Janaki, aka: Jānakī, Jānaki; 3 Definition(s)
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1) Jānaki (जानकि).—A Kṣatriya king who was the rebirth of an asura named Candravināśana. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Stanza 20, that the Pāṇḍavas had sent to him a letter of invitation to take part in the battle of Bhārata.
2) Jānakī (जानकी).—See under Sītā.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Jānakī (जानकी).—Is Sītā (s.v.).*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 100; 15. 9.
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Jānakī (जानकी).—[jānakasyāpatyaṃ strī, aṇ] Name of Sītā, wife of Rāma.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.4.58 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 2.4.254 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 2.4.259 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Negotiations < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Part 11: Rāma’s household < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Part 6: Story of Vanamālā < [Chapter V - The kidnapping of Sītā]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXLIII - The Ramayana < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXLII - Incarnations of Visnu and the glory of nuptial fidelity of Sita Described < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXIII - Injunctions as to the appointments of the honest and the erudite in the king’s service etc. < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)