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.
Benefits of woshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchmi:
* Fame- honour, prestige and reputation.
* Knowledge-awareness, apprehension and education
* Courage- bravery, resolution and spirit
* Strength-power and resistance
* Victory-success, win and achievement
* Good children
* Valour-braveness and courage
* Gold, Gems
* Grains- food to eat
* Happiness-satisfaction, joy and well-being
* Intelligence-intellect, acumen and alertness
* Beauty-blessings and virtue
* Higher aim-desires and goals
* Higher thinking-sensibility, logic and thoughtfulness
* Morality-values and ethics
* Good health-fitness, well being and healthiness
* Long life
How to worship Goddess Lakshmi on Lakshmi Panchmi :
Wake up before the sunrise and take bath.
Offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi by chanting Goddess Lakshmi’s mantras to bigin the fasting.
Clean the idol of Goddess Lakshmi with Panchamrit (honey, sugar, milk, yogurt and ghee) and place it on a clean platform.
Sandalwood, banana leaves, garland of flowers, rice, durva, red thread, supari, coconut and other things are used to worship Goddess Lakshmi devi.
After the pooja offer food and some money as Dakshina to Brahmanas.
Who ever following fast on this day is blessed with wealth and prosperity.
Who ever following Lakshmi Panchmi fast should not consume regular food like rice, roti during this fast , they can take fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and sweets.
Rituals and customs to follow on Lakshmi Panchami:
The puja and fasting (Vrat) is followed by both men and women.
Married couples should perform the Pooja together
Before the pooja clean your house neatly.
Those who observe Margashirsh Lakshmi pooja should invite 7 married womens and 7 young girls on the first day of the puja. Offer them some fruits, haldi kumkum and a book containing Mahalakshmi Vrat Story,
Special Diwali Mantra / Mantram:
Recite this Diwali Lakshmi mantra for 108 for 21 Times or 21 days.
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं सौं ॐ ह्रीं क ए ई ल ह्रीं ह स क ह ल ह्रीं सकल ह्रीं सौं ऐं क्लीं ह्रीं श्री ॐ।
Om Shring Hring Kling Aing Saung Om Hring Ka A Ee La Hring Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hring Sakal Hring Saung Aing Kling Hring Shring Om?
Daily Lakshmi Mantra / Mantram:
This is a daily mantra that one must chant before going to office.
ॐ ह्री श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं क्रीं क्लीं श्रीं महालक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पूरय पूरय चिंतायै दूरय दूरय स्वाहा ।
Om Hring Shring Kreeng Shring Kreeng Kling Shring Mahaalakshmi Mam Grihe Dhanam Pooray Pooray Chintaayai Dooray Dooray Swaha
Mahalakshmi Mantra / Mantram:
Chant this Mahalakshmi Mantra to seek blessings from Mahalakshmi Maa for wealth and prosperity.
ॐ सर्वाबाधा विनिर्मुक्तो, धन धान्यः सुतान्वितः। मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशयः ॐ ।।
Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto, Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah | Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati Na Sanshayah Om ||
Lakshmi Gayatri mantra / Mantram:
Recite the Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra for success in life.
ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ।।
Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidraahe Vishnu Patrayai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om ||
MahaLakshmi Beej Mantra / Mantram:
Chant this Lakshmi Mantra / Mantram to gain wealth and prosperity in abundance.
।।ॐ श्रीं श्रियें नमः ।।
|| Om Shring Shriye Namah ||
Jyestha Lakshmi Mantra / Mantram:
ॐ ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं ज्येष्ठ लक्ष्मी स्वयम्भुवे ह्रीं ज्येष्ठायै नमः ।।
Om Aing Hring Shring Jyesth Lakshmi Swayambhuve Hring Jyesthayai Namah ||
MahaLakshmi Yakshineevidya / Mantram:
ॐ ह्रीं क्लीन महालक्ष्म्यै नमः ।।
Om Hring kling MahaLakshmyai Namah ||
Shree Lakshmi Narisingh Mantra / Mantram:
।। ॐ ह्रीं क्ष्रौं श्रीं लक्ष्मी नृसिंहाय नमः ।। ।। ॐ क्लीन क्ष्रौं श्रीं लक्ष्मी देव्यै नमः ।।
|| Om Hring Kshraung Shring Lakshmi Nrisinghay Namah || || Om Kling Kshraung Shring Lakshmi Devyai Namah ||
Ekadashakshar Sidhda Lakshmi Mantra / Mantram:
।। ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं सिध्द लक्ष्म्यै नमः ।।
|| Om Shring Hring Kling Shring Sidhda Lakshmyai Namah ||
Dwadashakshar MahaLakshmi Mantra / Mantram:
।। ॐ ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं क्लीं सौ: [ ___ ] जगात्प्रसुत्यै नमः ।।
|| Om Aing Hring Shring Kling Sauh [___] Jagatprasutyai Namah ||