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name of father of Kousalyai

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அயோத்யா பட்டினத்தை தலை நகராகக் கொண்டு கோசல நாட்டை ஆண்ட மன்னன் தசரதன், கேகேய நாட்டு மன்னனின் மகள் கைகேயியை மணந்ததால் அவள் கைகேயி என பெயர் பெற்றாள். ஆனால் பட்டத்து ராணி கௌசல்யை கோசல நாட்டையே சேர்ந்தவள் எனத் தோன்றுகிறது. அப்படி என்றால் அவள் ஒரு மன்னன் மகளாக இருக்க முடியாது. கௌசல்யையின் தந்தையின் பெயர் மற்றும் நாடு முதலிய விவரங்கள் என்ன என்பதை தெரிந்த நண்பர்கள் தெரிவிக்கலாம்.
Google deivam gave this story about kausalya.


1. Stories from Sara Kandam - Chapter 1:

1.1 Story about Dasaratha and Kausalya:

Valmiki's original Ramayana starts with Dasaratha ruling Ayodhya as a great
king and desiring to do asvamedha yaga with his wives (Balakandam 5-8 sargas).
Ananda Ramayanam goes many years prior to that and starts with Dasaratha and
Kausalya's marriage.

It is the time when Dasaratha's marriage with Kausalya is being fixed.
Dasaratha is enjoying himself on the Sarayu river in a boat.

Ravana calls for Brahma and asks Him who will cause his (Ravana's)
death. Brahma tells him that Lord Narayana will be born to Dasaratha
and Kausalya as Rama and will kill Ravana. He also tells him
that Dasaratha and Kausalya are going to be married in 5 days.

Ravana gets on his pushpaka vimana with several asuras and goes to Ayodhya,
fights with Dasaratha and breaks the boat Dasaratha is in. Dasaratha and
Sumantra somehow escape holding on to a piece of the boat and float down
the Sarayu river, reach the Ganges and eventually the ocean.

Ravana proceeds to fight Kausalya's father (the Kosala king) and abducts
Kausalya. On the way to Lanka, he decides to hide Kausalya in a safe
place and leaves her in the custody of a shark, after placing her in a
box. The shark carries the box in its mouth. Sometime later, the
shark happens to encounter another shark. It places the box in a nearby
island and starts fighting. In the meantime, Dasaratha and Sumantra, who
are floating in the ocean, discover this box and open it. They are
surprised to see Kausalya. Dasaratha marries Kausalya immediately in
gandharva vivaha fashion and all the three stay put in the box, exchanging
stories. The shark carries the box again into the ocean.

Ravana calls Brahma and boasts that he has killed Dasaratha and abducted
Kausalya. Brahma laughs and tells him that they have already been married.
The angered Ravana calls for the shark and opens the box; out come the
three people. The scared Ravana tries to kill them with his sword. Brahma tries
to console him saying, " You put only one girl in the box and now she has
become three. Is it not possible that many more will be coming out of the box?
Rama could be one of them. Just close the box and send it to Ayodhya".

So, Ravana asks his servants to leave the box near Ayodhya. The box is
discovered by the people of Ayodhya. The Kosala king gives his daughter,
Kausalya, in marriage to Dasaratha in a formal ceremony.

Thus ends this episode with a happy ending, as will be the characteristic of
most events in Ananda Ramayanam.
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