Janaki Navami 2024, the Day Goddess Sita Appeared on Earth, Know the Date and Auspicious Time of Puja

Goddess Sita is not only the wife of Lord Sri Ram but also a central figure in the epic Ramayana. We also know her as the daughter of King Janak. But despite being his daughter she wasn’t born to him and his wife. Read on to find out the interesting story of how Goddess Sita appeared on earth and got her name as Sita.
Sita Navami 2024, know how Sita Mata appeared on Earth

Sita Navami 2024, know how Sita Mata appeared on Earth

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Janaki Navami which is also popularly known as Sita Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Goddess Sita and according to the Hindu calendar, Janaki Navami (Sita Navami) is celebrated every year on the ninth date of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month.
It is believed that on this day Goddess Sita emerged out from the earth. This day is very special for Hindus, and it is believed that by worshiping Goddess Sita on this special day, a person gets special benefits and all the problems in their life goes away.
How to please Mother Sita?
This year Sita Navami will be celebrated on 16th May. It is believed that Goddess Sita is another form or incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore, when one worships Mother Sita on this special day, one also worships Goddess Lakshmi and this way one can please her and get her blessings.
It is also believed that worshipping Sita Mata on the day of Sita Navami cures all kinds of diseases, defects and helps people resolve their relationship issues, particularly those within the family. This means that one enjoys peace, harmony and happiness in their relationships.
The best way to worship on Sita Navami is by offering red or yellow flowers to Goddess Sita, along with yellow food. The people in Sitamarhi in particular celebrate this festival with great pomp and festivities as it is believed that Goddess Sita was born in Punaura Sham of Sitamarhi.
The auspicious time and importance of Sita Navami
According to the Hindu calendar, the Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month will start from 6:22 am on Thursday, May 16, 2024 to 08:48 am on Friday, May 17. The afternoon time of Sita Navami is from 11.04 am to 1.43 pm only. At the same time, the midday moment of Sita Navami is till 12.23. On the day of Sita Navami, all kinds of makeup items are offered to Goddess Sita. Devotees also perform ritual worship with perfume, flowers, incense, lamp and sweets etc.
Devotees light a lamp made of sesame oil or cow ghee on this day. Following all these rituals it is believed that by doing this, Mother Sita becomes happy soon.
This is how Sita Mata was born
Goddess Sita was born in Punaura Dham of Sitamarhi. According to Valmiki Ramayana, once King Janak’s kingdom Mithila was facing a severe drought which led to his subjects facing a lot of hardships. Therefore, in order to take care of this problem, his sage suggested him to perform Dhanushtha Yagya and plow the land himself.
Following this suggestion, King Janak performed a yagya for his subjects and after that he started plowing the land. While plowing the land his plow collided with a beautiful chest of gold inside the earth and suddenly a very strong storm blew, after which he saw that there was a beautiful girl in that chest. King Janak was delighted by this and he immediately picked up Sita ji in his hands and as soon as he did that it started raining immediately.
Since King Janak had no children so when he picked up Sita ji in his hands the fatherly love inside King Janak was ignited. King Janak named the girl Sita and accepted her as his daughter. Even King Janak’s wife accepted her as her daughter.
This is how Goddess Sita came into being and why Goddess Sita is considered a child of Mother Earth, produced by union between the king and the land.
Since Mother Sita was found after hitting that part of the plow which was called Sita, hence she was named Sita. And as she became the daughter of Janak, she was also called Janaki, hence this day is also called Janaki Jayanti.
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