Mahājanaka Jātaka (No. ). Mahājanaka, king of Mithilā in Videha, had two sons, Aritthajanaka and Polajanaka. On his death, the elder. The Jataka, Vol. VI, tr. by E.B. Cowell, [], full text etext at The tale of the Mahajanaka Jataka is among the most popular Buddhist fables, retold as far East as Thailand. In Cave 1 of the Ajanta Caves.

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Thrilled by heavenly contact, Mahajanaka fell into a sleep.

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Some boys were playing there; and a girl was shaking some sand in a small winnowing-basket. One day a slave went to the king and told him that mahjanaka viceroy was desirous to kill him.

There were many candidates for the throne. He set the basket down in the middle of the marketplace and ordered the Naga prince to come out.

She saw his want of wisdom and said, “Come and rub my feet. To find out, he decided to wound and disable him, and then ask.

These jataka tales revolve around Benaresthe current Varanasi in India. He at once came to the royal gate and signified to the princess that he was mahajnaka there. God Sakka changed shape and stopped Vessantara who also gave away his wife. But though they ran hither and thither they saw him not. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

Mahajanaka Jataka

When they went from village to village, they earned a lot of money. Khandahala, a Brahmin, was the family priest.

In Kalacampa, the unrecognized queen was observed kahajanaka a northern Brahmin teacher of great fame. In time the new king became suspicious of his brother’s popularity with the people and, fearful for his throne, had Polajanaka put in chains.


King Vedeha and Culani’s family went by boat to the Kingdom of Mithila. Before Aritthajanaka went to battle with his brother, he made his pregnant wife promise that should he be killed, she would flee from Mithila in order to protect the unborn child. Narada then told him that while he was King and in good health, he was not providing for the poor, the hungry, the aged jaataka the Brahmins.

She still continued to follow him even after this speech; but she mahajanka not persuade the king to turn back, and the people followed her. He asked where the king might be. Nangmaneemekhia, an angel protector of the ocean, came to see him and put him through various trials. On that day Polajanaka died, leaving the throne of Mithila vacant. As he listened jafaka meaning became clear to him like the moon in the sky.

He was never again seen in the world of men, for he found his way to the Himavat forest and eventually entered the Brahma heaven.

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But he took bribes and dispossessed the real owners and put the wrong owners in possession. Now it was no common child in her womb, but it was the Great Being re-born, after he had accomplished the Perfections, and all Sakka’s world shook with his majesty.

The more they tried to please her, the iataka she scorned them and sent them away. Purohit looked and had the impression that he could be the Kingso he invited him to ascend the throne. Why is this crowd assembled here? One day when various sorts of fruits and flowers were brought to the king by the gardener, he was pleased when he saw them, and shewed him honour, and told him to adorn the garden and he would pay it a visit.


So the four went through the jungle on foot to Mount Vamka.

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When the opportunity arose to get the throne back, Mahajanaka together with two traders from Suwanaphum hired a boat to sail to Suwanaphum. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat The King agreed to give him away. So too the cashier, the keeper of the umbrella, the sword- bearer:. Views Read View source View history. When shall I leave them and go forth, the ascetic’s lonely bliss to win,— Carrying my rags and water-pot,—when will that happy life begin? Angati was king of the Kingdom of Videha.

The Mahajanaka Jataka – Mahajanaka suffers a shipwreck. The people cried, “The line-guardians have broken the line,” and they followed where the queen led.

Soon after Culani learned of the disappearance of King Vedeha and his family. After a failed attempt to conquer the whole of IndiaKevatta had a plan to kill King Vedeha. Prince Vessantara lived in the capital city of Jetuttara of the Kingdom of Sivi and was devoted to almsgiving, but was never satisfied with giving.

The Bodhisatta, perceiving that she was unconscious, plunged into the wood, carefully obliterating his footsteps.