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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Ghanamatthaka:Pali Proper Names - G - Gad-Gey Gha-Gut Ghanamatthaka.-An ornament which Migāra presented to Visākhā to show her his gratitude.DhA.i.407.Ghanasela.-A mountain in Avanti in the Dakkhināpatha,where Kāladevala lived.J.v.133.Ghanikā.-A class of spirits (cloud-gods?).Mil.,p.191.Gharanī Gharāvāsa-pañha.-The question asked by Dhanañjaya and answered by Vidhura,before he was taken away by Punnaka.The question dealt with how a householder could so live as to get the best out of his life,both for this world and for the next.J.iv.286f.Ghata Ghata Jātaka (No.355,454) Ghata Sutta Ghatamandadāyaka Thera Ghatāsana Jātaka (No.133) Ghatāsana.-Twenty kappas ago Pupphathūpiya (q.v.) became king thirty-eight times under this name.Ap.i.156.Ghatāya Ghatīkāra Ghatīkāra Sutta Ghattiyā.-One of the four wives of Candakumāra.J.iv.148.Ghosa Ghosaka-setthi (v.l.Ghosita°) Ghosasaññaka Thera.-An arahant.Thirty-one kappas ago he was a hunter,and hearing the Buddha preach was delighted by the sound of his voice (Ap.ii.451).His verses are in the Theragāthā Commentary attributed to Gahavaratīriya (ThagA.i.91) and to Dhammika.Ibid.,p.398.Ghosita.See Ghosaka (2).Ghosita Sutta.-Ghosita-setthi visits Ananda at the Ghositārāma and questions him on the Buddha’s teaching regarding diversity in elements (dhātunānattam).Ananda explains how the three kinds of feelings - pleasurable,painful and neutral - arise.S.iv.113f.Ghositārāma Ghotamukha Ghotamukha Sutta Ghotamukhī.-See Ghotamukha.Gihi Sutta Gihīnaya Sutta.-See Bālhagilāyana Sutta.Gihipatipadā Sutta.-A name given in the Sutta Sangaha (No.65) to the Gihisāmīci Sutta (q.v.).Gihīsāmīci Sutta.-The Buddha tells Anāthapindika of four things which constitute the householder’s path of duty - he waits upon the Order with offers of robes,food,lodgings,requisites and medicines for use in sickness. A.ii.65.Gihivinaya.-See the Sigālovāda Sutta.Gijjha Jātaka (No.164,399,427) Gijjhakūta Gijjhakūta Sutta Gilāna Vagga/Sutta Gilānadassana Sutta Gilāyana Sutta Gilimalaya.-A village given by Vijayabāhu I.for the maintenance of worship at Samantakūta.Cv.lx.65; also Cv.Trs.i.22I,n.2.Gimhatittha.-A town in Rohana where the Kesadhātu Devarāja won a victory.Cv.lxxv.22; also Cv.Trs.146,u.2.Giñjakāvasatha Giñjakāvasatha Sutta Giraggasamajjā Giri (Sutta) Giribārattha.-A district in the Dakkhinadesa of Ceylon.Cv.lxix.8; lxx.125.Giribāvāpi.-A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I.Cv.lxviii.44; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.280,n.5.Giribbaja 1.-A name for Rājagaha.Giribbaja 2.-A name for Vankagiri. J.vi.589.Giribhanda-(vāhana)-pūjā Giribhanda.-A monastery in Ceylon restored by Udaya I (Cv.xlix.29). See below,Giribhandapūjā.Giribrahā.-See Giriguhā.Giridanta (v.l.Giridatta,Giridanha).-The trainer of the horse Pandava.He was a previous birth of Devadatta.See the Giridanta Jātaka.Giridanta Jātaka (No.184) Giridāsa.-A poor caravan leader,the husband of Isidāsī,in a previous birth.Thig.445f; ThigA.260,265.Giridatta Thera.