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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This image was originally posted to Mahajanak by dalbera at https: However, he was often teased by his playmates and called “the widow’s son,” which name brought questions to his mind regarding his paternity. The Great Being went towards the Northern Himavat. The car went solemnly round the palace and proceeded up the kettle-drum road.

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When all the preparations were completed they brought Canda Kumara to the sacrificial pit. He thought about getting the throne back from his umcle.

Then the Master, as he described the women’s weeping, and how the king left them all and jataoa on, uttered these stanzas:. But when Polajanaka proclaimed his innocence, miraculously his chains fell off and he was able to escape to a small village near the frontier of the kingdom. He prepared himself for the mahaajnaka by eating a full meal, covered himself with sugar and ghee to protect himself from the water, then tied himself to the mast.

The inhabitants heard that Prince Polajanaka was come, and most of them joined him with their elephants and other riding animals, and the inhabitants of other towns also gathered with them. King Mahajanaka answered the riddles with ease.


One day, the King saw the beautiful heaven in his dream. The result of Mahajanaka’s fortitude was that Nangmaneemekhia was convinced to take him back to Mithilaaccording to his wish. The final ten are the best known of the total jataka tales.

O comfort first their stricken hearts and crown thy son jataak rule instead; Then, if thou wilt, forsake the world the pilgrim’s lonely path to tread. On that day his uncle Polajanaka, king of Mithila, fell ill.

Soon after Culani learned of the disappearance of King Vedeha and his family. Narada then told him that while he was King and in good health, he was not providing for the poor, the hungry, the aged and the Brahmins. But though they ran hither and thither they saw him not. He asked where the king might be.

On being questioned by the king, he answered that the wide horizon of two eyes served but to distract the view. Views View Edit History. When he beat them another day and they called him the widow’s son, he replied that the Brahmin was his father; and when they retorted “What is the Brahmin to you?

When Temiya was 16 years of age, King Kasiraya was advised not to name an apparent idiot heir to the throne. No one seemed forthcoming ,ahajanaka was able to fulfil these conditions; the ministers thereupon decked the state chariot with the five insignia of royalty and sent it out, accompanied by music. Since he was a strong leader, he attracted many followers. When King Culani met Mahosadha, he mqhajanaka that he could not hurt him, because his family had been taken hostage.


Startled I left my royal pomp and stopped to gaze with curious eye, Contrasting with this fruitful tree a barren one which grew close by. The queen exclaimed, “O king, thou hast become an ascetic, what am I to do?

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Jtaka Angati begged for forgiveness. The Great Being saw this, and reflected, “He has dropped it and gone off, disregarding it, the real owner is unknown, there is not another piece of offal mahaanaka so good as this: On his death, the elder came to the throne and made his brother viceroy, but, later, suspecting him of treachery, had him put in chains.

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The queen gave orders that the army should come after, and followed him. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata kataka may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. No one was able to violate that line; and the people, standing behind that line, made loud lamentation.