Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja 2021
Purpose of Margashirsha Guruwar Maha Lakshmi Puja
The ninth month in the Hindu calendar is known as the Margashirsha and is the time when in the Margashirsha Month Lakshmi Puja is performed. According to the Hindu Scriptures the words “Maasonam Margashirshoham,” literally means that no other month in the Hindu calendar is as auspicious as the month of Margashirsha. This year the Margashirsha month in North India will start from 20th November and end on 19th December. In South India it will start from 5th December and will end on January 2nd, 2022.
The Hindu culture is full of rich history which comprises of many festivals, traditions and rituals that hold immense significance and offer benefic results if followed as per the ancient Holy Scriptures. Each festival has its own charm and a lesson to learn from.
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. She is the Deity who blesses with prosperity and good fortune to Her devotees. Observing Margashirsha Lakshmi Vrat or the Thursday fast is believed to be highly rewarding and blissful for devotees. The Margashirsha Laxmi Puja is performed either at home or in a Lakshmi Maa temple. Performing the Margashirsha Guruvar Lakshmi Puja and vrat solves all problems and removes obstacles from life. In Maharashtra, just like Shravan Somwar which falls in Shravan mass, the Margashirsha Guruvar vrat is observed.
Significance of Margashirsha as Per Holy Scriptures and Hindu Astrology
As mentioned in the Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna declared that He himself is Margashirsha month. It is during this month that Lord Krishna imparted the knowledge regarding the significance of this month to Gopis. He said that bathing in the Yamuna River during the month of Margashirsha brings a devotee closer to Him. Hence, taking bath in Ganges or Yamuna River is considered extremely sacred during this month.
The first day of Margashirsha month is considered as the first day of the year by the Devas in the Satyug. During this month, devotees should bath in rivers and chant Namo Narayanaya Mantra or Gayatri mantra while taking a holy dip. Devotees must perform Bhajans and Kirtans throughout Margashirsha period.
As per Hindu Astrology the onset of Mrigasira star is related to the Margashirsha month and the Mrigashira nakshatra marks the beginning of Margashirsha Purnima which is also known as the Margashirsha month or Agahan or Magsar and Agrahayan.
Devotee’s worship Lord Satyanarayana on Margashirsha Purnima as it is believed praying over Lord Satyanarayan would relieve them of all problems and wash the past sins.
Margashirsha Purnima is also popularly celebrated as the Dattatreya Jayanti. It was on this day that Lord Dattatreya was born. According to the holy religious texts, Lord Dattatreya is believed to be an incarnation of the trinity namely Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Lord Dattatreya is also known as Gurudeva Datta as He possesses the qualities of the Lord as well as the Master.
Margashirsha Purnima in 2021 is celebrated on 19th December, 2021 in North India.
Benefits of Margashirsha Thursday Maha Lakshmi Puja
Goddess Lakshmi is well-known to be the Goddess of wealth, prosperity and good fortune and observing Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja and also fasting on this day is considered highly rewarding and meritorious for devotees.
She bestows fertility, fortune, purity, beauty, power, generosity and auspiciousness. The term Lakshmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshya, meaning goal or aim; hence, Goddess Lakshmi fulfils all the aims of life, which includes all worldly and spiritual success.
Unmarried ladies who take bath in the Yamuna River during the month of Margashirsha or on Margashirsha Purnima are said to get married fast. Offers monetary bliss and abundance. Calms the mind and soothes the soul. Attracts happiness, good luck and prosperity in life. Brings peace and positivity in life.
Margashirsha being the most auspicious month in the entire year according to the Hindu calendar, observing fast on every Thursday is believed to appease Goddess Lakshmi and She blesses Her devotees abundantly. According to a popular belief, one who observes the Margashirsha Laxmi vrat and performs Margashirsha Mahalaxmi Puja is plentifully blessed with all the materialistic comforts, emotional stability and spiritual growth.
Our Online Margashirsha Guruwar Maha Lakshmi Puja Includes
Our online Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja includes: Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), 64 yogini Pujan, Shetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vachan, Sankalpa, Ganesh Pujan and Abhishek, Navgraha Pujan and 108 chants of each planetary mantra, Invocation of major Gods and Goddesses in Kalash, Laxmi Idol Abhishek and Pujan, Laxmi Yantra Puja, Recitation of Lakshmi Suktam, Lakshmi Stotram Mantra and Recitation of Kanakdhara Strotra, Lakshmi Mantra Japa 11000 times, Laxmi Homa, Aarti and Pushpaanjali.
Charity After Performing Margashirsha Maha Lakshmi Puja
During Margashirsha Purnima making donations and charity are observed, these good deeds are performed because is believed they wash away all the sins. Furthermore, if a devotee does good deeds and helps others on the day of ‘Udyatithi’ Purnima it is said that he/she would reap results which are 32 times better than usual. Hence, Margashirsha Purnima is also popularly known as the Battisi Purnima.
Margashirsha Guruwar Maha Lakshmi Puja Tokri and Video
A short Video of the Sankalpa and mantra chanting would be sent to you along with the photographs of the Puja ritual after Margashirsha Pooja has been done. You may connect with the priest during the puja (video or phone call) on WhatsApp or Skype and watch the rituals live.
Puja Tokri having prasad, energized Rudraksha, silver tabeez and Laxmi yantra would be sent along. Rudra Centre priests will perform Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja as per Vedic rituals based on birth details.
Please mention your birth details (name, date, place, time), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout. This is an individual Guruwar Laxmi Pooja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja).
