Sita Navami (Sita Jayanti) marks the birth of Goddess Sita who was the wife of Lord Rama. Hindu belief said that it is an auspicious day that falls on Navami tithi during shukla paksha of Vaishakha. This year, Sita Jayanti is being celebrated on 21 May. On this day, a married woman observe a day-long fast for the long life of her husband and worships Lord Rama and Goddess Sita to seek their blessings. As per Hindu scriptures, devotees who observe fast and worship on this day get benefits of pilgrimage and charity.
Sita Navami 2021 date, auspicious timings
Janaki Navami date: 21 May, Friday
Shubh tithi begins: 12:25 pm, May 20
Shubh tithi ends: 11:10 am, May 21
Sita Navami 2021 puja vidhi
- ― Wake up early, take a bath and wear clean clothes
- ― Collect all the samaghri such as flowers, prasad, new clothes, etc for puja
― Bathe Lord Rama and Goddess Sita and make them wear new clothes
― Do tilak from sandalwood, offer flower, dhoop and bhog to deities
― Recite Sita Navami Vrat Katha, and to conclude the puja do aarti
It is said that during puja if devotees wear 12-mukhi rudraksha beads on their hand or around the neck then, it will purify their inner self and strengthens willpower.
Sita Navami 2021: Significance
On this day, Goddess Sita, who is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi, was born in Pushya Nakshatra. According to Hindu mythology, when King Janaka of Mithila was ploughing the land to conduct yajna, he found a baby girl in a golden basket. Since he didn’t have any child, so he adopted the daughter and named her Sita. Since she is the daughter of Janaka, she is widely known as Janaki.
At various temples of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, huge celebrations are witnessed like Maha Aarti, Maha Abhishekam, and Sringaar Darshan etc. Bhajans, kirtans and recitals of Ramayana are also held at several places.
However, it is believed that women who observe the Sita Navami fast are bestowed with the divine blessings of the Goddess and a blissful married life.