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This article is about the mother of the Hindu god Rama . For the actress, see Kausalya (actress). For the singer, see Kousalya (singer).
Bharata and Satrughna come to console Kausalya

Kausalya (Sanskrit: कौसल्या Kausalyā, Tamil: கோசலை, Thai: Kausuriya, Khmer: កោសកល្យា, Burmese: Kothalla) in the Indian Rāmāyaṇa epic was the eldest[1] of King Daśaratha's three wives and a queen of Ayodhyā, she was the daughter of the King of the Dakshina Kosala Kingdom. She was the mother of Rama, the king of Ayodhya, upon whom the story of the Ramayana is based. Shanta was the daughter of Dasharatha and Kausalya, adopted by the couple Rompad(king of Angadesh) and Vershini(an elder sister of Kausalya).[2] Shanta was a wife of Rishyasringa.[2] The descendants of Shanta and Rishyasringa are Sengar Rajputs who are called the only Rishivanshi rajputs.

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  1. ^ Valmiki Ramayana - Bala Kanda
  2. ^ a b Rao, Desiraju Hanumanta. "Bala Kanda in Prose, Sarga 11". Valmiki Ramayana. Valmiki Ramayan.net. Retrieved 15 November 2011.