Fifth day, Maha Panchami or Lalita Panchami, during Durga Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi. Lalita Panchami 2011 date is October 1st. Goddess Durga is decorated and worshipped in alankaram of Lalitha in South Indian temples, especially in Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple. In Maharashtra, on fifth day of Navratri, Goddess Upang Lalita is worshipped.
Goddess Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navadurga, 9 forms of Mother Goddess. She is worshipped on this day. Lord Skanda or Kartikeya is worshipped on the next day, Muruga Sashti or Maha Shashti.
What one should do in maha sasthi to vijayadasmi