Kausalya

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Kausalya
The Birth of rama.jpg
Kausalya give birth Rama.
AffiliationShatrupa
Personal information
ParentsSukaushal (father)
Amritaprabha (mother)
SpouseDasharatha
ChildrenRama (son) Shanta (daughter)

Kaushalya was the queen of the Kosala Kingdom and the mother of Rama. In the Hindu epic, Ramayana, Kaushalya was the wife of King Dasharatha, the mother of Lord Rama and the eldest queen of Ayodhya. She was also the mother of Shanta. And shanta is mentioned in valmiki Ramayana into baalkand.

Legends[edit]

She is the daughter of the King Sukaushal and Queen Amritaprabha of Dakshina Kosala.[1] At their birthplace, there is a temple dedicated to her called the Mata Kaushalya Temple, which is also the only temple in the world dedicated to Kaushalya.

Rama leaving for fourteen years of exile from Ayodhya. Rama, his wife, and brother, dressed in the clothes of bark that Kaikeyi has made them put on, ride off in a chariot driven by Sumantra and surrounded by the towns' people. Dasaratha emerges from his palace and goes through the gate of the city surrounded by his queens. Dasaratha and Kausalya according to hurry after the chariot until Rama, unable to bear the sight, has to tell Sumantra to quicken his pace so that they would be left behind. Queen Kaushalya was the incarnation of Dhara (Brahmani), wife of Dronavasu. She received a boon from Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu says - "I will be born as your son in the "Treta Yuga".

She was ceased to be Chief Queen consort of Kosala Empire when her husband died and she became Queen dowager until her son's accession to the throne

During her son's reign in the empire, she was the Queen Mother.

She shared a sisterly relationship with Sumitra and Kaikeyi.

Portrayals Of Kausalya In Mass Media[edit]

Kausalya has been portrayed by several actresses in different television adaptations of Ramayana:

Year TV Series Channel Country Played by
1987–1988 Ramayan (TV series) DD National India

Jayshree Gadkar

1997-2000 Jai Hanuman (1997 TV series) DD Metro India Roma Manek
2000 Vishnu Puran Zee TV India Alka Kubal
2002 Ramayan (2002 TV series) Zee TV India

Beena Banerjee

2008–2009 Ramayan (2008 TV series) NDTV Imagine India Rajni Chandra
2011-2014 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Life OK India Gauri Singh
2012–2013 Ramayan (2012 TV series) Zee TV India Neelima Parandekar
2015–2016 Siya Ke Ram Star Plus India Snigdha Akolkar
2019–2020 Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush Colors TV India Jaswinder Gardner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sukhdev Singh Chib (1977). Punjab. Light & Life. p. 2. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kausalya at Wikimedia Commons