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Dasharatha is the son of Aja, and a descendant of Raghu and Dilipa. Kausalya gives birth to Rama, Dasharatha’s eldest son. Sumitra gives birth to Lakshmana and Shatrugana. Kaikeyi gives birth to Bharatha.
The four sons grow up into fine young men and are tutored by the greatest rishis, including Vasishtha, the raja guru. Rama marries Sita, the daughter of Janaka, the king of Videha. In legend, Sita is said to be the daughter of Bhudevi or mother earth, and Janaka is said to have found her while tilling the land. Once Rama comes of age, Dasharatha wishes to retire and hand over the kingdom to Rama, who is loved by all. Rama is made the crown prince and arrangements are set to crown him as king. Everyone looks forward to this event except Manthara, an old hunchback lady in the employ of queen Kaikeyi. She seeks to increase her influence in court through her mistress, and begins to poison Kaikeyi’s mind about Rama and Kausalya’s evil intentions.