Sita’s curses in Ramayana were so strong that whoever received them, is bearing their burden and effect even now, in Kalyuga.
There’s a legend behind whom did Sita cursed and why?
After sending Rama, Laxman, and Sita on exile, King Dashratha died of grief. Now Ram and Laxman had to offer libations to God for the peace of their father’s soul. They went to accumulate the necessary material for the ritual.
Huge amount of time had passed but Rama and Laxman were nowhere to be seen. It was time to offer libations, so Sita performed the rituals in the absence of the two brothers. When they returned, and Sita told them that she had already offered the libations, they did not believe her. So Sita asked them to confirm it with a cow, river Falguni, the flower of Ketaki, and a Brahmin.
When asked, all of them lied but there was a banyan tree which told the truth. Sita, angered by the lies, cursed all –the cow, the river, the flower, and the Brahmin.
The cow was cursed that she would be worshiped but would always have to eat what others would leave for her after eating.
River Falguni was cursed that it would be a river only in name. She would never be able to quench anyone’s thirst.
The flower of Ketaki was cursed that it would be a beautiful flower, but would never be used in the worship of Gods.
The Brahmin was cursed that no matter how much hard work he did, he would always have to be at others’ mercy for food.
Translated from Hindi by Letsdiskuss