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Read about Kausalya at Wikipedia or the Urday website.

KAUSALYA (mas.), KAUSALYA (fem.). [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Belonging to the Kosala nation.

There are several women known by this name. The wife of Puru and mother of Janamejaya. The wife of Dasaratha and mother of Rama.

The mother of Dhritarashtra and the mother of Pandu both were known by this name, being daughters of a king of Kasi.

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