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Rishi Panchami – ऋषिपंचमी

2 Sep

Rishi Panchami –ऋषिपंचमी

 Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. It is the day after Siddhi Vinayaka Vrata. In 2013 Rishi Panchami falls on Tuesday, 10th September. In fact this is not a festival but a Vrata or Pooja mainly performed by women.

The purpose of observing this ritual is twofold:

1. To express respect, gratitude and to remember the great deeds of those ancient Rishis, who devoted their life for the welfare of mankind. Also to introspect and correct oneself by falling in line and obeying /respecting Rishis orders. To keep us reminded about great Rishis, a star constellation (Ursa Major – The Big Bear / The Great Bear / Big Dipper) is named as “Sapta Rishi Mandala” representing greats such as Atri, Kashyapa, Bharadwaja, Gautama, Vishwamitra, Jamadagni and Vashista. Rishi Panchami is mainly dedicated to these Rishis.

Sapta Rishi Mandala

2. Rishi Panchami is generally celebrated by women, particularly in North India. This Vrata holds a deep and moral significance among Hindu women. It is believed that any ill deeds committed / mistakes done by women can be washed off by doing this Vrata. This is particularly so of any infringement of rules pertaining to observance of social conduct during menstrual periods.

In some Community this day is also observed as “Bhai Panchami”. On this day women who belongs to this community tie Rakhi on their brother’s hand and pray for their long life, prosperity and happiness in their life. They also observe fast and break the fast after tying Rakhi on their brother’s wrist.

September Panchanga

2 Sep

September 2013 – Monthly Panchanga

Vijaya Samvatsara –Dakshinayana

Varsha Ritu – Shravana / Bhadrapada Masa

 Important events for the month of September are appended below for information and guidance.

02 Sep 2013 – Monday
  • Soma Pradhosha
  • ಸೋಮ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
03 Sep 2013 – Tuesday
  • Mangala Gowri Vrata
  • ಮಂಗಳಗೌರೀ ವ್ರತ
05 Sep 2013 – Thursday
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
  • Mercury enters Virgo. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಉಫ ೨ ಕನ್ಯಾ ಬುಧ
06 Sep 2013 – Friday
  • Venus enters Libra. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಚಿತ್ತಾ ೩ ತುಲಾ ಶುಕ್ರ
07 Sep 2013 – Saturday
  • Sama  Upakarma
  • ಸಾಮಗೋಪಾಕರ್ಮ
08 Sep 2013- Sunday
  • Swarna Gowri Vrata
  • ಸ್ವರ್ಣಗೌರಿ ವ್ರತ
09 Sep 2013 – Monday
  • Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
  • ವರಸಿದ್ದಿ ವಿನಾಯಕ ವ್ರತ
10 Sep 2013 – Tuesday
  • Rishi Panchami
  • ಋಷಿ ಪಂಚಮಿ
16 Sep 2013 – Monday
  • Onam Festival
  • ತಿರು ಓಣಂ
17 Sep 2013- Tuesday
  • Sun enters Virgo. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಉಫ ೨ ಕನ್ಯಾ ರವಿ
  • Kanya  Sankramana
  • ಕನ್ಯಾ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Mahapradosha
  •  ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
18 Sep 2013 – Wednesday
  • Ananthapadmanabha Vrata
  • ಅನಂತಪದ್ಮನಾಭ ವ್ರತ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
19 Sep 2013- Thursday
  • Full Moon
  • ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Rahu Jayanthi
  • ರಾಹು ಜಯಂತಿ
20 Sep 2013 – Friday
  • Mahalaya Paksha Commences
  • ಮಹಾಲಯ ಪಕ್ಷಾರಂಭ
22 Sep 2013 – Sunday
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
25 Sep 2013 – Wednesday
  • Mercury enters Libra. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಚಿತ್ತಾ ೩ ತುಲಾ ಬುಧ
 
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