The date, customs, puja muhurat, meaning, and all you need to know about Janak Jayanti 2024

One of the most auspicious days of the year, Janak Jayanti 2024, is approaching. All around the nation, Janak Jayanti is celebrated with great fanfare each year. Celebrated as the anniversary of Mata Sita’s birth, Janak Jayanti is a unique occasion. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Sita and light diyas in her honor. mostly seen in the southern regions of the nation as well as the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The lunar calendar indicates that Janak Jayanti is celebrated on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna.

Here are some things to remember as we prepare to celebrate this auspicious day.

Date: March 4 is the day when Janak Jayanti is commemorated this year. Another name for it is Sita Ashtami. Monday is when the day occurs.

Puja muhurat: Ashtami Tithi will start on March 3 at 8:44 AM and terminate on March 4 at 8:49 AM. Hindu legend states that Mata Sita was discovered by King Janak when he was field-plowing and that he later adopted her as his daughter. The daughter of Mother Earth, Goddess Sita, wed Lord Shri Ram, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. She is said to have returned to Mother Earth.

Rituals: In front of the Ram Parivaar, devotees light a diya with pure ghee and take a morning bath in the sacred river. Special pujas called Ramayana Paths are organized in various locations. Additionally, people congregate for Satsang.

Significance: Goddess Lakshmi took the form of Goddess Sita. She is the epitome of tranquility, purity, and devotion. The hardships that Goddess Sita overcame inspire her followers. On this day, women devotees are said to observe Janak Jayanti and fast in order to attract attributes such as sacrifice, humility, commitment, and motherhood.

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