SSK English Prelude


The Sita Shakti Kavya i.e., Sita's Empowerment Anthology largely represents the "Sanskar" i.e., value system imparted by Sita, of Indian epic Ramayana, to her twin children Lav and Kush.

The epic of Ramayana, dates back some 7000 years back.

The epic story briefly goes that Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, had a most beautiful and virtuous wife, Sita. When time came for coronation of Rama as king of Ayodhya, his stepmother insisted that, instead of Rama, it should be her son Bharata who should be crowned king and that Rama be banished to the forests for fourteen years.

Rama, as the obedient son, left for the forests. Sita, as a dutiful wife accompanied her husband into the forest. Laxmana, the brother of Rama also accompanied them. After some years in the forest, tragedy struck. Sita was abducted by demon king Ravana of Lanka. Ravana wanted to forcefully marry Sita, but she refused to do so.

Lord Rama with the help of forest dwellers called "vanars", then raided Lanka and defeated and killed Ravana.

Sita was put to "Agni Parksha" i.e., 'test by fire' to prove her fidelity to Rama. Sita passed this test unscathed. Rama then brought his beloved wife home.

A few months later, Sita found herself pregnant with the seed of love of her Lord Rama. But some doubtful citizens of Ayodhya kept mouthing foul words about Sita, as she had been earlier kidnaped by evil Ravana.

In order to pacify his citizens, king Rama banished Sita to the forests once again. Sita took shelter in the hermitage of fatherly sage Rishi Valmiki.