Lakshmi Panchami, also known as Shri Vratam, is a vow dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. In 2017, Lakshmi Panchami date is April 1.
This vratham is observed on Chaitra Shukla Panchami, the fifth day in Shukla Paksh during Chaitra month. Shree Lakshmi Panchami is considered as very auspicious day to worship Goddess of wealth, Sri Laxmi Devi.
On Shri Lakshmi Panchami day, Goddess Maha Laxmi is worshipped with shodashopachara puja and Lakshmi Astottara pujas and offered special naivedyam. Women observe fasting during the vrata. At Kollapur Mahalakshmi Temple in Maharashtra and Vizag Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple and Hyderabad Ashtalakshmi Temple in Andhra Pradesh, Lakshmi Panchami Vrat is observed amidst utmost fervor.
In 2016, Lakshmi Panchami date was April 11.
In 2015, Lakshmi Panchami date was March 24.
Falgun Purnima is observed as Lakshmi Jayanti, the birthday of Goddess Laxmi. In 2014, Lakshmi Jayanti date is March 16. This festival is also known as Holi or Madana Purnima.
In 2014, Lakshmi Panchami date was April 4.