Margashirsha Guruwar Maha Lakshmi Puja Samagri Use by Rudra Centre
The Puja Samagri plays a significant role in fulfilling the aim of Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja. Every item or samagri holds a divine energy and the power to attract certain deity principles while possessing a particular divine energy in self. We, at Rudra Centre bring a complete range of auspicious Lakshmi Pujan Samagri which comprises of all the necessary items that are required while performing the puja.
Also, performing Margashirsha Guruvar Pooja including all the Puja Samagri is said to remove all the obstacles from an individual’s life and is believed to fulfil the purpose of the Sankalp undertaken. Thus, in order to make your Margashirsha Guruvar Puja experience divine we use a wholesome collection of Lakshmi Pujan Samagri which includes, but not limited to, the following essentials:
Lakshmi idol. Madurai Kumkum. Sandal Paste / Chandan. Turmeric powder. Black Abir. White Abir. Gulal / Coloured Powder. Camphor / Kapur. Honey / Shahad. Attar. Gomutra. Rose Water / Gulab Jal. Ganga Jal Water. Akshat Rice (Red, yellow, white, black and green). Elaichi, Laung and Supari / Cardamom, Clove and Betel Nut / Supari. Oti Samagri. Lotus Seed / Kamal Gatta. Panchameva. Ghee diyas. Chunri clothes. Mauli Threads. Agarbatti and long Altar clothes.
Legend of Margashirsha Purnima
Margashirsha Purnima is also popularly celebrated as the Dattatreya Jayanti. It was on this day that Lord Dattatreya was born. According to the holy religious texts, Lord Dattatreya is believed to be an incarnation of the trinity namely Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Lord Dattatreya is also known as Gurudevadatta as He possesses the qualities of the Lord as well as the Master.
About Margashirsha Guruvar
Fasting plays a pivotal role in the month of Margashirsha especially on all Thursdays which are known as “Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat” or the “Margashirsha Laxmi Vrat”. Margashirsha being the most auspicious month in the entire year according to the Hindu calendar, observing fast on every Thursday is believed to appease Goddess Lakshmi and She blesses Her devotees abundantly. According to a popular belief, one who observes the margashirsha laxmi vrat is blessed with all the materialistic comforts, emotional stability and spiritual growth.
Significance of Margashirsha Guruvar
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. She is the deity who offers prosperity and good fortune to Her devotees. Observing Margashirsha Lakshmi Vrat or the Thursday fast is believed to be highly rewarding and blissful for devotees. The Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja is performed either at home or in a Lakshmi Maa temple. Performing the Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja and vrat solves all problems and removes obstacles from life. In Maharashtra, just like Shravan Somwar which falls in Shravan mass, the Margashirsha Guruvar vrat is observed. Given below are the dates of the Laxmi Puja Vrat 2021 DatesMargashirsha Laxmi Puja Vrat 2021 Dates
- November 25th, 2021
- December 02nd, 2021
- December 09th, 2021
- December 16th, 2021
- December 09th, 2021
- December 16th, 2021
- December 23th, 2021
- December 30th, 2021
Margashirsha Purnima in 2021 - 19th December, 2021 (North India)
Marghashirsha Vrat Vidhi
The Laxmi Puja and fasting are performed by both men and women. Married couples perform it together. The devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi in eight forms: Shri Dhan Lakshmi Maa, Shri Gaj Lakshmi Maa, Shri Veer Lakshmi Maa, Shri Aishwarya Lakshmi Maa, Shri Vijaya Lakshmi Maa, Shri Adi Lakshmi Maa, Shri Dhanya Lakshmi Maa, and Shri Santan Lakshmi Maa.
- The fast begins from Thursday morning – after bathing prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha and goddess Laxmi.
- Install an idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi on a pedestal or a platform where you will perform daily aarti and worship Her.
- Take a Kalash or pot and dress it with red coloured cloth.
- Draw Four lines and swastika with Kumkum or Rangoli. This indicates Chatur Veda and represents purity and prosperity in one’s life.
- Place the kalash on the rangoli
- Now fill the Kalash with water. Submerge 5 leaves of mango tree half inside the Kalash with the steam inside the water and the tip outside the kalash.
- Now place a coconut on the top of the Kalash.
- Sanctified rice (akshata) and coins must be put in the pot or Kalash water.
- As an offering ensure you offer five seasonal fresh fruits like apple, orange, pears, sweet lemon and pomegranate, bananas in front of Goddess Laxmi.
- Decorate the tables with flowers, diyas, deepa and dhoop in front of the Kalash
- Once this is done, with a focused mind, read the ‘Mahalakshmi Vrat Katha’ and also recite various mantra which are recited to Lakshmi like Ashtottara, Satanamavali and Lakshmi Sahasranama Stotra during the whole process.
- Some people observe the fast for full day while few observe fast till sunset and break the fast in the evening by feasting upon nine varieties of delicious food including sweets and sawaiyan.
- Offering Prayers to Goddess Lakshmi brings good luck and prosperity. Few married couples too observe the fast together as it is believed to strengthen the bond between couple just like Lakshmi-Narayan.
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 amongst 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"
Benefits of Margashirsh and Margashirsh Lakshmi Vrat
- Unmarried ladies who take bath in the Yamuna River during the month of Margashirsh or on Margashirsha Purnima are said to get married fast
- Offers monetary bliss and abundance
- Calms the mind and soothes the soul
- Helps attain spiritual growth
- Attracts happiness and prosperity in life
- Brings peace and positivity in life
List of Margashirsha Festivals
- Kalabhairav Jayanti
- Utpanna Ekadashi
- Vivah Panchami
- Gita Jayanti
- Mokshada Ekadashi
- Dattatreya Jayanti
- Annapurna Jayanti
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