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Piṅgala

1. Piṅgala.– See the Mahāpiṅgala Jātaka.

2. Piṅgala.– A cow-killing huntsman, a former birth of Alāta. J.vi.227.

3. Piṅgala.– King of Suraṭṭha, a contemporary of Dhammāsoka, whose adviser he was. One day, as Piṅgala was returning from Dhammāsoka’s court, the hungry ghost (peta) Nandaka, father of Uttarā, revealed himself and instructed him to follow the Buddha’s teaching. Pv.iv.3; PvA.244 ff.

4. Piṅgala.– 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.

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