Posted on March 20 2016
Sita, the daughter of the earth goddess, was born in a furrow of a plowed field. Following her abduction by the demon Ravana, she was rescued by her love interest, Prince Rama, who questioned her chastity during her imprisonment. To prove her purity, Sita entered a blazing fire and emerged unscathed. When Rama again rejected her, she returned to the earth, descending deep within its core, never to return. Sita remains a martyr to the ideal of fidelity.