The carpenter of Pasenadi, king of Kosala. He was a devoted follower of the Buddha and loved discussion.
The Bahuvedanīya Sutta MN.i.396ff. SN.iv.223f. is based on a discussion between him and Mahā Udāyi, which discussion Ānanda overheard and repeated to the Buddha. On another occasion, Pañcakaṅga related to the Buddha the conversation he had had with the Paribbājaka Uggāhamāna Samanamandikāputta, and the Buddha preached to him the Samaṇamaṇḍikā Sutta. MN.ii.23ff.
The Anuruddha Sutta MN.iii.144ff. contains a discussion between Anuruddha and Abhiya Kaccāna, which took place at Pañcakaṅga’s house, whither he had invited them. The discussion was started by a question asked by Pañcakaṅga.