Rishi Panchami is revered for its spiritual significance and the homage it pays to the great sages or Rishis of ancient times. Observed on the fifth day (Panchami) of the bright half of the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada, Rishi Panchami is a day dedicated to honor the Sapta Rishis – the seven great sages.

Rishi Panchami Timings

New York, USA – 19th Sep, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 04:13 AM on Sep 19, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 04:46 AM on Sep 20, 2023

Chennai, India – 20th Sep, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 01:43 PM on Sep 19, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 02:16 PM on Sep 20, 2023

London, UK – 19th Sep, 2023
Panchami Tithi Begins – 09:13 AM on Sep 19, 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends – 09:46 AM on Sep 20, 2023

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Significance of Rishi Panchami

It is believed that the Sapta Rishis – Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni, and Vashishta – were entrusted with the responsibility of guiding humanity towards righteousness and wisdom. These sages were the epitomes of knowledge and spirituality, and their teachings have been instrumental in shaping the philosophical foundations of Hinduism.

Rishi Panchami is a day to honor the wisdom and teachings imparted by these sages, which have guided generations in their spiritual journeys. The day is also seen as an opportunity to cleanse oneself of past sins and to embark on a path of spiritual renewal.

Most powerful day to Honor Your Personal Rishi as Determined by Your Birth Chart

Each one of us have a Rishi who is governing and guarding our Mind. Discovering the Rishi governing our mind can be a powerful and transformative experience that connects us to the ancient seers who have contributed greatly to the our tradition.

We are all born with a debt called Rishi Rna, which is a moral and spiritual obligation to honor the rishis and this can be fulfilled through various forms of reverence and gratitude, including the performance of rituals and ceremonies in their honor, the study of their teachings and scriptures, and the practice of spiritual disciplines they developed such as yoga and meditation.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says – “A strong mind can carry a weak body but a weak mind cannot even carry a strong body.”

Our mind gets renewed and recharged through our 12th house of sleep. The Rishis are also in the 12th house, that is why when you meditate (connected to 12th house) you are fulfilling the debts you owe to the Rishis.

To strengthen, recharge, rejuvenate our minds we have to Honor the Rishis who guard it.

In Vedic Astrology, each planet is connected to a Rishi who governs it:

  1. Sun – Kashyapa
  2. Moon – Atri
  3. Mars – Kratu
  4. Mercury – Pulastya
  5. Jupiter – Angiras
  6. Venus – Bhrigu
  7. Saturn – Vasishta
  8. Rahu – Pulaha
  9. Ketu – Narada

How to find your Rishi

To discover the Rishi governing your mind, start by checking the 12th house of your horoscope. If you have any planets placed there, the Rishi is connected to that planet. If there are no planets in the 12th house, check if any planets aspect it. If there are no planets aspecting the 12th house, then the Rishi is connected to the planet that lords the 12th house.

You can use the Cosmic Insights app to find your Rishi easily.

  1. Download the Cosmic Insights App
  2. Create your profile
  3. Create your birth chart
  4. Go to the Spirituality section.
  5. You can discover the details of your Rishi there.

Once you have found your Rishi, take some time to learn about their contributions to the world, including mantras, Upanishads, and other spiritual scriptures they have written or contributed to.

To connect with your Rishi, try a simple meditation ritual

  1. Find a quiet and comfortable corner of your home.
  2. Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths.
  3. Place your right hand on top of your head.
  4. Remember your Rishi and offer them your love and gratitude.
  5. Bring your hands down and meditate for a few minutes.
  6. When you finish your meditation, honor your Rishi again by bowing down.

By regularly connecting with your Rishi through meditation and learning about their contributions to the world, you can strengthen your mind and clear obstacles on your path.