Sita Navami is a Hindu festival and it is celebrated as the birth Anniversary of the goddess Sita. This festival is also known as Sita Jayanti as well as Janaki Navami. Sita Navami comes exactly 1 month after Ram Navami. This year this occasion will be followed on 29th April 2023 Saturday. Married women keep vrat or fast and worship Sita to seek the blessing of prosperity, long-life of husbands and dedication. Sita is the daughter of King Janak and the wife of lord Ram. It is also believed that the goddess Sita is the incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi.
This is the festival to commemorate the birth anniversary of mata Sita, wife of lord Ram. The festival is observed on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon) of Vaishakh month which falls in late April and early May. This is the reason why it is called Sita Navami. It is said that Sita was born on Tuesday in Pushya Nakshatra. Sita is also known as Janaki because she is the adopted daughter of King Janak of Mithila and that is why this festival is also known as Janaki Navami as well as Sita Jayanti. But do you know, Sita Navami comes exactly after 1 month of Ram Navami? Yes, according to the Hindu calendar, Sita Navami falls exactly after one month of Ram Navami. Goddess Sita was married to lord Ram and it is said that lord Ram was also born on Navami tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.
To celebrate the birth anniversary of goddess Sita every year Sita Navami is been celebrated. This year, Sita Navami will be celebrated on 29th April 2023, Saturday. The festival will take over one day long. On 28th April at 04:01 PM, the Navami tithi will begin and will end on 29th April at 06:22 PM. The Sita Navami puja Muhurat will be only for 2 hrs 38 mins of duration that will start at 10:50 AM and to 01:38 PM.
Goddess Sita was married to lord Ram and also had two sons named Luv and Kush. Meanwhile, it is believed that worshipping mata Sita brings motherhood, sacrifice and dedication towards a relationship. Married women pray for the long life of their husbands where they follow a strict fast and are only allowed to consume water. It is also said that worshipping both Ram and Sita together seek blessing with happiness and peace in married life. In many places, pandals are been prepared where idols of Ram-Sita and Lakshman are placed. In many temples, Maha-Abhishek, Sringar Darshan, Aarti and Ramayana are recited in temples. Along with this, processions of Ram-Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman are also taken out in many places with bhajans and also chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ along the way. Fruits, sesame seeds, barley, and rice are also offered to deities. Satvik food is also been prepared which is offered to everyone after the completion of the puja as prasad.
Sita Navami, Janaki Navami or Sita Jayanti is a celebration of the birth anniversary of goddess Sita. Sita was the adopted daughter of king Janak of Mithila and a divine consort of lord Rama. On Sita Navami, married women observe strict fast for the long life of their husbands. As well as few other rituals are also followed on Sita Navami. On this day couple also seem to worship Ram-Sita to bring peace and happiness to the marriage. To witness the utmost fervour of the Sita Navami celebration then you must visit Ayodhya where it is celebrated with zeal excitement and enthusiasm.
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