Janamejaya’s Dana Sasana Patram

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Given below is the Dana Sasana Patram of Janamejaya. Dana Patras (letters of donation) and Dana Stotras (poems of donations), help us understand when and where things took place. So this is very important.

King Janamejaya was the son of Pariksit, who was Abhimanyu’s son, who was Arjuna’s and Subhadra’s son and Sri Krishna’s nephew.

Arjuna was Yudhisthira’s brother, so that makes Janamejaya the great-grandson of Yudhisthira. Janamejaya learnt the story of the Mahabharatam from Vaisampayana. Vaisampayana was a disciple of Veda Vyasa.

Given below is the Dana Sasana Patram of Janamejaya. Dana Patras (letters of donation) and Dana Stotras (poems of donations), help us understand when and where things took place. So this is very important.

Source for the information below: Telugu Encyclopedia: Vignayana Sarvaswamu: Tommidava Samputamu, Ganita, Khagola Sastramulu: Telugu Bhasa Samiti: Page 561:

The year when Vyasa began writing the Mahabharatam titled ‘Jaya’  is called Jayabhyudaya Yudhisthira Sakam. That year is also year 1 of Kaliyuga. Parikshit died in in Kaliyuga 60. Then Janamejaya was coronated the king.  His Dana Sasana Patram (Gift Decree Letter) is given below.

” Sri Kuru Vamsavatamsa Sri janamejaya Bhoopalanam Dana Sasana Patram.

The letter of decree of gift of the king, Sri Janamejaya of the Sri Kuru Vamsa.

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(…time)

In the 89th year of of Jayabhyudaya Yudhisthira Saka, in the Plavangakhya (The year named after Plavanga ( monkey.  Hanuman?), In the Sahasya Masi, on the Amavasya Day (New Moon Day), on a Monday, Sri Janamejaya, ruler of the earth (king), born in the Gotra of Vaiagrani Vayaghra, enthroned in the city of Kishkinda, the protector of all Varnas and Asramas (classes and stages),

(… place)

in the western city of Sitapura, in the Vrukodara Kshetra ( Vrukodara means Bhima),

(… deities)

for the worship of SitaRama who are worshipped by the honoured disciple Kaikaya of GarudaVahana  (means Vishnu) Tirtha (water place) and others of the matha (mutt – mission) of the band of munis (saints),

(…the gift)

I give in the hands of the Yati (saint), along with Gold, the decree of the donation of land, of the area to the east of the  Tungabhadra Jaladhara (called River Pampa by Valmiki), , in the presence of HariHara (Vishnu and Siva) in the time of aparaga(?)

(… the purpose)

for the attainment of Vishnuloka by my forefathers, in the order of the four boundaries of the Muni brunda Kshetra, established by my great grandfather Yudhisthira.”

89 years, after Vyasa started writing the Mahabharata (Jaya), Janamejaya, (Arjuna’s great grand son), made a gift of land to a saint, near the Tungabhadra. Janamejaya ruled in Kishkinda (Hampi). Janamejaya worshipped Sita, Rama and Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Siva).

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