The festival of Labh Panchami marks the end of the Diwali celebrations, which is why it is significantly associated with the Diwali festival. Popularly known by different festival names like Gyan Panchami, Saubhagya Panchami, or Lakheni Panchmi, the celebration marks significant value in the Hindu culture.
Significance of Labh Panchami
According to the traditional Gujarati calendar, Labh Panchami is observed on the fifth day during the Kartik Shukla Paksha. In Gujarat, India, this festival is celebrated with great zeal since this day marks the first operational day of the Gujarati new year.
In Hindu Shastra, Labh Panchami is considered an auspicious day to initiate new ventures. In fact, devotees offer prayers to Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi expecting prosperity and well-being.
Benefits of celebrating Labh Panchami
It is believed that donating clothes, food, money, or other earthly essentials to the needy is fruitful on Labh Panchami day.
In addition, Jain followers conduct a traditional prayer ritual of their books for wisdom and guidance on this day. On the left side of these books, they write Shubh (auspicious/good); on the other side, they write Labh (the gain) with vermillion.
After this, they draw a Swastika sign in the middle of the page. Devotees believe this will bring wealth, harmony, prosperity, and well-being into their lives.
Celebrate Labh Panchami, a significant celebration after Diwali to welcome prosperity and good health to your life.
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