1. Pañcālacanda

A devaputta who visited the Buddha at Jetavana and uttered a verse to the effect that the man who understands jhāna finds room even among crowding obstacles. The Buddha corrects him, saying that those who are mindful and self possessed know the way to Nibbāna (S.i.48). This discussion forms the basis for the Pañcāla Sutta (above.) It is probably this same deva who is mentioned as a Mahāyakkha in the Atānātiya Sutta (D.iii.205) who is to be invoked by the Buddha's followers in time of need.

2. Pañcālacanda

A handsome brahmin youth with whom the queen of a Kosala king misconducted herself on various occasions. She first saw and fell in love with him when on the way to visit her son; thereafter she found various excuses for coming to the city where he lived. This is one of the stories related by Kunāla. J.v.425, 430f.

3. Pañcālacanda

A former birth of kunāla. He was the chaplain of Kandari, king of Benares, and helped the king in discovering the love intrigues of his queen, Kinnarā, with a misshapen cripple. When Kandari wished to have the queen beheaded, Pañcālacanda interceded on her behalf and convinced the king, by recalling to his mind several experiences they had lived through together, that the queen's sin was due to her nature as woman. J.v.437ff.

4. Pañcālacanda

Son of Cūlanī Brahmadatta. He was sent by Mahosadha to be kept as hostage to King Videha, when Cūlanī threatened to harm the latter; but Videha treated him like a younger brother. Pañcālacandī was sister to Pañcālacanda. J.vi.434, 435, 454, 462, 466.

Pañcālacanda Sutta

Recounts the discussion between the Buddha and the devaputta Pañcālacanda (1). S.i.48.

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