सीतामढ़ी sītāmaṛhī

‘Sita’s Cottage’ City/District, Bihar

From Sita, wife of Rama, and Pkt/Bih: maḍha/maṛhī, ‘hut’, ‘cottage’.

According to Hindu mythology this was the birthplace of Sita who, it is said, was born in an earthenware pot while her father was ploughing the fields. There is a  temple dedicated to her nearby.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.