A Yakkha, a later birth of King
He appears before the Buddha at the
Giñjakāvasatha in ñātikā and declares his identity. He is on his way as a
messenger from Vessavana to Virūlhaka and
reports to the Buddha an account of an assembly of the devas in
Tāvatimsa which had taken place some time
earlier, and which account he claims to have heard from Vessavana.
See Janavasabha Sutta.
Janavasabha is a Sotāpanna and expresses a wish to be a Sakadāgāmi. He says
he remembers fourteen lives in all. D.ii.205f, 207, 214; cp.