By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Mithila, MithilA, Mithilaa
It is sometimes identified with Janakpur in Uttar Pradesh near Nepal border. Others think it is Tirhut in Bihar. The epics and the purāṇas have described it as a grand and majestic city.
- He was also known as Vaideha or Sīradhvaja.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore