Proper Names - M -
- Maheja. See
Mahejjághara, Mahejjágharavatthu, Mahejjágharásanasálá
- Mahiddhi, or Samanabráhmana Sutta. All recluses
or brahmins possessed of iddhi power, whether of the past, present or future,
must obtain it through the development of the four satipatthána. S.v.273f.
- Mahilá. An eminent Therí of Ceylon who kept the
- Mahiládípa. An island off the coast of India
where the women, who were exiled with Vijaya, landed. Mhv.vi.45.
Mahilámukha Játaka (No. 26)
- Mahilámukha. The state elephant of Brahmadatta,
king of Benares. See the Mahilámukha Játaka.
- Mahimsása. The Bodhisatta, born as the son of the
king of Benares. For details see the Devadhamma Játaka. J.i.127ff.;
- Mahindaguhá. The cave occupied by Mahinda in the
Cetiyagirivihára (Mhv.xx. 16; MT. 416). It was on the Hatthikucchipabbhára,
covered by forest, at the entrance to a deep valley. Vsm., p. 110.
- Mahindasena. A parivena built and endowed by
Mahinda, viceroy of Sena II. Cv.li.60.
- Mahindasenavása. A building erected in the Uttara
vihára (Abhayagiri) by Sanghá, wife of Sena I. (Cv.l.79). It was later
destroyed, and afterwards restored by Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxviii.105.
- Mahindataláka. A tank built by Parakkamabáhu I. (Cv.lxxix.
28). It is perhaps identical with Mahindatata (above), in which case the king
merely restored it.
- Mahindatata. A monastery built by Mahinda I.
- Mahindatatavápi. A tank built by Aggabodhi I. The
image of Mahinda Thera (q.v.) was taken there by the Taracchas and set up on
its dyke at the time of the Mahinda festival. Cv.xlii.29.
- Mahindaupusaya. A nunnery built by Mahinda I. The
village of Nagaragalla was just outside its boundary, and this he gave for its
- Mahípálarattha. A district in the Dakkhinadesa of
- Mahisadonika. A village in the Nakulanagara
district; the birthplace of Khańjadeva. Mhv.xxiii.77.
- Mahisamanta. Long ago there were thirty eight
kings of this name, previous births of Isimuggadáyaka Thera. Ap.i.194.
- Mahisavatthu. A place on the Sankheyya Mountain
where Uttara is said to have stayed, in Dhavajálika (vihára). A.iv.162;
- Mahosadha. The Bodhisatta born as minister to
King Videha. For details see the Maháummagga Játaka.
- Majjha. See Megha.
- Majjhantika or Sanika Sutta. Once a monk
dwelt in a forest tract in Kosala and was told by a deva of the forest how the
noonday silence frightened him. But the monk replied that to him it was
- Majjhantika Tissa. See Majjhantika.
- Majjhimagáma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxiv.83.
- Majjhima-janapada. See
- Majjhimatíká. The second of three Commentaries on
the Saddatthabhedacintá. Gv. 63, 73.
- Majjhimavagga. A district in the Malaya country
of Ceylon, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I.
Cv.lxx. 20, 21, 23; see Cv. Trs.i.289, n. 1.
- Makákarańjiya. A monastery, the residence of the
Elder Mahátissa. Vsm.292.
- Makara. A floodgate in the Parakkamasámudda from
which ran the Gambhíra Canal. Cv.lxxix.40.
- Makaradhaja. A name for the god Káma. Cv.Iii.68.
Makasa Játaka (No. 44)
Makhádeva-Játaka (No. 9)
- Makkarakata. A locality in Avanti. Mahá Kaccana
once stayed there in a forest hut and was visited by Lohicca and his pupils
(S.iv.116f). The Commentary (SA.iii.29) calls Makkarakata a town (nagara).
Makkata-Játaka (No. 173)
- Makkhakudrúsa. A village in Rohana, the
residence, of Kitti and Loka. Cv.Iv.26; Cv.lvii. 1, 59.
