Story of Rama and Seeta
Many years ago there lived in India,
a king called Dasharatha.
He was a very good king, but he was
very unhappy because he had no children.
So he prayed and prayed until God
granted him 4 sons.
King Dasharatha had three queens.
The eldest Queen Kaushalaya became
the mother of Rama.
Queen Kaikeyee became the mother of
Queen Sumitra became the mother of
twins, Shatrughna and Laxman.
Seeta was a beautiful princess.
Her father, King Janak, wanted a
husband for Seeta worthy of her good qualities and beauty. Therefore the king
invited suitors to his court.
King Janak promised that he would give Seeta in marriage to one, who could pick up,
string and break a very heavy Bow.
Sri Rama married Seeta after
succeeding at picking and breaking the heavy bow.
Now let me tell you about Queen
I already told you that she was one
of the queens of King Dasharatha, who was Ram’s father.
Queen Kaikeyee had saved King
The King urged Kaikeyee to ask for
anything that she desired in return.
Kaikeyee however said, that she
would ask for what she wanted, when the time was right.
After Rama completed his education,
the time came that he should be crowned king.
Everyone in the kingdom was very
happy as Rama was very capable.
However, at that time Kaikayee
decided to ask Dasharatha that her wishes
She asked king Dasharatha that her
son Bharat should be crowned king instead of Rama.
She also asked that Rama should be
banished to the forest for 14 years.
King Dasharatha was very unhappy,
but Rama told his father that he must keep his promise. So Rama , along with his
wife Seeta and brother Laxman left for the forest.
In the forest Seeta was kidnapped by
a demon king called Ravana.
Rama urged Raavana to return Seeta unharmed.
But Raavana refused.
Rama with the help of Hanuman, the
monkey God and his army, marched against Raavana, who lived in the golden city
After a very fierce battle, Raavana
The defeat of Raavana is celebrated
in India as Dassera.
Seeta was safe with Rama.
They both returned to their kingdom
after 14 years and reigned for a very very long time.
Rama and Seeta’s triumphant
homecoming is celebrated as Diwali.