The seventh book of the Khuddaka Nikāya.
It consists of stories of persons born in the peta world owing to various misdeeds.
Dhammapāla wrote on it a Commentary, called the Petavatthuvannanā, or Petavatthu Atthakathā, and forming a part of the Vimalavīlāsinī (GV.60).
Mahinda preached the Peta Vatthu to Anulā and her companions on the day of his entry into Anurādhapura. Mhv.xiv.58.