Lord Rama And Goddess Sita Marriage
Brother of Goddess Sita
The marriage of Shri Ram and Goddess Sita is probably considered to be the most famous marriage after the marriage of Mahadev and Mata Parvati.
Another feature of this marriage was that in this marriage almost all the main deities including the trinity were present in some form or the other.
No one wanted to give up the temptation to witness this marriage. Brahmarishi Vashishtha and Rajrishi Vishwamitra along with Shri Ram also had knowledge of this.
It is said that Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra themselves came disguised as Brahmins to see their marriage.
Shri Ram was the first of the four brothers to be married. The marriage ceremony was going on and in the meantime the rituals to be performed by the daughter’s brother came.
In this method, the brother of the girl sprinkles lava while walking in front of the girl. This practice is still seen in North India, especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
When the marriage priest called for the daughter’s brother for this practice, it was considered who could complete this practice.
The problem was that at that time there was no one who could play the role of mother Sita’s brother.
Seeing this delay in the marriage of her daughter, Mother Prithvi also became sad.
While the discussion was going on, suddenly a young man of black color got up and asked for permission to complete this method.
In fact, it was Mangaldev himself who had come there to see the marriage of Shri Ram along with the Navagrahas.
Goddess Sita was born from Prithvi and Mars was also the son of Prithvi. Because of this, he also seemed to be the brother of Goddess Sita. That is why with the indication of Mother Earth, they came forward to complete this method.
Thus, seeing an unknown person coming to perform this ritual, King Janak was in a dilemma.
How could they accept a person whose clan, gotra and family are not known as the brother of their daughter?
He asked Mangal his identity, clan and gotra.
On this Mangaldev smiled and said – O Maharaj Janak! I have not arisen for no reason to fulfill the duty of your daughter’s brother. Your apprehension is not unfounded but rest assured, I am fully qualified for this task.
If you have any doubt, you can ask Maharishi Vashistha and Vishwamitra about this matter.
Hearing such eloquent voice, King Janak asked Maharishi Vashistha and Vishwamitra about it. Both of them knew everything, so they happily ordered it.
Thus, after getting permission from the gurus, Mangal performed all the rituals as the brother of Goddess Sita.
It is not mentioned in all the versions of Ramayana but it is mentioned in Kamba Ramayana and Ramcharitmanas. This story is a prime example of the fulfillment of the responsibilities of a brother towards his sister.
Siyavar Ramchandra ki Jai️🙏
Jai Jai Shri Ram