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7. thAyk kOlam seydhEnO anasUyaip pOlE

After Sri Rama went to the forest to follow His father's boons to Kaikeyi, He spent some time at Chithrakoodam along with Sita and Lakshmana. It is here that Bharatha tried to get Him to go back to Ayodhya. Fearing further requests from people in Ayodhya, Rama left Chithrakoodam.

They then reached Sage Athri's ashrama and prayed to him as well as his wife Anasuya. Athri Maharishi introduced his wife to Sita and said "Anasuya is a great pativrata. She follows the path of dharma. One time when there was a famine, she created vegetables and tubers and also made Ganges flow here. Pray to her like she is Your mother". Rama too said the same and Sita prayed to Anasuya and asked about her well being.

Anasuya was pleased by this and told Sita "I appreciate You leaving all the palace pleasures and following Your hsuband to the forest. A true wife is one who follows her husband even during his tough times. May You gain all good things".

Considering Sita as her own daughter, Anasuya then decorated Her with flowers and garments and listened to Her full story. In the evening she told Sita "O Lady of sweet words! I am pleased by Your words. It is getting dark and You should go back to Your husband". Sita bowed to her as She would to Her mother and went to Rama. Rama was also pleased by the affection shown by Anasuya to Sita. Rama and Sita then spent the night in that ashrama.

Thirukkolur Ammal is asking "Can I show the motherly affection to Thayar that Anasuya showed?"

Azhvar Emberumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Sharanam

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