohana, where
Mahinda V. lived for some time. Cv.lv.8.
- Sigāla. See Sigālovāda Sutta.
Sigāla-Jātaka (No.113, 142, 148, 152)
- Sigālaka 1. Son of Sigālakapitā (q.v.).
- Sigālaka 2. Son of Sigālakamātā (q.v).
- Sigālaka 3. See Singālaka.
Sigālakapitā (Singālaka-) Thera
- Sigāla-Vagga. The tenth section of the Duka
Nipāta of the Jātaka Commentary. J.ii.242-70.
Sigālovāda, Singālovāda Sutta
- Sīhabodhi Thera.-A colleague of Yonaka-Mahā
Buddharakkhita Thera and Maliyamahādeva Thera. Ras.ii.188f.
- Sīhācala. See
Sīhacamma Jātaka (No. 189)
- Sīhadvāra. One of the fourteen gates of
- Sīhaghosa. An eminent monk in the time of
Padumuttara Buddha. It was the eminence of this monk which made Uruvelakassapa
wish for similar honour for himself. Ap.ii.481.
Sīhagiri, Sīhapabbata, Sīhācala
- Sīha-Jātaka. See the
Sīhakotthuka Jātaka (No. 188)
- Sīhalacetikā. It is said that once sixty monks
heard a Singhalese girl singing in her own language, on birth, old age, and
death. They reflected on her words and became arahants. SNA.ii.397.
- Sīhaladīpa. The name given to Ceylon (Tambapanni)
since it became the country of the Sīhalā. It is mentioned as a patirūpadesa.
- Sīhalavatthu. A Commentary; probably another name
for the Sīhalatthakathā (q.v.). Gv.62, 72.
- Sīhamukha. One of the mouths of the Anotatta.
From it flowed a river, on the banks of which lions lived; hence its name.
- Sīhapabbata. See
- Sīhapapāta. One of the seven great lakes of
Himavā. (A.iv.107; DA.i.164; UdA.390; AA.ii.759; J.v.415, etc.). The water in
it never grew warm (SNA.ii.407).
- Sīhāsana-Vagga. The second chapter of the
- Sihāsanavījaniya Thera. An arahant. He is
evidently identical with Jambuka (q.v.). Ap.i.403.
- Sīhasinānatittha. A place in Anurādhapura,
through which the boundary of the Mahāvihāra passed. Mbv.136.
- Sīhassara. A king of long ago. Mhv.ii.13f.;
- Sīhasūra. Name of a king (Gv.73).
- Sīhavāhana. A king of long ago, descendant of
Mahāsammata. Mhv.ii.13; Dpv.iii.42.
- Sīka. A general of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.113.
- Sīkaviyala. A place near Pulatthipura, mentioned
in the account of the wars of Gajabāhu. Cv.lxx.231.
- Sikhaddi, Sikhandī. A Gandhabba, son of
Bhaddā Suriyavaccasā was at first in love with him, but she was won later by
Pa˝casikha. D.ii.268; cf. Mtu.ii.190.
- Sikhānāyaka. An officer of Parakkamabāhu I. He
lived in the Moriya district and was a Lambakanna. Cv.ixix.12.
- Sikhandi. A khattiya of thirty one kappas ago,
brother of Sikhī Buddha. When the Buddha died he erected a thūpa over his
remains. Netti, p.142.
- Sikkhānisamsa Sutta. Brahmacariya is lived for
the sake of the profit of the training, of further wisdom, of the essence of
release, of the mastery of mindfulness. A.ii.243f.
- Sikkhāpadavala˝janī. A Pali translation, by
Pa˝caparivenādhipati Thera, of the Sinhalese work Sikhavalanda, on monastic
- Silācetiya. A thūpa in Anurādhapura, probably
near the Thūpārāma (AA.i.385). The spot was sanctified by the Buddha sitting
there in meditation. Mhv.i.82.
- Silādātha. See Silāmeghavanna.
- Sīlakhanda. A section of the
Bhūridatta Jātaka. J.vi.184.
- Sīlakkhandha Vagga. The first division of the
Dīgha Nikāya, containing suttas 1-13. D.i.2-253.
- Sīlakūta. The summit of the Missakapabbata in
Ambatthala. It was there that Mahinda alighted on his arrival in Ceylon
(Mhv.xiii.20). In the time of Kakusandha Buddha, it was called Devakūta; in
the time of Konāgamana, Sumanakūta; in the time of Kassapa, Subhakūta.
