The great Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins on August 22 this year. The ten-day festival of Ganeshotsav runs until September 1st. But in the midst of this feast, there are other days when the Hindu community celebrates remarkably well.
The second day of Ganeshotsav is marked as ish shi panchami, which is a tribute to the seven ges shimunis of Saptha ish shi or Hinduism. People celebrate Vrata and get blessings from ges shimunis.
People make this vrat to get clean from their sins. Ahead of Rishi Panchami 2020, we will tell you more about the date of this celebration, Shubh Muhrat and the significance.
Rishi Panchami Date and Shubha Muharrat
Rishi Panchami is celebrated on Shukla Panchami, the next day of Ganesha Chaturthi. Therefore, this year Rishi Panchami will be held on August 23, 2020. According to Drykpanchang, Panchami Tithi starts at 07:57 pm on August 22, 2020.
Panchami Tithi ends on August 23, 2020 at 05:04 pm. Happy Pooja Muharrat Time: 11:06 AM to 01:41 PM.
Importance and practices of Rishi Panchami
Rishi Panchami refers to the worship of the seven ges Shimunis, namely Sapthashi or Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Visvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Vasishtha. People pay homage to the virtues and teachings of ancient ges shimunis.
Women fast to cleanse Rajaswala from dosha. Women are given a higher priority for purity and this is associated with her menstrual cycle. During the Tura cycle, in ancient times, women were not allowed to be part of any religious activity. They were also kept away from the kitchen.
If anyone does not follow these guidelines, they will be attracted to Rajaswala Dosha, which is a kind of punishment. So on ish shi panchami, women pray and apologize for any sins they have committed. Women bow to the Saptashish.
The celebration is marked in different ways in different parts of India. In Kerala, it is celebrated as Vishvakarma Puja. Vishvakarma, the architect of God, is worshiped in some quarters.
Some communities in Rajasthan celebrate this as a Raksha Bandhan, where the sisters wrap a sacred thread around their brother’s wrists and pray for the well-being of one another.