NY. Tulsi Mandir Observes Sita Jayanti; Other Indo-Caribbean Hindus commemorate event in NYC
Indo-Caribbean Hindus in New York City observed Sita Jayanti (also called Sita Navami) or the birth of Goddess Sita on Tuesday May 10. A discourse and katha was held on the evening of May 9 at the Tulsi Mandir on 111th Street, off Liberty Ave, in Richmond Hill. Pandit Lakhram Maharaj president over the discourse and service. He is the founder and spiritual leader of the mandir.
Sita is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi. Goddess Sita is worshipped for her devotion and loyalty.
Sita Jayanti is a very auspicious festival celebrated in India and around the globe by observant Hindus. Goddess Sita is the wife of Lord Ram. Sita Devi who spent her life dedicated to Her husband even when he was sent into banwass (exile). She lived in the forest with her husband and brother in law Lakshman. Sita was kidnapped by the evil Ravana and taken to Lanka. Rama rescued his wife with the help of Lakshman and Hanuman and other warriors.
Sita Navami is marked a month after Ram Navami. It is celebrated on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month.
By Vishnu Bisram