Manorama was the pious and chaste consort of Sri Karthaveerya Arjuna who ruled the present city of Madhya Pradesh, at the banks of the holy River Ma Narmada. Manorama was the chief queen of Karthaveerya Arjuna, and she contained very good qualities. She considered her husband similar to the god, and gave proper respect to him, and she has discharged her duties efficiently.
As per legend, it is said, that due to the chastity of Ma Manorama, the powers of Karthaveerya Arjuna was increased during the times of battles. Similar to her husband, she was also a great devotee of Lord Dattatreya, and used to perform pujas on a daily basis at her palace.
She is considered to be an aspect of Ma Lakshmi, since Karthaveerya Arjuna is an aspect of the Sudarsana Chakra, the most favourite weapon of Lord Vishnu. Kartavirya is well known for his bravery and he contained very good archery skills. When Karthaveerya Arjuna fought with Ravana and put him in the prison, it was Ma Manorama who interfered and made him to get released from prison, along with Rishi Pulastiya, who was the grandfather of Ravana. When Karthaveerya Arjuna was very pride about his powers, Manorama asked him to reduce his head weight and to maintain patience.
When she heard about the forceful abduction of the divine cow Kamadhenu by her consort, she tried her level best to return the cow to the Ashram of Jamadagni Maharishi. But Kartavirya didn’t hear her words, and finally he was killed by Jamadagni’s son Lord Parasurama. After his death, he has merged with Lord Vishnu, and become his powerful Sudarshana Chakra. Ma Manorama had died in the pyre of her husband Karthaveerya Arjuna, and she also merged with Ma Lakshmi, for being lived a pure and pious life.
As per legend, those who read the story of Ma Manorama, would get relieved from their various doshams, and their life would prosper.