Goddess Sita is the central character in epic ramayana. According to valmiki ramayan Sita is said to have been discovered in a furrow in a ploughed field,and for that reason is regarded as a daughter of Bhūmi (the goddess earth). She was discovered, adopted and brought up by Janaka, king of Mithila and his wife Sunaina.
The birthplace of Sita is disputed. Janakpur in the Eastern-Madhesh of Nepal and Sitamarhi, Bihar, India are described as Sita's birthplace.