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Urmila in Ramayan – Character of Urmila in Ramayana

Urmila in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan Serial
Urmila was the daughter of King Janaka and wife of Lakshman in Ramayan. Urmila silently suffered separation from her husband for 14 years. She was the epitome of virtue, patience and sacrifice. Urmila’s character was always the shadow of Mata Sita. She goes unnoticed in Ramayana. But Bhagvan Sri Ram recognized her sacrifice.

In the Rama – Ravan war in the Ramayana, Lakshman falls down injured after hit by arrows of Meghanand (also known as Indrajith) – son of Ravana. The army of Ravana attempts to carry away an unconscious Lakshman but they are unable to lift the body due to its weight.

It is said that later when Lakshman regained consciousness, Sri Ram told him that the army of Ravana was not able to lift his body because of weight of the sacrifice and virtue of Urmila had entered it.

It is believed that Bhagvan Sri Ram had given Urmila a boon that she will be worshipped in Kali Yuga as the Mahaprasad in Puri Jagannath Temple. (You can read the story of Puri Jagannath Mahaprasad here).

Urmila and Lakshman had two sons named Angad and Chandrakethu. They later became the rulers of Tarapadam and Chandrakantam.