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Sītā (Skt., ‘furrow’). Consort of Rāma and considered therefore to be an incarnation of the Goddess Lakṣmī. She is the heroine of the epic poem Rāmāyaṇa. She was born as a result of her father's prayers, and is said to have sprung from a furrow ploughed by him; she is thus closely associated with the ‘mother-earth’ concept and is the Vedic patron of agriculture.


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Sita in the Ramayana, the wife of Rama; she is the Hindu model of the ideal woman, an incarnation of Lakshmi.


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