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

Mandavi (Sanskrit: माण्डवी, romanizedMāṇḍavī) is the eldest daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Chandrabhaga in the Hindu epic Ramayana.[1] She is the wife of Bharata, a younger brother of Rama.[2]

Legend

Princess Mandavi has a younger sister, Shrutakirti.[3] Mandavi is married to King Dasharatha's second son, Bharata.[4] They have two sons, Taksha and Pushkala.[5]

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. ^ www.wisdomlib.org (22 May 2017). "Mandavi, Māṇḍavī: 8 definitions". www.wisdomlib.org. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  3. ^ Praśānta Guptā (1998). Vālmīkī Rāmāyaṇa. Dreamland Publications. p. 32. ISBN 9788173012549.
  4. ^ Debroy, Bibek (2005). The History of Puranas. Bharatiya Kala Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-8090-062-4.
  5. ^ "The Ramayana and Mahabharata: Conclusion". www.sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 7 August 2020.