नवीकृतं तु तत् सर्वं वाक्यैस्ते धर्मचारिणि । पतिशुश्रूषणान्नार्याः तपो नान्यद्विधीयते ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे अष्टदशोत्तरशततमस्सर्गः (९ श्लोक)

When AnasuyaDevi congratulated Seeta for following Her husband even in the forests, SeetaMaata replied with this Dharmic verse:

“With your great teaching I remembered those taught by my mother-in-law and mother. Indeed for a wife, there is no greater Tapas than taking care and serving her husband”.

In this beautiful shloka SeetaDevi is not only describing Stri-Dharmas, but also teaching us how to speak well. Commonly people do not like to hear-out things that they know. However, here when Anasuya re-told stri-dharmas, SeetaDevi not only felt happy, but remembered the sincerity with which Her own mother-in-law and mother followed Dharma.

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