1. Punnaka. One Of the stallions of
Ekarāja. J. vi.135.
2. Punnaka. One of the sixteen disciples of
Bāvarī, who visited the Buddha (Sn. vs. 1006). His conversation with the
Buddha is given in the Punnakamānavapucchā (Ibid., 1043 48). At the end of the
interview Punnaka and his one thousand followers became arahants. SnA.ii.590.
3. Punnaka. A Yakkha
chief, nephew of Vessavana (J.vi.255). The
story of how he won the Nāga maiden Irandatī
is related in the Vidhurapandita
Jātaka. In his previous birth he had been a young man named Kaccāyana in the
Anga country. J. vi.273f.; he is also called
Kātiyāna (Kaccāna). He is also referred to as Punnakaraja (J.iv.182).
He is evidently identical with the Yakkha chieftain mentioned in the
Ātānitiya Sutta (D.iii.204) among those
to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in times of tribulation. The gem used
by Punnaka as a stake in his gambling with Koravya
was such that all things in the world could be seen in it (MT. 552). The shout
of victory uttered by Punnaka when he defeated Koravya was one of the four
shouts heard throughout Jambudīpa. SnA.i.223.
4. Punnaka. A king of twenty five kappas ago, a former birth of
Asanabodhiya Thera. Ap.i.111.
5. Punnaka. Punnaka was evidently not a name of high station. E.g.,
6. Punnaka. See also s.v. Punna.
Punnaka Jātaka. Another name for the