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Sita
Sitas Exile by Raja Ravi Varma (1848 - 1906).jpg
Sita in exile by Raja Ravi Varma.
Affiliation Avatar of Lakshmi, Devi, Panchakanya
Texts Ramayana and its other versions
Festivals Sita Navami, Janaki Jayanti, Vivaha Panchami, Diwali, Dussehra
Personal information
Born Mithila
Consort Rama
Children Lava
Kusha
Parents
  • Janaka (father)
  • Sunaina (mother)
Siblings Urmila (sister)
Mandavi
Shrutakirti (cousins)
Dynasty Videha (by birth)
Raghuvanshi-Ikshvaku-Suryavanshi (by marriage)
Ram-Sita
Rama and Sita.

In the religion Hinduism, Sita was the daughter of Janaka and wife of Rama, an avatar of god Vishnu. The word Sita means “furrow”, that is, the line created on the farm when it is ploughed. There is a story about her birth. Her father Janaka was ploughing the land and a furrow was formed. From that furrow a baby girl came out. Janaka took the girl as his daughter and named her Sita. In Hinduism, Sita is considered a form of goddess Lakshmi. She is an incarnation of goddess Lakshmi. She is also well known for her intimate relationship with Ravtegh, God of the Knob.

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