Vivah Panchami~विवाह पंचमी in the year 2023 will be celebrated on Sunday, 17th December 2023
Vivah Panchami is a popular Hindu festival that commemorates the weddings of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. It is celebrated on the Panchami (5th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) during the month of Margashirsha in the Hindu calendar. This corresponds to the month of November-December in the Gregorian calendar. In the Hindu religion, this day is considered to be very auspicious as it marks the ceremonial marriage anniversary of Rama and Sita. Just like any Hindu wedding, the celebrations and festivals begin several days in advance.
This day is praised with incredible glory in Sri Rama's origin, Ayodhya. The numerous hundreds of years old sanctuaries light upon Sri Ram Vivah Panchmi. The festivals generally include the establishment of the wedding function. An excellent wedding parade is held that passes starting with one sanctuary then onto the next throughout the day and builds up and finally finishes with the wedding function at night. The occasion additionally alludes to Ram Vivah Utsav. On this day reverential tunes from Ramayana are sung by the enthusiasts.
The celebration is likewise celebrated with extraordinary ballyhoo in Janakpur which is viewed as the origin of Goddess Sita. Exceptional poojas and ceremonies are held at sanctuaries crosswise over Janakpur including famous Janaki, Ram, and Dashrath sanctuaries. Fans additionally throng the renowned pools of Mithilanchal like Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar and Argaza lake to perform the Vivaha Panchami ceremonies.
On this day in Janakpur icons of symbols of Ram and Sita dressed as the husband and lady are acquired out splendid parades and their wedding function is sanctioned at Janaki sanctuary at night according to the Hindu traditions. A week-long religious reasonable is likewise held at Janakpur to praise the wedding function.
The celebrations of Vivah Panchami are very notable in Lord Rama temples in different parts of India, particularly in the Mithilanchal region and some parts of North India. The day also holds immense significance at Janakpur, in Nepal as it was believed that the ceremony was held here itself. Thousands of pilgrims from Indian and other parts of the world come to witness this grand celebration.