What was the queen's name of samrat ashoka?
Asked by Soumitra Chatterjee, 04 Jan '09 11:08 am
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Patarani VANSUDHARAAnswered by Damodar Biswal, 04 Jan '09 11:55 am
Asoka had several wives. His first wife was the daughter of a merchant of Vedisagiri, whom he met when stopping at the merchant's house on his way to Ujjeni . Her name was Devī, also called Vedisa-Mahādevī, and she was a Sākiyan, descended from a Sākiyan family who migrated to Vedisa to escape from Vidūdabha (Mbv., pp.98, 116). Of Devī were born a son Mahinda, and a daughter Sanghamittā, who became the wife of Aggibrahmā and mother of Sumana. Devī evidently did not follow Asoka to Pātaliputta, for his aggamahesī (chief-queen) there was Asandhamittā . Asandhamittā died in the thirtieth year of Asoka's reign, and four years later he raised Tissarakkhā to the rank of queen. Mhv.xx.1-3. The Allahabad Pillar Inscription mentions another queen, Kāruvākī, mother of Tivara. The Divy. (chap. xxvii.) gives another, Padmāvat&a ...moreAnswered by PARTHA PATHAK, 04 Jan '09 11:19 am
He has around 5 wives, Devi was prominent. Sushmitasen going to act as his 5th wife in a forthcoming movieAnswered by Chinna, 04 Jan '09 11:14 am
Padmavati and TishyarakshaAnswered by Pranab, 04 Jan '09 11:11 am