1. Here is a story for you from the Uttara Kaanda.

Ravana was a Brahmana. By killing a Brahmana Rama was afflicted with the curse of 'Brahmahatti'. He approached Saga Agasthya for an upaayam for the relief from the curse. Saga Agasthya asked him to do an 'Aswamedha Yaagam'.
2. In this Yaga the horse is let loose and an army follows it. Any territory that the horse treads belongs to Rama and any prince who would resist the horse will be met with by the army that follows the horse.
3. There were no princes on earth who would go against Rama and so they accept his suzerainty. But it so happened that the horse treaded into a territory of a hermitage where two little kids were living with their mother and their Guru.
4. These kids caught hold of the horse and tied it to a post. The army came to release but was completely routed by the little kids! The news reached Rama and he was wonderstruct at the ability of the kids.
5. So sent all his three brothers who were thorough with the art of archery and when they came to get the horse released, a big battle arose and the mother was sitting on top of a rock and watched the battle.
6. In no time the kids were able to disarm the Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrugna and took them prisoners.

The news reached Rama who was wonderstruck and at the same time perturbed by the feat of the little kids and decided to go himself to teach them a lesson.
7. He reached the place of the two kids and took his arrow and aimed his 'Brahmaasthram' when he heard a woman's voice that cried out "Stop Rama, Stop". He immediately recognized it was his wife Sita. He lowered the bow and looked at her.
8. She told the kids that the horse belong to their father who is ready to fight them. I know Rama is no match to you both but it is not wise to fight your father, so release the horse to him." And so they did.
9. Then Sita told Rama that these kids are his kids and he should take them home. "My job in taking care of them is over and my sojourn in this world is also at an end." Thus saying she walked to the end of the hill and disappeared.
10. Just like her mysterious birth her disappearance also became mysterious. Rama was non-plussed and had mixed emotions.
11. He was very sorry to part with Sita permanently but was happy to gain his sons, Lava and Kusha, and the horse with which he completed the 'Aswamedha Yaagam.'

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