Mahalakshmi Vrat is dedicated to Maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of Prosperity, Fortune, and Wealth, and is considered to be one of the most sacred observances among the Hindus. Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for a period of sixteen consecutive days. According to the Drik Panchang, Mahalakshmi Vrat begins on Shukla Ashtami during Bhadrapada month, which comes after four days of Ganesha Chaturthi. Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for a period of sixteen consecutive days and ends on Krishna Ashtami during Ashwin month. However, this year, the total fasting days will be 15 days. This year, Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 will begin on Friday, September 22, 2023 and end on Friday, October 6, 2023. As Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 approaches, here’s all you need to know about Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 date, puja vidhi and the significance of this auspicious occasion. September 2023 Holidays Calendar With Major Festivals and Events: Get Full List of Important Dates.
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Start and End Dates
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 will begin on Friday, September 22, 2023, and continue till Friday, October 6, 2023. Total Mahalakshmi fasting days will be 15 this year.
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Tithi Timings
The Ashtami Tithi will begin at 01:35 PM on September 22, 2023, and will end at 12:17 PM on September 23, 2023.
Mahalakshmi Vrat Puja Vidhi
- On the day of Mahalakshmi Vrat, devotees should wake up early in the morning, take a bath, and wear clean clothes.
- After this, place the idol of Goddess Laxmi on a chowki and place a Kalash filled with water and rice in front of the idol. Now tie a kalawa around the kalash and place a coconut on the top. Make sure that you cover the kalash with betel and mango leaves.
- According to the ritual, one must wear a red colour thread with sixteen knots on his/her left hand.
- While performing puja, devotees must recite Mahalakshmi Vrat Katha every day during the 15 or 16 days of the vrat.
- After completing Mahalaxmi Puja, 16 Durva grass (doob) are taken and tied together, dipped in water to sprinkle it all over the body. As Mahalakshmi Vrat starts on the day of Durva Ashtami, the Durva grass is worshipped.
- On the last day of Mahalaxmi Vrat, devotees prepare nine different varieties of sweets and dishes and offer them to Goddess Lakshmi as bhog prasad. After that, it is distributed among all family members, friends and relatives.
Mahalakshmi Rangoli Design
Mahalakshmi Rangoli Design
Mahalakshmi Vrat Significance
Mahalaxmi Vrat is an important observance that is marked with great devotion by the Hindus. The vrat is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu and the goddess of wealth. It is believed that devotees who worship her are blessed with wealth, fortune, and prosperity. According to the Puranas, Goddess Laxmi emerged from the ocean during Samundra Manthan and selected Lord Vishnu as her idol husband.
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