Goddess Sita, is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and daughter of King Janaka of Videha. She is an avatar of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and wife of Vishnu. Goddess Sita is an epitome of beauty, courage, and strength. Devi Sita is indeed the ideal example of a woman and possesses all the good qualities that a traditional Indian woman is expected to possess. She was the ideal daughter to her parents, ideal wife to her husband, Rama, and the ideal mother to her twins, Luv and Kush.
As the devoted wife of the seventh avatar of Vishnu, Sita is regarded as the most esteemed exemplar of womanly elegance and wifely virtue in Hinduism. She is also considered to be an avatar of Lakshmi, Vishnu’s consort, who chose to reincarnate herself on Earth to provide humankind with a paradigmatic example of good virtue. Goddess Sita has always been known for her sacrifice and as the daughter of King Janak and the princess of Mithila has faced many lepers in her life but never shied away from her duties.
According to Ramayana, Sita was discovered in a furrow when Janaka was ploughing. Since Janaka was a king, it is likely that ploughing was part of a royal ritual to ensure fertility of the land. Sita is considered to be a child of Mother Earth, produced by union between the king and the land. Sita Mata is a personification of Earth’s fertility, abundance, and well-being.