Neglected character of Ramayana: Description of Urmila in Maithili Sharan Gupta's Saket is a great initiative.


  • Dr. Shubhra Maheshwari Assistant Professor, Hindi Department Constituent Government College, Sahaswan, Badaun


Ramayana, Urmila, Maithili Sharan Gupt, Ayodhya city


Urmila, with her dedication towards duty and simple, calm and humble nature, is a woman who is the most sacrificial heroine of Ramayana. She considered her husband's duty as her everything and despite living in the palace for 14 years, she lived the life of an ascetic ascetic. Poets like Rabindra Nath Tagore and Pandit Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi tried to draw attention to her indifference towards him, but she remained out of sight of the poets. Maharaj Janak, father of Urmila and Sita, despite being a householder, lived like a monk and kept Ram's Khadau on the throne. When Ram left the throne and went to the forest with Sita and Lakshman, in his absence the city of Ayodhya started looking as deserted as Tapovan. Despite burning in the flame of separation from her husband, she continued to follow some of her dharma well, due to which Raghukul got infamous due to Kaikeyi asking for an inappropriate groom. The portrayal of his separation in Saket by Gupta ji is extremely poignant and full of deep human feelings and emotions.


-Saket, Ninth Canto - Maithili Sharan Gupt

- Newspaper




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Neglected character of Ramayana: Description of Urmila in Maithili Sharan Gupta’s Saket is a great initiative. (2023). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2(03), 10-14.

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