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Janamejaya

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In the outer framing story of the Mahābhārata, King Janamejaya is the great grandson of Arjuna and Subhadrā; he is therefore a direct descendant of the Pāṇḍavas, and the son of Parikṣit,...

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Janamejaya

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 57 words.

In the outer framing story of the Mahābhārata, King Janamejaya is the great grandson of Arjuna and Subhadrā;

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Janamejaya

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

In the outer framing story of the Mahābhārata, King Janamejaya is the great grandson of Arjuna and Subhadrā; he is therefore a direct descendant of the Pāṇḍavas, and the son of Parikṣit,...

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Vaiśaṃpāyana

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According to the Mahābhārata's own framing account, the pupil of Vyāsa who, at his teacher's bidding, first recites the text to King Janamejaya at the great snake sacrifice performed to...

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Ugraśravas

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The sūta who, in the outer framing story of the Mahābhārata, first recites the text to the assembled ṛṣis in the Naimiṣa forest. He had himself heard it recited by Vyāsa's pupil,...

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Āstika

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The name of a brahmin, born from a serpent mother, who intervenes to save the snake that killed Parikṣit from the latter's son, Janamejaya, in one of the framing stories at the beginning of...

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Parikṣit

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In the Mahābhārata, the son of Abhimanyu and Uttarā, and so the grandson of Arjuna. Kṛṣṇa revivifies him in his mother's womb after all the other Pāṇḍava women have been made barren by...

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Harivaṃśa

Simon Brodbeck.

in Hinduism

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 14937 words.

The Harivaṃśa collectively designates three books that the Sanskrit Mahābhārata calls khilas (supplements, complements, or appendices). These are said to have been composed by Vyāsa, and...

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Guga

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A legendary Rājpūt prince and hero (R.: bīr; Skt.: vīra). Throughout Rajasthan, parts of the Panjab, Haryana, and north-western Uttar Pradesh, he is worshipped at local shrines as a deity...

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