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Freeindia > Biographies > Great Kings And Queens > Janaka

Janaka is counted among the royal sages. He was known as Videha - the bodiless i.e. beyond physical bonds. He had his kingdom in Mithila. He had been a great knower of Atma ( Soul ) - Atma-Jnani, and knower of the Absolute Being ( Brahma ) - Brahma-Jnani. Many great Yogis and performers of penance ( Tapasvi ) came to him to be guided in self-knowlege ( Atma-Jnana ). Sita because of being the daughter of Janaka has been known as Janaki. Leaving his earthly body when king Janaka arose to go to the higher regions he witnessed, on the way, the territory of Yama - the Yamaloka. He brought relief to many denizens of Yamaloka from their suffering by making the offer to them of the great merit that he possessed because of his good doings ( sat-karma-phala ). How, even while one lives in the world and yet is free from the attachment to it can be seen as exemplified by the character and conduct of Janaka, the Rajarsi ( the Royal Sage ).

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Published on: 2003-01-31 (4319 reads)

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