Fire ordeal

an ancient mode of trial, in which the test was the ability of the accused to handle or tread upon red-hot irons.

See also: Fire

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For the festival's opening production, which featured all the participating groups presenting different vignettes from the Ramayana, Ipag performed Rama and Ravana's climactic battle scene and Sita's fire ordeal scene.
FIRE ORDEAL ##11 THE mum of a little boy whose face was badly burned by a Chinese lantern has called for stricter safety regulations on their use.
THIS XMAS; LAST XMAS; PLUCK: Podge in hospital; HORROR: Podge nearly died after fire ordeal
Among them: the contest for the hand of Sita, the marriage of Sita and Rama, the abduction of Sita, the monkeys building the causeway, the Great Battle, the fire ordeal of Sita, the return to Ayodhya, etc.
She was fun and always the life and soul of the party - brother Gordon after the death of Linda Goulding, whose fire ordeal we reported last month, left