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CC Madhya 9.211-212

Text

sītayārādhito vahniś
chāyā-sītām ajījanat
tāṁ jahāra daśa-grīvaḥ
sītā vahni-puraṁ gatā
parīkṣā-samaye vahniṁ
chāyā-sītā viveśa sā
vahniḥ sītāṁ samānīya
tat-purastād anīnayat

Synonyms

sītayā — by mother Sītā; ārādhitaḥ — being called for; vahniḥ — the fire-god; chāyā-sītām — the illusory form of mother Sītā; ajījanat — created; tām — her; jahāra — kidnapped; daśa-grīvaḥ — the ten-faced Rāvaṇa; sītā — mother Sītā; vahni-puram — to the abode of the fire-god; gatā — departed; parīkṣā-samaye — at the time of testing; vahnim — the fire; chāyā-sītā — the illusory form of Sītā; viveśa — entered; — she; vahniḥ — the fire-god; sītām — the original mother Sītā; samānīya — bringing back; tat-purastāt — in His presence; anīnayat — brought back.

Translation

“When he was petitioned by mother Sītā, the fire-god, Agni, brought forth an illusory form of Sītā, and Rāvaṇa, who had ten heads, kidnapped the false Sītā. The original Sītā then went to the abode of the fire-god. When Lord Rāmacandra tested the body of Sītā, it was the false, illusory Sītā that entered the fire. At that time the fire-god brought the original Sītā from his abode and delivered her to Lord Rāmacandra.”

Purport

These two verses are taken from the Kūrma Purāṇa.