Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Kausalya - Mother of Rama


Kausalya was the oldest wife of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. She is the mother of Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana. Since King Dasharatha was issueless for a long time, he performed the Ashwamedha sacrifice, also known as the Putra Kameshti sacrifice, with the purpose of obtaining issue. By drinking the nectar obtained from the sacrifice, his wives gave birth to his children. Rama, the eldest, was born to Kausalya.

Last Modified At: Fri Nov 5 20:42:09 2004