Somvati Panchami

Somvati Panchami is an auspicious date associated with Hindu religion and it occurs when Panchami or the fifth day of a fortnight in Hindu calendar falls on Monday. Somvati Panchami 2016 dates are March 28, April 11 and August 22. 

The day is considered highly auspicious to perform pujas and rituals for prosperity.

Some people observe a fast on the day for the well being of the family and for wish fulfillment.

Prayers on the day are mainly dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Nagas (serpent gods).