Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Janamejaya - Son of Parikshit


He was the son of Parikshit, who came to the throne at a young age due to his father's untimely demise. When he came of age, and came to know that his father was killed by the king of serpents Takshaka, he decided to perform a sacrifice to kill all the serpents in the world.

The sacrifice was only partially successful, as most of the snakes were exterminated. Due to Vyasa's last minute intervention, the sacrifice was incomplete and Takshaka escaped his fate.

Last Modified At: Thu Oct 21 21:04:47 2004