-An arahant,teacher of Vitāsoka.Giridatta was especially proficient in Sutta and Abhidhamma.ThagA.i.295.Giriddhī.-An eminent arahant Therī of the Mahāvihāra who taught the Vinaya in Ceylon.Dpv.xviii.14.Giridipā Girigāma Girigāmakanna.-The residence of Cūla Sudhamma Thera (VibhA.452).It was probably a monastery near Girigāma.Giriguhā.-One of the palaces occupied by Piyadassī Buddha in his last lay life (Bu.xiv.16).The Commentary (BuA.,p.172) calls it Giribrahā.Girihālika.-A monastery built in an inland district of Ceylon by King Mahallaka-Nāga (Mhv.xxxv.125).Girikālī (Girikārī).-Daughter of the chaplain of Kākavanna-Tissa. She became a nun,won arahantship,and became famous as an eminent teacher of the Vinaya.Dpv.xviii.20.Girikanda Girikandaka Girikandasiva Girikassapa Girikumbhila.-A vihāra in Ceylon built by Lañjitissa (Mhv.xxxiii.14).At the ceremony of the dedication of the vihāra,Lañjitissa distributed to sixty thousand monks six garments each (Mhv.xxxiii.26).Girilaka.-A Tamil stronghold,near Vijitapura,commanded by Giriya. It was captured by Dutthagāmanī.Mhv.xxv.47.Girimānanda Sutta.-See Giri Sutta.Girimānanda Thera Girimanndala.-A district in Ceylon.See Girl (4).Cv.li.111; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.159,n.l.Girimekhalā Girinagara (Girivhanagara).-A monastery in Devapāli built by Aggabodhi V.Cv.xlviii.3.Girinelapūjaka Thera.-An arahant.Thirty-one kappas ago he was a hunter,and having seen Sikhī Buddha,he offered him a nela-flower (Ap.ii.457).He is evidently identical with Gavampati.ThagA.i.104.Girinelavāhanaka.-A vihāra to the north of Kandanagara,built by Sūratissa.Mhv.xxi.6.Giripunnāgiya Thera.-An arahant.Ninety-four kappas ago he offered a giripunnāga-fruit to the Buddha Sobhita,then staying at the Cittakūta (Ap.ii.416).He is evidently identical with Kanhadinna.ThagA.i.304.Girisāra.-A king of eighty kappas ago; a previous birth of Mānava (or Sammukhāthavika) Thera (ThagA.i.164; Ap.i.159).v.l.Sirisāra,Hirisāra.Girisigāmuka.-One of the tanks restored by Parakkamabāhu I (Cv.lxviii.49).Giritata (Ghitatāka) Giritimbilatissa.-A mountain and a vihāra in Rohana.Near it was the village Siva.See Dhammā.Ras.ii.42.Girivāhana.-One of the palaces of Atthadassī Buddha in his last lay life.Bu.xv.15.Girivamsa.-A royal family of Ceylon to which belonged the famous Alagakkonāra (Cv.xci.3) and also the mother of Parakkamabāhu VI.P.L.C.247.Girivhanagara.-See Girinagara.Girivihāra.-A vihāra in Ceylon erected by Aggabodhi I; he gave one hundred fields for its support (Cv.xlii.12).It was the residence of Cullapindapātiya-Tissa (AA.i.367),and also of a novice,pupil of Tepitaka, called Culla-Summa Thera.(DA.ii.514).Giriya 1.-A jackal,a previous incarnation of Devadatta.See the Manoja Jātaka.J.iii.322f.Giriya 2.-A Tamil general,commander of Girilaka; he was slain by Dutthagāmanī.Mhv.xxv.47.Giriyasa.-See Giri (3).Giriyāvāpi.-A tank restored by Parakkamabāhu I.Cv.lxviii.46; see also Cv.Trs.i.280,n.5.Gīta Sutta.-The five evil results of preaching the Dhamma in a sing-song style (gītassarena).A.iii.251.Givulabā.-A village in Ceylon where the forces of Parakkamabāhu I. won a great victory.Cv.lxxiv.91.Gocariya.