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(244) Sita

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Discovered 1884 Oct. 14 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named possibly for the wife of Rama in the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. It is a symbol of the ideal spouse and of everlasting faith. (H 29)

Named by Baron von Pfungen (BAJ Circ., No. 247 (1885)).

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