How to perform or do Rishi Panchami puja? Rishi Panchami puja procedure is very typical than any other festival. Rushi Panchami fast is observed on the fifth day in Shukla Paksha during Bhadrapad month. In 2012, Rushi Panchami date is September 20.
The fast on Rishi Panchami is performed strictly by men and women. Performing fast on Rushi Panchami cleanses all the sins committed by the performers of the vrata. Devotees eat only fruits that too once in the day on Rishi Panchami.
How to do Rushi Panchami pooja?
On the day of Rishi Panchami, Devotees perform ritual bath in holy rivers or other water bodies. They clean their hands 108 times, the mouth 108 times. Lord Ganesh, Navagraha – nine planetary Gods, Saptarshis – seven Sages and Arundathi are worshipped. Woman offer the prashad to Gods and wash her husbands feet.
Then, women again perform sacred bath. They rub the special red mud for several times on different parts of the body. They sprinkle water over head and brush the teeth for 360 times with Dantiwan, a sacred plant. With taking ritual bath once again in sacred water devotees feel blessed that their all sins are cleansed away.