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Janaki Navami

Sita, heroine of the Hindu epic poem Ramayana, is supposed to have sprung on this day from a furrow in a field plowed by King Janaka. He named her Sita, which means "furrow of the earth," and raised her as his own child. She was actually the goddess Lakshmi, sent to the earth to bring about the destruction of Ravana and other demons. Many Hindus believe that Sita represents the ideal Indian woman as an embodiment of self-sacrifice, purity, tenderness, fidelity, conjugal affection, and other virtues. More...
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Significance
Sita Jayanti holds a great significance for Hindu devotees, especially married women, who observe fast to seek long lives of their husbands. Sita is considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, who took birth in the kingdom of Mithila in the Treta Yuga. She is also known by the names Siya, Maithili, Vaidehi, Bhoomija or Janaki. She is recognised for her dedication, purity, courage, self-sacrifice, patience, and dedication towards her husband. She married Lord Rama in a ‘Swayamvar’ organised by King Janak in Mithila. It is believed that one who observes fast on the Sita Jayanti is blessed with a contented married life.

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