Maithili Divas is observed as the birthday of Mata Sita, who is also known as Maithili. In 2017, Maithili Divas date is May 4. Maithili is Jagajjanani - mother of universe and King Janaka found her in Mithila region in
. The day is also observed as Janaki Jayanti and Sita Navami. India
The day is of great significance to the Maithili speaking community across the country.
Maithili Divas is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Vaishakh month (April – May).
Maithili is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and is worshipped in temples dedicated to Lord Ram.