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Paṇḍara

1. Paṇḍara, Paṇḍaraka.– A Nāga king. See Paṇḍaranāgarāja Jātaka.

2. Paṇḍara.– The name of the horse ridden by Maṅgala Buddha when he left household life. BuA.116.

3. Paṇḍara.– A clan of elephants, each having the strength of one thousand men. UdA.403; VibhA.397; AA.ii.822.

4. Paṇḍara v.l. Paṇḍarasa.– The name of a clan (gotta). An ascetic of this clan, hearing Phussa Thera teach, asked him a question which led to a long explanation by Phussa (Thag.vs.949; ThagA.ii.82 ff). It is said that the clan had, as ancestor, a sage named Paṇḍara.

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