Sita was the wife of Lord Rama and is one of the chief characters in Hindu epic Ramayana. She had two twin sons named as Luv and Kusha. She is the avatar of Lakshmi and is also considered as the daughter of Bhumi Devi. Sita was adopted by Jakaka, who was the king of Mithila.

Goddess Sita :

According to Hindu mythology, Sita was discovered in a ploughed field by King Janaka. King Janaka along with his wife Sunayana adopted her and raised her up as their own daughter. A swayanwara was organized by King Janaka to select an appropriate husband for

Sita Ram

Sita Ram

her. She was married to prince Rama of Ayodhya, who was an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

When Lord Rama was forced to go for a 14 years of exile, Sita willingly joined her husband. While they were on an exile at the Panchavati forest, Ravana who was the King of Lanka abducted Sita and took her with him to Lanka.

He kept her as a prisoner in one of his palaces. To rescue Sita from Ravana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana took a long journey towards Lanka. In this journey they met several beings and devotees who helped them.

One of such devotees was Hanuman. He was a dedicated devotee of Lord Rama and played a major role in war against Ravana and his army of demons. Hanuman was sent to Lanka by Lord Rama to locate Sita. Hanuman succeeded in finding Sita and was given jewelry by her to be sent to Lord Rama.

Hanuman was caught by the soldiers of Ravana who tried to humiliate him by setting his tail on fire, but mighty Hanuman managed to escape and set the capital city of Lanka on fire with his burning tail. After a fierce battle Lord Rama emerged victorious. He killed Ravana and rescued Sita.

Today Goddess Sita is worshipped throughout India and is considered as the symbol of faithful wife.

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