Sita Navami, The Birthday of Sita from Ramayana Era:
Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. Sita Jayanti is celebrated on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month. On Hindu calendar Sita Jayanti falls after one month of Rama Navami. Sita Navami is observed on Vaishakha Shukla Navami, the ninth day in the bright half of the month of Vaisakh. It is
believed that Goddess Sita was born on Tuesday in Pushya Nakshatra. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti. Married women keeps vrata on Sita Navami day and pray for long lives of their husbands.
Goddess Sita was married to Lord Rama who was also born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. Goddess Sita was the wonderful mate of Lord Sri Rama Chandra and is now worshiped by millions who pay service to her pativratam. It is the most important day for married Hindu women in the country.
On this day, devotees keep fasts and pray to Sita Devi to grant their husbands long lives. Lord Rama and Sita Devi are also prayed together for wealth of the family and for peace and happiness in marriage. Devotees including men and women perform the Ramayana paath during Janaki Mata Jayanti. Mata Sita is also known as Janaki as she was the adopted daughter of King Janaka of Maithili. This day is also known as Janaki Navami.
According to Hindu legends once when King Janaka was ploughing the land to behavior a Yajna, he found a baby girl in the Golden safe. A ploughed land is called Sita; King Janaka named the baby girl as Sita. Married women observe this fast for the peace and happiness of their married life. Among men Lord Ram is given the respect of ideal man. (more…)