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Name the twelve Mahajanas in Hindu mythology.

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Asked by lalit mahata, 20 Apr '13 05:35 pm
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Mahajanas are the twelve biggest devotees and delegated agents of Vedic Supreme God Vishnu or Narayana who have the duty to bring to the people the message to follow the path of devotion & service to God Vishnu.
Bhagavata Purana lists twelve Mahajanas, biggest devotees of God Vishnu and knowers of Bhagavata-dharma. They are Lord Brahma, Narada, Shiva, the four Kumaras, Kapila - the son of Devahuti, Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada, Janaka, Bhishma, Bali, uka, and Yama.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 20 Apr '13 05:43 pm

 
  
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There are twelve mahajanas who are described in the Srimad Bhagavatam. This book has been compiled by referring to references to the twelve mahajanas from the sruti, smrti, and the Puranas.
The twelve mahajanas: Brahma, Narada, Siva, the Four Kumaras, Kapiladeva, Sayambhuva Manu, Prahlada Maharaja, King Janaka, Bhismadeva, Bali Maharaja, Sukadeva Gosvami, and Yamaraja.
Answered by hitler, 20 Apr '13 05:40 pm

 
  
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The twelve mahajanas: Brahma, Narada, Siva, the Four Kumaras, Kapiladeva, Sayambhuva Manu, Prahlada Maharaja, King Janaka, Bhismadeva, Bali Maharaja, Sukadeva Gosvami, and Yamaraja.
Answered by Quest, 21 Apr '13 10:02 am

 
  
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Mahajanas are the twelve biggest devotees and delegated agents of Vedic Supreme God Vishnu or Narayana who have the duty to bring to the people the message to follow the path of devotion & service to God Vishnu.
Bhagavata Purana lists twelve Mahajanas, biggest devotees of God Vishnu and knowers of Bhagavata-dharma. They are Lord Brahma, Narada, Shiva, the four Kumaras, Kapila - the son of Devahuti, Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada, Janaka, Bhishma, Bali, uka, and Yama.
Answered by arun mishra, 20 Apr '13 05:47 pm

 
  
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Brahma
narada
siva
the 4 kumaras
Kapila, son of devuhuti,
swayambhuva Manu
prahalad
Janak,
Bheeshma
bali ...more
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 20 Apr '13 05:38 pm

 
  
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Raja ji
Answered by wenz, 20 Apr '13 05:38 pm

 
  
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They are Lord Brahma, Narada, Shiva, the four Kumaras, Kapila the son of Devahuti, Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada, Janaka, Bhishma, Bali, uka, and Yama
Answered by iqbal seth, 11 Jan 09:42 am

 
  
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They are Lord Brahma, Narada, Shiva, the four Kumaras, Kapila the son of Devahuti, Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada, Janaka, Bhishma, Bali, uka, and Yama
Answered by anil garg, 05 May '13 10:21 pm

 
  
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