-One of the ten families of elephants.It is said that a Chaddanta-elephant is born in a Chaddantakula and not in such a family as the Gocariya.v.l.Kālāvaka.MA.i.248.Godatta Sutta Godatta Thera Godāvarī.-See Godhāvarī.Godha,Godhaka.-See Godatta (2).Godha Thera.-A Sākiyan.A conversation between him and Mahānāma the Sākiyan is recorded in the Godha Sutta.S.v.371.Godha or Mahānāma Sutta Godha Jātaka (No.138) Godhā.-See Kāligodhā.Godhagatta-Tissa Thera.-He it was who brought about a reconciliation between Dutthagāmanī and his brother Tissa (Mhv.xxiv.49-53). The Commentary (MT.469) explains that he had a cutaneous complaint which made his skin scaly like that of a godha (iguana).Godhapura.-See Gonaddhapura.Godhāvarī Godhī.-Probably the mother of Devadatta,who is sometimes called Godhiputta (Vin.ii.189).Godhika Sutta.-Contains the story of Godhika’s suicide,mentioned above.S.i.120f.Godhika Thera Godhika-Mahātissa Thera.-Teacher of Dhammadinna,of Valanga-tissa-pabbata (MT.606).Gokanna Gokannaka.-See Gokanna (1).Gokannanāndanāyaka.-A Damila chief at Mundannānamkotta. Cv.lxxvi.212.Gokulanka-vihāra.-A monastery built by cowherds for Dhaniya and his wife after their ordination.Buddhaghosa says that it existed even in his day. SNA.i.46.Gokulikā Golabāhatittha.-A ford over the Mahāvālukagangā.Cv.lxxii.51.Golahalā.-The soldiers of a district in South India (Cv.lxxvi.264, 259).Golakāla Golapānu.-A village given by King Buddhadāsa for the maintenance of the Moraparivena (Cv.xxxvii.173).Gola-upāsaka.-A pious man of Gothagāma,so called because he was slightly hunched.His story is given at Ras.ii.170f.Gomagga Gomatakandarā Gomatī.-A channel built by Parakkamabāhu I.,branching eastwards from the Mahāvālukagangā (Cv.lxxix.52).Gomaya,or Gomayapindī Sutta Gomayagāma.-A village in Rohana.Cv.lxxv.3.Gona (Gonaka) Gonaddha (Gonaddhapura) Gonagāmaka.-A landing-place (pattana) at the mouth of the Mahā-kandara river,where Bhaddakaccānā and her companions disembarked. Mhv.viii.25; cf.v.12.Gonagāmuka.-A locality near the Kālavāpi where Gokanna was defeated by Rakkhadīvāna (Cv.lxx.70).Is this identical with Gonagāmaka? But see Cv. Trs.i.293,n.1.Gonarattha.-A district in North Ceylon,where Māgha and Jayabāhu set up fortifications (Cv.lxxxiii.17).Gonaraviya Thera Gondā,Gondamittā.-A Yakkhinī,mother of Pola-(Posa)-mittā.MT.260.Gondigāma.-A tank constructed by Upatissa II (Cv.xxxvii.185).The village belonging to it was given by Jetthatissa III.to the Jetavana-vihāra (Cv.xliv.97).The tank was restored by Aggabodhi V.Cv.xlviii.9.Gonisavihāra.-A vihāra in Ceylon where the young Dhatusena (q.v.) was brought up by his uncle,while he remained in disguise as a monk (Cv.xxxviii.21).Geiger thinks it was to the south of Anurādhapura (Cv. Trs.i.30,n.1).Gonnagāma.-A village in Rohana,given by Dappula to the Rājavihāra (Cv.xlv.58).Gonnagirika.-A vihāra built by Sūratissa in the eastern quarter of Anurādhapura.Mhv.xxi.4.Gonnavitthika.-A village in Rohana,assigned by Dappula to the Cittalapabbatavihāra.Cv.xlv.59.Gonusurattha.-A district in North Ceylon,once occupied by Māgha and Jayabāhu (Cv.lxxxiii.17).Gopaka Gopaka Moggallāna (Sutta) Gopaka Sīvalī.