This article is about the mother of the Hindu god Rama . For the actress, see Kausalya (actress)
Bharata and Satrughna come to console Kausalya
Kausalya (Sanskrit: कौसल्या Kausalyā, Tamil: கோசலை, Thai: Kausuriya, Khmer: Kokalya, Burmese: Kothalla, Malay: Mandudari) in the Indian Rāmāyaṇa epic was the eldest 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.