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

2. Dhanañjaya.King of Indapatta in the Kuru country (J.ii.366). He was the father of Dhanañjaya 3 (below).

3. Dhanañjaya Koravya.King of the Kurus. He was the Bodhisatta and preached the five Kurudhammā. For his story see the Kurudhamma Jātaka (J.ii.368ff). His state elephant was Añjanavasabha. Dhanañjaya was one of the births in which the Bodhisatta practised dānapāramitā. J.i.45.

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

5. Dhanañjaya.Also called Koravya, king of the Kurus, with his capital at Indapatta. His minister was Vidhurapandita. He was fond of games of dice and was defeated by Punnaka.

For his story see the Vidhurapandita Jātaka (J.vi.255ff; SnA.i.223). He is identified with Ananda. He is probably also the king mentioned in the Dhūmakāri Jātaka. J. iii.400ff.

6. Dhanañjaya. A setthi of Bhaddiyanagara; he was the son of Mendaka 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 sotāpanna. DhA.i.384ff; iii.363; J. ii.347; Vsm.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 preached (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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