Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya


What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya.

After Satyuga, Lord Shri Vishnu Hari incarnated on this earth as Lord Shri Rama in Tretayuga.  And Shri Sheshnag born as his younger brother Lakshmana, Goddess Lakshmi as Mother Sita, Lord Shankar's Anshvatara as in the form of Hanuman ji, they put an end to the growing tyranny on earth. Later lord Shri Ram was also got famous with the name of Maryada Purushottam. How did Lord Shri Ram become Maryada Purushottam (supreme dignified person)? And will also know what Lord Shree Rama gifted to Goddess Sita (to show first time face) after the marriage ceremony.  Today, we will provide you further detail in this regard.



After marriage in India, the ritual of showing the face of a newly-married bride has been going on for centuries. Whenever someone sees the bride's face for the first time, they definitely gives her some gift in return. Even on occasion of suhaagtraat (the first night of marriage), when the husband sees his wife's face, he also gives some gifts.  As we have already told you that this tradition has been going on in India for centuries, so today we are going to tell you about the story of the Ramayana period.  In which it will be known that after marriage, whom gave what type of gift to Mother Sita in Ayodhya.

Lord Rama and Mother Sita, evidence of their existence on earth still exists. Along with the birthplace of Lord Rama, every that place where the Lord rama did some leelas or lived during exile period . There are many such sites which are in India, now the temple has been constructed at these places. Though Lord Ram's birthplace is frequented by devotees, tourists throughout the year, but there is a large crowd on special occasions. 

Here we are taking you to a similar place located in this ancient and famous city of India.  It is famous for Mata Sita and is known as Kanaka Bhavan.  In connection with this, it is said that at the time of marriage, Mother Sita was received as a gift.

The story is that in the Treta Yuga at the court of Maharaja Janaka in Mithila, when Shri Ram break Lord Shankar's bow, Janaki put Jayamala in his neck.  That night Prabhu Shri Rama started thinking that Janakanandini Vaidehi would now go to our Ayodhya.  Therefore, there should be a beautiful building for her.

The story said that the moment the wish arose in the mind of God, at the same moment, Queen Kaikeyi saw the divine Kanaka Bhawan of Saket Dham in a dream in Ayodhya. The Queen narrated her dream to

Maharaj Dasaratha and said, O Maharaj " I wish that you build the same beautiful palace as my dream. 

 On the request of Dashrathji, Devshilpi Vishwakarma ji came to Ayodhya to build Bhavan (palace).  He made a very beautiful construction.  Queen Kaikeyi named it Kanaka Bhavan.

There was One day remain for the entrance in Kanak bhavan, then on receiving the news of Lord Rama's marriage, Mother Kaikayi made up her mind to present it to her beloved son Ram and Sita and she did the same.

Kanaka Bhavan was given by Kaikeyi as a gift to Mata Sita.  When Janak Nandani Vaidehi mother Sita came to Ayodhya after marrying Lord Rama, Kaikeyi was very happy to see her.  She was fascinated by mata Sita' beauty and the beautiful appearance that captivated her mind.  It is said that Kaikayi gave Kanak Bhavan as a gift to newlywed goddess Sita in a face to express her affection.

This unique and very amazing place is also mentioned in the scriptures.  It is said that when Kaikeyi saw Goddess Sita, she became affactionate with her beauty.  It is also mentioned that Kaikeyi loved Lord Rama more than all his sons, he was her most beloved son.  In such a situation, her beloved

son's wife was also very dear to Kaikeyi.  So she decided to give the best gift and presented Kanaka Bhavan to Vaidehi.

Some people also believe that Shri Ram had given this palace to mata Sita for showing first time face after marriage. Mostly historians do not believe this to be correct.  Which of these things is right and which is wrong, it cannot be said with assertion.  But many people also believe that Lord Shri Ram had promised to Mother Sita ,he will not marry to other in future.  But he did not give any kind of palace to her.

