1. Cittarāja. A Yakkha. It was the
custom for ancient kings at the time of the Kattika Festival to deck themselves
in great array and, standing on the bank of a lake "in the presence of Cittarāja,"
(meaning, probably, in front of his statue) to shoot arrows to the four
quarters. J. ii.372.
2. Cittarāja. A Yakkha whom Pandukābhaya
honoured by giving him a settlement at the lower end of the Abhaya tank. On
festival days the Yakkha occupied a seat beside the king. The Mahāvamsa (xi.4,
84, 87, 104) says that Citta-rāja was an incarnation of the
herdsman Citta (7) who saved Panduka-bhaya's life, but it is more likely that
the Cittarāja mentioned here is identical with Cittarāja (1), and that the
festival refers to the Kattika festival.