Cancalakshmi, the celestial, was raped by the demon Ravana, while her mind was fixed in prayer. She was praying to the goddess Mahalakshmi. Cancalakshmi cursed Ravana, stating he would be killed by Lakshmi. In the course of time Lak- shmi was incarnated as Sita. Ravana abducted Sita, and Ravana was killed by Lord Rama. Thus the curse was fulfilled. Ravana’s act was avenged by Lakshmi, born as Sita, at the hands of her husband Rama.