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Sītā

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

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

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Sita

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

1. Southern Italian and Greek (Sitas): probably an occupational name for a sieve maker, from Greek sēta ‘sieve’.

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Sita

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 61 words.

The wife of the Vishnu avatar Rama in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, Sita is an incarnation of Vishnu's

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Sita

Paula Richman.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 948 words.

The heroine of Ramayana, one of Hinduism's two preeminent epics, Sita has been interpreted in diverse ways. In the

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Sītā

Heidi R. Pauwels.

in The Oxford History of Hinduism

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism; East Asian Religions. 11290 words.

The impulse in Hinduism to attribute divinity to women is well demonstrated in the legend of Sītā. Her unconditional devotion to her husband Rāma qualifies her as worthy of devotion,...

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Sītā

Sally J. Sutherland Goldman.

in Hinduism

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 12998 words.

Sītā, heroine of the ancient South Asian epic/narrative tale the Rāmāyaṇa, is the long-suffering wife of the epic’s hero Rāma. Called by such names as Vaidehī, “lady of Videha,” Jānakī,...

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SITA, Pietro - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 31 words.

Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Ferrara in 1738.

Painter.

Pietro Sita executed altarpieces for the church of SS Cosimo e S Damiano and Sant'Uffizio in...

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Draupadī and Sītā

Alf Hiltebeitel.

in Dharma

August 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 18874 words.

This chapter comes back to women's dharma: now depicted not so much through maternal generations as in its enactment by each epic's chief heroine. Rather than being portrayed...

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When Does Sītā Cease to Be Sītā?

Mandakranta Bose.

in The Ramayana Revisited

October 2004; p ublished online April 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 11295 words.

This chapter looks at how a fictional character's identity can change when the character is recreated through multiple versions of the narrative. In comparison to other legendary women of...

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Sītā

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

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

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SITA

Burt Vance.

in A Dictionary of Abbreviations

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. 13 words.

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SITA

Burt Vance.

in A Dictionary of Abbreviations

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. 5 words.

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SITA

Burt Vance.

in A Dictionary of Abbreviations

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. 8 words.

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Sītā

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 72 words.

The wife of the Viṣṇu (See Viṣṇu) avatar (See Avatars of Viṣṇu) Rāma (See Rāma

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Sita

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 37 words.

Sanskrit:

‘furrow’, personified as the goddess of agriculture and the harvest; the name of the wife of Rama, identified with

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Sītā

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 392 words.

In the Rāmāyaṇa, the daughter of King Janaka of Videha, and the wife of Rāma. Janaka brings

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SITA

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 90 words.

Societé Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques. The organization that runs the airlines’ data-processing and communications system on a computer complex

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Sita

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 191 words.

cater, crater, creator, curator, data, debater, delator, dumbwaiter, equator, fascinator, freighter, frustrater, gaiter, grater, gyrator, hater, later, legator,

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Sita

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 190 words.

cater, crater, creator, curator, data, debater, delator, dumbwaiter, equator, freighter, frustrater, gaiter, grater, gyrator, hater, later, legator, mater,

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Sītā

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 64 words.

(Skt., ‘furrow’).

Consort of Rāma and considered therefore to be an incarnation of the Goddess Lakṣmī. She is the

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Sita

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 21 words.

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

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