The great war was ended. Sita
was returned to Rama…but Rama feigned mistrust. Had Sita been
faithful to Him or not? He offered her freedom. Crushed, Sita prepared
a pyre, lit it and entered the fire. A moment later, the fire god Agni
returned her unharmed, saying to Rama, “You must accept her; she
is absolutely pure.”
Then Rama warmly received her.
He said to her, “I knew you were faithful to me, but I wanted
to prove it to the world so that no one can say anything against you.”
Thus they were happily reunited.