New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Rishi Panchami 2021 is a significant day to honour the entire gamut of sages, from the ancient to the present time, especially the Sapta Rishi (7 sages). Also known as Rushi Panchami, it is not a festival, but a fasting day, observed only by women to get rid of Rajaswala Dosha. As per Hindu belief, women who broke the rules during the menstrual cycle observe fast and pray Sapta rishi asking for forgiveness. 

For unversed, Sapta Rishis were the seven great sages who devoted their lives for the betterment of humankind. With their knowledge, they enlightened people with basic principles of taking goodness to a higher level.

Rishi Panchami is observed two days after Hartalika Teej and one day after Ganesha Chaturthi, that is, the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapad month.  This year, the auspicious day is being observed today, September 11, 2021.

Rishi Panchami 2021: Date & Shubh Muhurat

Date: September 11, Saturday

Shubh Tithi Begins: 09:57 PM on September 10, 2021

Subh Tithi Ends - 07:37 PM on September 11, 2021

Puja Muhurat - 11:03 AM to 01:32 PM

Rishi Panchami 2021: Significance

As per Hindu belief, those women who observe fast on this day gets rid of Rajaswala Dosha. It is for women who broke the protocol during the menstrual cycle, that is, women are not allowed to enter the kitchen, participate in religious activities or touch any family members. Those who break these protocols get Rajaswala Dosh.

This auspicious day is mainly observed by Nepali Hindus. In some regions, three days of Hartalika Teej fasting ends on Rishi Panchami. However, in Gujarat, this day is observed as Sama Pancham, the agricultural community keeps fast. Sama is a type of grass that is consumed by Gujrati farmers on this day and women take baths in the holy river and do kirtans.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv