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1. Ajjuna-Thera. Son of a councillor of Sāvatthi. In his youth he first joined the Order of the Niganthas; being dissatisfied, he was won over by the Buddha's Twin-miracle and, entering the Order, reached arahantship (Thag.v.88; ThagA.i.186). He is evidently to be identified with Sālapupphadāyaka Thera of the Apadāna (i.169).
5. Ajjuna. King of the Kekakā, and a great archer. He annoyed the sage Gotama and was destroyed in spite of his bulk and his thousand arms (J.v.267). In the Sarabhanga Jātaka he is mentioned as having sinned against Angīrasa (J.v.135; also DA.i.266). He is identified with Arjuna, called Kārtavīraya of the Kathāsaritsāgara (ii.639), and in the Uttarakanda of the Rāmāyana (Sarga 32).
6. Ajjuna. The eldest of the five sons of King Pandu, all of whom were married to Kanhā. On discovering her liaison with a hunchbacked slave and her treachery towards themselves, they gave her up and retired to Himavā (J.v.425f).