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
2015 date 16 December (Wednesday)[1]
Frequency annual

Vivah Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating the marriage of Rama 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 Janakpurdham in Nepal, where thousands of pilgrims arrive many from India and other part of country, as it is believed here that Sita got married to Bhagavan Sri Ram(Prince of Ahodhya) here.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Vivah Panchami". DrikPanchang. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Naresh Chandra Sangal; Prakash Sangal (1998). Glimpses of Nepal. APH Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 81-7024-962-7.