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Śripañcamī is one of the minor festivals of the people. It is observed on the Mārgaśira-śukla-pañcamī day.<ref>It is the fifth day in the bright half of the month Mārgaśira, generally in November/ December.</ref> It is a sacred day dedicated to Srī or Lakṣmī worship. The worship may be offered to a metallic or clay image or even to a picture. Honoring chaste married women and donating a cow to a worthy person are recommended. The worship may also be carried on for one full year, observing it as a vrata<ref>Vrata means religious vow.</ref> on the śukla-pañcamī every lunar month.
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Śripañcamī is one of the minor festivals. It is observed on the Mārgaśira-śukla-pañcamī day.<ref>It is the fifth day in the bright half of the month Mārgaśira, generally in November/ December.</ref> It is a sacred day dedicated to Śrī or Lakṣmī worship. The worship is offered to a metallic or clay image or even to a picture. Honoring chaste married women and donating a cow to a worthy person are recommended. The worship may also be carried on for one full year, observing it as a vrata<ref>Vrata means religious vow.</ref> on the śukla-pañcamī every lunar month.
  
  

Revision as of 09:07, 1 June 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sripancami, ZripaJcami, shripaycami


Śripañcamī is one of the minor festivals. It is observed on the Mārgaśira-śukla-pañcamī day.[1] It is a sacred day dedicated to Śrī or Lakṣmī worship. The worship is offered to a metallic or clay image or even to a picture. Honoring chaste married women and donating a cow to a worthy person are recommended. The worship may also be carried on for one full year, observing it as a vrata[2] on the śukla-pañcamī every lunar month.


References

  1. It is the fifth day in the bright half of the month Mārgaśira, generally in November/ December.
  2. Vrata means religious vow.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore