Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date, लक्ष्मी पंचमीSri Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in month of Chaitra. This is the first week of Hindu New Year. Lakshmi Panchami which is also known by the name of Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata is the day which is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this auspicious day and worshipping Mata Lakshmi at the start of Hindu New Year is considered very auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is also known by the name of "Shri" or "Sri".
Lakshmi Panchami 2021 Date - 17th April, SaturdayPanchami Tithi Begins - 06:05 PM on Apr 16, 2021
Panchami Tithi Ends - 08:32 PM on Apr 17, 2021
How Goddess Lakshmi helps her devotee?As per Shastras, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi removes poverty from a person’s life. As Goddess of wealth and money, Goddess Laxmi blesses all her devotees with wealth and prosperity. People who faces problems in jobs, service or business can pray to Maa Lakshmi for elimination of these problems. Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on this day eliminates poverty and helps in gaining wealth and prosperity. Kanakdhara Stotra, Laxmi Stotram, Laxmi Suktam and Lakshmi Mantra's can be recited on this day. You must also pray to Sri Vishnu Bhagwan along with Maa Lakshmi for your prayers to get answer sooner.
How to worship Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchmi day / How to do Fast on Lakshmi PanchamiYou must clean your home and throw away the things you do not need prior to Lakshmi Panchami fast. Then on the day of Lakshmi Panchami wake up early in the morning and after taking a bath, either go in a nearby temple or worship and pray Goddess Lakshmi in your home temple. You must also worship Mata Lakshmi in your office/Shop/Showroom/Factory.
Lord Ganesha must be worshipped before worshipping Maa Lakshmi. Give offerings to Lord Ganesha before offering to Goddess Lakshmi, as Ganesha is regarded as the Devta who is worshipped first or known by the name of "pratham pujya. for any auspicious works. It is to be noted that Lord Ganesha and Mata Lakshmi must be worshipped with complete faith and devotion.
First chant Ganesh Mantra and then Goddess Laxmi’s mantras. If you have an idol of Maa Lakshmi, you can pour Panchamrit over it. Apply Sandalwood, offer flowers, rice, durva, red thread, supari, coconut and any other fruits. Please remember that if you do not have any of the offerings, it does not matter only what matters is you must have that "bhav" for praying Mata Lakshmi. Offer food and dakshina to a nearby Brahman and Brahmani.
If you are fasting on Sri Lakshmi Panchami day, prefer to eat only fruits, tea, milk etc. and not any "roti-subzi" till your fast is over. If you are married, prefer to do perform puja with your better half.
Types of Wealth a person gets after Worshipping Maa LakshmiWorshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchami bestows sixteen types of wealth on the worshipper which includes fame, knowledge, courage, victory, child boon, valour, gold, grains, happiness, well being and satisfaction, bliss, intelligence, beauty, higher goals, morality and health. To attain prosperity, Lakshmi Panchami day is observed as Shri Panchami in South India, people in Western India, especially in Maharashtra and Goa also worship Maa Lakshmi on this pious day.
Note:There is totally another day of Shri Panchami or Vasant Panchami that is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and fine arts.