1. Senaka. A minister of King Vedeha. See the Maháummagga Játaka, a large portion of which is devoted to the battle of wits between Senaka and Mahosadha. Senaka once killed a courtezan in order to take her ornaments (J.vi.382). He is identified with Saccaka. J.vi.478.
2. Senaka. The Bodhisatta, born as a brahmin; he was the minister of Janaka, king of Benares. See the Sattabhasta Játaka.
3. Senaka. The Bodhisatta, born as a brahmin; he was the minister of Madda, king of Benares. See the Dasannaka Játaka.
4. Senaka. King of Benares. See the Kharaputta Játaka.
5. Senaka. A monkey, born as the nephew of the Bodhisatta. See the Tinduka Játaka. He is identified with Mahánáma the Sákyan. J.ii.79.
6. Senaka Thera. He was born in a brahmin family as the son of Uruvela-Kassapa’s sister. Senaka heard the Buddha preach at the Gayáphagguna festival, was converted, entered the Order, and attained arahantship.
In the time of Sikhí Buddha he gave to the Buddha a handful of peacock feathers (Thag.vss.287-90; ThagA.i.388f). He is evidently identical with Morahatthiya of the Apadána. Ap.ii.403.