Monday, July 7, 2014
(10.3.55) Rishi Panchami / Rishi Panchami Vrat 2016
When is Rishi Panchami
Bhadrapas Shukla Panchami is known as Rishi Panchami.
In the year 2016 Rishi Panchami is on Tuesday, 06.09.2016.
Important things about Rishi Panchami -
(1) Rishi Panchami Parv and Vrat is observed by women to pay respect to the Rishis for their contribution to the society.
(2) Sapt Rishis are established on a plank (Pata made of wood) and Panchapochar Puja is done. The Arghya is offered to the Rishis with the Mantra -
Kashyapotrirbhardwajo vishwamitrothgoutam. jamdagnirvasishthshch saptairishay smrita. dhahntu papam me sarvm grihanntvarghym namo nam:
कश्यपोSत्रिर्भरद्वाजो विश्वामित्रोSथ गौतम:। जमदग्निर्वसिष्ठश्च सप्तैते ऋषय: स्मृताः।। दहन्तु पापं में सर्वं गृह्ण गृह्णन्त्वर्घ्यं नमो नमः।।
Then the Vrat is broken. This Vrat is observed for seven years.
(3) The people of Mahashwari community observe this day as Rakshabandhan. Sisters tie Rakhi to their brothers and observe Vrat for the long life of their brothers.