A class of ascetics and recluses who, perhaps, worshipped Manibhadda (q.v.). MNid.89.
In the Mahābhārata, Manibhadda is mentioned among the yaksas in Kuvera's palace (ii.10, 397).
He is the tutelary deity of travellers and caravans (iii.65, 2553).
The Manibhaddā are mentioned in the Milindapañha (p.191) together with tumblers, jugglers, actors, etc.