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According to Padma Purana, Ravana Kidnapping Maya Sita

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  • Why did Ramchandra take Sita’s ordeal?
  • According to the Padma Purana, the abduction of Ramayana is described in a slightly different way. According to the Padma Purana, there are two references to Sita, the real Sita, and the Maya Sita.

 

In the epic Ramayana, we all know about Sita’s ordeal and exile. But can we know the precise reason why Ramchandra took Sita’s ordeal? the foremost common saying is that Rama listened to his subjects and tested Sita to ascertain if she was holy even after Ravana’s abduction.

The Adikabi is written in Sanskrit through the Ramayana verses written by Sage Valmiki. Later, the Ramayana was translated into various regional languages, including Hindi, to spread the word. But aside from the Ramayana, the story of Rama and Sita of the Treta period is mentioned in several other ancient texts. One such is that the Padma Purana. This ancient text of 55,000 verses mentions a number of the events that really happened within the Ramayana.

 

In Padma Purana, the kidnapping of Sita is described in a slightly different story. Consistent with the Padma Purana, there are two references to Sita, the important Sita, and therefore the Maya Sita. We all skills the king of Lanka Ravana disguised as a saint kidnapped Sita and took her to Lanka and Ashoka kept her captive within the forest. Rama and Lakshmana fought with the assistance of the monkey army and rescued Sita. But the precise reason why Sri Ramachandra asked Sita to undergo a fiery test to prove his holiness and why he sent her out of Ayodhya into exile even then is unknown to us.

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According to the Padma Purana, there’s no connection between Sita’s ordeal and her banishment. Padma Purana says that Ravana who came to kidnap Sita didn’t know that Sita was actually a person’s goddess Lakshmi. He knew that Ravana was coming to kidnap him. He prayed to the hearth to sacrifice himself. Seeing Sita’s longing, Agni hides her from him and makes a Mayasita and sends her there.

 

Unaware of all this, Ravana abducted Mayasita thinking it had been real. Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu, knew everything. Yet he visited war against Ravana to enjoy his karma. After rescuing Mayasita, he asks her to travel back and send the important Sita. Then Mayasita vanished into the hearth and therefore the real Sita came out of the hearth.

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