Vivah Panchami holds an immense importance in Hindu religion. This day is considered as one of the most important day in Ramayana. This day is dedicated to Lord Rama broke the bow of Lord Shiva and got married to Goddess Sita. 

Vivah Panchami is going to be celebrated on Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Margashirsha Month. This month, it will be celebrated on Sunday i.e., December 17, 2023.

Vivah Panchami 2023: Date and Time

  • Panchami Tithi Begins - December 16, 2023 - 08:00 PM
  • Panchami Tithi Ends - December 17, 2023 - 05:33 PM
Shubh Muhurat form performing Ram Sita Vivah or organising Ramcharitmanas Akhand Paath and the auspicious time begins from 09:42 AM TO 12:16 PM. Shubh Choghadiya starts from 01:34 PM to 02:51 PM. 

This is the perfect Shubh timings as Panchami Tithi will end at 05:33 PM in the evening so better you organise puja rituals before panchami tithi.

Vivah Panchami 2023: Significance

Vivah Panchami is one of the most important festival in Hindu religion. This is day is celebrated ad the weeding anniversary of Shri Ram and Goddess Sita. On this auspicious day, Lord Rama broke the bow of Lord Shiva and got married to Maa Sita. This day holds a great significance among Hindus. 

They celebrate this day with great reverence and offer prayers to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. People visit temple dedicated to Lord Rama and worship with great devotion. Many people observe fast on this auspicious day and offer bhog prasad to the Lord and the Goddess.


Vivah Panchami 2023: Celebration

In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the city of Ayodhya celebrates this festival with great grandeur. In the Mithila region of India and Nepal, the day of Vivah Panchami is observed as the marriage festival of Sita and Rama in temples. Devotees celebrate this day with happiness in the cities connected to Sri Rama and Goddess Sita.

Vivah Panchami 2023: Story

According to the Hindu Scriptures, once the great sage Vishwamitra went to king Dashrath, who was the king of Ayodhya and asked him to send his sons Ram and Laxman to save him and other sages from demons who were torturing them and not allowing them to perform yagnas. Lord Ram and Lord Laxman went along with the sage Vishwamitra and killed all the demons.

Vishwamitra then took them to Janakpur where the Swayamvar of King Janak’s daughter was taking place. King Janak has a condition that the one who break the bow of Lord Shiva, only he will become the husband of his daughter Lord Ram. 

One by one all the king's showed up but nobody could break the dhanush of Mahadev. Then sage Vishwamitra asked Lord Ram to break the bow then Lord Ram who was the eldest son of king Dashrath and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu broke the sacred bow and won Mata Sita in Swayamvar then he got married to Goddess Sita. Since then, this day is celebrated as Vivah Panchami.


Vivah Panchami 2023: Puja Rituals

  1. Devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bathe.
  2. They wear nice clean clothes and light a diya in front of Lord Rama.
  3. Many devotees organise a grand puja ceremony of Ram Sita Vivah.
  4. Take a wooden plank and place Lord Ram and Goddess Sita idol.
  5. They adorn the idols wtih garland, clothes and jewellery.
  6. Light a diya diya with desi ghee and offer bhog prasad such as kheer, different types of seasonal fruits, meetha paan, panchamrit and tulsi patra.
  7. Those who do not have Ram Darbar, they place Ram Darbar.
  8. Organise Ramayana Paath and offer prayers to Lord Ram and Sita Mata.
  9. Prepare sattvik food at home and offer that food to the Lord.
  10. At the end of the puja, people perform Ram Stuti and Aarti.
  11. Bhajan Kirtan is also organised.

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