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Janaka was an ancient Hindu king of Videha which was located in Mithila region, approximately in the 8th or 7th century BC. The rulers of the Videha kingdom were called Janakas. He also appears in the epic Ramayana as a father of Sita. His original name was Siradhvaja and he had a brother named Kushadhvaja. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janaka has received more than 884,769 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Janaka is the 997th most popular religious figure (up from 6,495th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Nepal (up from 10th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Nepalese Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Janaka ranks 997 out of 2,238Before him are Robert Sarah, Germanus I of Constantinople, Mechtilde, Ibn Sa'd, Amun-her-khepeshef, and Julia Pastrana. After him are Vincent Pallotti, 11th Dalai Lama, Antipope Paschal, David Yonggi Cho, Lillian Asplund, and Fulgentius of Ruspe.

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Among people born in Nepal, Janaka ranks 9 out of 55Before him are Sita (null), Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Yaśodharā (-600), Śuddhodana (-590), and Mahapajapati Gotami (-600). After him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723), Birendra of Nepal (1945), Bidhya Devi Bhandari (1961), and Ram Baran Yadav (1948).


Among religious figures born in Nepal, Janaka ranks 4Before him are Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), and Mahapajapati Gotami (-600). After him are Anuruddha (-450) and Khagendra Thapa Magar (1992).