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Ravana was not able to force himself on Sita due to a curse he had received years earlier, as described in this excerpt from the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana. Ravana and his army were once camped on mount Kailash, preparing to attack Devaloka (the kingdom of the gods), when he saw the Apsara (nymph) Rambha and was enchanted by her beauty. He propositioned ...


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In this chapter of the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana, Rama explains why he made Sita walk through fire, despite having complete trust in her: Seetha certainly deserves this pure factory ordeal in the eyes of the people in as much as this blessed woman had resided for a long time indeed in the gynaecium of Ravana. The world would chatter against me, saying ...


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Ravana kidnapped maa Sita in the season of Hemanta (comes before winter) and had given Her twelve months time to make up Her decision to accept Ravana before his demons kill Her: शृणु मैथिलि मत् वाक्यम् मासान् द्वादश भामिनि || कालेन अनेन न अभ्येषि यदि माम् चारु हासिनि | ततः त्वाम् प्रातः आशा अर्थम् सूदाः छेत्स्यन्ति लेशशः || [VR - 3.56.24,25] ...


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UTTARA KANDA is a PRAKSHIPTA - an insertion made at a later date. As the episode of banishment of Sita finds place in this Kanda, it has to be rejected. In view of the following contradictions in the UTTARA KANDA, I think the entire Uttara Kanda is a PRAKSHIPTA, an insertion made at a latter date. The story of Srimad Ramayana ends with Sri Rama's ...


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The two great epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata have been so popular in expressing human nature and prescribing Dharma that every author, every culture has adopted them to suit their founding principles. The essay Three Hundred Ramayanam by A. K. Ramanujan is an excellent material for the comparative study of these various versions of that one eternal story ...


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When Sita heard that Hanuman's tail was being ignited by the demons, she prayed to to the fire-god and fire didn't harm Hanuman in any way even he felt if a snow-ball is kept at the tip of his tail. Then, leaving the house of Vibhishana, Hanuman put fire on other houses. Also there is no mention that Hanuman put fire on Ashoka Vatika. But, after seeing the ...


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Contrary to popular belief, Sita was not the next birth of Brihaspati's granddaughter Vedavati. This confusion arises from an even more fundamental fact about the Ramayana that few people are familiar with: Sita was never kidnapped! That might seem shocking; in most people's understanding of the Ramayana, Ravana kidnaps Sita while Rama is lured away by ...


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Why-didnt-lord-ram-try-to-prove-mother-sitas-purity-but-rather-chose-to-exile her? was Adharma ? The exact answer why shree Rama sent Sita on exile in the forest and not again took her Agni Pariksha is given in Padma Purana – Volume 5- PATALAKHANDA - Chapter No. 57 -The Washerman's Former Birth . Page no. 1879 –Motilal _Banasirdass version. The whole ...


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Q1. Did Sita take or wear any Jewellery when she departed to the forest? What did she take? Sita had Jewellery while leaving Ayodhya. Later she got more Jewellery from great female ascetic(also wife of great Sage Atri) Anansuya to Sita. She gave it to Sita when Shree Raama did visit Ashram of Rishi Atri (during vanvas). idam divyam varam maalyam vastram ...


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Do any puranas mention about Sita's second excile? Yes , as you have enquired ,Puranas do talk about mother Sita's second excile. Although not in detail as Valmiki Ramayana because it is Itihasa (true history) and Primarily a story of Lord Rama and mother Sita alone. Puranas are mythology (true tails) and talk about various other topics also ,rather than ...


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Sita Devi is a Pativrata. She knows it better than any other. She declares it several times. That is how we know it too. dīno vā rājyahīno vā yo me bhartā sa me guruḥ | taṃ nityamanuraktāsmi yathā sūryaṃ suvarcalā || 5-24-9 "Although wretched or without kingdom, whoever is my husband, He alone is my master. Like Suvarchala with the Sun God, I am ...


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This story of Sita killing Sahasra Seersha ravana is not from the original Valmiki Ramayana, but a different version called Adbhuta Ramayana. Though Adbhuta Ramayana is attributed to Valmiki, it is not from original Valmiki but creation of someone else in the name of Valmiki (Refer here page 92 and 93.) So, in Adbhuta Ramayana (Sanskrit Text with Hindi ...


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As I discuss in my answer here Padma Purana, Patala Khanda chapter 36 gives each and every Tithi of Ramas life in detail. It states: दशैकाधिकमासांस्तुचतुर्दशाहानिमैथिली । उवासरामरहितारावणस्यानिवेशने ।। द्विचत्वारिंशकवर्षेरामोराज्यमकारयत । Maithill (i.e. Sita) lived without Rama in the house of Ravana for eleven months and fourteen days. Rama ...


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I will try to answer your question despite the comments pointing to a certain other answer. It is not about justification, but about decision making. If there were rumors about Sita Devi then that could potentially reduce respect to her king by their subjects and eventually lead to lesser able administration. As a king, Rama had to sacrifice his personal ...


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I am answering the question based on Valmiki Ramayana along with the help of Vyasa Mahabharat. Rama left Ayodhya for exile and Bharata ruled Ayodhya to fulfil Dasaratha's promise and hence to save Dasaratha from hell. Thus neither Rama's exile nor Bharata's rule happened solely based on Rama's decision.It can be clarified from the following words of Rama ...


