a mythical king, who succeeded Mahāpatāpa and was himself succeeded by Mahāpanāda. Mhv.ii.4; Dpv.iii.7.
one of the chief Yakkhas to be invoked by the Buddha's followers in time of need (D.iii.204). He is also mentioned in the Mahāsamaya Sutta (D.ii.258). Buddhaghosa says (DA.ii.688) that Panāda was a Gandhabba.