Vivah Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright lunar fortnight in the month of Margashirsha, which corresponds with the months of November-December of Gregorian calendar. The day is celebrated to rejoice the union of RamaRama
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The festival is celebrated in both India and Nepal. People get collected in Janakpur (Nepal) as it is considered the birthplace of Sita and enjoy the day to their heart’s content. Thousands of devotees travel from India. People get up early in the morning and visit temples dedicated to Rama and Sita after taking an early bath. They offer flowers, fruits and lamps to them after praying to them. They also sing hymns and devotional songs in their name and dance to the melodious tunes.
In many places, the idols of Rama and Sita are actually married off to each other according to all the Hindu customs and rituals. People rejoice in happiness and treat them as a real life couple. Both the idols are properly dressed in the clothes of bride and bridegroom. Celebrations take place on a grand scale where many fairs are organized. A special Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadis organized, and people offer prasadam to Gods and then distribute it among themselves.
Few of the mantras that are chanted to show devotion and happiness are “Om Dasrathaye Vidhmahe, Sita Vallabhaya Dhimahi Tanno Rama Prachodayat” and “Om Janak Nandinaye Vidhmahe, Bhoomi Jaye Dhimahi Tanno Sita Prachodayat”.