Looking for when is Vivah Panchami in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Vivah Panchami in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 4th December.
As per Hindu calendar, Vivah Panchami is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Margashirsha month i.e. in the month of November or December.
Vivah Panchami is usually observed in the November or December. However, Vivah Panchami in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 4th December. Vivah Panchami marks the ceremonial marriage of Rama and Sita.
As per Hindu mythology, Lord Rama was the eldest son of Kaushalya & King Dasharatha. In Hinduism Lord Rama is reffered as ‘Maryada Purushottama’ which literally means the Perfect Man or Lord of Self-Control or Lord of Virtue. On the other hand Sita’s birth and parentage have been depicted differently in different versions of Ramayana. According to Valmiki’s Ramayana, Sita was discovered in a furrow in a ploughed field. And then she was raised by King Janak and his wife Sunayana in Janakpurdham present day Mithila, Nepal. Both Rama and Sita were married to each other on the fifth day of Margashirsha month. Today, the day is also of great importance at Janakpur in Nepal, where thousands of pilgrims come to Nepal to observe the ceremonial marriage. The festival & celebrations begin days in advance following all Hindu rituals that are observed in any Hindu wedding.