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i am not getting from where kaurwaki and devi are coming so early in ashok's life. as far as history is concerned ashok's first wife and his chief queen was asandhimitra and he loved her dearly. kaurwaki and devi came in his life much later. 
this serial is going as shown in the movie ASHOKA... its a sincere request not to tamper with history. 

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Originally posted by benandtom

i am not getting from where kaurwaki and devi are coming so early in ashok's life. as far as history is concerned ashok's first wife and his chief queen was asandhimitra and he loved her dearly. kaurwaki and devi came in his life much later. 
this serial is going as shown in the movie ASHOKA... its a sincere request not to tamper with history. 
  

Samrat Ashoka Married His First Wife Devi When He was 18


Ashoka's first wife Devi did not belong to any royal family. She in fact, was a daughter of a merchant of Vidisha. According to Mahabodhivamsa, Devi however belongs to Sakya clan making her a relative of Buddha. This link is however disputed.

Devi was the mother of Ashoka's first son Mahinda (Mahendra) who was born two years after their marriage in the year 285CE when Ashoka was 20 years old. 3 years later was born Sanghamitra, Samrat Ashoka and Maharani Devi's second child.

When Ashoka married Devi he was not a Samrat but just a prince. Later, when he was called to Pataliaputra again, Devi didn't accompany him. She stayed back in Avanti itself looking after her kids.

The Second Wife of Ashoka was Rani Kaurwaki or Karuvaki also known as Charuwaki/Kaurubaki

Rani Kaurwaki was a daughter of a fisherman who stayed in Kalinga (present day Orissa). According to the legends, Ashoka met Karuvaki and fell in love with her when he was living life in exile and had gone incognito.

Yes, when Ashoka could easily curb Ujjaini's revolt just by his presence, he was praised and applauded for his bravery and skills. Rajkumar Sushim couldn't bear all this and so he planned to defame Ashoka in front of his father's eyes. He was successful in his approach and that is why Ashoka was compelled to go away from Magadh. He came to Kalinga where he fell in love with Kaurwaki and even married her.

Kaurwaki became the mother of Ashoka's second son Tivala or Tivara who later became the viceroy of Takshila. Both the name of Kaurwaki and Tivala are found in Samrat Ashoka's edicts.

The Third Wife of Ashoka was Rani Padmavati

Nothing much is known about Rani Padmavati except the fact that she was the mother of Samrat Ashoka's son Kunala. Rani Padmavati died very early and so it is also not known whether the marriage was out of love or a political alliance. However, she was the mother of Ashoka's third son Kunala.

Besides, though Kunala was younger than both Mahendra and Tivala, he was always seen as Ashoka's heir. This makes us believe that Rani Padmavati would definitely be from a royal background and would be next in line after Devi and Kaurvaki.

The Fourth Wife of Ashoka was Asandhimitra, his Chief Queen

While, both his earlier marriages (Devi and Kaurwaki) were purely because of love before he became a Samrat, Ashoka's fourth marriage was an imperial decision after he became the third Samrat of the Mauryan dynasty. This time he married a princess unlike his previous marriages and gave her all the royal rights.

Her name was Asandhimitra and she belonged to Assandhivat, a little kingdom which finds its presence in the present day Haryana. Yes, Asandhimitra who married Samrat Ashoka (not prince Ashoka) became the chief consort of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat and continued to remain so till she died her own death in 240CE.

She did not bore any child but took care of Prince Kunala ever since he was a little boy because his biological mother Rani Padmavati died when he was very small. This is the reason why Rani Asandhimitra is often thought as Rani Padmavati, the biological mother of Kunala. However, Asandhimitra and Padmavati were two different individuals.

The Fifth and Last Wife of Samrat Ashoka was Tishyaraksha, again a Commoner

After Samrat Ashoka's chief consort Asandhimitra died in 240CE, her favorite maid Tishyaraksha took care of Ashoka. It is said that she attracted Ashoka by her charm, dance and beauty. Next, it is believed that Ashoka made her his concubine and even promoted Tishyaraksha to the position of Chief Queen.

The age difference between Tishyaraksha and Samrat Ashoka was huge. It is believed that Tishyaraksha was attracted to Ashoka's son Kunala - the presumed heir to the Magadh throne. However, Kunala regarded her as his mother due to her position in the Kingdom that time. Tishyaraksha couldn't accept this rejection and this is the reason why she blinded Kunala whose eyes attracted Tishyaraksha, the most.

Though the attraction of Tishyaraksha for Kunala do not have any historical evidence except that they are penned down in two Bengali novels, according to Ashokavadana it is known that it was Tishyaraksha who was responsible for blinding Kunala, Ashoka's presumptive heir.

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Posted: 21 April 2016 at 10:17am | IP Logged
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Originally posted by benandtom

i am not getting from where kaurwaki and devi are coming so early in ashok's life. as far as history is concerned ashok's first wife and his chief queen was asandhimitra and he loved her dearly. kaurwaki and devi came in his life much later. 
this serial is going as shown in the movie ASHOKA... its a sincere request not to tamper with history. 
  

