Vivah Panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival that marks the wedding anniversary of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. As per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Margashirsha. The day is widely celebrated in Ayodhya and Janakpur in Nepal, where temples are decorated with lamps, lights and flowers.
Vivah Panchami is one such festival that strengthens the devotee's faith and deepens the spiritual connection with Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the Panchami (fifth day) of Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight) in Margashirsha, November–December. In 2023, Vivah Panchami will be celebrated on Sunday, December 17th.
Vivah Panchami is a joyous Hindu festival celebrating the divine love between Lord Rama and Goddess Sita and their union. Devotees mark this auspicious festival by observing fast for Lord Rama and Sita, visiting temples, and worshipping the deities. The temples of Lord Rama and Sita are specially decorated with flowers and lights on this day. Various pujas and rituals are performed, including the recitation of the Ramayana, narration of the story of Lord Rama by the priest, and Kalyanam, which marks the marriage ceremony of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. A major highlight of the festival is a grand procession where the idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita are carried on chariots accompanied by large groups of people, dancers and musicians.
Vivah Panchami is majorly celebrated in the northern states of India, such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. However, it is also enthusiastically celebrated in the city of Janakpur, Nepal, the birthplace of Goddess Sita. The festival marks a grand celebration with massive processions and elaborate rituals in Nepal.
Vivah Panchami marks the marriage ceremony of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, and their divine love is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India as well as in Janakpur, Nepal, the birthplace of Goddess Sita. Vivah Panchami is celebrated in Panchami of the Shukla Paksha in November-December; hence this year, it will be celebrated on 17th December, Sunday. The marriage of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita is celebrated all over India with great zeal and enthusiasm, as their marriage is a symbol of strength, devotion and love. On this auspicious festival of Vivah Panchami, we wish you a bounty of happiness and peace.
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