The Arhats' Names in Chinese
Here are the Chinese names of the 16 "original" arhats, as given by Watters*. This is a summary; Watters gives variations on these names, as well as some of the alternatives for numbers 17 and 18.
The order used here is the traditional one, not the one seen from left-to-right at Hsi Lai Temple. The font is MS Song.
(the Bharadvaja): Pin-tu-lo-Po-lo-to-she (賓度羅跋囉惰闍)
or Ta-pan-t'o-ka (大半託迦),
(Watters gives the form for "Angida")
can read Watters'
article; set encoding to "Chinese Traditional (Big 5)" to read
all of the characters.