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Did King Janaka feel remorse for marrying his daughter into the Ikshvaku dynasty?

Every father would like his daughter to be happy after marriage. However, Devi Sita had to suffer a lot for a princess after her marriage with prince Ram. Does the Ramayan has any passages that ...
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Is the Janaka of the Upanishads whose guru was Yajnavalkya the Janaka of Ramayana? If so, how does the Ramayana mention Vasishtha, a Vedic rishi?

Is the Janaka of the Upanishads whose guru was Yajnavalkya the Janaka of Ramayana? If so, how does the Ramayana mention Vasishtha, a Vedic rishi, who did not live during Yajnavalkya's era but far ...
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Was Guru Nanak an avatar of Janak raja?

Was Guru Nanak an avatar of Janak raja, father of Maa Sita of Ramayana and Bramha gyani?
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Who teaches whom -Astavakra or Janak Videhi

TripuraRahasya of Guru Duttatreya ends with Sri Astavakra Janak samvad where super wisdom of Contest Winner Astavakra is polished by Videh Janak as accomplished Ghrihastha.While Astavakra Geeta and ...
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King of Mithila after Janaka

Who became king of Mithila after Raja Janaka (Sita's father) passed away? Did Sri Rama inherit that being Janaka's son in law?
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Name of karma yogis who attained self realization in past while living in world?

I want to know name of karma yogis Who attained self realization while doing karma yoga and living in world(sansaar) For Eg:- Raja janak was brahma gnani and a karma yogi who remained in world even ...
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Did Yajnavalkya have discussion with Sita's father or with some other Janaka?

As mentioned in this post, after Nimi, the king of his lineage came to be known as Janaka. The name of Sita's father was king Síradhwaja Janaka. As per Mahabharata: Santi Parva, Yajnavalkya had ...
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How could King Janaka study Bhagavad-Gita?

In the Bhagavad-Gita-Mahatmya, Bhagavan Vishnu says to Dhara: gitAm Ashritya vahabo bhubhujo janakAdayah/nirdhutakalmashA loke gatAste paramam padam// Meaning: Many kings like Janaka washed off their ...
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What are the details of the story of Indra giving the Crest-jewel(chudamani) to king Janka?

The son of the wind-god,Hanuman, apprised Sri Rama(avatar of god Vishnu) about the discovery of Sita(avatar of goddess Lakshmi),on returning to Kishkindha (from Lanka).Then Hanuman delivered to Sri ...
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How king Janaka attained perfection through karma-yoga?

कर्मणैव हि संसिद्धिमास्थिता जनकादय: | लोकसंग्रहमेवापि सम्पश्यन्कर्तुमर्हसि || Shlok 20, Chapter 3, Bhagvat Geeta. Lord Krishna had given an example of king Janaka for how to attain a perfection ...
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What is the lineage of Yajnavalkya, the guru of Janaka?

Yajnavalkya is an ancient rishi who is associated with many texts in Sanskrit such as the Shatapatha Brahmana, Shukla Yajurveda and the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. His discussions with Raja Janaka of ...
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What debate took place between Shree Yajnavalkya Rushi and his Guru Shree Uddalaka during the King Janakas sacrifice?

While reading about great Rushi Shree Yajnavalkya , I have came across a story about him Read here This is the short story - Once King Janaka of Videha wanted to know from which real Brahmanishtha (...
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Where can I find a good translation of the Sulabha Janaka Samvada of the Mahabharata?

Sulabha Janaka Samvada is a conversation between the female saint Sulabha and king Janaka. This conversation is revealed by Bhishma to Yudhisthira in the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata. The most ...
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Who was the preceptor of Seeradhwaj King Janak?

Who was the preceptor of Seeradhwaj King Janak & what is the Brahma Vidya that he taught to him? Why does Shri Krishna cite Seeradhwaj Janak as an illustrious example of the Karma yoga in Bhagawat ...
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