Rare stories about how lord Ram, Lakshman, and Sita ended their lives on Earth after coming back from Vanvaas.
We have been listening to the stories of Ram, Sita, and Lakshman from our childhood. How Ravana kidnapped Sita, and how Ram Lakshman Hanuman killed Ravana and resecued Sita safely. The three of them then came back to Ayodhya after completing their exile of 14 years. People of Ayodhya were so happy and they enjoyed the returning of Ram, Lakshman, and Sita. But what after that…
How they led their life. How Ram who was the avatar of lord Vishnu end his mortal life. Where SITA also known as Bhoomija, born from Earth, gone. What happened to Lakshman after that?
Following is the very rare story about it:
The way Ram-Laksman-Sita ended passes away is rather an interesting story. So here it goes..
The end of Sita
It all started with the agnipariksha of Sita.
Ram returned victorious from the war in Lanka, and everyone in Ayodhya celebrated his victory. They took him to be their king, and he celebrated over 10,000 years on the throne. But people gossiped and some of them gossiped and doubted Sita’s chastity because she had spent so much time in Ravana’s home.
Ram could not handle these rumors and doubted Sita’s purity. Sita, who could not take this doubt, jumped into the fire. And because Sita was so pure, the fire did not burn her, and all the gods sang of her purity.
But Ram’s first priority was always his praja, his subjects, and hence, he banished her from the kingdom.
And so, Sita left for her second exile, pregnant, and settled herself in sage Valmiki’s ashram.
Ram, continued to rule righteously and held many yagnas and one of them was the Ashwamedha Yagna
In this yagna, a horse was let loose and the horse had to be caught – just like a game. All the royals pursued this horse with their chariots and tried to capture it.
But in the end, two small children from the forest caught it. And when the royals like Lakshmana, Sugreev, Hanuman tried to recapture them from these children, they were all defeated by them.
These two children were none other than sons of Ram who were in Sita’s womb when she was exiled. They were raised by Sita in sage Valmiki’s ashram, and because they are Ram’s sons, they could not be defeated in the battle
In the end, Ram, hearing the news that somehow most of his valiant warriors had failed to recapture the horse had failed, tried to engage with these boys himself. Sita, who was looking for the boys is aghast to find Ram trying to battle against his own sons.
That is when she tell Ram about Luv and Kush – his twin sons.
Because Luv and Kush were born away from Ayodhya, the doubts would be raised again. And that is why Ram doubted Sita’s chastity a second time
But Sita was now too annoyed with Ram on being told to perform another test of her chastity, and appealed to mother earth to take her away. And Mother Earth obliged.
And so, the story of Sita ends.
The end of Lakshman
Kala, the god of time, in the disguise of a sadhu, came to have an audience with Lord Ram.
Ram gave strict orders to Lakshmana to not let anyone in while he was having a meeting with Kala. Anyone who would enter, Ram would kill him personally.
Lakshmana stood guard outside’s Ram’s quarters, sage Durvasa also requested audience with Lord Ram.
Sage Durvasa was a hot-tempered sage and was infamous for his curses. Lakshman refused to let Sage Durvasa in. The last time Lakshman had disobeyed Ram’s orders, Sita was kidnaped. He would not repeat such a folly again.
Sage Durvasa threatens to curse the whole of Ayodhya of misfortune, and hence, Lakshman disobeys Ram and walks into his quarters.
Ram would have to kill Lakshman, as per his vow. But Lakshman refused to bring this sin upon Ram.
And hence, Lakshman walked into the Sarayu river and ended his life.
Actually, this was a cue for Ram to end his life too, as sage Durvasa tells him after he meets him and after Lakshman leaves the palace.
And thus, Ram’s stay on the planet ended.