Lalita Panchami


Lalita Panchami is a festival observed on the Panchami tithi of Sharad Navratri. This day is dedicated to Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari- one of the Dasa Mahavidyas; this festival is also known as Upang Lalita Vrat.

Lalita Panchami 2023

Thu , 19th Oct 2023

Significance

Lalitha Tripura Sundari is a Universal Mother shakthi; She is the ruler, Queen of the cosmic universe. Tripura Sundari is the foremost of the DasaMahavidyas and is universal Goddess form of Adi Parashakti. Her name translates to Tripura- three worlds or trinity powers and Sundari- elegant and beautiful, “She who is beautiful in the three states of Consciousness”. She is also referred as Adi Shakthi, Parvathi, Sodashi and Rajarajeshwari. She is an epitome of knowledge and power. She has a bright, smiling, pleasant face, three eyes. She is seated on a full-bloom lotus depicting open Sahasrar Chakra. Her body is anointed with red sandalwood paste giving her a red complexion.

She has four arms with Abhaya and Varada Mudras, noose, and goad, clad in red ornaments. She wears a garland of lotuses, decked with heavy ornaments, and wears a crown with a speck of crescent moon as a crest jewel. She radiates knowledge and wisdom. She has a great role in tantric practices and Kundalini yoga. She is the creator of many lokas- worlds and is the state of Supreme Consciousness. Sri Chakra is drawn during the pooja ritual, a geometric pattern formed by nine interlocking triangles -5 downward triangles and 4 upward triangles. This is powerful geometric pattern that reflects the cosmic geometry and provides access to Goddess Tripura Sundari's energy. 

Rituals

Devotees wake up early before Sunrise and take a holy bath. Clean the house and sanctify the pooja altar. Set Lalitha Tripura Sundari's idol on the chowki and perform hydration ceremony- Abhishekam, offer flowers, incense, and light ghee lamps. Chant Lalitha Chalisa and Lalitha aarti. Offer Thamboolam- betel leaf, areca nuts, Kumkum and Turmeric powder, Mangalsutra thread, vastra (optional) to five or more married women (sumangali) on this day to strengthen the marital bond, mangalya bala. We can also donate food, money, and clothes generously. Organise or we can participate in the remedial homa services for divine blessings and to clear past bad karma.

Sloka

Icchashakti gnanashakti kriyashakti svarupini
Sarvadhara supratishta sadasadrupadharini
Ashtamurtirajajaitri lokayatra vidhaeini
Ekakini bhumarupa nirvaita dvaitavarjita

Meaning: Iccha shakti- Jnana Shakti- Kriya shakti are at the peak in the divine energy of the Lalitha Tripura Sundari. These 3 shaktis are Her power of every action, creation, expression and destruction.

Benefits

  • Observing Lalitha Panchami fulfils sincere wishes and dreams about life.
  • Worshipping Lalitha Tripura Sundari on this tithi blesses good health and stable mental health.
  • Observing fasting on this auspicious day bestows abundance, wealth and prosperity 
  • This vrat also relieves stress and worries. 
  • Supreme Goddess can reduce negative impacts of evil eye and voodoo

Important Timings On Lalita Panchami

Sunrise

October 19, 2023 6:29 AM

Sunset

October 19, 2023 5:54 PM

Panchami Tithi Begins

October 19, 2023 1:12 AM

Panchami Tithi Ends

October 20, 2023 12:32 AM

Lalita Panchami festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Wednesday, 2nd of October

2020

Tuesday, 20th of October

2021

Sunday, 10th of October

2022

Friday, 30th of September

2023

Thursday, 19th of October

2024

Monday, 7th of October

2025

Friday, 26th of September

2026

Thursday, 15th of October

2027

Monday, 4th of October

2028

Friday, 22nd of September

2029

Thursday, 11th of October