1. Sańjaya. A gardener (uyyánapála) of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. See the Vátamiga Játaka. He is identified with the slave girl who tried to tempt Cullapindapátika Tissa Thera. J.i.156f.
2. Sańjaya. A rájá of Tagara. He renounced the world with ninety crores of others and became an ascetic. Dhammadassí Buddha preached to them and they all attained arahantship. Bu.xvi.3; BuA.183.
3. Sańjaya. Father of Vessantara. He was the son of Sivi, king of Jetuttara, and after his father's death succeeded him as king. His wife was Phusatí. He is identified with Suddhodana of the present age. See the Vessantara Játaka for details. He is mentioned in a list of kings at Dpv.iii.42.
4. Sańjaya Thera. He was the son of a wealthy brahmin of Sávatthi, and, following the example of Brahmáyu, Pokkharasáti, and other well known brahmins, found faith in the Buddha and became a sotápanna. He entered the Order and attained arahantship in the Tonsure hall.
In the time of Vipassí Buddha he spent all his wealth in good deeds and was left poor. Even then he continued to wait on the Buddha and his monks and led a good life. Eight kappas ago he was a king named Sucintita. (Thag.vs.48; ThagA.i.119f ). He is evidently to be identified with Veyyávacaka Thera of the Apadána. Ap.i.138.
5. Sańjaya Akásagotta. In the Kannakatthala Sutta Vidúdabha tells the Buddha that it was Sańjaya who started the story round the palace to the effect that, according to the Buddha, no recluse or brahmin can ever attain to absolute knowledge and insight.
Sańjaya is sent for by Pasenadi, but, on being questioned, says that Vidúdabha was responsible for the statement. M.ii.127, 132.
6. Sańjaya. Son of the brahmin Vidhura and younger brother of Bhadrakára. See the Sambhava Játaka. He is identified with Sáriputta. J.v.67.
7. Sańjaya Belatthiputta
8. Sańjaya. One of the ten sons of Kálásoka (q.v.).