1.Rama married Sita
2.Sita was married by Rama
" The Teacher's Travelogue " prepared by the Regional Institute of India, Banglore discussed the use of active and passive voice.
It goes on to say that the passive voice( sentence 2) is grammatically correct but different in meaning from the active voice ( sentence 1)
According to the book the sentence 2 means Sita was married not to Rama but to somebody else.
It explains that Rama became a priest and performed the marriage rituals of Sita.
The example is shown with illustrations too.
I have taken the example because most of the students and some teachers passivize the active voice in the similar manner unknowingly.
I know that the correct passive voice is "Sita was married to Rama".
Do native speakers understand the sentence in the similar way and agree that the change of preposition makes all the difference ?