Labh Pancham- A Day for Good Luck
Panchami tithi begins at 16:06 on 15th November 2015 and panchami tithi ends 15:52 on 16th November 2015. Labh panchami puja muhurat begins at 06:56 and ends at 10:13. The duration is of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
The term ‘Labh’ means benefit or profit and the day Labh Pancham is celebrated for attaining wealth and good luck in life. The day can also be celebrated to gain good in-laws, husband, good job or a stable career. It is observed on the fifth day during the bright lunar fortnight in the month of Kartik, which corresponds with October-November, according to the Gregorian calendar. It takes place during the five day festivity of Diwali. The day is also known as Saubhagya Panchami, Lakheni Panchami and Labh Panchami and is major celebrated in Gujarat.
People who want to benefit their businesses or generate more revenue should perform the rituals for the Labh Panchan. They should perform a pooja in which mantras are to be chanted and offerings of vermillion and flowers are to be made to the books of true knowledge and ledgers used to keep the inflow and outflow of money in check.
Many people also open their shops and offices on this day after a ritualistic ceremony or Aarti. It is a Hindu religious ritual of worship They worship Goddess LakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth... and Lord GaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ... and seek their blessings for the futuristic endeavors. They invite their friends and family and distribute sweets among them. Donation of food, clothes and money to the poor and the needy on this day is also considered beneficial.
It is considered an auspicious day to commence business. It is not necessary to be able to gain only physical or materialistic wealth. One can also gain the wealth of spirituality. The human birth is a gift or a ‘Labh’ in itself. People should understand its importance and live a life of sincerity and compassion. Help others and express humanity as good deeds will lead the way to self-realization and ultimately to God realization. One should try to renounce the inner darkness and move towards enlightenment which will result in salvation of the human soul.
The day helps in understanding that there is no evil in earning and rejoicing in materialistic pleasure. They should only be kept in control and hoarding of items should not be made a part of life. Distribute and help others with what you have and lead a life of satisfaction and contentment.