Bibaha Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Mithila region of Nepal and India, particularly in the city of Janakpur. It commemorates the marriage of the Hindu god Ram (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and Sita (an incarnation of the goddess Laxmi).
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ram was the prince of Ayodhya, and he won the hand of Sita by breaking a bow that belonged to Lord Shiva. The wedding ceremony, known as Vivaha Panchami, is celebrated on the fifth day of the waxing moon in the month of Margashirsha (November/December).
During the festival, a grand procession is taken out in the city of Janakpur, where a replica of Lord Ram’s marriage procession is recreated. The procession features various cultural dances and music, and the idol of Lord Ram and Sita are carried on a beautifully decorated chariot. The procession culminates at the Janaki Temple, where devotees offer prayers and participate in various rituals.
Bibaha Panchami is an important festival for the people of Mithila, and it reflects their unique cultural traditions and beliefs. The festival is a time for people to come together, celebrate their culture and heritage, and seek the blessings of the gods.