Sri Maha laxmi vrat starts on Ashtami of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapad month. This vrat is celebrated upon the arrival of Radha Ashtami. Goddess Laxmi is prayed on this day. As per our age-old Hindu sacred writings and folklore, there is a major importance of the Mahalakshmi Vrat and the day is considered as very auspicious and holy, particularly in Hinduism.
The day is celebrated with a service which is performed by the two people (for the most part Hindu wedded women) on a Friday which falls before the evening of full moon in the long stretch of Shravana according to the counts of a Hindu schedule (which is correspondent to the months of August/September) in the western calendar. In any case, it isn’t compulsory and orders to play out this service on this day, the individuals who can’t do it at that point can perform on some other Friday of that specific month.
Maha Laxmi Vrat Story
In old times, a poor brahmana lived in a village. This Brahman was completely dedicated to Lord Vishnu and used to worship him every day. Lord Vishnu was inspired and showed up before him. He requested that the brahman express his wish. Brahman asked Lord Vishnu for riches. He needed Goddess Lakshmi to dwell in his home. Lord Vishnu guided the brahmana towards Goddess Laxmi. He said that a woman would go to the temple and the brahman should welcome her to his place. Master Vishnu additionally the same lady will be Goddess Lakshmi.
Lord Vishnu said that if Goddess Laxmi was in the brahmana’s home, he would get a ton of riches. The brahman waited in the temple early morning. When he saw the woman, he welcomed her to his place. Goddess Laxmi understood that Lord Vishnu had said this to the brahman. She requested that the brahmana keep Sri Mahalaxmi Fast for sixteen days. She said that every one of his desires would be satisfied if he pours water to the Moon on the sixteenth night of the vrat.
The brahman fasted for sixteen days and remembered Goddess Laxmi by facing the northern direction. Goddess Laxmi kept her words and the brahman ended up being rich. Since that day, this fast is maintained in control to satisfy Goddess Laxmi and get her blessings.
Benefits of Maha Laxmi Vrat
- To attain the goals of human life reprsented by moral duty (dharma), prosperity(arth), desires(kama) and moksha (liberation).
- Praying to her removes obstacles by imparting intelligence and strength
- Maa Lakshmi bestows the wealth, auspiciousness, awareness of life purpose
- fulfillment of desires
- Goddess blesses one with knowledge and wisdom
- One can worship the deities together
Maha Laxmi Vrat is central to prosperity, auspiciousness and wisdom. A fast is observed to seek blessings for the good deeds ahead. The Puja could be done in temple and both men and women perform the puja. We at Askganesha can help you perform the same with all the necessary rituals. Our team of Purohits and astrologers can ease your troubles and bring you blessings of Maha Lakshmi in your life.Maha Laxmi Vrat by AskGanesha Astrologer