1. Jantu.– A devaputta. He saw a number of monks in a forest-
2. Jantu.– One of the five queens of Okkāka, founder of the third Okkāka dynasty. DA.i.258 f; SNA.i.352 f; MT.131.
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 Sakyan race (DA.258 f; SNA.i.352 f; MT.131).
The Mahāvastu (i.348) calls him Jantu, Jentā, and his mother Jentī. He reigned in Sāketa.