Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Sumitra - Mother of Laxmana and Shatrughna


Sumitra is the youngest wife of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. She is the mother of the twins Laxmana and Shatrughna. When the King obtained son-giving nectar by performing the Ashwamedha sacrifice, he gave equal shares to his first two wives, Kausalya and Kaikeyi. They gave half each of their own portion to Sumitra, and that is why she begat twins.

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