One aspect of Kaikeyi's life is that she loved Sita more than her real daughter-in-law.  The direct evidence of this is the'Kanak Mandap' or 'Kanak Bhavan' inAyodhya.  It is known from the name that this building must have been built with gold sometime.  It is said that Maharaja Dasaratha was so impressed with Kaikeyi that he used to call him as Kanu, Kanak etc. Hence it was named Kanak Mahal. 

There is no mention of Kanaka or Kanu in
 stories related to Ramayana, Ramcharit
 Manas or Ayodhya.  Kaikeyi's character is
 not usually seen with respect.  But, Queen
 Kaikeyi had more affection and love for
 Rama than her son Bharata in heart. Even
 today, this tradition is in the states of
 Uttar Pradesh, Bihar etc.  There the
 mother-in-law give gift to daughter-in-law
 for showing first time her face after
 marriage . This huge grand building is
 currently one of the best sightseeing
 places of Ayodhya.

Chudamani is an ornament to wear in the hair of women. (It is necessary to know about Chudamani here because this Chudamani confirmed that Janakanandini is in Lanka).

Fourteen gems came out of the Samudramanthan (churning of sea), at the same time two goddesses were born from the ocean -

 1- Ratnakar Nandini

 2- Mahalakshmi

 * 'Ratnakar Nandini dedicated her mind-body to Shri Hari (Vishnu ji) on seeing him!  When she proceeded to meet him, Sagar gave Chudamani to his daughter, this divine ornament created by Vishwakarma (which was made of divine gems ).

** At this time Mahalakshmi was born and  when Lakshmi saw Vishnu ji and accept him as husband .  Ratnakar Nandini was left stunned after seeing this.

Shrihari , who knows the desire of everyone, reached  Ratnakar Nandini and said softly, I know your sentiment, when I will take the incarnation on earth, then also you will take avatar on earth as my destructive power .

I will wholeheartedly accept you in the form of Shri Kalki in the Kaliyuga, now it is Satyuga, you do penance in Treta, Dwapara, on the Trikuta peak, fulfilling the desires of your worshipper by the name of Vaishnavi.

While leaving for penance, Ratnakar Nandini took out the chudamani from her hair and gave it to Shree Vishnu as a her memory , while Indra Dev stood there, Indra became eager to get the chudamani, later Vishnu ji gave that Chudamani to Indra Dev, Indra Dev decorated it in the hair of Indrani.

A demon named Shambarasur who attacked on heaven, Indra and all the gods hid from defeat in the battle. After a few days Indra Dev reached Ayodhya King Dasaratha to seek help . On behalf of Indra, King Dasaratha came to heaven to fight Shambarasura with Kaikeyi and in the battle Shambarasura was killed at the hands of Dasaratha.

In the joy of winning the war, Indra Dev and Indrani gave a grand welcome to Dasharatha and Kaikei and presented gifts.  Indra Dev gave Dasharatha ji the four wings of the divine swans of "Swarga Ganga Mandakini".  Indrani gifted the same divine chudamani to Kaikei and gave her a boon, the woman who will have this chudamani in her hair, her fortune will remain intact and indefectible , and no enemy will be able to defeat the state where the woman lives.

King Dasaratha and Kaikei returned to Ayodhya after receiving the gift. Seeing the amazing love of Rani Sumitra, Kaikeyi presented the chudamani to Sumitra.  This chudamani could not be equated with any ornament around the world.



When the marriage of Shri Ram Ji was completed with Mother Sita.  Sri Rama came to Ayodhya Dham after marrying Sita Ji, all the rituals were completed. 

All three mothers performed the tradition of seeing the first time face of newly married bride.

First of all Rani Sumitra gave the same chudamani to Sita ji at tradition of showing face. Also Mata Sumitra, seeing the face of Sita Mata, handed her over to her two sons Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

As we mentioned earlier, Mata  Kaikeyi provided Kanaka Bhavan in the tradition of showing face to Sita Ji.  Finally, Kaushalya Ji came to Sita Ji and handed over the hand of Lord Shri Ram to Sita Ji.  What else will happen in the world?  Janak handed over the hand of Sita to Rama and Kaushalya handed over the hand of Rama to Sita.


