Friday, 25th April 2014

Bibaha Panchami being observed in Janakpurdham


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Sita-Ram Bibaha Festival (Bibaha Panchami) is being celebrated in Janakpurdham, the ancient capital of Mithila, with much reverence on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of devotees have been offering worship at the Janaki, Ram and Janak temples by taking holy dip in sacred ponds here from early morning.

This festival is celebrated with special importance as per the description in Ramayan composed by Goswami Tulasidas by the Mithila people to commemorate the wedding of Sita, the daughter of King Janak with Lord Ram.

The festival is to commemorate the wedding in the 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 festival ceremony.

Professor Dr. Mahendra Narayan Mishra says the faith towards Sita and Ram is not only limited to Nepal and India but also in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and one province in Thailand is named as Ayodhya.


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