Janaki Jayanti 2017

Janaki Jayanti 2017, Janaki Jayanti Importance


Janaki Jayanti is observed every year in the month of Phalguna on Krishna Paksha Ashtami according to North Indian calendar. However, Janaki Jayanti occurs during Magha month in Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern Indian states. Janaki Jayanti is also known as Sita Ashtami. Sita Ashtami, or Janaki Janma, is believed to be the day when Mata Sita appeared on earth according to North India Calendar. Mata Sita is considered as the embodiment of purity and devotion and is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita was adopted by King Janaka when he was ploughing the fields and as she became a daughter to King Janaka, Maa Sita came to be known as Janaki. She married to Lord Rama and later was known by the name "Vaidehi". As per Ramayana, Ravana abducted her and later was rescued by Rama, Lakshman, Hanuman and Vanar Sena. Married women keep fast on this day and special pujas and satsangs are arranged in Ram temples.

Please note that Maa Sita's birthday or Sita Jayanti is also known as Sita Navami with Hindu communities in Eastern and Western parts of India and Sita Navami or Janaki Navami is observed in the month of Vaishaka(April-May). Sita Navami 2017 Date is 4th May. Wish to all - Happy Janaki Jayanti or Happy Sita Ashtami.

Hymn dedicated to Maa Sita

जनकसुता जग जननि जानकी। अतिसय प्रिय करुनानिधान की॥
ताके जुग पद कमल मनावउँ। जासु कृपाँ निरमल मति पावउँ॥

Temples dedicated to Maa Janaki

    Janaki Mandir in Janakpur, Nepal.
    Sita Mai Temple in Sitamai village in the Karnal district of Haryana, India.
    Sita Kund, Punaura Dham in Sitamarhi District in Bihar, India.
    Seetha Devi Temple in Pulpally in the Waynad district, Kerala, India.
    Seetha Amman Kovil in Nähe Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.


Janaki Jayanti 2017 Date
19th February 2017 (Sunday)
Janaki Jayanti 2018 Date
8th February 2018 (Thursday)
Janaki Jayanti 2019 Date
26th February 2019 (Tuesday)
Janaki Jayanti 2020 Date
16th February 2020 (Sunday)
Janaki Jayanti 2021 Date
6th March 2021 (Saturday)