-A resident of Ceylon.He built a cetiya in Tālapitthikavihāra.At the moment of his death,remembering this act,he was reborn in the deva-world.VibhA.156.Gopāla Gopālaka Sutta.-See Cūla-Gopālaka Sutta and Mahā-Gopālaka Sutta.Gopālamātā Gopālapabbata.-A hill near Pulatthipura,used as a landmark. Cv.lxxviii.65; for identification see Cv.Trs.i.110,n.1.Gopī,Gopikā.-The Sākiyan maiden of Kapilavatthu,who was born later as Gopaka-devaputta.See Gopaka (3).Gorimanda Gosāla Gosinga Sutta.-See Cūlagosinga Sutta and Mahāgosinga Sutta.Gosingasālavanadāya Gosīsanikkhepa Thera.-An arahant.Ninety-four kappas ago he had spread gosīsa (sandalwood paste) outside a monastery.Seventy-five kappas ago he became a king,named Suppatitthita (Ap.i.245).Gotama Gotamā.-Mother of Candakumāra and chief queen of the king of Benares (J.vi.134).She is identified with Mahāmāyā (J.vi.157).She is sometimes also called Gotamī.E.g.,J.vi.148,151.Gotamadvāra.-The gate by which the Buddha left Pātaligāma,after having eaten there at the invitation of Sunidha and Vassakāra.Vin.i.230, etc.,as above.Gotamaka Gotamaka Sutta Gotamakacetiya Gotamatittha.-The ford by which the Buddha crossed the Ganges, after leaving Pātaligāma.See also Gotamadvāra.Vin.i.230; Ud.viii.6; UdA.424; D.ii.89.Gotamī Sutta 1.-Māra sees Kisā Gotamī resting alone in the Andhavana and tries to frighten her,but he is forced to retire discomfited. S.i.129.Gotamī Sutta 2.-The story of how Pajāpatī Gotamī (q.v.) and her companions obtained the Buddha’s sanction to enter the Order and the conditions attaching to that sanction.A.iv.274ff.Gotamī,Gotamā.-See Mahā Pajāpatī Gotamī,Kisāgotamī,etc.Gotamī.-One of the chief women supporters of Vessabhū Buddha (Bu.xxii.25).The Commentary (BuA.,p.208) calls her Kāligotamī.Gotamyā.-The name given to the followers of Pajāpatī Gotamī.E.g., DhA.iv.149.Gotapabbata.-A vihāra in South Ceylon built by Mahallaka-Nāga (Mhv.xxxv.124).It may be that it is identical with Kotapabbata-vihāra and that Mahallaka merely restored it.v.l.Kotapabbata.Gotha.-See Gothayimbara.Gothābhaya.-A monk living in the Sanghapāla Parivena.He was the maternal uncle of King Gothakābhaya II,and tried,without success,to win the king over from the influence of Sangamitta.Mhv.xxxvi.115f.Gothagāma.-A village on the south coast of Ceylon.Ras.ii.170.Gothakābhaya,Gothābhaya Gothakasamudda.-The sea near Ceylon,the ”shallow sea.” Mhv.xxii.49,85; DA.ii.695.Gothayimbara Gotta,Goda.-See Godatta (2).Govaddhamāna Govarattha.-A district in South India (the modern Goa). Vimala-dhammasūriya once took refuge there.Cv.xciv.2.Govinda Govindamala.-A mountain in Rohana.The ādipāda Bhuvanekabāhu founded a town there and used it as a fortification for Rohana when Māgha’s forces overran the country.Cv.lxxxi.6; also Cv.Trs.ii.135,n.4.Govindiya.-Evidently the title given to the High Treasurer.It occurs in the phrase Govindiye abhisiñcissāmi,when Disampati proposes to appoint Jotipāla to the rank of Treasurer.D.ii.232,cp. Jānussoni.Govisānaka-Nanda.-One of the Nava-Nandā.Goyāniya.-A shortened form of Aparagoyāna.J.iv.278,279; Ap.i.18; ii.348.Goyogapilakkha.