A devarāja, the god of rain. He was subject to the will of Sakka, und the books contain instances of his causing rain to fall at the command of Sakka (J.i.330; Mhv.xxi.31; J.iv.253).

He was also influenced by the exercise of saccakiriyā (protestation of truth) z.B., J.i.331f. Buddhaghosa (SA.i.64) describes him as Vassavalāhaka, und says that he was an inhabitant of the Cātummahārājika-world. Kokanadā und Culla Kokanadā were his daughters (S.i.29f).

Pajjunna is erwähnt among the Mahāyakkhas to be invoked in time of need (D.iii.205), und he was present at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. Ibid., ii.260.

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