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Was Sita Daughter of Ravana? Shocking Revelation Inside

Was Sita Daughter of Ravana? Shocking Revelation Inside

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Whether Sita was Ravana’s daughter or not, the truth remains that there are many different versions of her story because her true parents are unknown. As a result, we’ll strive to find out how she got into this world and what happened to her. Let us examine the numerous versions of the Ramayana in order to discover the account of her birth.


Ramayana by Valmiki

Sita is reported to have been discovered in a furrow in a ploughed field in Valmiki’s Ramayana and Kamban’s Tamil epic Ramavataram and is thus recognized as a daughter of Bhumi Devi (the goddess of the ground). Sita’s Birth star is Ashlesha Constellation in Chaitra month. Janaka, king of Mithila, and his wife Sunayana found her, adopted her, and raised her.

Ramayana Manjari

In the Ramayana Manjari (verses 344–366), North-western, and Bengal recensions of the Valmiki Ramayana, Janaka professes his desire to have a child after hearing a voice from the sky and then seeing Menaka. When he finds the child, the same voice tells him that the child is his spiritual child, born of Menaka.

Janka’s real child

Sita is depicted as Janaka’s real daughter in the Mahabharata’s Ramopkhyana and Vimala Suri’s Paumachariya. This idea that Sita was the genuine daughter of Janaka, as recorded in Ramopkhyana Mahabharata, was based on the authentic version of Valmiki Ramayana, according to Rev. Fr. C. Bulcke. The narrative of Sita appearing magically in a furrow was later incorporated into the Valmiki Ramayana.


Vedavati’s Story

According to certain legends, Sita was Vedavati’s reincarnation. Ravana sexually abused Vedavati, a Brahmin woman. When Ravana tainted her purity, she self-immolated on a pyre and pledged to return in her next life to be the cause of Ravana’s death. She was thus reborn as Sita.


Manivati’s Reincarnation

According to Gunabhadra’s Uttara Purana from the ninth century BCE, Ravana disturbs the asceticism of Manivati, daughter of Amitavega of Alkapuri and she vows to avenge Ravana. Manivati is later resurrected as Ravana and Mandodari’s daughter. However, astrologers foretell Ravana’s demise as a result of this child. As a result, Ravana gives the order to kill the child. Manivati is encased in a coffin and buried in Mithila’s ground, where she is discovered by some of the kingdom’s farmers. The king of that state, Janka, then adopts her.


Ravana’s little girl

Sita, known as Vasudevahindi in Sanghadasa’s Jaina version of the Ramayana from the 5th century BCE, is born as Ravana’s daughter. Astrologers foretell that the first child of Vidyadhara Maya (Ravana’s wife) will end his bloodline, according to this account. As a result, Ravana abandons her and has her buried in a faraway place, where she is later discovered and adopted by Janka.


Jain version of the whole story

Ravana loved Sita as a daughter, according to the Jain version of the Ramayana. She is supposed to have been born from the Ravan-Mandodari couple. When Ravan saw his lovely baby girl, he was pleased. During the festivities, the royal priest predicted that if the infant survived, the entire island of Lanka would be destroyed. The infant was to be placed in a well-decorated box and thrown into the sea, it was agreed. The water level rose as a result, and the box was swamped.