Rishi Panchami in the Year 2021 will be Celebrated on Saturday 11 September 2021.
Bhadrapada Shukla Panchami is known as Rishi Panchami and usually observed two days after Hartalika Teej and one day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Currently, Rishi Panchami day falls in August or September on the English calendar.
Rishi Panchami is not a festival but a fasting day observed by women to pay obeisance to the Sapta Rishis which means seven sages and to get purified from Rajaswala Dosha.
Hinduism gives the highest priority to purity and there are strict guidelines to maintain the purity of the body and the soul. In Hinduism, women are believed to be contaminated during their menstrual cycle. During menstrual cycle women are not allowed to enter the kitchen for cooking, to participate in any religious activities and to touch any family members. Avoiding these guidelines creates Rajaswala Dosha. Rishi Panchami fasting is advised to get rid of Rajaswala Dosha.
Rishi Panchami is more famous in Nepali Hindus. In some regions three days Hartalika Teej fasting ends on Rishi Panchami.