Beautiful moments together – Shri Ram and Mata Sita

When one comes to think of talk about pure love, compatibility, trust and friendship between couples, the first name which strikes to us is that of Shri Ram and Mata Sita. As divine they are, they stand out as representations of true companionship which should be present between a husband and a wife.
Not all days were easy going in their life, but they never complained. The beauty of their relation was that they were happy when they were together, not only in the palace of Ayodhya, but also in the thorn and stone driven forest during their exile. Shri Ram and Mata Sita with their pure love and happy moments of togetherness made the forest too a heaven and the whole of the forest rejoiced their staying. It was a wonderful sight to see their adoration for each other. One such popular folk oral tale of Ramayan is an interesting and a beautiful moment which depicts their sublime love for each other.
During their stay at Chitrakut, they both once went for a walk on the banks of River Mandakini. It was a beautiful evening and the weather was delightful. Shri Ram wanted to amuse Sita Ma. He suddenly says to Sita very innocently, “Dear Sita, do you know that there is a kingdom called Mithila just nearby here?
Mata Sita understands that Shri Ram wants to amuse her, but she says innocently, “Oh yes, I did hear about it, what about it? Shri Ram says “I heard many wondrous things keep happening there”. Mata Sita hides her amusement and says “Really, may I know what such wondrous things are? Shri Ram looks at Mata Sita, gives a mischievous smile, and says that “I heard that children are born from earth while people plough the field. I have never heard of such wonders.” and laughs out heartily amusing Sita Ma.
Mata Sita laughs and decides to amuse him too and she says “Even I have heard about one such kingdom called Ayodhya”. Shri Ram becomes curious what is she going to say, but asks innocently “Yes, Even I heard about it, what about it? Mata Sita says “Even more wondrous things happen there, “. Shri Ram is more curious and asks her, “What happens over there?” She calmly says “I heard that by eating sweet porridge, not one, but four children are born in that kingdom. In Mithila its one child, but in Ayodhya it is four children, isn’t it more wondrous swami?” and laughs looking at Shri Ram. Listening to her, Shri Ram also laughs out heartily and compliments Mata Sita for her sublime sense of humour.
This is, but one incident which shows that whether a kingdom or a forest, they were always happy in each other’s company. To the divine couple, it was only one thing that mattered and that was being there for each other. As an epitome of unconditional love, Ramayan is a story of many such sublime and silent moments of their divine love which speaks volumes about how a relation of a husband and wife should be.