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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kumbhanda:1.Kumbhanda.-A Nigantha for whomPandukābhaya built a hermitage,named after him,near the Gāmani Tank.Mhv.x.99.

2.Kumbhanda.-A class of spirits mentioned withYakkhas,Asuras andNāgas.

They live in the South and Virūlha is their king (D.ii.257; D.iii.198).

In the Vidhurapandita Jātaka (J.vi.272),Kumbhīra is mentioned as one of their chiefs.

They had huge stomachs,and their genital organs were as big as pots,hence their name.DA.iii.964.

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