Lakshmi Jayanthi 2018 | Lakshmi Puja on Phalgun Purnima

Sri Lakshmi Jayanti, birthday of Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi, is observed Phalgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2018, Lakshmi Jayanthi date is March 1.

On this occasion devotees worship Goddess Laxmi devi, Goddess of wealth, with utmost devotion. This festival is also celebrated as Holi or Madan Purnima or Vasant Poornima.

In some places Lakshmi Jayanthi is observed on Uttara Phalguni Nakshatram day.

Birth of Goddess Laxmi Devi – Legend of Sagar Manthan:

Puranas and several ancient Hindu scriptures describe the birth of Goddess Maha Laxmi. Devotees believe that the Goddess is the daughter of Bhrigu Maharshi and reborn during the churning of the Milk Ocean (Ksheera Sagar manthan).

The Story behind Ksheera Saagara Manthan (Churning of the Milky Ocean):

Goddess Lakshmi Vishnu marriage

Goddess Lakshmi Vishnu marriage

The story of Ksheera Saagara Manthanam (Samudra Manthan) tells the birth of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. When Lord Indra, the King of Gods, was riding on his elephant, sage Durvasa Maharshi presented him a special garland. But Lord Indra put that special flower garland on the trunk of his elephant. Irritated by the smell and crushed the garland, the elephant crushed the garland with its foot. This enraged Durvasa Muni and he cursed Indra and all Gods that they will lose their entire strength, energy, and fortune.

As the curse of Durvasa Muni started working all Gods became week and lost everything. They all went to Maha Vishnu and prayed to him for their lost wealth, health and wisdom. Lord Vishnu promised that he will deal the issue during Sagar Manthan and the Goddess of wealth will emerge from the Ocean. As the Lord promised, along with Amrit (Nector) Goddess Lakshmi was also emerged from the ocean.

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  1. Jeyabalakrishnan says:

    Sir, We express our sincere attitude to you for this valuable information. We also wish to welcome Shri Mahalakshmi on this day.
    Welcome to Shri Lakshmi Devi
    Warm Welcome to Shri Lakshmi Devi
    Very very warmest welcome to Shri Maha Lakshmi Devi on this Most Auspicious Day.

    Bless us with huge fortune and wealth, so that we can do endless service to Lord Sri Krishna and his devotees.

  2. Divya says:

    Such a lovely article. It’s always a pleasure to perform and watch Laxmi Pooja. I also tried out Laxmi Puja packs from pureprayer.com . It was simply awesome and easy, to conduct the Pooja with the help of those packs. Why won’t it be, when you have items required for pooja and shlokas (in form of audio)at one place?

  3. Shrikama says:

    is it ok to see moon on phalguna purnima

  4. Shiv Sharma says:

    Hello Hindu pad,
    I have been watching people reciting pooja on every full moon and doing hawan but didn’t know the reason behind the logistics, even when I asked them they did not know themselves, they just say its good for him and the family, but today I have come to know the reason and I should perform the rituals too
    Thanks you very much Hindupad, and God Bless

    Cheers