The day of Vivah Panchami is considered a special day in Hinduism. This day is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magashish month according to Hindu date. Panchami is special in Hinduism because it is believed that Lord Rama and Mother Sita got married on this day. That's why 'Vivah Panchami' is also known as 'Ram Vivah'.
Vivah Panchami is celebrated like a festival in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the city of Ayodhya in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The day of Vivah Panchami is celebrated as the marriage festival of Sita and Rama in temples and holy places associated with Sri Rama in the Mithila region of India and Nepal.
The day of Vivah Panchami is considered as an auspicious and holy day according to the scriptures. Vivah Panchami festival is held in almost all Ram-Sita temple areas in India and Nepal. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm especially in Ayodhya. On this day the temples of Ram-Sita are decorated with lamps and flower garlands. The idols of all the deities in the temples are beautified with new clothes and ornaments. On this day in the temples of Ram-Sita marriage-like conversation takes place. This social program is popularly known as 'Ram Vivah Utsav'.
According to astrology, the day of Vivah Panchami is not considered auspicious for marriage. Lord Rama and Mother Sita were married on the day of Vivah Panchami, but then this day is not considered perfect for common people for marriage. Because the life after the marriage of Lord Rama and Sita was full of sorrows and hardships. That's why it is believed that getting married on this day can make a person's married life as painful as Ram and Sita's.