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Bibaha Panchami

I have always stated that the Ramayana life is still alive in Nepal, especially in Mithila capital Janakpur of Nepal, Bibaha Panchami is a piece of evidence to it. Today, in the Treta era, it is believed that Prince Ram of Ayodhya came and married Princess Sita at Janakpur Dham, the capital of Mithila state. We would like to explain the wedding Panchami in the context of Ramayana of Treta era, Mansir Shukla Panchami i.e. today the marriage of Ardash Jodi Ram Sita took place in Janakpur of Nepal according to Vedic Sanatan Hindu culture.

In the weekly wedding celebration, Ramjan's wedding Panchami festival, devotees organize tilkotsav, matkor, and worship according to religious rituals, the Bibaha Panchami festival is formally concluded exactly like of typical marriage. That is why there is a myth that anyone should not look at the Sait (Auspicious date) when they get married on the day of Bibaha Panchami.
Janakpur is the birthplace of Sita. Sita or Janaki is the main character of Ramayana. Sita is the eldest daughter of King Janak, the ruler of Mithila kingdom. Ram is the eldest son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. Sita is an example of an ideal wife, an ideal mother, an ideal brother-in-law, an ideal daughter-in-law, an ideal queen, and an ideal woman in general.

Sita is revered as a source of virtue, femininity, motherhood, and compassion. Shiva used to move the bow, which was protected by King Janak, which could not be lifted even by the great heroes. Sita used to move the bow around alone while cleaning the shrine.

That is why King Janak had promised to do Sita's swayamvara only with a brave man who could lift Shiva's bow. The marriage of Sita and Rama was solemnized in Janakpur after the same Shiva bow was broken by Prince Ram of Ayodhya.
The wedding Panchami has been celebrated since that time. Sita's sisters Urmila, Mandvi, and Shrutakirti were also married to Rama's brothers Laxman, Bharat, and Shatrughan.

The wedding ceremony is held in the afternoon, but since morning, the Ramjanki temple and other temples in the Mithila area are crowded with visitors. Bajagaja, jhanki, bhajan kirtan, and dance are performed in the festival, while the devotees who see the janti and dola are overwhelmed. After the Swayambar of Ram and Sita, the chariots carrying the bride and groom are taken on a procession including traditional music around Janakpur city and end at the Janaki temple area.

Even today, in remembrance of this ancient mythical marriage, it is customary to bring a janta from India to Janakpur, Nepal, and pay homage to the idols of Rama and Sita. In this way, Jantas coming from India are especially saints. Janakpur, a city rich in ponds, lakes, and beautiful Maithil culture, today looks full of divine beauty.

Even in this age, Ram Sita's marriage is as important as it was before. Today, a massive fair has been held at the Janaki temple premises and the people of Janakpur are continuing the tradition and intimacy they have been following since Tretayug.

The great Ramayana, which has 24,000 lines and 500 chapters, and seven sections, is the story of the ups and downs of the lives of Rama and Sita. The Ramayana, written by the sage Valmiki after the earlier Ratnakar bandit, is also very popular in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. These lines of Ramayana were memorized by Rama's sons Love and Kush. After hearing the verses of Ramayana, Rama recognized his sons.

After Sita's ordeal, Ramayana has taken a different angle and turn. By teaching lessons on the importance of men and women, equality, family responsibilities, state policies, and dignity, Ramayana has given great value to the human community and civilization.

Let the stories and sayings of Sita and Rama go on for centuries.
Happy Bibaha Panchami to all.

Suyog Dhakal

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