Here we got Goddess Sita facts with a feminist view of Sita. Patriarchy was evil, it is certain that in some way or other our ancestors tried to portray an example of Sita as an ideal lady who accepts whatever the husband says. I am pretty sure that not patriarchy only but elder women (like typical Indian Saas) would have been involved in creating the false narrative of Sita. Let’s not discuss it, as it will be a whole psychology thing.
Here is the summary of top 5 goddess Sita facts which gives feminist view of Sita.
- In childhood, Sita was able to lift the bow of ‘Shiva’ which even the greatest of the Kings were unable to do so.
- She chose a person who was able to lift the same bow.
- When Rama was about to be sent to exile for 14 years, everyone said ‘Don’t go, Sita, even Rama said’. She chose not to listen to them and followed her duty.
- Sita chose to remain hidden so that ‘Chhaya Sita’ who was named ‘Vedavati’ in previous birth could take revenge on Ravana
- As an independent Queen, she accepted exile on the wish of the public, only people with great thinking can do it. She proved her greatness.
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Who is Sita? Best Goddess Sita facts from the Ramayana.
She is an ideal woman for sure but not one who accepts whatever the husband says but an independent woman. It is the perfect feminist view of Sita. In childhood, she was able to lift the bow of ‘Shiva’ which even the greatest of the Kings were unable to do so. She was great there. In those times there used to be Syambara where a female used to choose a bridegroom based on the ability of a person. She chose a person who was able to lift the same bow. Let’s repeat, “She Chose
When Rama was about to be sent to exile for 14 years, everyone said ‘Don’t go, Sita’, even Rama said. She chose not to listen to them and followed her duty and went along with Rama and Lakshmana. Let’s repeat “She Chose”. Choosing what to do was the real feminist view of Sita.
Everyone had heard about the story when Ravana kidnapped Sita but this is a half story. ( You will not understand Indian concepts by reading one line or one story, you have to read also and feel ). There are various texts like ‘Skanda Purana’ where there is a mention that, the event was already planned. Sita was not kidnapped but it was someone else named “Chhaya Sita’. Here also Sita chose to remain hidden so that ‘Chhaya Sita’ who was named ‘Vedavati’ in previous birth could take revenge with Ravana who was cursed by her in the previous birth. I repeat “She Chose, Sita Chose”
The feminist view of Sita is here and other top Goddess Sita facts.
The silliest patriarchal reason given is that of ‘Agni Pariksha’. There was no Agni Pariksha that happened for Sita. It was Chhaya Sita who was probably Yogini ( an accomplished mystic, I have found her similarities with future Draupadi, and the future Padma through personal research, the article link is given in the end). She chose to be hidden unless ‘Agni Pariksha’ would happen so that she could come back. Let’s repeat “She Chose, Sita Chose”
Lastly, when the public wanted something from their king, for the sake of King she chose to move to Ashrama. Here she accepted, isn’t it obvious that an independent lady would have thought something great only. ( See the results, her two sons were greater than their cousins, even greater than the brothers of Rama). Let’s repeat “She Chose, Sita Chose” She chose, Sita Chose. This is one of the perfect Goddess Sita facts.
So let a girl take her own decisions, educate her, and support her. These were the top goddess Sita facts and feminist view of Sita.