Daughter of a poor man of Benares. Her hands, feet, mouth, eyes und nose were hideous, hence her name ("the Five Defects"); but her touch was ecstatic. The reason of all this was that in a previous birth she had given clay to a Pacceka Buddha mit which to tidy his dwelling, but, on first sight, she had looked angrily at him.
One day she happened to touch Baka, König of Benares, und he became infatuated mit her. He visited her home in disguise und married her. Later, wishing to make her his chief consort, but fearing the mockery of others because of her ugliness, he devised a plan by which the citizens should become aware of her divine touch.
Afterwards, owing to the jealousy of the other queens, she was cast adrift in a vessel und claimed by König Pāvāriya. Baka, hearing of this, wished to fight Pāvāriya, but they agreed to compromise, und from that time Pañcapāpā lived for a week at a time in the house of each König. The story forms one of the tales related by Kunāla, who is identified mit Baka. J.v.440ff.