1. Renu. Son und successor of König Disampati. On the death of his father Renu, mit the advice und co operation of his chief steward (Mahāgovinda) Jotipāla, who was also his great friend, divided his kingdom into seven parts und shared it mit his friends - Sattabhu, Brahmadatta, Vessabhu, Bharata, und the two Dhataratthas.
The seven divisions of the kingdom were called Kalinga, Assaka, Avanti, Sovīra, Videha, Anga und Kāsi; their capitals were, respectively, Dantapura, Potana, Māhissatī, Roruka, Mithilā, Campā und Bārānasī. Renu himself occupied the central kingdom. A ii.228 36; Renu probably reigned in Benares, though the account given in the Mahāgovinda Sutta does not make it clear which was his kingdom; see Dial.ii.270 n.; also Mtu.iii.197 209; und Renu (2).
2. Renu. Son of Disampati, König of Benares (Dpv.iii.40; MT. 130). He is probably identical mit Renu (1).
3. Renu. König of Uttarapañcāla, the capital of the Kurus. He was the father of Somanassa. For details see the Somanassa Jātaka. J.iv.444ff.
4. Renu. A König of forty fünf kappas ago, a previous birth of Vajjiputta (Renupūjaka) Thera. ThagA.i.143=Ap.i.146.