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Janaki Jayanti 2025 Date - Sita Jayanti - Birth Anniversary of Mata Sita

Sita Jayanti is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month by many Hindu communities in North India. The day is observed as Sita Ashtami, Janaki Janma and Janaki Jayanti in many regions in North India. Janaki Jayanti 2025 date is February 21.

Please note that the corresponding period in South India is Magh Krishna Paksha Ashtami and many communities also observe the birthday of Goddess Sita on the day. It is popularly believed that Mata Sita, wife of Lord Ram and incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, was born on this day.

The story of Mata Sita continues to inspire millions of people. For some she is the embodiment of purity and wifely devotion. For some she represents the struggles that women face in all ages in a male dominated society.

King Janaka found Mata Sita while ploughing the field. Thus she is considered the daughter of Mother Earth. Fed up with the ways of the world finally she takes refuge on Mother Earth's lap when the earth opens up to receive her.

The day is observed with satsangs and special pujas in Lord Ram Temples.
It must be noted that the birthday or Jayanti of Mata Sita is known as Sita Navami for some Hindu communities in western and eastern parts of India and is observed in Vaishaka month (April – May).