MANTHARA – An evil servant


The maid of Queen Kaikeyi was reborn from a previous lifetime as a gandharvi (heavenly musician). Manthara‘s sins from that lifetime produced her condition as a hunchback in her birth as the queen’s maid and advisor. Manthara planted the idea in Kaikeyi’s mind to ask Dasaratha to send Sri Rama to the forest for fourteen years and to enthrone her own son, Bharata, as the king.

Leave a Reply