- Silāmayamuninda. See
- Silāmeghapabbata. A building erected by Kassapa
V.in the Abhayagiri vihāra. Cv.lii.58; see Cv.Trs.i.168, n.1.
Sīlānisamsa Jātaka (No. 190)
- Silāpassayaparivena. A building in the Tissārāma.
It was there that the Sāmanera died who, in this life, became Dutthagāmanī.
- Silāpattapokkharanī. A lotus pond in Benares, in
which the Pacceka Buddha Mahāpaduma was born in a lotus. SNA.i.80.
- Silārāma. A park in
Candavatī, where Sujāta Buddha died. Bu.xiii.36;
- Silāsobbhakandaka. A village in which Vattagāmanī
lived for some time during the usurpation of his throne by the Damilas
(Mhv.xxxiii.51). The village was to the south of Vessagiri-vihāra and near
- Silāsobbhakandaka-cetiya. A thūpa to the north of
the Mahā Thūpa, built by Vattagāmanī (Mhv.xxxiii.88). The Sirīsamālaka lay
between it and the Nāga-mālaka. MT.355.
- Silātissabodhi. Son of Dāthānāma and brother of
King Dhātusena. Cv.xxxviii.15.
- Sīla-Vagga. The second chapter of the Eka Nipāta
of the Jātaka Commentary. J.i.142-72.
Sīlavanāga Jātaka (No. 72)
- Sīlavā-Sutta. The inhabitants of a village or
suburb in which good hermits dwell for their support earn much merit in deed,
word and thought. A.i.151.
Sīlavīmamsa Jātaka (No. 330, 362)
Sīlavīmamsana Jātaka (No. 86, 290, 305)
- Silesaloma. A Yakkha. See the
Pa˝cāvudha Jātaka. He is identified with Angulimāla. J.i.275.
- Sīluccaya. Fifteen thousand kappas ago there were
eight kings of this name, previous births of Sīhāsanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.189.
- Silutta Vatthu.-The story of a blind rat snake (silutta),
near Devarakkhitalena, who heard the Satipatthāna Sutta being recited by
Talangapabbatavāsī Mahādhammadinna Thera. The snake was killed by a godhā, and
was born as Tissāmacca, minister of Dutthagāmanī. Sad.S.88f; Rag.ii.131f.
- Sīmālankārasangaha. A work on boundaries and
sites for religious ceremonies written by Vācissara of Ceylon (Gv.62;
Svd.1213). Chapata wrote a Commentary on it. (Bode, op. cit., 18; Svd.1247;
- Simanadī. Probably the name of a river which
formed one of the boundaries of the Vijayabāhu parivena. On its banks was
- Sīmatālatthalī. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxxv.101.
- Simbali. A
- Simbalivana, Simbalidaha. The abode of
Garudas. J.i.202; DhA.i.279; MA.ii.638.
- Sindhaka.-A servant of
Ankura. Pv.ii.9 (vs. 39, 40); PvA.127.
- Sindhavasandana.-A king of twenty seven kappas
ago, a previous birth of Khomadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.81.
- Sindhūravāna.-A place in Ceylon, between
Hatthiselapura and Gangāsiripura, on the way to Sumanakūta. There Vijayabāhu
IV. built the Vanaggāmapāsāda vihāra and the Abhayarāja-parivena.
- Sineru-Sutta.-The dukkha destroyed by the Noble
Disciple (arahant) compared with what is yet left to him until his death, is
like seven grains of sand on the top of Sineru. S.v.457f.
- Singāla.-One of the four leading merchants of
Pupphavatī (Benares) in the time of Ekarāja. J.vi.135.
- Singāravimāna.-A four storeyed building, painted
with various pictures, in the Dīpuyyāna. Cv.lxxiii.122.
- Singatthala.-A village in Ceylon, given by
Kittisirirājasīha for the Majjhavela vihāra. Cv.c.230.
- Sippatthala.-A village in Rohana, near Kājaragāma,
mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lvii.70;
- Sirideva. A minister of Dutthagāmanī, who, with
Visākha, was in charge of the arrangements for the Foundation Ceremony of the
Mahā Thūpa. MT. 517.
- Siridevinaga. A mountain in the Dakkhinadesa of
Ceylon. It was near Buddhagāma, and is mentioned in the account of the early
campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxvi.19.
- Siridhara. A king of twenty seven kappas ago, a
previous birth of Rahosa˝˝aka (Sunāga) Thera. Ap.i.167; ThagA.i.182.
