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1. Janasandha.King of Benares, father of Ādāsamukha. His servant was Gāmanicanda. For their story see the Gamanicanda Jātaka (J.ii.297ff ); Janasandha is also referred to as Dasaratha (E.g., p.299). He was called Janasandha because he won the hearts of men by four ways of kindness (catūhi sangahavatthūhi sandahanato). J. ii.299.

2. Janasandha. A khattiya, father of Tissa Buddha (J.i.40; Bu, xviii.16). He seems to have been called also Saccasandha. BuA.188.

3. Janasandha. A title given to Dhanañjaya-Koravya, king of Kurukkhetta (J.vi.291). The scholiast explains it thus: mittaganthanena mittajanassa santhānakaro.

4. Janasandha.Son of Brahmadatta and king of Benares; an incarnation of the Bodhisatta. See Janasandha Jātaka.


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