Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti

Published On : April 12, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant

Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti And Its Importance

The mythological books talk at great lengths of divine incarnations of gods and goddesses in India to subvert the tyranny and evil forces running rampant and to keep the soils of the land pure and untainted.

There are many incidents connected to the birth of the goddess Janaki. For starters, the king of Mithila, Janaka was organizing a Yagna to gain a son. Concerning that objective, he, along with his queen, was ploughing a field, when suddenly he discovered a baby girl in the furrow. It was the day of Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha, Vaishakh. The king adopted the baby girl as his daughter and named her, Janaki. Later, she was known by another name, Sita. The end of the plough that king Janaka used is also called Sita.

Everywhere in India and around the world, people following the Hindu religion celebrate Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti with great joy. Devotees observe vrats and celebrate the festival religiously. Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti vrat is very auspicious, as it materializes the desired results in the life of devotees who observe the vrat.

Temples of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mata Sita are decorated captivatingly. Then the devotees worship these divinities by offering reverential regard and conducting different types of ceremonial rituals, which ultimately bless the devotees with many great results in their life. It is believed that the religious fruit that a devotee earns out of worshipping Lord Rama and Mata Sita or by observing vrat and religious worships on the day of Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti is equal to the religious fruit achieved by donating, travelling to religious places, taking a holy bath and other rituals. Chanting the “Sita-Rama” mantra is believed to be the remover of all sins of the devotees.

Methods To Follow During Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti

On the day of Janaki Jayanti vrat, keep in place all the materials related to Puja. Finish your daily routines as usual. After a bath, wear a fresh outfit and commence Puja dedicated to Shri Rama and Mata Sita by shodashopchar methods. Offer your puja and prayers to goddess Janaki and lord Rama. Beg your pardon for any mistake you may have done during Janaki puja.

Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti Ancient Story

The legend has it that once Brahman’s wife from the Marwari region was born as Chandal due to her bad karma. Due to the bad karma of her past birth, she, even in the current birth, ditched her husband. With the despicable deeds she did in her past births, the woman suffered from leprosy and blindness, causing her to bear intolerable pains, both mentally and physically. Because of her evil deeds, she roamed here and there.

One day, on Navami of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh, she received no food to eat. Then she went to a nearby Janaki temple and begged for food. However, some Brahmans in the temple refused to give her alms, citing Janaki Navami Vrat. They told her to come the next day for enough food to quench her hunger. However, she insisted on the food to be given to her right away as she felt hungry to the point of death. At this, the priest of the temple gave her a basil leaf and Charnamrit of the god.

Though unknown to her, she observed Janaki Navami vrat that day, causing the removal of all her sins after her death. She attained divine salvation. The moral of the story is, that observing Janaki or goddess Mata Sita vrat on Janaki Bhagwati Jayanti would mean the attainment of desired results and ultimately the salvations from life.

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