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He is himself, a pre-Islamic Peshawari (Bactrian) mythological figure who, with the later arrival of Buddhism from across the Indus River became incorporated as Buddhist god the legend of whom, along with Hariti, spread from Pakistan to the far reaches of greater Asia (i.e China, and Japan.), and is said to have fathered 500 children.
Pañcika was often represented holding a lance and a bag of jewels (or money), together with Hariti, in the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara, where they illustrated marital love following the intervention of the Buddha.