Each year, the day after Ganesha Chaturthi, people observe Rishi Panchami. The day, when rishis or the sages are acknowledged for all their good deeds. And, for their contribution to the welfare of society from ancient times until today.
On the occasion of Rishi Panchami, a puja is beheld by the women. Along with that, a ritual of taking a bath in holy rivers, ponds, or on other water masses are also done by the women. And that is to purify themselves from all their bad deeds, which they did knowingly or unknowingly.
In other words, it is like an after procession act of the festival Teej. Like, whoever celebrates Teej, they for sure have had fast on Rishi Panchami too.
This is a traditional ritual of greeting sages, especially the seven sages, Sapta Rishis. However, different books and aspects have nominated different sages as Sapta Rishi. But, the very considered name of Sapta Rishis is like this; Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadwaja, Vishwamitra, Gautam Maharishi, Jagmadagni, and Vashistha.
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