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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

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 (...
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Questions regarding Jewellery of Mother Sita according to Valmiki Ramayana

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 ...
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Why didn't Lord Ram try to prove Mother Sita's Purity but rather chose to exile her?

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 ...
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How did Ashoka Vana remain unaffected by the fire?

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. ...
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Does Sita mention that she is a pativrata?

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 ...
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Why are female counterparts in South Indian temples placed on the right?

If the temple is depicting the specific scenario of the deities during marriage then it's correct that the female deity is placed to the right of the male deity. Because we have from the Atri Smriti: ...
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Sahasra Mukhi (Thousand Faced) Raavana Killed by Sita

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 ...
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How did Hanuman's tail catch fire?

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 ...
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How many days did Ravana keep Sita confined?

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 । उवासरामरहितारावणस्यानि...
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Whether Chhaya Sita / Maya sita is mentioned in valmiki ramayan or in which scripture first?

Maya Sita or Chhaya sita does not appear in the Valmiki Ramayana. In the original Valmiki Ramayana, Ravana kidnapped Sita but not a shadow. The maya sita comes from Skanda Purana. In Venkatachala ...
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Why didn't Rāma leave his ring back in Ayodhya before setting out to the forest?

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, ...
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Was Ravana not able to lift Pinaka aka 'The Shiva Dhanush'?

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 [...
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Why did Sri Rama banish Lady Sita when he was a witness of her fire-test himself?

Leela of Abandoning Godesses Sita also illustrates the greatness of 'Raam Naam'. By the mere chanting of Raam Naam and singing their virtues even animals and birds become so powerful that they gain ...
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What was the age of Sita at the time of marriage?

Here is what Sita says to Ravana in aranya kanda(sita says that when Rama left ayodhya for exile,Rama was 25 years old and sita says she was or is 18 years old. मम भर्ता महातेजा वयसा पंच विंशकः ||  ...
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Mother of Sita in Ramayana

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...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

Previous answers presented excerpts from Shrimad Bhagvat Purana, Padma Purana and Tulasidas Ramcharitamanas. So, I am giving an answer using some other scriptures. Mentions about Rama leaving Sita is ...
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Why did Ram give up Sita instead of the throne?

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 ...
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Swami Vivekananda Commentaries on Sita

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 ...
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Like Vish and Shiv have reverse spelling and opposite effects, does Sita and Sati have some reason behind their names?

There are no concepts like you are saying. The dhatu 'Vish' means Pervading. The dhatu 'Shiv' means Auspicious. In what sense are you seeing evil destruction in Auspicious? Hence, they are not ...
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Translation of Valmiki Ramayana 3-53-25

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. एतच्चा...
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Sitadevi had a brother?

As per Valmiki Ramayana, Sita Devi had no brothers. This was specified at time of Kaushilya admonishing Kaikeyi post Dasaratha's death. वृद्धः चैव अल्प पुत्रः च वैदेहीम् अनिचिन्तयन् | सो अपि शोक ...
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Why did Rama and Sita wait so long to have kids?

Sita and Rama waiting for kids for a long time can be reasoned in four ways. It's completely their wish. Having kids and when to have kids is upto the wish of the couple. Both sita and Rama know ...
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

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 ...
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Can anyone suggest mantras for worshiping Mata Sita and Sri Radha Rani?

There is Gayatri Mantras for various deities mentioned here. Gayatri mantra for Devi Radha is as follows: ॐ वृषभानुजायै विद्महे कृष्णप्रियायै धीमहि तन्नो राधा प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Vrishabhanujayai ...
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How did Ashoka Vana remain unaffected by the fire?

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 ...
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Raavana's dress code during abduction

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 उपा...
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Did Lord Rama exile Maa Sita?

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, ...
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Why did Lord Rama ask for the second Pariksha?

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. ...
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

Sri Desiraju Hanumanta Rao translates the name Suvarchala (or, सुवर्चला, ‘Suvarcalā’) as “wife of the sun” in verse 2.30.30 of the Ramayana. Translation link here. धर्मः तु गज नास ऊरु सद्भिर् आचरितः...
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.8) also says Suvarcalā (सुवर्चला) is the wife of Sūrya. एवमुक्तः पुनः सोऽथ सप्तकृत्वो रुरोद वै। ततोऽन्यानि ददौ तस्मै सप्त नामानि वै प्रभुः। स्थानानि चैषामष्टानां पत्नीः पुत्रांश्च ...
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