Janaki, Jānakī, Jānaki: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Jānakī (जानकी).—Is Sītā (s.v.).*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 100; 15. 9.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Jānakī (जानकी).—[jānakasyāpatyaṃ strī, aṇ] Name of Sītā, wife of Rāma.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jānakī (जानकी).—f. (-kī) A name of Sita. E. janaka the father of this lady affixes aṇ and ṅīṣ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jānakī (जानकी).—i. e. janaka + a + ī, patron. The daughter of Janaka, i. e. Sitā, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 51, 6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jānakī (जानकी):—[from jānaka > jātṛ] a f. [patronymic] of Sitā, [Mahābhārata iii, 15872; Rāmāyaṇa iii, 51, 6; Raghuvaṃśa xii, 61; xv, 74]
2) [v.s. ...] a metre of 4 x 24 syllables.
3) Jānaki (जानकि):—[from jātṛ] m. [patronymic] of Kratu-jit, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 3, 8, 1]
4) [v.s. ...] of Āyasthūṇa, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv] (once ki)
5) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata i, 2675; v, 83]
6) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a subdivision of the Tri-garta people, [Pāṇini 5-3, 116; Kāśikā-vṛtti] ([varia lectio] jālaki).
7) Jānakī (जानकी):—[from jātṛ] b f. of ka q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jānakī (जानकी):—(kī) 3. f. A name of Sitā.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Jānakī (जानकी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāṇaī.
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Full-text (+18): Jalaki, Janakiya, Janakinathalinga, Janakinathasharman, Janakiraghava, Janakivallabha, Janakiparinaya, Janakisvayamvara, Janakiramacandravilasa, Janakisahasranamastotra, Janakinatha, Janakidehabhusha, Janakimantra, Janakigita, Janakiharana, Janakisha, Kamatura, Krishnabhatta maunin, Candravinashana, Kurangakshi.
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The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 59 - The Birth of Kuśa and Lava < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 57 - The Washerman’s Former Birth < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 36 - Lomaśa Narrates the Deeds of Rāma to Āraṇyaka < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 113 - Greatness of Jānakīśvara (Jānakī-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 79 - Hanumatkeśvara (hanumatka-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Chapter 22 - The Greatness of Agnitīrtha: Duṣpaṇya Relieved of His Ghosthood < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.58 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 2.4.149-150 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 1.4.49 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Negotiations < [Chapter VII - The killing of Rāvaṇa]
Part 11: Kidnaping of Sītā < [Chapter V - The kidnapping of Sītā]
Part 11: Rāma’s household < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 31 - Hanuman praises Rama < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]
Chapter 60 - The charioteer attempts to console Queen Kaushalya < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Chapter 30 - Hanuman’s Reflections < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]