Is Rama Younger than Sita?
Now the average age gap of marriage would be 3 yrs with the woman still being Good example is Sita who is considered elder than Rama. Also I Dont Think that Ram and Sita Lived 12 years in Ayodhya after Marriage, They might have lived for 1 or Something Years Because if They. During his exile, Sita who had accompanied Rama was kidnapped by years before Tulsidas Ramayan, things were quite different. If Valmiki's Ramayan is to be believed, Rama's marriage is not an ideal marriage.
Hearing about this swayamvara, Vishvamitra asks Rama to participate in it and takes Rama and Lakshmana to the palace of Janaka in Janakpur. Janaka is greatly pleased to learn that Rama and Lakshmana are sons of Dasharatha. Next morning, in the middle of the hall, Rama lifts up the bow of Shiva with his left hand, fastens the string tightly and finally breaks the bow. However, another avatar of Vishnu, Parashuramabecame really angry as the bow of Shiva was broken.Ramayan song - Ram Sita marriage
However, he does not realize that Rama is also an avatar of Vishnu, therefore after being informed of this, he apologizes for getting angry. Thus, Rama fulfills Janaka's condition to marry Sita. Later on Vivaha Panchamia marriage ceremony is conducted under the guidance of Satananda.
Sita and Lakshmana willingly renounced the comforts of the palace and joined Rama in exile.
Ravana kidnapped Sita, disguising himself as a mendicant, while Rama was away fetching a golden deer to please her. Some versions of the Ramayana describe Sita taking refuge with the fire-god Agniwhile Maya Sitaher illusionary double, is kidnapped by the demon-king. Jatayuthe vulture-king, tried to protect Sita but Ravana chopped off his wings. Jatayu survived long enough to inform Rama of what had happened. During her captivity for a year in Lanka, Ravana expressed his desire for her; however, Sita refused his advances and struggled to maintain her chastity.
Hanuman was sent by Rama to seek Sita and eventually succeeded in discovering Sita's whereabouts.
Sita Elder To Lord Rama? – Ramani's blog
Sita gave Hanuman her jewellery and asked him to give it to her husband. Hanuman returned across the sea to Rama. Upon rescue, Rama makes Sita undergo a trial by fire to prove her chastity. In some versions of Ramayana, during this test the fire-god Agni appears in front of Rama and attests to Sita's purity, or hands over to him the real Sita and declares it was Maya Sita who was abducted by Ravana. She is not burnt, and the coals turn to lotuses.
Rama and sita from Uttara-kanda While Rama's trust and affection for Sita never wavered, it soon became evident that some people in Ayodhya could not accept Sita's long captivity under Ravana. During Rama's period of rule, an intemperate washermanwhile berating his wayward wife, declared that he was "no pusillanimous Rama who would take his wife back after she had lived in the house of another man". Then, Maharaj Janak vowed to marry Sita to such person only; and he announced the pre-condition of lifting the bow of Shiva for marrying Sita, and He invited gods, demigods, human kings, princes, and whoever wishes to marry his beautiful princess Sita after passing the test of being powerful enough to lift the divine bow of Lord Shiva.
Maharaj Janak had the concern for finding a suitable and worthy husband for Sita, also because of her divine birth, Sita Ji was divya-Janma a divine child without a match as revealed by Aakash-Vani, see VR 2. Sita ji herself told about this to Anusuya: So Many gods, Kings and emperors of earth, even demons, and others wished to marry her. They all came in Mithila to marry the most beautiful Sita after proving their strength and capability in handling the bow of Lord Shiva. So what will be that capability of one from among humans - Janaka thought this and became extremely disappointed.
Sage Vishwamitra was on visit to Janak along with his dearest disciples Shri Rama and Lakshmana, and then Shri Rama came to hear the legend of the bow of Shiva. Shri Rama wished to see that divine bow which was not lifted or moved even slightly by assemblages of Gods and demi-gods.
After having a look of the divine bow, great armed Rama wished to feel and brandish it in his hands. He also wished to take aim with that legendary bow of Lord Shiva.
Shri Rama upon the consent of the sage Vishwamitra grasping it at the middle handgrip playfully grabbed the bow. It was never happened before, the young valorous prince of Dasaratha made it happen effortlessly, Rama easily lifted the divine bow of Shiva in his hand as like an elephant uproots and takes a sugarcane in its' trunk. While many thousands of men, gods, demigods, demons etc were witnessing that right-minded Rama the legatee of Raghu stringed the bow effortlessly.
Further, that dextrous one, Rama, has stringed that bow with bowstring and started to stretch it up to his ear to examine its tautness, but that glorious one who is foremost among men, Rama, broke that bow medially. Then there bechanced an explosive explosion when the bow is broken, like the explosiveness of down plunging thunder, and the earth is tremulously tremulous, as it happens when a mountain is exploding.
Is Rama Younger than Sita?
The divine heavy bow of Shiva was not broken by itself because of its' oldness or dryness, but let us blame Rama for breaking it, as with any other toy which children are apt to damage in their playing.
He stretched the bowstring so long until it broke. Good example is Sita who is considered elder than Rama, according to one school of thoughts. Another example is draupadi who should have been elder than atleast some of of her husbands.
ramayana - What was the age of Sita at the time of marriage? - Hinduism Stack Exchange
Another example is Radha who was elder than Krishna The people whom we worship or treat as path finders themselves have done this kind of marriage many years back.
If we talk about later years also, i am not sure how many couples really knew their age when they got married. Even now i find many people in slums or people with very large families not remembering their children's age or date of birth. Then how can they be so sure than their daughter is marrying an elder man only or son is marrying an younger women only?
When asked some people why they think a women should be younger than man, the first answer that i get is that 'science insists atleast two years gap be between then man and the women'. But what's missing here is Another good and sensible reason i get for this is women start looking old soon, as compared to men.
So if a man marries an elderly women, then she starts looking much more older after marriage and that might affect their mutual physical interests.