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Dīghataphala

A yakkha resident in a palm tree outside Rājagaha. Kāḷavilaṅgika’s wife, disguised as a man, taking food from the palace to an impaled man, passed under his tree and was seized as his prey.¹ However, on learning that she was the king’s messenger, the yakkha released her and asked her to convey the news that Dīghataphala’s wife Kāḷī, daughter of the god Sumana, had given birth to a son. In return for this service, Dīghataphala gave the messenger the treasure buried under the tree. She went about shouting the news, and Sumana, hearing it, gave her more treasure. MA.ii.818.

¹ See note 31 in the article about Mahā-Kassapa Thera.

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