There are many festivals in Hinduism and one of these is Rishi Panchami. This festival or day is completely dedicated to the sages. The Panchami date of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month is known as Rishi Panchami. This day is considered very important from the point of view of fast. Know today about 5 things of Rishi Panchami fast and its benefits.
Like many other fasts, this fast is kept by women as well as bachelor girls. However, this fast, like other fast, does not have a relation or importance merely by getting a pleasant or desired bride, but its benefits are different.
- The fast of Rishi Panchami mainly relieves the sins of the unknown. Women of any age can observe this fast. However, it is advisable to keep this fast only by staying within its rules.
- This fast is observed especially to protect women from unintentional religious mistakes and defects arising during their menstrual period. It has been considered very important from this point of view. The story of the fast of Rishi Panchami is also related to the menstruation of women.
- Another interesting thing of this fast is that no god or goddess is worshiped during this fast. Rather this day women in place of Gods and Goddesses worships the Saptarishis. For this reason, this fast is known as Rishi Panchami. Panchami Tithi also represents the sages along with the fifth day.
- It is said that this fast is not considered to be complete without taking a bath and bathing with the stem of a plant called Apamarga. A plant named Apamarga has great importance in this fast.