By Jit Majumdar
- holder of the staff
- holder/ disburser of justice or sentence
- the father of Gopā, the wife of Gautama Buddha, also referred to as Śākya Dandapāņi (B. Sāhitya); the son of Vibhīnara and father of Nimi (Bg. Pur.); the son of King Paundraka of Kāśi (P. Pur.); a leader of the gaņas of Śiva (Sk. Pur.).