-A spot near Benares, visited by the Buddha on his begging rounds (A.i.280).The Commentary (AA.i.460) explains that it was near a fig tree (pilakkha) set up at the spot where cows were.Guhānahānakottha.One of the eight stone bath-houses erected for the monks at Pulatthipura by Parakkamabāhu I.Cv.lxxviii.45.Guhasela.-A palace occupied by Tissa Buddha before his final renunciation.Bu.xviii.17.Guhasīva Guhatthaka Sutta Gula.-A Yakkha chief who should be invoked when unbelieving Yakkhas molest any follower of the Buddha.D.iii.204.Gulapūvatintini.-A place on the outskirts of Anurādhapura,near Cetiyagiri.Ras.ii.50.Gulavanna Gūlhatthadīpanī.-A work by Sāradassī,explaining difficult passages in the seven books of the Abhidhamma.Sās.p.116; Bode,op.cit.,56.Gūlhatthatīkā.-A work,probably a glossary,written by a monk in Burma,author also of the Bālappabodhana.Gv.63,73; see Vinayagandhi.Gūlhummagga,Gūlhavessantara,Gūlhavinaya.-Mentioned in the Commentaries (E.g.,Sp.iv.742) as abuddhavacanāni; they were probably books belonging to sects other than the orthodox Theravādins.Gulissāni Sutta Gulissāni.-A monk living in the wilds,who once came on some business to see the monks at the Kalandakanivāpa.It was on his account that the Gulissāni Sutta was preached.M.i.469.Gumbakabhūtā.-The slave woman of Ummādacittā,whose son was entrusted to her that she might bring him to safety.MT.280.Gumbika,Gumbiya.-A Yakkha; see the Gumbiya Jātaka.Gumbiya Jātaka (No.366) Guna Jātaka (No.157) Guna Gunābhilankāra.-A thera of Tunnagāma.He was one of the originators of the Ekamsika controversy (Sās.118).He was,later on,the incumbent of the Jeyyabhūmi vihāra.(Sās.132,163).Gunagandha.-A scholarly monk of Burma.Sās.111,112.Gunamuninda.-A Rājagura of Burma.Sās.132,143.Gunārāma.-A Thera of Arimaddanapura.King Ujana built for him the Jetavana vihāra.Sās.83.Gunaratanadhara.-The name given by Bhuvanekabāhu to one of the monks who came from Ceylon to Burma to take back the pure religion to Ceylon. Sās.45.Gunasāgara.-A monk of Burma,author of the Mukhamattasāra and its Tika.Gv.,p.63; Bode,op.cit.,25.Gunasāra.-A pupil of Gunagandha.He was an inhabitant of Sahasso-rodhagāma.Sās.112,162,164.Gunasiri.-A pupil of Canda Thera of Repinagāma.He was the teacher of Nānadhaja.Sās.162,163,164.Gundāvana Guralatthakalañcha.-A locality in Ceylon,the centre of a fight between the forces of the Damilādhikāri Rakkha and his enemies.Cv.lxxv.77; Cv.Trs.i.51,n.3.Gūtha Gūthakhādaka Gūthakhādidutthabrāhmana Sutta Gūthapāna Jātaka (No.227) Gutijjita.-A Pacceka Buddha,whose name occurs in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.Gutta,Guttaka.-A Tamil usurper.He was a horse-dealer and came to Ceylon with another Tamil named Sena.They killed King Sūratissa and reigned at Anurādhapura for twenty-two years (177-155 B.C.).They were killed by Asela.Mhv.xxi.10f; Dpv.xviii.47f.Guttā Therī Guttasāla,Guttasālaka Guttavanka.-See Tanguttavanka.Guttila Guttila Jātaka (No.243) Guttilavimāna
Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Ghanamatthaka:An ornament which Migāra presented to Visākhā to show her his gratitude.DhA.i.407.

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