Mighty God that took human form to slay Raavana! Is not this your own Lakshmi?"
Agni, God of fire, rose in his own body out of
the flames and lifting Seeta in his arms with all her clothes and jewels untouched and
intact, presented her to Raama.
Raama said to Brahma: "Who am I? All
that I know and can tell is that I am Raama, son of Dasaratha. You know who I am and
whence I came and more; it is you who must inform me."
Saying this to Brahma, Raama accepted Seeta
"Think you that I did not know your
irreproachable purity? This ordeal was to satisfy the people. Without it, they would say
would they not? That Raama, blinded by love, behaved with a strange weakness and broke the
rule of well-brought-up men."
So saying he drew her to his side.