- Sirighanānanda. A parivena in Viddumagāma, built
by Parakkamabāhu IV. Cv.xc.98.
- Sirighara. A place in the Nandārāma where, at the
foot of a sirīsa-tree, Dīpankara Buddha defeated the titthiyā. Bu.ii.212.
Siri-Jātaka (No. 284)
- Sirika. The name of the elephant which Sunanda
(Upāli in this life) was riding when he insulted the Pacceka Buddha Devala by
driving the elephant at him. ThagA.i.368.
Sirikālakanni Jātaka (No.192, 382)
- Sirikanha. Another name for
Asita. SNA.ii.487; cf. SN. vs. 689 (Kanhasiri).
- Sirimandagalla. One of the villages given by
Vijayabāhu I. to the Lābhavāsins. Cv.lx.68.
- Sirimanda-Jātaka (No. 500). Evidently another
name for the
- Sirinanda. A palace of Kassapa Buddha, before his
- Sirinandā. Wife of Sujāta Buddha, in his last lay
- Sirinivāsa. Another name for Mahānāma, king of
Ceylon. P.L.C. 84, 96.
- Siripāsāda. A building erected by Mānavamma in
the Sirisanghabodhi vihāra. Cv.xlvii.64.
- Siripitthika. A village in Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the wars of Aggabodhi III. Cv.xliv.88.
- Sirisaddhammavilāsa. A Burmese author of the
fourteenth century. He wrote a tīkā on Kaccāyana's grammar called
Saddhammanāsinī. Bode, op. cit., 26.
- Sirivaddhā. A setthi's daughter who gave milk
rice to Phussa Buddha. BuA.192.
- Sirivaddhamānavāpi. A tank in the Dakkhinadesa of
Ceylon, built by the Yuvarāja of Aggabodhi I. Cv.xlii.8.
- Sirivaddhanā. A girl of Sucitta-nigama, who gave
milk rice to Vessabhū Buddha. BuA.205.
- Sirivaddha-Sutta. Records the visit of Ananda to
Sirivaddha of Rājagaha. See Sirivaddha (13).
- Sirivadhaka. The name of the architect of the
Mahā Thūpa. MT. 535.
- Sirivijayasundarārāma. A monastery in Jambuddoni,
erected by Vijayabāhu III. Parakkamabāhu II. built round it a wall with gate
Sirivīra-parakkamanarinda-sīha. King of Ceylon (1707-39 A.C.)
- Sirivivāda. See the Sujāta Jātaka (No. 306).
- Siriyālagāma. A village near Siridevipabbata,
mentioned in the account of the early campaigns of Parakkamabāhu I.
- Siriyavala. A district in South India.
- Sīsupācāla-Sutta. The story of Māra's temptation
- Sītāharana. The story of Sītā's rape is referred
to in the Commentaries as niratthakakathā (DA.i.76) or pāpakam sutam
- Sītalaggāmalena. A cave temple in Ceylon restored
by Vijayabāhu I. Cv.lx.59.
- Sīta-Sutta. Cool weather is produced by the
Sītavalāhakā devas wishing to regale their bodies. S.iii.256.
- Sītāvaka. A town in Ceylon, the capital of King
Rājasīha I. Cv.xciii.5; we Cv.Trs.ii.224, n.1.
- Sītavaniya. See
- Sīti-Sutta. Six things which prevent a monk from
realizing the "cool" (nibbāna). A.iii.435.
- Sīti-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Chakka
Nipāta of the Anguttara Nikāya. A.iii.435-40.
- Sitthagāma.-A village which Sena IV. converted
into a parivena, evidently for his retirement (Cv.liv.6). Later, a monk, named
Dhammamitta, lived there and wrote a Commentary on the Abhidhamma. Cv.liv.35.
- Sīvaka Sutta. Gives an account of the visit of
Moliya Sīvaka (q.v.) to the Buddha. S.iv.230.
- Sīvala. Son of Mangala Buddha in his last lay
- Sīvalīputtāru. A stronghold in South India.
- Siva-Sutta. Describes the visit of Sivadevaputta
to the Buddha. S.i.56.
- Sīveyyaka. See
Sivi-Jātaka (No. 499)
- Siviputta. See
- Siyāmahantakuddāla. A village near Anurādhapura
and close to Tissavāpi, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Gajabāhu.
Cv.lxx.149, 154, 161.