King of Videha, and father of Sita, remarkable for his great knowledge and good works and sanctity. He is called Sira-dhwaja, "he of the plough banne... more
An ancient Indian King and an enlightened disciple of Sage Ashtavakra, Janaka was known for his extraordinary wisdom.
a famous king and sage, the father of Sita].
ruler of the kingdom of Mithila, a great selfrealized sovereign; the father in law of Lord R â m a c a n d r a. Father of J a n a k î or S î t â (a character from the R a m â y a n a).
One of the ideal kings in Hindu mythology, who combined yoga with enjoyment of the world.
Emperor of Mithila, father of Sita ( RRV-17c) For sure even kings like Janaka [father of Sîtâ, the wife of Râma] and others attained to perfection through this work and also in consideration of what the world needs you should act ( BG. Ch. 3 : 20)
In ancient India, Janaka (Sanskrit: à¤œà¤¨à¤•, janaka) or Raja Janaka (à¤°à¤¾à¤œà¤¾ à¤œà¤¨à¤•, rÄjÄ janaka) was the king of Mithila Kingdom. He was born in modern-day Janakpur, Nepal; he is mentioned in the Ramayana as the father of Sita and also there is reference to him in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Mahabharata and Puranas.