Vivaha Panchami

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Vivah Panchami
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Official name Sita Vivah
Observed by Hindus
Type Hindu
2014 date 27 november
Frequency annual

Vivah Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating the marriage of Ram and Sita. It is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Margashirsha month (November – December) as per Hindu calendar.

The day is observed as the Vivah Utsav of Sita and Rama in temples and sacred places associated with Sri Rama in Mithilanchal region and North India.

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The day is also of great importance at Janakpur in Nepal, where thousands of pilgrims arrive many from India, as it is believed here that Sita was born at Janakpurdham and got married to Bhagavan Sri Ram here.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Naresh Chandra Sangal; Prakash Sangal (1998). Glimpses of Nepal. APH Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 81-7024-962-7.