Episode 316 – Mother Sita delivers Lava & Kusa at Vaalmiki Maharishi’s Ashram!!


In the previous episode we had witnessed a shocking incident wherein Mother Sita is completely abandoned by Lord Rama on the pretext of protecting the “Raaja Dharma”. Eventually when Mother Sita comes to know about this from Lakshmana she is shocked beyond expressions and helplessly cries and vents her frustration out in the lonely forest! Nobody is there near her to support her. It is at this time that Lord Rama makes a decision quickly enough – He calls Hanuman and requests him to go to the forest and be of help to Mother Sita. Although Rama has abandoned Mother Sita physically, He is always in her thoughts every minute. She is always in his heart, permanently sealed!

As Hanuman sets out to the forest, he searches and finds Mother Sita lying down without any attention in the dark and lonely forest. He quickly changes his appearance into a small young boy, approaches her and quickly gains her confidence. Hanuman comforts Mother Sita and slowly takes her to Vaalmiki Maharishi’s ashram. At the ashram, Vaalmiki Maharishi along with his disciples welcomes Mother Sita and makes her comfortable. He learns about the situation in which she is currently and offers her food and water. Valmiki Maharishi requests Mother Sita to spend her forthcoming days in the ashram itself and not to wander anywhere else as she is also a pregnant woman.

Mother Sita accepts Vaalmiki Maharishi’s request and stays put in the ashram. Months roll by and it is time now for Mother Sita to deliver. One fine day, to the utter excitement of everybody including Vaalmiki Maharishi, she delivers two beautiful twin male babies! The entire ashram is rejoicing with enthusiasm that Mother Sita has successfully delivered the two babies. Vaalmiki Maharishi comes inside the room and names the babies “Lava” and “Kusa”. Thus, Lord Rama’s next generation has arrived!

For today, let us rejoice the fact that Mother Sita is safe and secure and she has successfully delivered Lava and Kusa. We shall wait till the next episode to find out what happens subsequently! 🙂

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at International School of Business & Media, Pune, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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