Sita Navami, also known as Sita Jayanti or Sitaastmi, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama and one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is celebrated on the ninth day of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra, which falls in March or April. This year, it will be observed on Monday, February 13, 2023. The festival is observed by Hindu devotees with fasting, prayer and other spiritual practices. Some devotees perform puja (worship) to Sita, offer sweets and flowers, and sing devotional songs in her honor. Sita Navami is considered a highly auspicious day for Hindus and is celebrated with great devotion and fervor in many parts of India and other countries where Hindu communities reside. In Hinduism, Sita is revered as the embodiment of virtue, strength and devotion. Her life story and her unwavering faith in Lord Rama continue to inspire people even today, and her birthday is celebrated as a day to pay homage to her and seek her blessings.