Vivah Panchami 2021: Vivah Panchami is an important festival. Which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and faith. According to the Hindu calendar, Vivah Panchami falls on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in Margashirsha (Agrahayan).
This year Vivah Panchami is on 8th December. It is believed that the marriage of Lord Rama and Mother Sita took place on this day. Hence, this day is celebrated every year as their wedding anniversary.
The festival of Vivah Panchami is celebrated with great pomp in India and Nepal. It is believed that worshiping Lord Rama and Mother Sita on this day ends the problems of married life.
Vivah panchami auspicious time:
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha date: 07 December at 11.40 minutes.
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha date ends: 08 December till 09.25 minutes.
Significance of Vivah Panchami:
The festival of Vivah Panchami is celebrated in various temples of Rama and Sita in almost all regions of India. But the most sacred and grand celebration of Vivah Panchami is held in Ayodhya (birthplace of Lord Rama) and Janakpur (birthplace of Goddess Sita located in Nepal).
According to beliefs, worshiping Lord Shri Ram and Mata Janaknandini on this day removes all obstacles. Unmarried girls should worship Mother Sita. This gives them the desired groom. On this day, worshiping and performing Havan in the house brings happiness in married life. She brings peace and love to the family.
Kharmas will start from this day:
The month of Kharmas will start from December 14. It will end after one month i.e. on 14th January 2022. There will be no auspicious work like marriage, home entry, shaving during this period. It is believed that the speed of Sun God slows down during this month. Because of this no auspicious work is successful.
Things which can be done to remove obstacles from marriage on Vivah Panchami:
Worshiping on this day brings happiness and prosperity in the family. Along with this, the story of Ram-Janaki’s marriage should also be recited in worship on this day. It is said that by doing this the obstacles coming in marriage are removed. Let’s know about the story of Ram-Janaki marriage.
Story of Ram Janaki Marriage:
According to Ramayana, Lord Shri Ram was born in Ayodhya to King Dasharatha. At the same time, Mother Sita was born to King Janak of Mithila. That is why Mother Sita is also called Janaki. According to the legend, Mother Sita met King Janak in the field while plowing. Sita ji had once lifted the bow of Lord Shiva in a game. This bow was given to King Janak by Parashurama. King Janak was stunned to see Sita Maa lifting the bow, because only Parashuram ji had the ability to lift it. Seeing this quality of Mother Sita, King Janak had put the condition of his swayamvar, that whoever can lift this bow of Shankar ji and offer it to him, Sita ji will be married to him.
Hearing this condition of King Janak, Vishwamitra reached Sita Swayam with Prabhu Shri Ram and Lakshmana. In the swayamvar, all the princes and kings could not lift Shiva’s bow. Frustrated by this, King Janak said, ‘Is there no king worthy of my daughter?
Then came the opportunity of Lord Shri Ram. Lord Rama lifted the bow in one go, which everyone was surprised to see. But Shiva’s bow broke while offering the bow string. Angered by this, Lord Parashuram asked Shri Ram to atone for it. At the same time, seeing the form of Lord Vishnu in Shri Ram, blessed him with marriage to Sita. And with the blessings of everyone, the marriage of Lord Ram and Mata Janaki was completed. Let us tell you that the pair of Ram-Sita is considered ideal in Hinduism. It is believed that reciting this story on the day of Vivah Panchami removes the obstacles in marriage.