Proper Names - N -
- Nábhasa. A class of Nágas living in the lake
Nábhasa (DA.ii.688); they were present at the Mahásamaya. DA.ii.258.
- Nábhasa. A lake, the residence of Nágas 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.'
- Nadibhandagáma. A village in Rohana, mentioned in
the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxxv.104; see also Cv.Trs, ii.55, n.1.
- Nádika. See Ńátiká (??).
- 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).
- Nágadeva. One of the descendants of Mahásammata.
He reigned in Campá, and twenty five of his descendants reigned in Mithilá
- Nágagáma.-A village in Nágadípa. Ras.ii.51.
- Nágakáragáma.-A village in the north of Ceylon.
- Nágakesariya Thera. An arahant. In the past he
was a hunter, and, while wandering in the forest, he saw a full blown nága
flower and offered it with both hands to Tissa Buddha. Seventy seven kappas
ago he was a king named Pamokkharana. Ap.i.222.
- Nágamandala paritta (or Nágamandalamanta).
Mentioned as a charm possessing the power of bringing blessings on others.
- Nágamundá. A female slave, mistress of
the Sákiyan. She was the mother of
Vásabhakhattiyá. J.i.133; iv.145.
- Nágamundá. An eminent theri of Anurádhapura, a
teacher of the Vinaya. Dpv.xviii.34.
- Nágapabbatagáma. A village in the province of
Malaya in Ceylon. Cv.lxx.10.
- Nágapalivethana. One of the seven mountain ranges
which must be crossed in order to reach Gandhamádana. SNA.i.66.
- Nágapattana. 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 Játaka,
dealing with the marriage of Samuddajá to Dhatarattha. J.vi.167.
- Nagarapavesana-khanda. A section of the
Bhuridatta Játaka, which deals with the capture of the Bodhisatta by
Alambáyana 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.
- Nagarúpama 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 Mára. A.iv.106ff.
- Nágasamálá. One of the two chief women disciples
of Sujata Buddha. Bu.xiii.26; J.i.38.
- Nágasondi. A bathing tank in Cetiyapabbata,
restored by Aggabodhi I. (Cv.xlii.28). It is probably the modern Nágapokuna
where, hewn in the face of the rock, the heads of a cobra (nága) seem to rise
out of the water. (Cv.Trs.i.68, n.8)
- Nágavaddhana. A monastery in Ceylon, on which
Udaya I, bestowed many maintenance villages. Cv.xlix.21.
- Nágavana. A pleasance near Hatthigáma, belonging
to Uggagahapati. It was there that he first met the Buddha and was converted.
- Nága-Vihára. See Nágamahá vihára.
- Naggadipa. An island where the children of Vijaya
and of his companions landed on being expelled from Lála. Mhv.vi.45;
- Nagga-Vagga. The third section of the Pacittiya
in the Bhikkhuni Vibhanga. Vin.iv.278 88.
- Nágindapalliya. An eminent Thera of Ceylon in the
time of Parakkamabáhu I.; he was the leader of the monks in Dakkhinadesa.
- Nágopama Sutta. See Nága Sutta (5).
- Na-hoti Tathágata 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)
- Najúpama. Ninety four kappas ago there was five
hundred kings of this name, all previous births of Uppalahatthiya (Valliya)
Thera. v.l.. Sabbúpasama. Ap.i.141; ThagA.i.125.
- Nakánibilu. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara.
Cv. lxxvii. 75.
- Nakhá-cetiya. A holy shrine in Ceylon (at
Anurádhapura?). It is mentioned among places at which festivals were held by
Nakkhatta Játaka (No. 49)
- Nakulanigama. The village in which lived Nakulá
(3). BuA. 163.
Nála, Nálaka, Nálika
- Nala. A Gandhabba chieftain (D.ii.258) to be
invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need. Ibid.,iii.204.
- Nálagáma. A village in the Malaya district in
- Nalaka. The personal name of Mahá Kaccána (q.v.),
Kaccána being his gotta name.
- Nalakalápiya Sutta. A discussion between
Sáriputta and Mahá Kotthita at the Migadáya in Isipatana. Sáriputta says that
each link in the chain of causation depends upon the one next to it. It is as
if two sheaves of reeds stand, leaning one against the other; if one is
pushed, the other must fall. S.ii.112f.
- Nalakáragáma. A village mentioned in the Subha
Sutta (M.ii.206) as being not far from Sávatthi.
- Nálaka-Thera. Given as an example of an
ugghatitańńú-puggala. After hearing, only once, the teaching of Pacceka
Buddhas, he became himself a Pacceka Buddha. AA.i.354.
- Nalakhandapadhána.-A practising hall. It was the
residence of Culapindapatiyanaga Thera. Ras.ii.145.
- Nalannaru. A tank in Ceylon, repaired by
Parakkamabáhu I. Cv.lxviii.47.
Nalapána Játaka (No. 20)
- Naláta. See Laláta.
- Nala-Vagga. The first chapter of the Samyutta
Nikaya. S.i.1 5.
- Nálijangha. A brahmin, whom Malliká 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.
- Nálika. A Damila general, in charge of Nálisobbha.
He was defeated by Dutthagámani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Nálika. A mountain in Himavá, on the way to the
Mucalinda Lake. Vessantara passed it on his way to Vankagiri. J.vi.518, 519.
- Nálikera. An island, with many attendant islands.
When the country of King Bharu (q.v.) was destroyed because he took bribes,
those who had blamed him for his unrighteousness were saved and found shelter
in the islands round Nálikera. J.ii.173.
- Nálikeradáyaka Thera. An arahant. Ninety one
kappas ago he was a park keeper in Bandhumatí and gave to the Buddha a
nálikera-fruit (Ap.ii.447f). He is probably identical with Kundala Thera
(ThagA.i.72) or with Khitaka Thera (Ibid., 315).
