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Ashwapati or Aśwapati (अश्‍वपति) is the appellation of many kings in Hindu mythology. It means 'Lord of horses.' It was an appellation comparable to that of the knight or Ritter in Europe. According to Ramayana Ashwapati was king of Kekeya Kingdom the land of fine horses. He was father of a daughter Kaikeyi (Favorite queen of King Dasharatha) and seven sons. one of the important son was Yudhajeet, who palyed important role in great epic Ramayana.Ashwapati was Maternal Grand father of Bharata.