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Sita Ki Rasoi, Ayodhya

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Sita ki Rasoi is actually a temple rather than a royal kitchen. It is located in the north-western side of the Ram Janamasthan and also close to Ram Chabootra-terrace, in Ramkot in Ayodhya. The temple houses the idols of all the princes of the royal household - Ram, Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughan along with their wives Sita, Urmila, Mandvi and Shrutikriti.

The kitchen has symbolic kitchen ware such as the rolling plate or chakla and rolling pin-belna. It was a custom in those times that the newly arrived daughters-in-law had to cook food for the entire family. However, legend has it that Mata Sita did not cook food for her family but for the entire race of mankind, in a way similar to the legendary Goddess Annapurna.

Another interesting fact that proves the existence of Sita Ki Rasoi at this site is the sign that appears on the main arch of the Babri Masjid that says: "Janmasthan Sita ki Rasoi". This writing was discovered by the famous Indian historian and philosopher, Ram Chander Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

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