Panchami is the fifth lunar day each of the two lunar phases – Krishna Paksha and Sukla Paksha. The Panchami which comes after the full moon(Purnima) is called Krishna Paksha Panchami. And the Ashtami after Amavasya is called Shukla Paksha Panchami. It comes 25 times in a year; whose list of 2021 Panchami dates, you will find in this Panchami calendar.
Panchami dates 2021
2021 Panchami Calendar with dates, festivals, and vrats.
|Panchami Dates 2021||Tithi||Festivals and Vrats|
|Monday, 18 Jan||Shukla Paksha|
|Tuesday, 2 Feb||Krishna Paksha|
|Tuesday, 16 Feb||Shukla Paksha||Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja|
|Wednesday, 3 Mar||Krishna Paksha|
|Thursday, 18 Mar||Shukla Paksha|
|Friday, 2 Apr||Krishna Paksha||Rang Panchami|
|Saturday, 17 Apr||Shukla Paksha|
|Saturday, 1 May||Krishna Paksha|
|Monday, 17 May||Shukla Paksha|
|Sunday, 30 May||Krishna Paksha|
|Tuesday, 15 Jun||Shukla Paksha|
|Tuesday, 29 Jun||Krishna Paksha|
|Thursday, 15 Jul||Shukla Paksha|
|Wednesday, 28 Jul||Krishna Paksha|
|Friday, 13 Aug||Shukla Paksha||Nag Panchami|
|Friday, 27 Aug||Krishna Paksha||Raksha Panchami|
|Saturday, 11 Sep||Shukla Paksha||Rishi Panchami|
|Sunday, 26 Sep||Krishna Paksha|
|Sunday, 10 Oct||Shukla Paksha||Lalita Panchami|
|25 – 26 Oct||Krishna Paksha|
|Tuesday, 09 Nov||Shukla Paksha||Labh Panchami|
|Wednesday, 24 Nov||Krishna Paksha|
|Wednesday, 8 Dec||Shukla Paksha||Vivah Panchami|
|Friday, 24 Dec||Krishna Paksha|
Important festival on Panchami 2021
Panchami is a very important festival. There are many festivals in Panchami 2021. The list of which is as follows.
The birthday of Goddess Saraswati is observed as Vasant Panchami (Basant Panchami) or better known to be Saraswati Puja in a few states of India. Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. In 2021 this festival falls on Tuesday, 16 February.
Vasant Panchami is celebrated on the eve of the birthday of Goddess Saraswati. It has many stories related to its celebration. It is believed that on this day Goddess Saraswati was born. The story of Saraswati puja is related to ‘Brahma Vaivarta Purana’ and ‘Matsya Purana’. In 2021 this festival falls on Tuesday, 16 February.
Rang Panchami is commemorated after 5 days of Holi celebration which is a Hindu festivity of fun and colors. It is considered as one of the important festivals in Indian states- Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar-Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and other parts of Northern India. In 2021, Rang Panchami falls on Friday, 2 April.
Hera Panchami is an important and unique ritual of Rath yatra. ‘Hera’ means to ‘see’ and ‘Panchami’ means the ‘fifth day’. It is celebrated at the Gundicha temple on the fifth day from the start date of the Jagannath Rath Yatra. This ritual dedicates to Goddess Mahalakshmi. This ritual highlights the separation of Mahalaxmi from Lord Jagannath. In 2021, Hera Panchami falls on Friday, 16 July.
Rishi Panchami is an auspicious Hindu fasting day, especially for women. It observes on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month, according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. This year, Rishi Panchami falls on Saturday, 11 September 2021.
Vivah Panchami will fall on Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Panchami date i.e. Wednesday, 8 December 2021. It is said in the scriptures that this day has a lot of importance because on this day Lord Rama was married to Goddess Sita in Tretayuga. Therefore, this day is also known as Vivah Panchami.