Sita Ashtami 2023: Learn Its Significance, Timing, History And The Associated Rituals

Sita Ashtami, 2023: According to the Hindu tradition, at least one day is dedicated to each god and goddess in order to honor and worship them. According to mythology, Mata Sita was born on this day hence, it is specifically dedicated to her. Every year Sita Ashtami is celebrated as Sita Mata’s birthday or Janaki Jayanti, as it is widely known. AstroSage endeavors and strives hard to deliver the latest content from the deepest realms of mysticism and the arcane world to its readers. This blog is dedicated to Sita Ashtami, which falls on the 14th of February, 2023. We will read about its significance, timing and the rules and rituals to be observed on that day in the honor of Mata Sita. 

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Sita Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami of Phalgun month’s Krishna Paksha. It is said that Sita Mata was born on this day in the form of a human. Lord Rama and Mata Sita are worshiped on this day. Apart from Sita Ashtami, other important days and festivals such as Masik Kalashtami, Vijaya Ekadashi, Shani Pradosh and Mahashivratri will also be celebrated in the month of February 2023. The Sun will also transit to the zodiac of Aquarius on this day and conjunct Saturn. In this manner too this day holds much importance as Saturn and Sun will be conjunct in Aquarius after 30 years. This conjunction is termed to be an important one as it will affect each zodiac in different ways. 

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Sita Ashtami Date And Timing

The Auspicious Muhurat of Sita Ashtami will start at 9:50 am on 13th of February, 2023 and will end at 9:07 am on 14th of February, 2023. Mata Sita and Lord Ram are worshiped on this day and women seek their blessings for a happy and prosperous life ahead by keeping a fast. As the festival is celebrated with Udaya Tithi, therefore it is going to be celebrated on the 14th of February, 2023. Sita Ashtami will fall in the Anuradha Nakshatra. 

Procedure Of Ritualistic Worship Of The Deities

Sita Ashtami holds great significance for married women and after bathing early in the morning one should start the rituals by worshiping Lord Ganesha and Maa Durga. Offer yellow flowers, yellow clothes and other makeup accessories to Mata Sita. Recite the Aarti of Mata Sita after making the offerings. After the Aarti is complete one should recite the Mantra “Shree Jaanki Rambhaya Namah ” 108 times. Items made of jaggery should be offered to Mata Sita and Lord Rama and these items should be consumed first when you sit down to have your first meal of the day in the evening. Donating items made of jaggery or Gur and clothes, etc is considered auspicious on this day for wish fulfillment.

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Significance of Sita Ashtami In Hinduism
Sita Ashtami is particularly considered important for married women. It is said that if married women fast on this day and worship Lord Rama and Mata Sita all the problems in their married life are eradicated and they are able to lead a happy married life. Also, it is believed that the husband of any woman who observes this fast is said to live longer. 

On the other hand if unmarried girls observe a fast on Sita Ashtami, then it is said to remove all hurdles in getting them married. Also, if there is a specific person you want to get married to, then Mata Sita and Lord Rama bless you so that you can get married to the person of your choice.

Remedies To Be Done On Sita Ashtami 

  • Married women should worship a picture which has Lord Rama and Mata Sita together. Apply Vermilion (Sindoor) 7 times on Mata Sita’s forehead between the partitions of hair and then apply the same Sindoor 7 times on your forehead between the partitions of hair too. 
  • Lord Rama and Mata Sita are symbolic to the perfect married couple. Therefore, to eradicate problems in your marriage you should put up a picture of Lord Rama and Mata Sita together.

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  • Unmarried women should worship the idols of Lord Rama and Mata Sita made using the soil of the Tulsi plant. 
  • Recite the Mantra “Shree Jaanki Rambhaya Namah” 108 times to get rid of any problems affecting your relationship or for any kind of wish fulfillment. 

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