how many wife did king dasharatha have? | How many wives did King Dasharath have in Ramayana?
How many wife's / wives did King Dasharath have in Ramayana? ( Hindi: Raja Dasharath ke kitni patniya thi ? )
Answer: Three ( 3 ) wives Raja Dasharath had. They are Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi.
According to the Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa of the Ramayana (in chapter 34, verses 10–13)
- King Dasharatha had around 350 wives
- Dasharath had three wives Kaushalya , Sumitra and Kaikeyi.
- However he also had 350 more wives but he didn't marry them for sense gratification. The actual reason why he married 350 princesses was Parashuram. Lord Parashuram had taken a vow to free the Earth from Kshatriyas however he wouldn't kill a Kshatriya who was newly married so whenever Parashuram passed by Ayodhya, Dasharath married a princess to save himself.
Note: Don't forget that he had children with only his 3 main wives not with the others which means he didn't marry them for lust.
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