Lakshmi Panchami Wednesday 21st March 2018
Sri Lakshmi Panchami Time:
Panchami Tithi Starts = 3:28 PM on 21-March-2018
Panchami Tithi Ends = 1:51 PM on 22-March-2018
About Chaitra Shukla Panchami:
Chaitra Shukla Panchami is known as Kalpadi Tithi. According to Vedic division of time, this day refers to the beginning of a Kalpa. Hindu Panchanga says that there are seven Kalpadi days in a year, which include Gudi Padwa or Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya days.
Kalpadi day is popularly known as Lakshmi Panchami. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, and this day is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Shri is another name of Goddess Lakshmi and hence Lakshmi Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata. Lakshmi Panchami should not be confused with Vasant Panchami, which has also the name Shri Panchami. Vasant Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of art and knowledge.
Lakshmi Panchami day falls in the first week of Hindu New Year. Goddess Lakshmi worship at the beginning of the year is considered to be very auspicious. On this day people observe a full day fast and worship Goddess Lakshmi at home and even in office. Elaborate Puja is performed on this day in some commercial establishments.