Questions tagged [yajnavalkya]

For the questions about yajnavalkya, a sage & philosopher. Popular for contribution in Shatapatha Brahmana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

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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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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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Vomitting knowledge as food - is it an allegory?

SOURCE Yajnavalkya was the son of Devavrata and the student of the renowned sage Vaisampayana. Once Vaisampayana got angry with Yajnavalkya as the latter argued too much about the inclusion of some ...
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progeny of Vaishya(father) & Mahisya(mother)? (Yagyavalkya Smriti)

According to Yajñavalkya Smriti, What will be the progeny of Vaishya(father) & Mahisya(mother) will be called?