Seetha Swayamvaram – Balam criteria?

Updated on December 20, 2022 in Goddess
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Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

During Kshatriya Swayamvaram, Seetha Devi was to garland the stronger Varan.

When Vishwamitrar said to pick up bow, Lakshmana Swamy got up first.

This collapsed the story for time being.

Then Vishwamitrar corrected SriRam to pick up bow.

Question here is, if Swayamvaram is women’s preference why “Strength” became criteria?

Strength of man protecting a woman overpowers personal preference?

Should women prefer only physically stronger me for Kshatriyas?

Was this applicable only to Kshatriyas?

We have heard Rakshasha VivAham of Sri Krishna Rukmini Devi a then example of love marriage.

What is the correct protocol of marriage?


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1 on December 20, 2022

Swamy, all eight forms of marriage are accepted if bride wishes.

on December 20, 2022

Ok Swamy

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