Bhadrachalam: There is a unique tradition in Sri Rama Navami celebrations of performing the celestial wedding of Lord Srirama with his consort Sita. As part of the wedding ritual, the priests tie a three-piece Mangalsutra to the idol of Goddess Sita.
(File Image): Three Piece Mangalsutra,
However, contrary to this the Mangalsutra tied to Goddess Sita has three pieces of gold. While one piece pertains to the King Dasaradha, father of Lord Rama, another piece to Janaka Maharaja, Sita’s father, and the third piece to Saint Ramadasu.
It is believed that Ramadasu considers Goddess Sita as his daughter and hence presented the three-piece mangalstura, unheard of anywhere in the country.