Vivaha Panchami being observed today
JANAKPURDHAM: Sita-Ram vivaha, the Vivaha Panchami festival is being celebrated in Janakpurdham, the ancient capital of Mithila, with much reverence today.
Hundreds of thousands of devotees offer worship at the Janaki, Ram and Janak temples by taking holy dip in sacred ponds from the early morning.
The festival is celebrated with special importance as per the description in Ramayan composed by Goswami Tulsidas by the Mithila people to commemorate the wedding ceremony of Sita, the daughter of King Janak with Lord Ram.
The festival is to commemorate the wedding that took place in Treta Yuga and is regarded as the largest festival here.
Mithila King Shirdhwoj (Janak) had married off his daughter Janaki (Sita) to Ram, son of Dasarath, king of Ayodhya now in India after he broke the Dhanush (bow) into three pieces on the day of Mangsir Shukla Panchami as per lunar calendar.
People believe that their dreams get fulfilled after participating in the wedding ceremony festival.