Samrat Ashoka Married His First Wife Devi When He was 18


Ashoka's first wife Devi did not belong to any royal family. She in fact, was a daughter of a merchant of Vidisha. According to Mahabodhivamsa, Devi however belongs to Sakya clan making her a relative of Buddha. This link is however disputed.

Devi was the mother of Ashoka's first son Mahinda (Mahendra) who was born two years after their marriage in the year 285CE when Ashoka was 20 years old. 3 years later was born Sanghamitra, Samrat Ashoka and Maharani Devi's second child.

When Ashoka married Devi he was not a Samrat but just a prince. Later, when he was called to Pataliaputra again, Devi didn't accompany him. She stayed back in Avanti itself looking after her kids.

The Second Wife of Ashoka was Rani Kaurwaki or Karuvaki also known as Charuwaki/Kaurubaki

Rani Kaurwaki was a daughter of a fisherman who stayed in Kalinga (present day Orissa). According to the legends, Ashoka met Karuvaki and fell in love with her when he was living life in exile and had gone incognito.

Yes, when Ashoka could easily curb Ujjaini's revolt just by his presence, he was praised and applauded for his bravery and skills. Rajkumar Sushim couldn't bear all this and so he planned to defame Ashoka in front of his father's eyes. He was successful in his approach and that is why Ashoka was compelled to go away from Magadh. He came to Kalinga where he fell in love with Kaurwaki and even married her.

Kaurwaki became the mother of Ashoka's second son Tivala or Tivara who later became the viceroy of Takshila. Both the name of Kaurwaki and Tivala are found in Samrat Ashoka's edicts.

The Third Wife of Ashoka was Rani Padmavati

Nothing much is known about Rani Padmavati except the fact that she was the mother of Samrat Ashoka's son Kunala. Rani Padmavati died very early and so it is also not known whether the marriage was out of love or a political alliance. However, she was the mother of Ashoka's third son Kunala.

Besides, though Kunala was younger than both Mahendra and Tivala, he was always seen as Ashoka's heir. This makes us believe that Rani Padmavati would definitely be from a royal background and would be next in line after Devi and Kaurvaki.

The Fourth Wife of Ashoka was Asandhimitra, his Chief Queen

While, both his earlier marriages (Devi and Kaurwaki) were purely because of love before he became a Samrat, Ashoka's fourth marriage was an imperial decision after he became the third Samrat of the Mauryan dynasty. This time he married a princess unlike his previous marriages and gave her all the royal rights.

Her name was Asandhimitra and she belonged to Assandhivat, a little kingdom which finds its presence in the present day Haryana. Yes, Asandhimitra who married Samrat Ashoka (not prince Ashoka) became the chief consort of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat and continued to remain so till she died her own death in 240CE.

She did not bore any child but took care of Prince Kunala ever since he was a little boy because his biological mother Rani Padmavati died when he was very small. This is the reason why Rani Asandhimitra is often thought as Rani Padmavati, the biological mother of Kunala. However, Asandhimitra and Padmavati were two different individuals.

The Fifth and Last Wife of Samrat Ashoka was Tishyaraksha, again a Commoner

After Samrat Ashoka's chief consort Asandhimitra died in 240CE, her favorite maid Tishyaraksha took care of Ashoka. It is said that she attracted Ashoka by her charm, dance and beauty. Next, it is believed that Ashoka made her his concubine and even promoted Tishyaraksha to the position of Chief Queen.

The age difference between Tishyaraksha and Samrat Ashoka was huge. It is believed that Tishyaraksha was attracted to Ashoka's son Kunala - the presumed heir to the Magadh throne. However, Kunala regarded her as his mother due to her position in the Kingdom that time. Tishyaraksha couldn't accept this rejection and this is the reason why she blinded Kunala whose eyes attracted Tishyaraksha, the most.

Though the attraction of Tishyaraksha for Kunala do not have any historical evidence except that they are penned down in two Bengali novels, according to Ashokavadana it is known that it was Tishyaraksha who was responsible for blinding Kunala, Ashoka's presumptive heir.


o ok... then perhaps i had the wrong information. anyways thanks for correcting!!
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Posted: 22 April 2016 at 4:55am | IP Logged
It's possible that Assandimitra will be introduced later on. I don't think they brought in Ahankara for nothing.
Since Assandhimitra was a princess, she will go on to become the chief queen of Ashok. 

But Devi was his first wife for sure. And I'm glad that they are introducing her. But it doesn't look like they will as much importance to Devi as they would give to Karuwaki.

Let's see!

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TFS info, I don't think  hey will introduce all five wifes will be shown looking at the back history of this PHThumbs Down they did same in MP only chef queen ajab and phool was shown ,  hope they wont repeat the same mistake here and show a proper facts and introduce all queens asandhimatra is important bcos she was main queen

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