Urmila

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Urmila
The four sons of Dasaratha circumbulate the altar during their marriage rites.jpg
The four sons of Dasharatha circumbulate the altar during their marriage rites
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Spouse(s) Lakshmana
Children Angada
Chandraketu

Urmila is one of the major characters in the Hindu epic Ramayana. She was daughter of King Janaka of Mithila and Queen Sunaina and younger sister of Sita. She was wife of Lakshmana, younger brother of Rama. They had two sons - Angada and Chandraketu.[1] When Lakshman went to exile along with Ram and Sita, Urmila was ready to accompany him but he hesitated and asked her to stay back in Ayodhya to take care of his aging parents.[2]

In Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, there is a temple dedicated to Lakshman and Urmila. The temple was built in 1870 AD by the then ruler Balwant Singh of Bharatpur and is considered as a royal temple by the royal family of Bharatpur State.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roshen Dalal (2014). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. UK: Penguin UK. ISBN 9788184752779. 
  2. ^ Reeja Radhakrishnan (28 March 2014). "Urmila, The Sleeping Princess". Indian Express. Chennai. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Laxman Ji". Government of Rajasthan. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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