Sita

Definition - What does Sita mean?

Sita is a Hindu goddess and consort of Lord Rama who is associated with wifely virtue and the most noble qualities of womanhood. She is one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. Her name is a Sanskrit word meaning “furrow.” In Hindu mythology, King Janaka discovered Sita in a furrow – abandoned by Bhumi (Mother Earth) – while he was plowing a field, so he raised her as his daughter. She is, therefore, often associated with agricultural fertility.

Sita is also considered to be an incarnation of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and Vishnu's consort. She is one of the main characters in the epic Hindu poem, "Ramayana," which describes the life and adventures of Rama.

Yogapedia explains Sita

Sita represents shakti, the divine feminine cosmic energy of the universe, while Rama represents masculine energy. Hindus worship Sita and Rama by chanting their names, while yogis recite the mantra, “Sita Ram,” to invoke the qualities associated with each deity. Chanting this mantra is believed to balance both sides of the brain and boost self-awareness.

Sita also symbolizes the energy of the root (muladhara) chakra, which is associated with grounding, stability and security, and is believed to calm the mind.

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