Sita Navami


Sita Navami or Sita Jayanthi marks the birth anniversary of Sita Devi and is celebrated on the Shukla paksha Navami tithi of Vaishaka month. Women fast on this day for good health and longevity of their husband. This festival is also called Janaki Jayanthi.

Sita Navami Date 2023

Sat , 29th Apr 2023

Greatness of Sita Devi

Sita was the princess of King Janaka from the place Mithila. Some mythological references quote that Sita was the daughter of Bhuma Devi- Mother Earth and she was found in a furrow by the King and raised as his own daughter. Lord Rama married her after breaking a bow called, Pinaka which was part of the swayamwar event. After marrying Lord Rama, due to unpleasant circumstances, Lord Rama was exiled from his own kingdom. Sita Devi has been a devoted wife of Lord Rama, stood by his side, calm and composed. Regardless of Lord Rama dissuading Sita not to join him for the exile, She whole heartedly accompanied Him in the exile period. She is an epitome of love and devotion.

Rituals

It believed that Sita Devi was born in the afternoon-madhyana. Wake up early, after physical purification and mental purification. Clean the worship altar, set up a pooja kalas or Idol of Ram and Sita Devi. Women wear fresh or new clothes, dress up in an elegant manner, apply vermilion on the forehead. Offer fruits, grains and neivadhyam to the Goddess and kalas during the pooja in the afternoon and offer neivedhya. We can visit a Ram temple in the evening donate vastra and food to the devotees. Married women fast on this day to enhance their marital bond, for goodness of their partner.

Observing Sita Jayanti brings blessings of motherhood. On this day, people donate food, money, and clothes generously. Rituals like Sringar Darshan, Maha Abhishekam and Special Aarti are performed in all the Ram Sita temples. Day long recitals of Holy Ramayana, followed by visarjan or devotional bhajans are also organised at ISKCON Temples. A few temples organise processions with the idols of Ram and Sita on a decorated chariot, while chanting ‘Jai Sita Ram’ and singing devotional songs or offering donations along the way.

Mantra

"Om Shree Sitaye Namah"

Benefits

  • Observing Sita Navami facilitates sound health and a peaceful, calm mind. 
  • Worshipping Sita Devi is the simplest way to attract multifold blessings from Lord Vishnu and reach His abode. 
  • Sita Navami worship rituals bestow progressive success to the married couple and their material life. 
  • This vrat also promotes unison among couple. 

Important Timings On Sita Navami

Sunrise

April 29, 2023 5:59 AM

Sunset

April 29, 2023 6:49 PM

Navami Tithi Starts

April 28, 2023 4:01 PM

Navami Tithi Ends

April 29, 2023 6:22 PM

Sita Navami Puja Muhurta

April 29, 11:07 AM - April 29, 1:41 PM

Sita Navami Madhyahna Moment

April 29, 2023 12:24 PM

Sita Navami festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Saturday, 2nd of May

2021

Friday, 21st of May

2022

Tuesday, 10th of May

2023

Saturday, 29th of April

2024

Friday, 17th of May

2025

Tuesday, 6th of May

2026

Saturday, 25th of April

2027

Friday, 14th of May

2028

Wednesday, 3rd of May

2029

Tuesday, 22nd of May

2030

Sunday, 12th of May

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