Rama's glory Rama only knows that such a lowly and inferior person like us cannot tell Kaushilya's affection for Sita Rama.


After Sitaharan, when Hanuman ji reaches Lanka to find mother, Hanuman ji meets Sita ji in Ashoka Vatika. Hanuman ji gives the ring

given by God to Sitamata and says -


मातु मोहि दीजे कछु चीन्हा

जैसे रघुनायक मोहि दीन्हा

चूडामणि उतारि तब दयऊ

हरष समेत पवन सुत लयऊ


Sita ji took off the same Chudamani and gave it to Hanuman ji, thinking that if this chudamani remains with me, it is not possible for Ravana to be destroyed.  Hanuman ji came back from Lanka and gave the chudamani to Lord Shree Rama and told him about the sorrow of Mataji.


The story ahead of this is well known to all of us.


Even in Tretayug, when Ram, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya, and Sita, daughter of King Janak, were married, after marriage Lord Rama also gave a precious gift to Mother Sita, in the occasion of to seeing the first time face of his wife .  Sita Maiya was very

pleased to got that.

After all, what such gift did Shriram give as first time  to showing face of his wife Sita, let us introduce you to this mythological saga of Ramayana.


Shri Ram and Goddess Sita were the main characters of Ramayana.  Sri Rama is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Sita incarnation of mata

 Lakshmi.  We all know that Shri Ram is also called Maryada Purushottam.


There is a very beautiful incident in the Ramayana about the marriage of Lord Shri Ram and Goddess Sita.  It is told in the Ramayana that the first meeting of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita met in the garden.  Goddess Sita goes to the garden to worship Goddess Gauri and Lord Rama also arrives in

 the garden to pick flowers for his guru Vishwamitra.  There, they see each other for the first time and are fascinated towards each other.


Since Goddess Sita does start to like Sri Rama since her first meeting, she prays Mother Gauri to get Sri Rama as her husband.  Mother Gauri knows the desire of Goddess Sita and says-


‘मनु जाहि राचेउ मिलिहि सो बरु सहज सुन्दर सावरो।

 करुना निधान सुजान सीलु सनेहु जानत रावरो ॥’ 


And the prayer of Goddess Sita is fulfilled
 and she gets Sri Rama as her husband.
 There are many obstacles in the marriage
 of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita such as
 the condition of the swayamvara and the
 Mangalik Yoga present in the Kundali of
 Lord Rama.  But these obstacles do not
 stop them from getting married.  These
 obstacles are overcome automatically
 and Shri Ram gets married to Goddess
 Sita.  In this marriage, all the Gods and
 Goddesses come to join them by
 changing their forms.

But the most important thing about marriage is when Goddess Sita and Lord Rama meet for the first time after marriage.  After marriage, there is a ritual of to showing her face.  The gift given by Sri Rama to Goddess Sita in this ritual was very special and priceless.


During this ritual Shri Rama gave no any visible gift but gave a promise as a gift to Goddess Sita.  According to this promise, Shri Ram will follow one patnidharma (have only one wife).  He promised that no woman other than Goddess Sita will come into his life. Shri Ram kept his promise throughout his life and never accepted the proposals of other marriages that came to him.  But following many other dignities, Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita.


Followed his promise to Goddess Sita, he throughout whole life life. His father also had three queens. While he did not live with Sita, he could have got married if he wanted. That

promise, to set high standards for all his ideal relationships and Lord Rama is known as Maryada Purushottam because of being an ideal  king. But Lord Rama was very sad when Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita due to following many other dignities and started living like a sannyasin (Asetic) in the palace too because the his beloved queen mata Sita was living in  the forest like a sadhvi (Chaste). 


Ramji's life may have been a struggleful and he faced criticism due to Sita's abandonment and the Agnipariksha, but it was plan of god. Ram and Sita were incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi who were born to destroy Adharma (unrighteous) and establish Dharma. 

 Rama and Sita's mutual love is still an inspiration for couples.


That is why Lord Shri Rama is called Maryada Purushottam.


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