It is said that there was a demon named "Bhanda" who appeared from the ashes of Kamadev and goddess Lalita appeared to defeat him. People have a faith that on this day if they get to see even a smallest glipmse of the goddess then it gives you relief from any sufferings and troubles. The devotees also observe a strict fast on this day, in the honor of the goddess. They also believe that after the goddess is pleased by their fasting and worship, she blesses them with happiness and contentment. This day is also called as "upang lalita vrat" and the devotees observe a fast in the honor of the goddess. There are many myhthological stories related to this occasion among hindus and goddess Lalita is known as the incarnation of Shakti or Durga. This day is celebrated in the Navratris and is celebrated on the fifth day of Navratris. The devotees believe that worshipping the goddess Lalita and keeping a fast for her bring happiness, knowledge and wealth to home. The recognition of Lalita Panchami is extremely well known in the conditions of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Goddess Lalita is known to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga or Shakti and Lalita Panchami is therefore celebrated during the nine day Navratri festival, which is on the fifth day. It is a widespread belief that by worshipping the goddess and keeping a fast on Lalita Panchami brings happiness, knowledge and wealth. The observance of Lalita Panchami is very popular in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. In these states, Goddess Lalita is worshipped is the same manner as Goddess Chandi with puja rituals like ‘Lalita Sahasranaam’, ‘Lalitopakhyan’ and ‘Lalitatrishati’. The festival of Lalita Panchami is therefore celebrated with fervour and gaiety throughout the country.
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