Makkhali (or Miccháditthika) Sutta
- Makkhali-Vagga. The ninth chapter of the Eka
Nipáta of the Anguttara Nikáya. A.i.33 5.
- Makulaka. A vihára in Ceylon, to the east of
Aritthapabbata, built by Súratissa. Mhv.xxi.6.
- Makuta-cetiya. A monument erected by Sakka on the
summit of Sineru, enshrining a lock of hair cut off by Dípankara Buddha, when
he renounced the world and became a monk. BuA.68.
- Makutamutta sálá. A hall built in Anurádhapura on
the spot where the dancing maidens laid aside their ornaments immediately
after the death of Dutthagámaní. Mhv.xxxii.78; MT.601.
- Mala-Sutta. On the three stains: lust, hatred,
and illusion. They are comprehended by the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.57.
- Mala-Vagga. The twenty first chapter of the
An eminent Therí of Ceylon. Dpv.xviii.30
- Málabhári, Málábhári.
A devaputta, husband of Patipújaká.
A village in Ceylon, given by Kittisirirájasíha to Majjhapalli-vihára.
Cv.c.236; Cv. Trs.ii.293, n.5.
A ford in the Maháválukagangá, mentioned in the account of the campaigns of
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxii.50; Cv. Trs.i.323, n. 2.
A mountain in the Himálaya. This and other mountains were formed out of the
brick collected by the king of Benares as mentioned by Kánárittha in the
Bhúridatta Játaka. J.vi.204,212.
A vihára in Ceylon, near Uppalavápi, in the time of King Kutakanna (Tissa).
The Thera Cúlasudhamma lived there. Vibhá.452.
- Malatá. See
A sluice gate of the Parakkamasamudda, from which flowed the Nílaváhiní Canal.
The name of various Damila chiefs, allies of Kulasekhara (Cv.lxxvi. 132, 137,
210, 235, 265ff., 284). Two of them were called Lambakannas. Cv.lxxvii.27.
- Malaválána. A district of Ceylon, mentioned in
the account of the campaigns of Gajabáhu. Komba built a fortress there which
was captured by the Malayarája, and later by the Nagaragiri Mahinda.
A tank in Dakkhinadesa repaired by Parakkamabáhu I. (Cv.lxviii.45). It was the
scene of a battle between the forces of Gajabáhu and those of Parakkamabáhu I.
A place in Rohana, the scene of a campaign of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.66ff.
A village in Rohana, given by Dappula to the Ariyákari-vihára (Cv.xiv.60). It
is mentioned (Cv.lxx.66) in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I.
Malaya-Mahádeva (v.l. Maliya Mahádeva, Mallyadeva) Thera
- Malayappa. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
Cv.lxxvii.18, 55, 91; MT. 593.
- Malayavásí Mahásanghamkkhita. See
One of the dogs mentioned in the Pútimamsa Játaka.
- Maliya. Perhaps the name of a dog, or it may be
an adjective describing its colour. See J.iii.535.
- Maliyadeva. See Malaya Mahádeva.
A vihára in Ceylon. Mundagangá was a village in its neighbourhood. MT. 605.
- Malla. See Tela.
- Mallagiri, Mallágiri, Mallangiri. A mountain in
the Himálaya, the abode of Kinnaras. J.iv.4.38, 439.
- Mallaputta. See Dabba.
- Mallaváta. A monastery in Ceylon, built by
Aggabodhi VII (Cv.xlviii.70). Aggabodhi VIIII. gave to it a maintenance
- Mallí. A Malla woman. Vin.ii.268.
- Mallika. A king of Kosala, identified with
Ananda. See the Rájováda Játaka. J.ii.2ff.
Máluta Játaka (No. 17)
Twenty nine thousand kappas ago there were eight kings of
this name, previous births of Nalamáliya (Kutiviháriya) Thera. Ap.i.144;
Mamsa-Játaka (No. 315)
- Mamsa-Sutta. Few are those who abstain from
accepting gifts of uncooked flesh, many who do not. S.v.471.