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janamejaya: masculine vocative singular stem: janamejaya
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janamejayam. ()"causing men to tremble" , Name of a celebrated king to whom vaiśampāyana- recited the (great-grandson to arjuna-, as being son and, successor to parikṣit- who was the son of arjuna-'s son abhimanyu-) etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
janamejayam. Name of a son (of kuru-, i, 3740 ;of pūru- ;of puraṃ-jaya- ;of soma-datta- ;of su-mati- ;of sṛñjaya- ) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
janamejayam. Name of a nāga-, View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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janamejaya m. N. (terrifying men).
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janamejaya (‘Man-impelling’) is the name of a king, a Pāriksita, famous towards the end of the Brāhmana period. He is mentioned in the Satapatha Brāhmana as owning horses which when wearied were refreshed with sweet drinks, and as a performer of the Aśvamedha, or horse sacrifice. His capital, according to a Gāthā quoted in the śatapatha and the Aitareya Brāhmanas, was Asandīvant. His brothers Ugrasena, Bhīmasena, and Srutasena are mentioned as having by the horse sacrifice purified themselves from sin. The priest who performed the sacrifice for him was Indrota Daivāpi Saunaka. On the other hand the Aitareya Brāhmana, which also mentions his Aśvamedha, names Tura Kāvaseya as his priest. It also contains an obscure tale stating that at one sacrifice of his he did not employ the Kaśyapas, but the Bhūtavīras, being, however, induced by the Asitamygas to have recourse to the Kaśyapas again. He was a Kuru prince; see Pariksit. The Gopatha Brāhmana tells an absurd tale about him, evidently as of an ancient hero.
janamejaya Is in the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana the name of a priest who officiated at the snake sacrifice.
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janamejaya noun (masculine) name of a celebrated king to whom Vaiśampāyana recited the MBh (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Nāga (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Kuru (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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