BOOK 6 - BOOK OF WAR - YUDDHA KANDA
CHAPTER 115 - SARGA 115
VERSE 18 - SLOOKA 18
tad gachchha tva anujaane
adya yathesht`am Janakaatmajee
etaa dasha disho bhadree
kaaryamasti na mee tvayaa.
Rama killed Ravana. Vibhishana brought Sita to Rama's presence. Rama was disowning Sita.
O secure Lady! I am, now giving you permission to go wherever you like. You can go to any of the ten directions (East, S-E, South, S-W, West, N-W, North, N-E, sky, underground). I have no work to do with you.
*Sita does not need Rama's permission, if she wants to go as a vagabond or a tramp.
*The use of the name 'bhadree', some Ramayana interpreters have given a different meaning like 'my dear lady'. The most common meaning of the Sanskrit word 'bhadram' means security. Sita was not secure even with the protection of Rama and Lakshmana. How secure she would be if she goes in ten directions?
*Rama should have at least sent Sita to her father Janaka's place on the Pushpaka aircraft with the escort of Lakshmana.