By Nayna Taneja, Class 4C, AVMJuhu

A few days back, I saw a serial on Indian mythology and learnt that lord Ram had a sister .In so many years that I heard mythological stories I had never heard of this one.

Shanta was Kaushalaya’s and king Dashratha’s daughter who was given in adoption to king Anga. She was married to a rishi who performed yagna that gave king Dashratha his sons.

I found this part of the epic very interesting to know how a daughter went out of the way, sacrificed her life to fulfill her father’s wish. It was also interesting for me as I heard this story for the first time from the very famous epic ‘Ramayana’.