- Nálikeramaháthambha. A tank in Ceylon, restored
by Parakkamabáhu. Cv.lxxix.33.
- Nálikeravatthutittha. A ford in the
- Nalini. The kingdom of
Vessavana. J.vi.313; but VvA. (339, 340) explains Nalini as a kilanatthána. This agrees with D.iii.202,
where mention is made of a Kuvera nalini as one of the beauties of Vessavana's
- Nalini-Játaka. See
- Naliniká. Daughter of the king of
Kási. She seduced Isisinga. For her story see
Naliniká-Jataka (No. 526)
- Nalira. One of the palaces occupied by Sobhita
Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vii.17.
- Nálisobbha. A Damila stronghold in charge of
Nálika, and captured by Dutthagámani. Mhv.xxv.11.
- Námácáradípaní. An Abhidhamma treatise, probably
composed by Chapata. Bode: op. cit., 18.
- Námarúpa-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.
Námasiddhi Jataka (No. 97)
- Náma-Sutta. Preached in answer to a deva's
question náma, more than anything else, brings everything beneath its sway.
- Namuci. A name for Mára (q.v.), given because he
does not allow either gods or men to escape from his clutches, but works them
Nánacchanda Jataka (No. 289)
- Nánádhimuttiya Sutta. Anuruddha tells his
colleagues that by cultivating the four satipatthánas he has come to know the
divers characters of beings (S.v.305).
- Nánátitthiya-Vagga. The third chapter of the
Devaputta Samyutta. S.i.56 68.
- Nánatta-Vagga. The first chapter of the Dhátu
Samyutta (S.ii.140 9).
- Nandádeví. Chief queen of Cúlani Brahmadatta,
king of Pańcála. She is identified with Yasassiká. J.vi.434ff., 478; for
details see Maháummagga Jitaka.
- Nandamánava pucchá.
The questions asked of the Buddha by Nandamánava, pupil of Bávarí, and the
Buddha's replies thereto. It forms the seventh sutta of the Paráyana Vagga
(SN.vs.1077 83) and is commented upon in the Cullaniddesa. CNid.26ff.
- Nandamátá Sutta. Gives the story of the encounter
between Velukantakí Nandamátá (q.v.) and Vessavana. A.iv.63ff.
- Nandamátá. See Uttará Nandamátá and Velukaptakí
- Nandámúlakagáma.A village in Ceylon near Alisára,
mentioned in the campaigns of Parakkamabáhu I. There was a castle there
captured by Máyágeha. Cv.lxx.164.
- Nandana. A devaputta who visited the Buddha at
Sávatthi 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 Vírabáhu, nephew of Parakkamabáhu II. Cv.lxxxiii.50.
- Nandana-pokkharaní. 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. Nandá pokkharaní.
Elsewhere (e.g., J.vi.333) it is called Nandanavana pokkharaní.
- Nandana-Vagga. The second chapter of the Devatá
- Nandanavimána Vatthu. A story of a man who looked
after his parents and continued to do so after his marriage. He was later born
in Távatimsa, where he was visited by Moggallána. Vv.vii.2; VvA.300f.
- Nandapańńa.-A native of Hamsarattha; author of
the Gandhavamsa (q.v.).
- Nandápokkharaní. A lake, five hundred leagues in
extent, in the Nandanavana in Távatimsa, which arose there as the result of
the merit of Nandá, wife of Magha. (J.i.204, 205; vi. 132, 232, 531;
DhA.i.275.) v.l. Nandanapokkharaní (q.v.).
- Nandarájá and Nandarájadeví. See
- Nandarámá. One of the chief women supporters of
Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.23.
- Nandasárathí. Chief warrior of Elára. He was
killed by Velusumana. MT.315.
- Nandasena. An Upásaka of
a village near Sávatthi. His wife,
Nandá, 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.
- Nandatissáráma. 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.
- Nandavaccha. See
- Nandavatí. A nun, sister of
Thullanandá. Her other two sisters were
Sundarínandá. They were all married to the same brahmin and all left the
world after his death. Vin.iv.211, 259.
- Nandí.-The name of Mahá 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
Vimaladhammasúriya, in order to confer the upasampadá ordination on the monks
of Ceylon. Cv. xciv.15.
- Nandika. A Damila chieftain of Nandigáma.
- Nandikkhaya-Vagga. The sixteenth chapter of the
Saláyatana Samyutta. S.iv.142 8
- Nandimitta. See
Nandhimitta. See also Ras.ii.78 f.
for a very detailed story.
- Nandimitta-Vihára.-A monastery built by
Nandimitta on the banks of the Jajjaranadí. Ras.ii.81.
- Nandipadmara. A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara;
he was captured by the Sinhalese forces. Cv.lxxvii.86.
- Nandirája-Vagga.-The second section of the
- Nandivaddha. One of the chief lay supporters of
Anomadassí Buddha. Bu.viii.24.
- Nandivaddhana.-One of the ten sons of
- Nandivápigáma. A village in Ceylon, residence of
Dhátusena, father of Dáthánáma (Cv.xxxviii.14). Gokanna, officer of Gajabáhu,
was once defeated there (Ibid.,lxx.72). The village is perhaps identical with
Nandivisála-Jataka (No. 28)
- Nandivisála-Sutta. Records the visit of the deva
Nandivisála (2) to the Buddha. S.i.63.
Nandiyamiga-Játaka (No. 385)
- Nandiyávatta. The name of a huge fish dwelling in
the ocean. AA.i.285.
Nangalisa-Jataka (No. 123)
- Nangaraka. See
Nanguttha-Jataka (No. 144)