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Sita Navami 2020

Sita Navami 2020, Janaki Navami Importance

Sita Navami or Janaki Navami is celebrated as the birth day of Goddess Sita. Women who are married keep a fast on Sita Navami day and pray to Goddess Sita for the long lives of their husbands. Also known as Sita Jayanti or Seeta Jayanthi, Sita Navami is celebrated on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha period of the Vaishakha month. Goddess Sita was born in Pushya Nakshatra on Tuesday. Goddess Sita was married to Lord Rama. Rama was also born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Sita Jayanti occurs after one month of Sri Rama Navami in the Hindu calendar. Mata Sita, also known by the name of Janaki, was the adopted daughter of King Janaka of Mithila. Therefore as the father name was Janaka, Maa Sita was known by the name of Janaki and thus this day is also known as Janaki Navami. When King Janaka was ploughing the land to conduct a Yajna he found a baby girl inside a Golden casket. A ploughed land is called Sita thus King Janaka named the baby girl as Sita. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi took birth as Sita in the Treta yug.

Sita is also believed as a rebirth of Vedavati. Vedavati, a beautiful woman, gave up all materialistic things and kept meditating for Lord Vishnu. When King Ravana saw her, he was attracted and tried to violate her. She jumped into a fire to escape from him and before dying cursed him that she would be responsible for his death in her next birth.

Lord Rama and Maa Sita are the ideal couple one can see. Inspite of facing a lot of hardships in their life, both Rama and Sita were very firm and stood by each other. Maa Sita is known for her sincerity, purity, love and devotion towards all whether her husband Rama or her children Lava and Kush or be it her husband's brother Lakshman or else Hanuman. Lord Rama, Maa Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman idols are taken in processions on this day of Sita Navami. Devotees chant ‘Jai Siya Ram’ and other devotional songs all the way. Ramayana is recited in temples and Bhajans are sung dedicated to Ram and Sita. By performing the Sita Jayanti puja rituals and fast, it is believed that one will be blessed with a happy and contended married life. Wish to all - Happy Janaki Navami or Happy Sita Navami.

Hymn dedicated to Maa Sita

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

Sita Navami 2020 Muhurat

Sita Navami 2020 Date - Saturday, May 2, 2020
Sita Navami Madhyahna Muhurat - 10:59 AM to 01:37 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 38 Mins
Sita Navami Madhyahna Moment - 12:18 PM
Navami Tithi Begins - 01:26 PM on May 01, 2020
Navami Tithi Ends - 11:35 AM on May 02, 2020
Ram Navami 2020 Date - Thursday, April 2, 2020