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Lalitha Jayanti – Goddess Lalita Jayanthi

Lalitha Jayanti is observed on the Purnima, or full moon day, in the month of Magh (January – February). Lalitha Jayanthi 2018 date is January 31. The day is dedicated to Lalita Devi, a form of Shakti or Mother Goddess. She is associated with the Pancha Mahabhutas or five elements. Goddess Lalitha is believed to be the representation or form of the five elements –earth, water, air, fire, and space.

The day is of great significance in some regions in North India. Special pujas and rituals are held on the day.

One of the most popular days associated with Goddess Lalitha falls on the fifth day during the Saran Navratri in Aswhin month and is known as Lalita Panchami.