Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Records the incident of Mahā-Moggallāna seeing a hungry ghost (peta) while on the way, with Lakkhaṇa, from Vultures’ Peak (Gijjhakūṭa) to Rājagaha.
The hungry ghost travelled through the air, which was bristling with sword blades.
The swords kept rising and falling directly on his body, while he uttered cries of pain. S.ii.257.