Rishi Panchami is the fifth day, the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi day in Bhadrapad month of the Lunar calendar. It is a traditional worship of Sapta Rishi. The seven sages – Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Vishvamitra, Gautama Maharishi, Jamadagni and Vashishtha. Rishi Panchami is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. It is believed that this is the perfect day to honour the entire gamut of sages of India – from the ancient to the present time. … Therefore, Rishi Panchami denotes the commemoration of great sages on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapad. On Rishi Panchami, a ritual bath is taken in holy rivers, ponds or in other water masses. Lord Ganesh, Navagraha (Nine Planetary Gods), Saptarishi (Seven Sages) and Arundathi are worshiped on this day. This fast is observed by hindu women to seek forgiveness for the mistakes committed during their mensuration period.