What is Vivah Panchami and how is it observed?
Vivah Panchami is said to be the day when said to be the day when Lord Sri Rama and his divine consort Goddess Sita were married. Today is celebrated as their wedding anniversary. Devotees fast and worship Lord Sri Ram and Sita to remove their sins and obstacles in life and to bless them with success in all endeavors. Flowers, fruits and special delicacies are offered to the divine couple by devotees, who observe fast the entire night and break the fast the next morning after performing Ram Darbar Pooja, archana (offering), keertana (devotional songs), dhyana (meditation) and naivedya (offering food made out of love to God).
How planets help receive the blessings of the day
Vivah Panchami is falling on Saturday this year, when the day lord Saturn is in UttarashadaNakshatra (Sun Star) together with Jupiter also in the same Nakshatra and both are Direct so their ability to do good increases manifold. This day is very auspicious since it marks the wedding anniversary or of the coming together of Lord Sri Ram and Goddess Sita, who were the divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Mahalakshmi respectively. Their union played an important role in establishing dharma (righteousness) across this world. So, today, we can get inspired by this divine duo and also do meaningful partnerships in life both in personal and professional spheres, that can make us victorious as Rama to conquer any problems/negative forces. As Jupiter is with Saturn, forming a Dharmakarmadipatyayog, by praying to Lord Sri Rama and Goddess Sita, we can perform our Karma (Actions) that can help us restore Dharma in our life and also in this world.
The Moon is placed in the wealthy and auspicious DhanishtaNakshatra (Mars Star) which has the Khyapayitri Shakti, the power to bring immense wealth, recognition, reputation, name and fame. This is the best day to pray to Lord Sri Rama and Goddess Sita to bless us to become wealthy and famous by doing good and righteous deeds. We can bring out our talents and skills today and succeed in life. The divine blessings will help us attain stability and progress in whatever we do. We can pay off our financial debts as well as karmic debts.We can attain longevity, courage, victory and happiness.
Mantras of Sri Ram and Sita Devi to be chanted at least 108 times
Sri Ramaaya Rama Bhadraaya, Rama chandraayavedase,
Raghunaathaaya Naathaaya Seethaya Pathaye Namah
Meaning – I bow to Lord Sri Rama, the husband of Goddess Sita.
Om Sri Raama Raama Raameti Rameh Rameh Manorame, Sahasranaama Tattulyam Sri Rama naamah Varaanane, Sri Rama naamavaranaana om namaitih
Meaning – I meditate on Lord Sri Rama who is the essence of the entire Vishnu Sahasranama.
Om Sri SitapatayehNamaha
Jai Sri Ram, Jai Siya Ram
Meaning – I bow to Sri Rama the husband of Sita.
• Observe fast if health permits, consume water, milk and fruits if needed
• Feed the poor people. Feed animals and birds especially crows.
• Meditate and chant the above mantras
• Chant Hanuman chalisaas this will please Lord Sri Rama and Shani.
• Adorn Rama Sita idol or photo with flowers and offer fruits.
• Wear bluecoloured clothes to get the energy of Saturn.
• Do not disrespect your elders, parents and teachers.
• Do not hurt anyone physically or mentally.
• Do not get angry. Try to meditate and be calm.
• Refrain from any negative thoughts or deeds.
• Do not consume alcohol or non-vegetarian food.
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