The starting date of Mahalakshmi Puja was 3rd September and it will end on 17th September. This puja lasts for 16 days. Maa Lakshmi is worshiped and fasted on this day. Along with this, he is worshiped with full rituals.
According to the Hindu calendar, this puja will start on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha at 2:14 pm on 17th September and will last till 4:33 pm on 18th September. Let us tell you that the starting date of worship of Mahalakshmi was 3rd September and it will end on 17th September. This puja lasts for 16 days. Maa Lakshmi is worshiped and fasted on this day. Along with this, he is worshiped with full rituals. This is a very important fast according to the scriptures. Whoever worships Mother Lakshmi with full devotion, all his wishes are fulfilled, all the troubles of the soul are removed. Life becomes happy and prosperous. If for some reason you are not able to observe this fast completely, then you can observe this fast for a short period of time as per your wish.
Food is not taken during Mahalaxmi Vrat
Udyapan of this fast is done by worshiping on the 16th day of the fast.
This fast is considered very auspicious.
– The fast should be done with full rituals.
If done with devotion, there is happiness and peace in the house of the person and the arrival of money in his house increases.
It is believed that the woman who observes this fast, happiness always remains in her house.
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The rituals of Mahalakshmi Vrat
Get up early in the morning on the day of the end of the fast i.e. 17th September, Saturday. Take a vow of worship after retiring from bathing etc. During the worship, chant the following mantra-
Tvatparayana in Karishyam Mahalakshmi Vrat
Tadvignen mein yatu terminationam svatprasadatah..
Recite this mantra in front of the idol of Goddess Lakshmi with eyes closed and folded both hands. This worship will be even more successful when you understand the meaning of this mantra and have full faith in Maa Lakshmi in your mind. The meaning of the above mantra is that Mother Goddess, I will be ready to serve you and observe this fast. May my fast be completed without any hindrance. By repeating these things in your mind, tie a string with 16 knots in your hand. After this, install the idol of Goddess Lakshmi in a clean place, in which she is seated on an elephant. Now light a lamp of pure ghee in front of the mother and while starting the worship, offer flowers to the mother, sandalwood, abir, gulal, durva, red yarn, betel nut, coconut etc. Now worship the elephant along with Goddess Lakshmi. In the end, offer bhog and perform aarti of the mother. After the worship is over, take prasad.
– Mithali Jain