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Kaikeyī


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In the Rāmāyana, the princess of Kaikeya, and the second wife of Daśaratha, king of Ayodhyā. Granted two wishes by her husband, at the instigation of her servant, Mantharā, she forces him to exile Rāma (his son by his first wife, Kausalyā, and the heir-apparent) to the forest, in the hope of installing her own son, Bharata (3) in his place—actions which provide the catalyst for the Epic narrative.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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