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Vivah Panchami

Vivah Panchami is celebrated in the historic city of Janakpur. Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. The entire city, including the famous Janaki Temple, is beautifully decorated with colored lights. A large number of devotees have come to Janakpur to witness the biggest religious and cultural program of Hindus. The ceremony itself and the wedding will take place on Wednesday in the arena of Barabigha ground.

Thousands of monks and saints along with millions of devotees from India and Nepal will also attend the wedding ceremony. The wedding is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Shukla Paksh in the month of Ramachari, the fifth of the Hindu calendar.


According to legend, Lord Rama married Goddess Sita in Panchami. This festival is celebrated every year in Janakpur with grand and religious enthusiasm. Various wedding ceremonies are being held as part of weekly celebrations. The “Mattikor” ceremony took place on Tuesday evening at Ganga Sagar Lake.

Later the procession was also taken from the Ganga Sea to the Janaki Temple. The marriage is a unique example of the old social and cultural relationship between India and Nepal found for centuries.

Nepal organized the festival in large numbers where millions of people participated. Every year a lot of devotee come to the temple. Ram Manami is one of the celebrations, it is a busy time of year to visit Janakpur. The festival is celebrated in the Hilly as well as in the Terai region.

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A wedding decoration has been arranged between King Lord of Ayodhya and Princess Devi Sita of Janakpur, while other preparations are underway with zeal. Vivah Panchami is also known as Ram marriage ustav. Hindus celebrate the marriage of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

People from Nepal and India attend the event. A large number of devotees gather around Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, to participate in the ceremony. All those attending the wedding ceremony have been taken to Janakpur, where the marriage ceremony ends in accordance with Hindu tradition.

The procession is followed by a dip in the sacred lake. According to Hindu folklore, Lord Rama succeeded in breaking the sacred bow of Lord Shiva, and according to condition Ram and Sita married in Janakpur. Since then, followers of Lord Ram have been celebrating holy marriage every year.