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

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Wedding ceremony of Mandavi
Personal information
ParentsKushadhvaja (father), Mālāvatī (mother)
ChildrenTaksha, Pushkala (sons)
DynastyRaghuvamsha (by marriage)

younger brother of Rama.


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.


  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". Retrieved 7 August 2020.