1. Pingala. See Mahā Pingala.
2. Pingala. A cow killing huntsman, a former birth of Alāta. J.vi.227.
3. Pingala. King of Surattha, contemporary of Dhammāsoka, whose adviser he was. One day, as Pingala was returning from Dhammāsoka's court, the peta Nandaka, father of Uttarā, revealed himself and instructed him to follow the Buddha's teaching. Pv.iv.3; PvA.244ff.
4. Pingala. A race of elephants (MA.i.262; VibhA.397; UdA.403; AA.ii.822), each having the strength of one hundred thousand men. BuA.37.