The son of Janamejaya will be Śatáníka , who will study the Vedas under Yájnyawalkya, and military science with Kripa; but becoming dissatisfied with sensual enjoyments, he will acquire spiritual knowledge from the instructions of Śaunaka, and ultimately obtain salvation. Emperor Janamejaya was the son of Maharaja Parikshit and great-grandson of Arjuna the valiant warrior hero of the Mahabharata epic. In Post-Vedic Literature He was the son of King Parikshit and Queen Madravati according to the Mahabharata (I.95.85), but according to the Bhagavata Purana (I.xvi.2), his mother was Iravati, daughter of Uttara. His significance comes as the listener of the first narration of the Mahabharata, narrated by Vaishampayana, student of … Parikshit, the grandson of Arjuna, was first killed in his mother's womb by a Brahmastra (the ultimate weapon/missile) directed towards him by Ashwatthama - the son of Guru Dronacharya - during the Mahabharat war at Kurukshetra.. Lord Krishna stepped in and extended cover to save Uttara's womb … King Janamejaya the son of King Parikshit was the king of the Kurus, ruling from Hastinapura. The Muni's son Âstik came to the sacrificial hall and chanted hymns in praise of Janamejaya; the king, too, seeing the Muni boy greatly learned worshipped him and said :-- “What for have you come? His son Janamejaya, who was a minor at that time, inherited the Kingdom. Janamejaya was a son of King Parikshit and had several brothers: Bhimasena, Ugrasena and Śrutasena. He invited his trusted ministers to learn about the entire episode. Pariksit was the son of Abhimanyu, and Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhardra, and the nephew of Sri Krsna. One day, a Brahmana named Utanka (whose story is narrated here), came to his court. Vapuṣṭamā, daughter of Suvarṇavarman, King of Kāśī was Janamejaya’s wife. He was the son of King Parikshit and Queen Madravati according to the Mahabharata (I.95.85), but according to the Bhagavata Purana (I.xvi.2), his mother was Iravati, daughter of Uttara. The king received him graciously, and asked him if there was something he could do for him. This indicates the son, Shringi, is not lineally obtained. I will give you what you desire.” Hearing this, Âstika prayed :-- “O … The dead snake around Shamika’s neck indicates that his line would die were Parikshit to take his daughter’s son as his successor. Janamejaya (जनमेजय) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th-9th centuries BCE). King Janamejaya, son of King Pareekshit and grandson of Abhimanyu, learnt from Sage Uttanka that his father had been stung to death by the Sarpa Takshaka. Two sons, ŚatānÄ«ka and Śaṅkukarṇa were born to them. ित्, IAST: ParÄ«ká¹£it) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th-9th centuries BCE). He took up the Kuru throne following the death of father. That story can be read here. Janamejaya was the son of ParÄ«ká¹£it by his wife MadravatÄ«. Janamejaya had three brothers called Śrutasena, Ugrasena and BhÄ«masena. He took up the Kuru throne following the death of father. Janamejaya was a son of King Parikshit and had several brothers: Bhimasena, Ugrasena and Śrutasena. Janamejaya’s mother is Madravati, an appellative indicating a junior wife (like Madri with Pandu, with whom Parikshit is compared twice in hunting). Long after this, after Janamejaya had attained his majority, he performed a great snake-sacrifice in revenge for his father's death at the hands of Takshaka. Born to Uttara and Abhimanyu, Raja Parikshit was the only successor of the Pandavas. (DevÄ« Bhāgavata, 2nd Skandha; Ādi Parva, Chapters 3 and 95). [7]