Labh Panchami, is celebrated on the fifth day of the waxing moon in the vedic month of Kartik. This day marks the conclusion of the Diwali festivities and is considered particularly auspicious for beginning new ventures and investments.
Labh Panchami is a day when people worship and offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. The term ‘Labh’ in Sanskrit translates to benefit, indicating that the day is considered beneficial for starting new endeavors.
Labh Panchami Timings – 2023
New York, USA – 17 Nov, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 12:33 AM on Nov 17, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 10:48 PM on Nov 17, 2023
London, UK – 17 Nov, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 05:33 AM on Nov 17, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 03:48 AM on Nov 18, 2023
Chennai, India – 18 Nov, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 11:03 AM on Nov 17, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 09:18 AM on Nov 18, 2023
Labh Panchami Rituals
- Chant the Ganesha Mantra: Begin the day by invoking Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Chant the mantra “Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah” 108 times. This mantra is believed to clear any hurdles in your path and bring success in your endeavors.
- Recite or Listen to the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam: To honor Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, chant or listen to the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam three times during the day – morning, afternoon, and evening. This eight-verse hymn praises the goddess and is believed to attract wealth and abundance.
- Listen to or Chant the Sri Suktam during Venus Hora: Sri Suktam, a hymn in praise of Goddess Lakshmi, is ideally chanted during the Venus hora. Venus hora is a specific time period ruled by the planet Venus, which is associated with wealth and prosperity. The timings for Venus hora can be accurately determined using the align27 app. The recitation of Sri Suktam during this period is considered highly auspicious for financial growth and success.
- Make Charitable Donations: Donating money, food, or clothes to those in need is a significant ritual on Labh Panchami. It is believed that giving charity on this day not only helps the less fortunate but also brings prosperity and good fortune to the donor.
- Blessing Academic and Financial Records: Place your books, journals, and accounting books in front of a sacred space or deities in your home. Pray for prosperity, wisdom, and success in all academic and financial undertakings. This ritual symbolizes the sanctification of your intellectual and financial pursuits.
- Draw the Sacred Swastika or Om with Turmeric Paste: Create a paste using water and turmeric, a substance revered for its purity and auspiciousness in vedic traditions. Use this paste to draw the ‘Om’ symbol or the ‘Swastika’ on your notebooks, journals, or accounting ledgers. Both symbols hold deep spiritual significance – ‘Om’ representing the universal sound and the Swastika symbolizing good fortune and well-being. This act is believed to infuse these items with positive energy and divine blessings.