1. Kumbhanda.-A Nigantha for whom Pandukābhaya built a hermitage, named after him, near the Gāmani Tank. Mhv.x.99.

2. Kumbhanda.-A class of spirits mentioned with Yakkhas, Asuras and Nāgas.

They live in the South and Virūlha is their king (D.ii.257; D.iii.198).

In the Vidhurapandita Jātaka (J.vi.272), Kumbhīra is mentioned as one of their chiefs.

They had huge stomachs, and their genital organs were as big as pots, hence their name. DA.iii.964.

 Home Oben Zum Index Zurueck Voraus