A class of ascetics and recluses who, perhaps, worshipped Maṇibhadda ¹ (q.v.) The Maṇibhaddā are mentioned in the Milindapañha (p.191) together with tumblers, jugglers, actors, etc.
¹ MNid.89. In the Mahābhārata, Maṇibhadda is mentioned among the yakśas in Kuvera’s palace (ii.10, 397). He is the tutelary deity of travellers and caravans (iii.65, 2553).