Vivaha Panchami

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vivah Panchami
Janki Mandir.JPG
Official name Sita Vivah
Observed by Hindus
Type Hindu
Celebrations National Holiday in Nepal
2015 date 16 December (Wednesday)[1]
Frequency annual

Vivah Panchami is a Nepalese festival celebrating the marriage of Rama and Sita on behalf of Nepal Government. It is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Margashirsha month (November – December) as per Nepali calendar. The day is observed as the Vivah Utsav of Sita and Rama in temples and sacred places associated with Sri Rama in Mithila region of Nepal and North India.

Observances[edit]

The day is of great importance at Janakpurdham in Nepal, where thousands of pilgrims arrive many from India and from other part of the country, as it is believed that Sita got married to Bhagavan Sri Ram(Prince of Ahodhya) here.[2]

See also[edit]

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.