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Dhanañjaya

1. Dhanañjaya.– King of Bārāṇasī. For his story see the Kālabāhu Jātaka. J.iii.97 f.

2. Dhanañjaya.– King of Indapatta in the Kuru country (J.ii.366). He was the father of Dhanañjaya Koravya (below).

3. Dhanañjaya Koravya.– King of the Kurū. He was the Bodhisatta and taught the five Kurudhammā (the five precepts). For his story see the Kurudhamma Jātaka (J.ii.368 ff). His state elephant was Añjanavasabha. Dhanañjaya was one of the births in which the Bodhisatta practised the perfection of giving (dāna-pāramī). J.i.45.

4. Dhanañjaya.– King of the Kurus, called Koravya-rājā. He reigned in Indapatta and belonged to the Yudhiṭṭhila-gotta. For his story see the Sambhava Jātaka (J.v.57 ff). He is identified with Ānanda.

5. Dhanañjaya.– Also called Koravya, king of the Kurus, with his capital at Indapatta. His minister was Vidhurapaṇḍita. He was fond of games of dice and was defeated by Puṇṇaka. For his story see the Vidhurapaṇḍita Jātaka (J.vi.255 ff; SNA.i.223). He is identified with Ānanda. He is probably also the king mentioned in the Dhūmakāri Jātaka. J.iii.400 ff.

6. Dhanañjaya.– A millionaire (seṭṭhi) of Bhaddiyanagara; he was the son of Meṇḍaka and Candapadumasirī. His wife was Sumanadevī, and their children were Visākhā and Sujātā. He was lent by Bimbisāra to Pasenadi, for the latter’s kingdom held no person of great merit. Dhanañjaya and his family built the city called Sāketa, seven leagues from Sāvatthi, and settled down there. Dhanañjaya is included among the five persons of great merit (mahāpuññā), contemporary with the Buddha, and he was a Stream-winner (sotāpanna). DhA.i.384 ff; iii.363; J.ii.347; Vism.383, etc.

7. Dhanañjaya.– One of the chief lay supporters of Phussa Buddha. Bu.xix.21.

8. Dhanañjaya.– A pleasance near Dhaññavatī where Paduma Buddha first taught (Bu.ix.20; BuA.147). Nārada Buddha was born there. BuA.151.

9. Dhanañjaya.– A city in the time of Sikhī Buddha. There the Buddha converted the householder Dhanapālaka. BuA.202.

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