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MITHILA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A city, the capital of Videha or North Bihar, which corresponds to the modern Tirhut and Puraniya, between the Gandaki and Kosi rivers. It has given its name to one of the five northern nations of Brahmans (see Brahman), and to a school of law. It was the country of King Janaka, and the name of his capital, Janakapura, still survives in "Janakpoor," on the northern frontier.

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