Marriage And Marriage In Rama's Ramayana Of Valmiki

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Marriage is when a man and a woman are bonded by the sacred act of matrimony to begin a family. The bible has conditioned many to believe that woman were made for man and men were made for women. At the top of one 's head, an ideal couple 's relationship should be built on trust, respect, and commitment. The epic Ramayana of Valmiki describes Rama to be the ideal man since he has a strong faith in dharma and is an incarnation of Vishnu, thus making Sita the ideal women. Rama is loved by his people and the next in line for the crown, making him and Sita the power couple of Ayodhya. One of Rama 's mothers, however, asks for Rama to comply with his father 's boon which will leave him exiled for fourteen years in the forest. As Rama and his wife …show more content…
The epic begins with Rama being called to his father 's palace and as he travels in his chariot he is receiving flowers and praise by his people. As the people rejoice as the future king passes by they tell one another that, "Rama 's coronation is truly a blessing to all the people. While he rules, and he will rule for a long time, no one will even have an unpleasant experience, or even suffer," which shows the reader that he is favored by all of his future subjects (1176). The fact that his people said that they will never suffer while he reigns must mean they have given Rama their full trust to take care of them for many years. These praises are the first signs that let the reader infer that Rama is an ideal man. As he arrives at his father 's palace and is told of the bombshell that will change his life for fourteen years, Rama replies calmly and accepts his destiny. A humble Rama tells his mother Kaikeyi "I am not fond of wealth and pleasure: but even as the sages are, I am devoted to truth. Even if father had not commanded me, and you had asked me to go to the forest I would have done so!" which is such understanding reaction that probably surprised the reader …show more content…
Surpanakha is obviously rejected because Rama is already married so she proposes to Laksmana who then teases the demon by telling her to get rid of Sita. But right away Rama goes and defends his wife before Surpanakha hurts her and tells Laksmana, "It is not right to jest with cruel and unworthy people. Look at the plight of Sita. She barely escaped with her life," which shows how overprotective Rama is of his wife (1186). They cast away the demon, but then another demon comes to them in a form of a deer in attempt to kidnap Sita. The demon Marica is the distraction in Ravana 's plan and he succeeds in captivating Sita 's attention, she wants the men to capture it and with no question "Rama took his weapons and went after the strange deer," (1190). Rama just got up and left, the love he has for his wife makes him not question anything, the reader can infer that anything Sita wants Rama will give it to her because just how Sita mentioned she is his other half. While the men chase the "deer" Sita is visited by Ravana in a disguise that he takes off and reveals his true identity to her which makes Sita extremely upset and goes on to tell him, "O demon-king! I have firmly resolved to follow Rama who is equal to the god of gods, who is

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