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Guru Panchami Vrata in Odisha

Guru Panchami Vrat is observed on the fifth day (Pancham Tithi) during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Bhadrapada month (August – September) in Odisha. Guru Panchami Vrata 2024 date is September 8.

The day is dedicated to Guru or the spiritual teacher who guides us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.

Some devotees observe a fast on the day. The fasting is from sunrise to sunset and prayers are offered to Gurus and saints especially the sapta rishis.

The day is observed as Rishi Panchami in other regions. In the neighboring Bengal region, the day is observed as Raksha Panchami.

Please note that scriptures also mention about another Guru Panchami Vrata – this occurs when Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi falls on Thursday.