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Lord Ram Had A Handicapped Sister Who Didn't Stay In The Palace With Father Dashrath And Was Given Up For Adoption

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  • May 20, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
Story of Shanta, Lord Ram's elder sister
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Story of Shanta, Lord Ram's elder sister

King Dashratha of Kosala kingdom was from Surya dynasty. Despite his marriage to three beautiful women, he was sad because the kingdom had no hier.
 
The Adi parva of Vaishishta Ramayana refers to the ancestry of Dashratha- his birth, his youth, his marriage and his daughter. Adbhuta Ramayana and Adhyatma Ramayana also refer to this subject.
 
A rare story lies in its pages. It is about Shanta, the first child of King Dashratha and his wife Kaushalya. She was the elder sister of Lord Rama. Click on this slide show to know more about Rama’s sister…
 
1) When King Aja of Kosala died, his son Dashratha was only eight months old. At the age of 18, he sat on the throne and went on to become a powerful ruler. Until then, the king of northern Kosala overlooked the kingdom under his patronage.

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This king had a beautiful daughter Kaushalya, whom Dashratha wanted to marry. The king agreed; but at that time he did not know that Dashrahta and he were closely related, coming from the same clan or gotra. In Hinduism, marriage in the same gotra is not allowed.

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