Lalita Panchami 2015, Lalitha Panchami during Navratri October 2015.
Lalitha panchami, also spelt as Lalita Panjami, is the most auspicious day in Durga Navratri puja. In 2015, the date of Lalita Panchami is October 18. Lalitha Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Durga Navaratri.
Lalitha Panchami is dedicated to the Red Goddess, Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Shakti. The main purpose of Lalita devi avataram was to annihilate Bhadasur, a demon formed from the ashes of Kama deva.
Lalita Panchami is the Jayanthi or the appearance day of Goddess Lalitha. Hence, Lalitha Jayanti is also observed on Lalita Panchami.
Lalita Tripura Sundari devi is worshipped on the fifth day during Durga Navaratri in South India.
Goddess Skandamata is worshipped in some places on fifth day, whereas Upang Lalita Puja is performed in some other places.
Chinnamastha devi is also worshipped on the fifth day of Durga Navratri pooja.
Lalita Panchami in Previous Years
In 2013, the date of Lalita Panchami was October 9. Lalitha Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Durga Navaratri. In Vasant Navratri, Lalitha Panchami date was April 15.
In 2012, Lalitha Panchami date was October 19.