The seventh book of the Khuddaka Nikáya.
It consists of stories of persons born in the peta world owing to various misdeeds.
Dhammapála wrote on it a Commentary, called the Petavatthuvannaná, or Petavatthu Atthakathá, and forming a part of the Vimalavílásiní (GV.60).
Mahinda preached the Peta Vatthu to Anulá and her companions on the day of his entry into Anurádhapura. Mhv.xiv.58.