1. Jantu. A devaputta. He saw a number
of monks in a forest-lodge on the slopes of the Himālaya, muddled in mind, loose
of speech and heedless. He appeared before them on an uposatha day and reminded
them of their duties. S. i.61f.
2. Jantu. One of the five queens of
Okkāka, founder of the third Okkāka dynasty. DA.i.258f; SnA.i.352f;
3. Jantu. Son of the third Okkāka, by a
woman whom he appointed to be his chief queen when his first one, Hatthā, died.
This woman was promised a boon and she asked that her son Jantu be appointed to
succeed Okkāka, in preference to his other children. Okkāka first refused but
was obliged to yield. His other sons and daughters thereupon left the kingdom
and became the founders of the Sākiyan race (DA.258f; SnA.i.352f; MT.131).
The Mahāvastu (i.348)
calls Jantu, Jentā, and his mother Jentī. He reigned in Sāketa.