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|Parents||Sukaushal (father) |
|Children||Rama (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.
She is the daughter of the King Sukaushal and Queen Amritaprabha of Dakshina Kosala. 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.
Portrayals Of Kausalya In Mass Media
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|
|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|
|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|
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