Ramba Trtiya, or Rambha Trithiya, is observed mainly in
North India on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Jyeshta (May – June). In 2014, the date of Rambha Tritiya is May 31. The day is dedicated to the Apsara Rambha who had emerged from the ocean during the famous Samudra Manthan – Churning of ocean. She is worshipped on the day by women of some Hindu communities in North India.
Rambha, the Apsara, who symbolically represents womanly loveliness and amiability, is one of the 14 gems that came out from the ocean during Samudra Manthan or Churning of Ocean.
In some regions, Rambha Tritiya is equated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi. She is propitiated by offering wheat, grain and flowers. The beauty aspect of the goddess is that is worshipped on the day.