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Mahadev Bibaha Panchami 2025 in Odisha

Mahadev Shiva Bibaha Panchami, also known as Shiva Vivah Panchami, is the divine wedding of Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is observed during the Shitala Sasthi festival in Odisha, especially in Sambalpur. In 2025, the date of Mahadev Vivah Panchami is May 31.

Legend has it that Lord Shiva after the death of Goddess Sati started leading the life of an ascetic and lost interest in worldly life. Finally, the intense austerities performed by Goddess Parvati changed the mind of Shiva and he became a family man. Mahadev Vivaha Panchami celebrates the union of Mahadev Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

On the Mahadev Vivaha Panchami day, Bhagavan Shiva, the bridegroom, arrives for the marriage ceremony to the house of Goddess Parvati along with other gods and goddesses in Hindu pantheon.

Bajrangbali Hanuman and Narasimha lead the divine procession. All the rituals that are part of normal marriage ceremony in Odisha are followed for the divine wedding.

The divine wedding is held on the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in the month of Jaishta (May – June).