Who are the Mahajanas?

The Mahajanas are twelve particularly powerful personalities enpowered by the Lord to spread transcendental knowledge and devotion.
Literally mahajana means “great person”.

Srimad-Bhagavatam say they are:
1. Lord Brahma,
2. Shiva,
3. Narada,
4. the four Kumaras,
5. Kapila,
6. Prahlada Maharaja,
7. Svayambhuva Manu,
8. Janaka,
9. Bali Maharaja,
10. Bhishma,
11. Sukadeva Gosvami and
12. Yamaraja.

 

 


12
Mahajanas of Krishna

There are 12 Great Devotees of Lord Vishnu, the Ultimate Knower of the Dharma,

Reference: Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.3.20-21

svayambhur naradah sambhuh
kumarah kapilo manuh
prahlado janako bhismo
balir vaiyasakir vayam

dvadasaite vijanimo
dharmam bhagavatam bhatah
guhyam visuddham durbodham
yam jnatvamrtam asnute

 

Translation:

Lord Brahma, Bhagavan Narada, Lord Siva, the four Kumaras, Lord Kapila [the son of Devahuti], Svayambhuva Manu, Prahlada Maharaja, Janaka Maharaja, Grandfather Bhisma, Bali Maharaja, Sukadeva Gosvami and I (Yama) myself know the real religious principle. My dear servants, this transcendental religious principle, which is known as bhagavata-dharma, or surrender unto the Supreme Lord and love for Him, is uncontaminated by the material modes of nature. It is very confidential and difficult for ordinary human beings to understand, but if by chance one fortunately understands it, he is immediately liberated, and thus he returns home, back to Godhead.

 

 

Literally mahajana means “great person”.The Mahajanas are twelve particularly powerful personalities enpowered by the Lord to spread transcendental knowledge and devotion.

 

 

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