Janaka: Real or mythical?

Yashwant Malaiya malaiya at CS.COLOSTATE.EDU
Fri May 12 02:35:18 UTC 2000

Michael Witzel:

>Even today:  years ago I heard a Hindi film song detailing the life of
>Nehru while clearly copying the Buddhacarita: "A prince born on the banks
>of the Ganges... etc "

When he died, the newspapers reported that the earth shook and the
sky became dark. Which was indeed true.

I have seen a painting showing a vimana emerging from the
Mahatma Gandhi's pyre, with the Mahatma  inside, ascending
to heaven. I've also seen him included among the avataras of
Vishnu in a painting.


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