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Vivaha Panchami Date 2017 to 2022 

Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2017 : 23rd November 2017 (Thursday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2018 : 12 ve December 2018 (Wednesday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2019 : 1st December 2019 (Sunday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2020 : 19th December 2020 (Saturday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2021 : 8th December 2021 (Wednesday)

 About Vivaha Panchami

Vivaha panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival , which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya ) and Sita (princess of Janakpur).

It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early December time according to the Georgian calendar .This festival is primarily celebrated in the Northern India, Mithilanchal and Nepal.

According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, King Janak of Mithila (Janakpur) organized a "Swayamver" 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. However the condition was to lift the Shiva dhanusha and string it ,to be able to marry princess Sita . Thousands of kings and princes tried but could not even make it move a bit .Then Ram 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.

To immortalize the wedding ceremony of Lord Ram, and Devi Sita, people have been celebrating the Vivaha Panchami with enormous dedication.
Vivaha Panchami Celebrations 
Vivaha Panchami 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”. Devotees sing various ‘Bhajans’ in order to seek Lord Ram’s blessings. The famous religious song; “Hari Anant, Hari Katha Anant, Mangal Bhawan Amangal Hari” is sung by devotees.

The ceremonies culminate in the evening where devotees throng in huge numbers in Janakpur, the birthplace of Goddess Sita. Special ‘Pujan’ is held at the various temples situated there. People take a dip in the holy lakes of Mithilanchal like Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar and Argaza. The idols of the deities after the ‘Pranpratishtha’ rituals are dressed like bride and groom and taken out in processions and the enactment of their wedding take place at the famous Janaki temple. Thousands of devotees visit Nepal during this time and visit temples in order to seek blessings from the Lord for a happy married life.

‘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.

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