In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Mandavi is the daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Chandrabhaga.[1] She was wife of Bharata, younger brother of Rama.

Ramayana character
Marriage of Mandavi and her 3 sisters
In-universe information
ChildrenTaksha, Pushkala


Mandavi was the Princess of Sankashya. She was the incarnation of Mahalakshmi's flower. Mandavi also had a younger sister Shrutakirti.[2] Mandavi was married to ayodhya's king Dasharatha's 2nd son Bharata.[3] They had two sons, Taksha and Pushkala.[4] She used to take care of her in laws, along with her sister Shrutakirti when her cousin sister Sita and brother in laws Ram Laxman had gone to exile and Urmila was taking the sleep 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.