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The purpose behind Lord Hanumanas act of burning Lanka -: Lord Hanuman thought that burning the Lanka will bring some small help to Lord Rama in his task of freeing Devi Sita. दुर्गे विनाशिते कर्म भवेत् सुख परिश्रमम् | अल्प यत्नेन कार्ये अस्मिन् मम स्यात् सफलः श्रमः || ५-५४-४ durge = (While) the fort; vinaashite = is destroyed;karma = the task; ...


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One explanation, as to why Rāma carried his ring to the forest, offered by the commentators at valmikiramayan.net, is: When Rama abdicated everything and no other jewellery is evident on his body, though his bow and arrows have golden finishing, then why this lone ring is still there with him - is the debatable question. This indicates the custom of ...


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The details regarding the Swayamvara of Sita (avatar of Goddess Lakshmi), are mentioned in two chapters as under, in the Valmiki Ramayana:- Book I : Bala Kanda - The Youthful Majesties, Chapter [Sarga] 66 Book II : Ayodhya Kanda - Book Of Ayodhya, Chapter[Sarga] 118 No mention of Ravana attending the Swayamvara of Sita is given in the references mentioned ...


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The description is given in Valmiki Ramayan: Aranya Kanda: Sarga 46: तदा आसाद्य दशग्रीवः क्षिप्रम् अंतरम् आस्थितः | अभिचक्राम वैदेहीम् परिव्राजक रूप धृक् || ३-४६-२ श्लक्ष्ण काषाय संवीतः शिखी चत्री उपानही | वामे च अंसे अवसज्य अथ शुभे यष्टि कमण्डलू || ३-४६-३ परिव्राजक रूपेण वैदेहीम् अन्ववर्तत | English translation source 1 Quickly ...


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For your first question: Why did Rama exile Sita? The general reason is that in Rama Rajya, Ram used to provide everything to his people what they wanted. So he exiled Sita for the sake of people. But every general seeing thing have some deep mystic connection to something. Similar is the case here. It was because Sita was cursed by a parrot to happen ...


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We should go by the the Ramayana. If it says Janaka is the father, then we should believe that. However, Ramayana says, King Janaka found Sita in a furrow buried under the earth: अथ मे कृषतः क्षेत्रम् लांगलात् उत्थिता मम क्षेत्रम् शोधयता लब्ध्वा नाम्ना सीता इति विश्रुता | [VR - 1.66.13,14] Meaning Later, when I was ploughing the ritual field then ...


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There is a website developed and maintained by IIT Kanpur. It is Valmiki Ramayana project by Rashtriya Sanskrita Vidya Peetham, Tirupati. I am providing the translation from the same source. एतच्चान्यच्च परुषं वैदेही रावणाङ्कगा।।3.53.25।। भयशोकसमाविष्टा करुणं विललाप ह। रावणाङ्कगा a lady under Ravana's grip, वैदेही Vaidehi (Sita), भयशोकसमाविष्टा ...


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That Suvarchala is the wife of Surya is mentioned in many Puranas. For example,from Markandeya Purana: Brahma gave him the name of Rudra and asked the child not to cry further; but the boy cried seven times more and hence Brahma gave him further seven names viz. along with the names of his wives and places of stay as follows:Bhava, Sharva, Ishaana, ...


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Hanuman made sure that Asoka Van remained unaffected by fire after he realized that Sita could get hurt. Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / In The Company Of Devotees: So one should be careful about anger, passion, and greed. Take, for instance, the case of Hanuman. In a fit of anger he burnt Ceylon. At last he remembered that Sita was living in the ...


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According to Tulasidas's Ramacharitamanasa, Balakanda, 1.324, name of the wife of King Janaka was Sunayana. जनक पाटमहिषी जग जानी। सीय मातु किमि जाइ बखानी।। सुजसु सुकृत सुख सुदंरताई। सब समेटि बिधि रची बनाई।। समउ जानि मुनिबरन्ह बोलाई। सुनत सुआसिनि सादर ल्याई।। जनक बाम दिसि सोह सुनयना। हिमगिरि संग बनि जनु मयना।। कनक कलस मनि कोपर रूरे। सुचि सुंगध ...


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Yes, Rama did exile Sita. This story is narrated in the Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. The reason for the exile can be traced to this particular conversation Rama has with one of his counselors, Bhadra, who upon Rama's request gives an account of both good and bad things the people of Ayodhya generally speak of his actions: Hearing the words of Bhadra,...


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Let me first correct your (and of many others) understanding of the story. Following is the series of events which took place. Lord Rama along with his wife and younger brother goto exile. Ravana's sister Shurpnakha while roaming sees Rama and immediately likes him. Rama tells her he is married and advices her to ask his equally able younger brother ...


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Devi Sita (सिता) is also known as Vaidehi, Janaki, Maithili (वैदेही , जानकी ,मैथिलि) is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana.She was the daughter of "king Janaka". Devi Sita is described as the daughter of the earth goddess Bhumi and wife of "Shree Rama". Yes , Swami Vivekananda has talked about Sita in his lectures. These are few quotes ...


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