In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Mandavi is the eldest daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Mālāvatī.[1] She is the wife of Bharata, a

Mandavi
Ramayana - Marriage of Rama Bharata Lakshmana and Shatrughna.jpg
Wedding ceremony of Mandavi
TextsRamayana
Personal information
ParentsKushadhvaja (father), Mālāvatī (mother)
SpouseBharata
ChildrenTaksha, Pushkala (sons)
DynastyRaghuvamsha (by marriage)

younger brother of Rama.

Life

Princess Mandavi has a younger sister, Shrutakirti.[2] Mandavi is married to King Dasharatha's second son, Bharata.[3] They have two sons, Taksha and Pushkala.[4]

She used to take care of her in-laws, along with her sister Shrutakirti, when her cousin Sita, when her brothers-in-law Rama and Lakshmana were exiled, and Urmila slept in the place of her husband.

References

  1. ^ Dawar, Sonalini Chaudhry (2006). Ramayana, the Sacred Epic of Gods and Demons. Om Books International. ISBN 9788187107675.
  2. ^ Praśānta Guptā (1998). Vālmīkī Rāmāyaṇa. Dreamland Publications. p. 32. ISBN 9788173012549.
  3. ^ Debroy, Bibek (2005). The History of Puranas. Bharatiya Kala Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-8090-062-4.
  4. ^ "The Ramayana and Mahabharata: Conclusion". www.sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 7 August 2020.