The Sita Navami also know as the Apperance or the birth day of Devi Sita the wife of lord Rama and incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The day is also be popular by different names such as Sita Jayanti or Janaki Navami. The sita Jayanti is seen on the ‘Shukla Paksha’ ‘Navami’ tithi in the lunar month of ‘Vaishaka’ according to the Hindu schedule. Sita Navami or Sita Jayanti is popular amongst married women who keep fast on this day for the long life of their husband.
Sita Navami or Sita Jayanti is celebrated as a grand festival and with huge enthusiasm and devotion in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama in Uttar Pradesh, Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh, Sita Samahit Sthal in Bihar and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Sita Darshan, Aarti, and Maha-Abhishek remain the significant Sita Navami rituals to welcome the positive aura of Goddess Sita on the earth.
Sita Navami Muhurat
|Sunrise||2nd May, 2020 5:56 AM|
|Sunset||2nd May, 2020 6: 51 PM|
|Navami Tithi Starts||1st May, 2020 1: 27 PM|
|Navami Tithi Ends||2nd May, 2020 11: 36 AM|
|Sita Navami Puja Muhurta||2nd May, 2020 11: 06 AM – 1: 41 PM|
|Sita Navami Madhyahna Moment||2nd May, 2020 12: 23 PM|
Sita Navami Rituals
On the auspicious day of Sita Navami. Many Puja and Aarti are been performed in the temples of Lord Janaki with the Statue of Lord Rama and Lakshmana. Some Hindu devotees especially married women keep a fast and worship Devi Sita. Performing Sita Navami Vrat brings virtues like modesty, motherhood, sacrifice and dedication. Married women keep the fast for the long life of their husbands.
A small puja mandap is set and decorated with colourful flowers. The idols of Lord Rama, Devi Sita along with Lakshmana, King Janaka and Mata Sunayana are placed in this mandap.
Thus Devi Sita appear from a ploughed land. Mother Earth is also worshipped on this day. The Hindu Devotees conduct the puja by making various offerings in the form of Sesame seeds, rice, barley, and fruits. Special ‘Bhog’ is prepared and distributed as Prasad after Aarti.
On the auspicious day of Sita Navami some special rituals like Shringar Darshan, Maha Abhishekam and Aarti are performed in the temples of Lord Rama and Janaki temples all over the world. Recitals of Ramayana, followed by bhajan are also held. Few temples take out processions with the idols of the deity on a chariot, chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ and singing devotional songs.
Some other Names of Devi Sita and their Meaning
Sri Devi Sita is the wife of lord RAMA and daughter of king Janaka. Sri Devi Sita has several Names for which she is called by, The Name SITA is referred to Furrow. In Sanskrit. Means “Seet “ as she was discovered in a Furrow of the field in Mitila.
* Janaki – This the popular Name of Devi Sita as she was the daughter of king Janak.
* Janakatmaja – Janak is devi Sita’s father and the Sanskrit word “Atmaja” means the “ Part of Soul”. Combined Know as Janak’s Soul.
* Maithili – Means the princes of Mithala.
* Bhumija & Bhoomiputri- Means the daughter of Bhoomi ( Earth)
* RMa (RAMA) – Means the wife of Lord Ram