Lakshmi Panchami is celebrated on the waxing 5th Lunar day in the Month of Chaitra (Shukla Panchami). It is the day to honor and worship Goddess Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
In 2022, Lakshmi Panchami falls on 5th April, 2022. (For local timings download the Cosmic Insights app)
This day also is known as Shri Panchami. Shri is another name for Goddess Lakshmi.
Lakshmi Panchami Rituals
- Offer flowers (lotus) and Coconut to Goddess Lakshmi. Coconut is also referred to as Shri Phalam – The fruit that is dear to Shri (Lakshmi)
- Listen to or chant the Sri Suktam
- The word Lakshmi means the one who has complete awareness of lakshya (goal). She is often shown to be at the feet of Narayana. Feet is the natural 12th house where Venus (whose deity is Goddess Lakshmi) is exalted. Uniting with the all pervading divine (Vishnu) is the ultimate goal. This is the simple essence of the word Lakshmi. So spend time in activities that will help you move towards that divine energy like meditation, reading scriptures, listening to spiritual discourses etc.
- Donate cosmetics to young women or help people in their creative projects such as music, arts, poetry etc.
- Listen to or chant the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam.
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