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Sita-Ram wedding ceremony to be held from Nov 18

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JANAKPURDHAM —  Sita Ram Wedding Ceremony (Bibaha Panchami), the week-long traditional wedding festival, is to be held in Janakpurdham in Dhanusha district from 18th of upcoming November.

On the occasion of Bibaha Panchami, the Mithila community in Janakpur observe the symbolic wedding ceremony where Princess Sita ties the nuptial knot with Prince Ram as per the reference to the Goswami Tulsidas’s Ramayan.

The legend has it that Ayodhya Prince Ram wins over Princess Sita by lifting the Shiva Dhanusha (bow) following which their engagement and marriage ceremony take places in the Treta Yug (or the age of mankind) in Hinduism.

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A group of wedding party members from Ayodhya in India, the birth place of Lord Rama, travel to Janakpur, the birth place of Sita, to attend the marriage ceremony.

According to Janaki Temple Joint Mahanta Ram Roshan Das, the week-long procession includes various fairs re-enacting the marriage ceremony of Ram and Sita in various phases, bow lifting, engagement, courtship and marriage among others.

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UML recommends 55 for NA election from Province 2

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LAHAN — CPN-UML Province-2 Organization Committee has recommended names of 55 candidates from the Province-2.

The Committee’s meeting held in Rajbiraj on Friday took the decision to recommend the names for eight National Assembly members to be elected from Province-2.

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According to the decision, the party has recommended 13 perspective candidates from Siraha with Ramchandra Yadav and Jaya Ghimire, Suman Raj Pyakurel from Saptari, 13 candidates with Ratneswor Goit, Yadubamsha Jha and Bhola Saha from Dhanusha, 11 names with Prabhu Hajara and Nirmala Devkota from Parsa.

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