A giant Lord Ram statue planned in Ayodhya should have one of Sita by its side. This was suggested by a senior Congress leader Karan Singh to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
In a letter to Yogi Adityanath, Karan Singh said, “If you have taken the decision to construct a magnificent idol of Lord Rama, then it is better to reduce the height of Rama statue to half and build a couple statue of both Rama and Sita instead.”
The Congress leader also wrote that Sita deserves a respected place in Ayodhya as she never got to live in the holy city. “After getting married, Sita came to Ayodhya, but soon after she had to accompany Ram and Laksmana on a 14-year exile. During that time, she was kidnapped by Ravana and had to live in captivity in Sri Lanka,” he added.
“After Sita was saved by Ram, she had to take the agni pariksha,” Karan Singh said, adding that she had to then spend the rest of her life in exile despite being pregnant. “Sita deserves her place in Ayodhya,” Karan Singh suggested in the letter.
It is to be noted that the Uttar Pradesh government-led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced that the proposed statue of Lord Ram would be made of bronze and will measure 221 metres along with its pedestal, and the “chattra” over his head would be 20 metres.
A representational photograph of the statue was also shared with the media. However, the possible location and cost of the statue were not detailed.