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Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021

Biological and Foster Mothers in Kamba Ramayanam

Kavitha N.M
Department of Tamil, Vellalar Women's College (Autonomous), Erode - 638012, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2020-11-22


  • Kamba Ramyanam,
  • Biological mother,
  • Rama,
  • Bharathan,
  • Kosalai,
  • Kaikeyi
  • ...More

How to Cite

N.M, K. (2020). Biological and Foster Mothers in Kamba Ramayanam. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(1), 42-47.

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Rama, the hero of Ramayana is worshipped by the people. Biological and foster mothers of Rama, the great are really fortunate. The hero of Kamba Ramyanam was manifested more with his foster mother rather than his biological mother. Thus he had two mothers. Kosalai, Rama’s biological mother was stable in all the situations and showed maturity in her behaviour. Bharathan, who was fostered by Kosalai was also an esteemed gentle person. Kaikeyi, the foster mother of Rama was affectionate to Rama than Bharathan, her own son. But her infidelity towards Rama by becoming a prey to the conspiracy of kūni Mautharai shown her inner love towards her son Bharathan. Kosalai stood in esteemed status as a biological as well as a foster mother.


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