Shrutakirti
Ramayana character
Ramayana - Marriage of Rama Bharata Lakshmana and Shatrughna.jpg
Marriage of Shrutakirti and her 3 sisters
In-universe information
AffiliationAvatar of Mahalakshmi flower (Padma) Vijayavalli
Family
SpouseShatrughna
ChildrenSubahu
Shatrughati

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Shrutakirti (IAST Śrutakīrti) is a princess. She is the daughter of King Kushadhwaja and Queen Chandrabhaga.[1] She is the wife of Shatrughna, the younger brother of Rama.[2]

Life

Shrutakirti was the Princess of Sankasya and the younger daughter of King Kushadhwaja. She was the incarnation of Mahalakshmi's flower. Shrutakirti also had an elder sister, Mandavi, married to Bharata.[3]

Shrutakirti was married to Ayodhya's king Dasharatha's fourth and youngest son Shatrughna. They had two sons, Subahu and Shatrughati. [4]

She used to take care of her in-laws, along with her sister Mandavi when her eldest sister Sita along with her brothers in law Ram and Lakshman was exiled and Urmila was taking the sleep of her husband. Later Shrutakirti became queen of Madhupura (Mathura) when her husband Shatrughna captured the capital after killing Lavanasura.[5]

References

  1. ^ Dawar, Sonalini Chaudhry (2006). Ramayana, the Sacred Epic of Gods and Demons. Om Books International. ISBN 9788187107675.
  2. ^ www.wisdomlib.org (21 September 2015). "Shrutakirti, Śrutakīrti, Śrutakīrtī, Shruta-kirti: 11 definitions". www.wisdomlib.org. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  3. ^ Prakāśa, Veda; Guptā, Praśānta (1998). Vālmīkī Rāmāyaṇa. Ḍrīmalaiṇḍa Pablikeśansa. ISBN 978-81-7301-254-9.
  4. ^ "The Ramayana and Mahabharata: Conclusion". www.sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ Pargiter, F.E. (1972). Ancient Indian Historical Tradition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p.170.