Margashirsha Laxmi Puja Vrat
The ninth month of the Hindu calendar Margashirsha which falls around November-December as per Gregorian calendar is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. In the month of Margashirsha, on every Thursday Laxmi Puja is done and fast is observed by devotees. Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, prosperity and good fortune and observing Margashirsha Laxmi Vrat is considered highly rewarding and meritorious for devotees. Devotees do Margashirsha Laxmi Puja either in home or in a temple. It is believed that performing the Margashirsha Laxmi Puja and observing the fast will solve all problems of the devotees and Goddess Laxmi will bless them with comfort, peace and prosperity.
Margashirsha Laxmi Puja Vrat 2016 Dates:
November 17, 2016
November 24, 2016
December 1, 2016
December 8, 2016
Margashirsha Laxmi Puja and Vrat Vidhi
On all Thursdays in the Margashirsha month, devotees both male and female, observe fasting from sunrise to sunset. Married couples observe the fast together. People can consume fruits, banana and milk while observing the fast on the day. Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu are worshiped on these days and Mahalakshmi Vrat Katha is recited. Sri Mahalakshmi Aarti and Mahalakshmi Naman Ashtak are also chanted. Later in the evening after Lakshmi puja, vegetarian food is eaten after offering to Goddess Lakshmi. The most important characteristic of this day is cleanliness. One’s home and premises should be kept neat and clean.
Names of Goddess Mahalaxmi
Goddess Mahalaxmi is one of the most revered and worshipped among all Deities. Goddess Mahalaxmi is often worshipped in Her eight forms namely the Ashta Lakshmi. Each of the Ashta Lakshmi namely Aadi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi and Aiswarya Lakshmi represent one form of wealth. Goddess Mahalaxmi is not only provider of wealth She has many other forms; as Bhoodevi, the earth-goddess She nurtures life and as Shreedevi She provides fortune and prosperity.
Some other names of Goddess Mahalaxmi include Hira meaning jewel, Indira meaning the powerful one, Jaladhi-ja meaning the ocean-born and Lokamata meaning the mother of the world. To Her devotees Goddess Mahalaxmi is not only provider of wealth as in materialistic riches and possessions but other types of wealth such as moral and ethical values, spiritual knowledge, mind and intellect as well among others.
"Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Shreem Hreem Shreem Om Mahalakshmaye Namah"
Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra :
"Om Shree Mahalaksmeh Vidmahe Vishnupatnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat"
Shri yantra or Shree Yantra is the personification of Goddess Lakshmi Herself and is one of the most ancient, pure and powerful Yantras. It is an instrument of mystical diagram which is related geographically to the five elements of nature. It is an apparatus to attain siddhi and fulfill one's desires and ambitions. Shri yantras are prepared by vamtantra with colors obtained from Ashthagandha, Keshar and Gorochan and other mystic Herbs on auspicious times to give the full benefit. Shree Yantra can be worshipped on this propitious day.
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Margashirsha Laxmi Puja Vrat The ninth month of the Hindu calendar Margashirsha
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