Lalita Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Ashwin Navratri. On this day, there is a rule to observe the Upang Lalita fast. Mata Lalita is one of the ten Mahavidyas. Some of her other names are ‘Maha Tripura Sundari’, Shodashi, Lilavati, Lilamati, Lalithambika, Kamakshi, Leeleswari, Lalitagauri and Rajarajeshwari. She is the most prominent Goddess in the ten Mahavidyas. She is the tantric incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Know what is the importance of Lalita Panchami 2023, How Upang Lalita Vrat can be observed and how to please Mata Lalita.
When is Lalita Panchami 2023?
In the year 2023, Lalita Panchami falls on Thursday, October 19. On this day, the devotees can get all their wishes fulfilled by observing the Upang Lalita fast.
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Who is Lalita Devi?
Mata Lalita is one of the most prominent deities of the ten Mahavidyas., the ten supreme feminine powers of the world. She is popularly known as Tripura Sundari. She is distinctive, as she possesses the rare combination of great wisdom, remarkable beauty and immense power. She is known to be the presiding deity of wealth, opulence, hard work and salvation. Lord Shiva himself has also acknowledged that the Sadhana and worship of Mata Lalita are very fruitful. It is believed that no devotee returns empty-handed from the court of Mata Lalita. Special worship of Mata Lalita is performed on the day of Lalit Panchami and the devotees observe the Upanga Lalita Vrat and seek her blessings.
What is the Significance of Lalita Panchami?
Worshipping Shri Lalita Devi along with Mata Skandamata on the fifth day of Ashwin Navratri holds special significance. As per the Hindu scriptures, the main significance of Lalita Panchami is mentioned in the “Kalika Purana”. Goddess Lalita is said to be an incarnation of Maa Durga. It is believed that she appeared on earth on the day of Lalita Panchami to defeat and kill a demon named ‘Bhanda’, who had appeared from Kamadeva’s ashes. It is believed that worshipping Mata Lalita on the day of Lalita Panchami never goes in vain. Maa always blesses her devotees with all the comfort, facilities and luxury in life. Observing the Upang Lalita fast is a great way to please Maa Lalita and seek her divine blessings.
How to Observe Upang Lalita Vrat on Lalita Panchami 2023
- On the day of Lalita Panchami, wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear fresh clothes.
- After this, take a pledge or vow to observe the Upang Lalita fast with full dedication.
- Arrange the puja materials such as fruits, sweets, flowers, naivedya, ghee lamps, incense sticks, etc. for the worship of Mata Lalita.
- Install the idols or pictures of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, worship them and seek their blessings for the fast to go smoothly.
- Light a ghee lamp in front of the picture or idol of Mata Lalita.
- Chant the Sahasravali and other mantras related to Mata Lalita.
- In the evening, visit the Shiva temple and perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva and seek his blessings for the success of the fast.
Benefits of Upang Lalita Fast on Lalita Panchami
Keeping the Upang Lalita fast on Lalita Panchami 2023 is considered very fruitful. It is believed that ten Mahavidyas including Mata Lalita are pleased by observing the fast of Lalita Panchami. This fast is believed to bestow happiness, wealth, prosperity and peace in the lives of the devotees. Mata Lalita is known to be the giver of all happiness. She is also called Sri Vidya. The devotees should definitely observe the Upang Lalita Vrat on the occasion of Lalita Panchami 2023 to fulfilment of all wishes. Worshipping the Goddess wholeheartedly gives relief from all troubles and sufferings in life.
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