Vivaha Panchami

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Vivah Panchami
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Official nameSita Vivah
Observed byHindus
TypeHindu
CelebrationsNational Holiday in Nepal[citation needed]
2018 date13 December[1]
Frequencyannual

Vivah Panchami is a festival celebrating the wedding of Rama and Sita. It is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Agrahayana month (November – December) as per Maithili 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 India and Nepal.

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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 Lord Ram (Prince of Ayodhya) here.[3]

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References[edit]

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