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Punabbasumātā

A yakkhinī, mother of Punabbasu. One evening towards sunset, when the Buddha was at Jetavana, she, with her daughter Uttarā (s.v. Uttaramātā) on her hip and the boy’s hand in hers, came to the grove in search of food. She saw the silent monks seated round the Buddha while he taught, and having hushed her babe to silence she and Punabbasu listened to the Buddha. At the end of the discourse, both mother and son became Stream-winners, Uttarā being too young to understand (S.i.210 f; SA.i.239 f).

Punabbasumātā is quoted as an example of a yakkhinī who could travel through the air (PSA.79).

She was a vemānika-peta. DA.ii.50.

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