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About Sita Navmi -Janki Navmi-Sita Jayanti

Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti. Married women keep fast on Sita Navami day and pray to seek long lives of their husbands.

Sita Jayanti is celebrated on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month. It is believed that Goddess Sita was born on Tuesday in Pushya Nakshatra. Goddess Sita was married to Lord Rama who was also born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. On Hindu calendar Sita Jayanti falls after one month of Rama Navami.

Mata Sita is also known as Janaki as she was the adopted daughter of King Janaka of Mithila. Hence this day is also known as Janaki Navami. According to Hindu mythology, when King Janaka was ploughing the land to conduct a Yajna he found a baby girl in the Golden casket. The Golden casket was found inside the field while ploughing the land. A ploughed land is called Sita hence King Janaka named the baby girl as Sita. 
Sita Ma Birth Story
It is believed that Goddess Janaki was born on Tuesday in Pushya Nakshatra. A mythological story is famous regarding the birth of Mata. As per the story, once Agastya Rishi told - while traveling Himalaya, Ravan the king of Lanka saw a female sage. His mind was fascinated by the girl.
Ravan went near the girl and asked the reason behind her not getting married since now. Vedati named girl said that her father wants to marry her to Lord Vishnu. But, once a demon got charmed by her and killed her dad. In that sorrow her mother also died. From that day she has been meditating to get married to Lord Vishnu.
When Ravan came to know that the girl had no one, he tried wooing her with love. But on girl’s refusal, he forcibly caught her hairs. Vedvati had cut her hairs which Ravan was holding. She immediately jumped in fire and died. Before going in fire she cursed Ravan saying “I will take birth in form of a girl to take the revenge of the insult you did. And I will become the reason of your destruction.”
In the next life, she was born as lotus. As told by the astrologer, the lotus was thrown in sea. The lotus through water reached the Yagaya Mandap of King Janak’s land. King Janak got this girl from land called Jyoti. This girl was named Janaki in this birth and called Sita after marriage.

 Sita Navmi Fast Method

To observe this fast, person should wake up early in the morning on the day of fast. All rules related to fast should be followed. And after bathing etc., Goddess Janaki should be worshipped. Rice, barley, Til etc. used be used as materials of Puja. Observing this fast fulfills desires related to child. Goddess Parvati gave a blessing to Mata Sita. This blessing or boon is forward by Goddess Sita to people who observe this fast.

Mata Janaki is called incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Observing this fast brings happiness, money in the house. Goddess Janaki is also called ‘Annapurna’ as she was born from earth. Observing this fast grows qualities like sacrifice, modesty, motherhood and dedication.

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