Facts you must know as an Indian !
- This is the day of divine marriage of Lord Rama (the prince of Ayodhya ) and Sita (princess of Janakpur).
- It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksha (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar
- King Janak of Mithila (Janakpur) organized a “Swayamvar” ceremony where he invited many kings of various kingdoms and Sita the daughter of Janak was supposed to choose a groom for herself among them.
- The condition was to lift the Shiva dhanusha and string it ,to be able to marry princess Sita.
- Lord Rama the prince of Ayodhya, lifted this gigantic heavy Shiva dhanush (bow) and string it. Breathless audience clapped and flower came from heaven, and princess Sita was wedded to Lord Ram.
- This festival is primarily celebrated in the Northern India, Mithilanchal and Nepal.
- Vivaha panchami also represents the olden times of great bonding and association between India and Nepal as the festival of Vivaha panchami is very popular in Janakpur as well, which is a very historical and spiritual city of Nepal. The festival of Vivaha Panchami is the best occasion to visit Janakpur to observe the culture and traditional values of the place.
- This auspicious day is celebrated with great pomp and show in the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya. The wedding ceremonies are enacted with the idols of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. The procession of Lord Ram’s ‘baraat’ is taken from one temple to another all the way from Ayodhya to ‘Janakpur’ where the marriage ceremonies take place. The event is popularly referred to as “Ram Vivah Utsav”.
- Vivah Panchami’ is marked as the auspicious day to celebrate the union of two bodies into one soul for the seven life cycles one goes through before he/she attains salvation. Every couple which wants happiness in their life perform ‘pooja’ on this day
- Lord Ram’s Mantra: “Om Dasrathaye Vidmahi, Sita Valabhai Dhimahi, Tanno Rama Prachodyat”.
Goddess Sita’s mantra: “Om Janak Nandinaye Vidmahi, Bhoomi Jaye Dhimahi, Tanno Sita Prachodyat”.
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