Was Sita The Daughter Of Mandodari?
This may come as a surprise to most of you, but Adbhuta Ramayana states that Mandodari was the mother of Sita. After killing the sages, Ravana would keep their blood in a large pot. Sage Gritsamada was a devout follower of Goddess Lakshmi. He even practiced penance to attain Goddess Lakshmi as his daughter. After storing the milk from the Darbha grass in a pot, he purified it with chants, expecting Lakshmi to dwell in.
But Ravana sneaked into Gritsamada’s house and poured the milk into his pot.
Mandodari was very frustrated with the evil deeds of Ravana, So she decides to commit suicide by drinking the blood that Ravana had stored in the pot. Instead of dying, Mandodari gets pregnant with the Sita, one of the incarnations of Lakshmi, all because of the milk. She leaves the baby in Kurukshetra, only to be found by Janaka.