From Shri Rama’s life, we learn a lot and from Sitaji’s life also. Both of them have done so much for us, bringing forth such a great life. All their lives they suffered and suffered and suffered. They lived in the villages. They lived in the forest. While they were the king and the queen, they had never known what is discomfort. They traveled all the way with bare feet. They went through all kinds of tortures of life. Sita was taken away by Ravana who was a horrid man.... There She showed Her greatness. The characters of different nature, like Sita and Shri Rama, they were showing the complementary attributes ... and if that is so, then the husband-wife relations are beautiful.... Ravana was such a horrid fellow. He did all kinds of things to Her, but She kept absolutely calm and quiet, waiting for Her husband to come back. Can we think of such women in modern times, so satisfied with themselves, so much in the balance, so much full of confidence and strength? This is the message of Sita’s life.... A woman, when she acts, she has to act like a woman. The same thing she may do as the man does, but she has to be a woman.... Sitaji was Shri Lakshmi and Sitaji was the one who was the power of Shri Rama. (Shri Rama Puja 1987)
Sita (also spelled Sîta, Seeta or Seetha) also known as Vaidehi, Janaki, Maithili, Bhoomija, is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and a daughter of King Janak of Janakpur. She is the consort of the Hindu god Rama (avatar of Vishnu) and is an avatar of Lakshmi (Aadi Shakti of Lord Vishnu), goddess of wealth and wife of Vishnu. She is esteemed as a paragon of spousal and feminine virtues for all Hindu women. Sita is known for her dedication, self-sacrifice, courage, and purity.
Sita is described as the daughter of the earth goddess Bhūmi and the adopted daughter of King Janaka of Mithila and Queen Sunayna. In her youth, she marries Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. Soon after her marriage, she goes exile with her husband and brother-in-law Lakshmana. While in exile, the trio settles in the Dandaka forest, from where she is abducted by Ravana, Rakshasa King of Lanka. She is imprisoned in the Ashoka Vatika of Lanka by Ravana. Sita is finally rescued by Rama in the climatic war where Rama slays Ravana. Sita goes into the fire for her human body to come out of fire-god's protection and her imitation, abducted by Ravan, gets back in the fire. Thereafter, Rama and Sita return to Ayodhya, where they are crowned as king and queen. However, king Rama subjected to the kingly duty and pressure abandons a pregnant Sita when one of his subjects casts doubt over her chastity. In the refuge of Sage Valmiki's hermitage, Sita gives birth to twins Lava and Kusha. After her sons grow up and unite with their father, Sita returns to her mother, the Earth's womb, for release from a cruel world as a testimony of her purity. (more)