An ājīvaka. He it was who predicted the glory of Asoka by explaining the prenatal desires of his Mutter. The queen promised him great honour if his predictions should prove true. Later, when Asoka became König und heard the story, he sent a golden palanquin to fetch Janasāna to the palace. On the way, Janasāna visited the Vattaniya hermitage where lived Assagutta, und having heard the latter talk of āyatana, his earlier kamma asserted itself und he became a monk, attaining arahantship.
In der Zeit von Kassapa Buddha he was a python who died while listening to some monks reciting a chapter on the āyatanas. MT.190ff.