Mahalakshmi Vrata Puja Procedure, How to do Maha Laxmi Vrata

How to do Maha Laxmi Vrata? What is step-wise puja procedure of Mahalakshmi Vrat? Mahalakshmi Vrata is the most observed laxmi puja in North Indian states. The foremost things to follow during Mahalakshmi puja are taking vegetarian food and neatness.

Women perform Lakshmi puja in early morning taking a ritual bath. After bath, in some places, women tie 16 knotted strings on to left hand and sprinkle some water using Durva grass blades on to their body. Before sprinkling water, the Durva grass blades are kept in water.

In 2015, Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 21 ends on October 4.

During Mahalakshmi Vrata, Sun God (Surya Bhagwan) is also worshipped. Sun God is offered water in early morning. Mahalakshmi Vrata in North India is continued for 16 days starting from Bhadrapad Shukla Astami till Ashwin Krishna Astami. As a part of Lakshmi Vrata in North India, Mahalakshmi Vrat katha is recited.

Steps involved in Maha Lakshmi Vrata puja procedure

  1. A pot is filled with water and adorned with betel leaves. Keep a coconut on the top of the water filled pot.
  2. Now dress the pot with red cloth and tie a red thread around the pot. On the pot, draw four lines with kumkum. The four lines indicate the Chatur Vedas. A Swastik is drawn on the pot. Swastik is the representation of prosperity and purity. Now, the pot with all these decorations is referred as Kalash or Purna Kumbh which represents the Universal power (Supreme deity).
  3. Akshata (consecrated rice) are kept and some coins are placed in the water in Kalash. This Kalash or Purna Kumbh is worshipped as Goddess Maha laxmi.
  4. The simple Lakshmi pujas like lighting diyas and deepa are performed. Lakshmi Ashtottara Satanamavali and Lakshmi Sahasranama stotra are recited during Mahalaxmi Vrata.

Here is the detailed Lakshmi Puja procedure

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2014 dates –¬†Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 2, ends on September 16.

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2013 dates РMahalakshmi puja begins on September 13 and ends on September 27.

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2012 dates РMahalakshmi puja begins on September 23 and ends on October 8.

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  1. shikha gupta says:

    hi i m shikha. i m doing this varat since six year without nowing full method. i keep the knot thread. but i eat complete food after rising the moon every day. now this year by chane i read full method on ur site.plz help me what should i do? is ko countinue karu ya next year se change karu. aur rozana upvas kis samay kholna chahiye?plz help me.

  2. Kadambini mukherjee says:

    I want to do this vrat.I have heard that we can do this vrat only three days also instead of doing it 16 days.So,I have decided to do three days and this year these three days are 21st septmber,27th september and 5th november.I read the whole procedure of the vrat but dont able to understand that if am doing only three days then I have change the KALASH(pot) in these three days or it will remain the same.Also want to know if the kalash will be the same from21st sept-5th oct then no non-veg nd onion will be use in house because my father in law house people eat non-veg.Please let me know what to do I want to do the vrat.when to do VISARJAN.Guide me.

  3. Anshu says:

    timing of mahalakhmi puja in northindia in 27th september by aacharya indu prakash

  4. Sowmya says:

    how can we do mahalaxmi vrat in hindi language

  5. Nityasri says:

    when is mahalaxmi fast during shraadhs in sept 2015 and what is done on this day

  6. Saumit says:

    how many sagra should be made for mahalaxmi

  7. Tridhara says:

    mahalaxmi vrat celebrate in madhyapradesh elephant made by mud

  8. Prithika says:

    Laxmi pooja red string – do you have to tie knots on the string

  9. ravi says:

    mahalaxmi vrat comes on the day of ashtami shradh.
    my question is can we perform both on the same day.

  10. Misha says:

    how to worship pitru paksha starts mahalakshmi vrat

  11. Shaashwat says:

    mahalakshmi vrat katha in sharad in 2015 procedure

  12. Sudip says:

    can i eat one time in sixteen days mahalaxmi fast

  13. Vaayu says:

    what do we eat on mahalakshmi 16 vart

  14. Vetravati says:

    can we keep mhalakshmi fast after 13sept also

  15. Amishi says:

    rules of varamahalaxmi vrata for 16 day mantra by acharya indu prakash

  16. Sahadev says:

    last day pooja vidhi vrat katha of mahalaxmi mata vrat

  17. Abhijita says:

    can i do puja on 4th day of my period

  18. Valli says:

    can we keep vaibhav laxmi vrat during shraddh paksha

  19. Pranaya says:

    what foods we should not eat in mahalaxmi vrat

  20. Pivari says:

    what to eat in 16 days mahalaxmi vrat

  21. Harit says:

    how to do mahalakshmi 16 days pooja at home

  22. Namuchi says:

    mata maha lakshmi puja vidhi by indu prakash

  23. Achalraj says:

    how we keep maha lakshmi vart vidhi pooja

  24. Suvali says:

    what time can we eat food during mahalakshmi vrats

  25. Vidya says:

    sixteen days mahalakshmi vrat starting on forth day of ganesh puja

  26. Meghnad says:

    how to do 16 days of mahalaxmi puja

  27. Prasenjit says:

    radha asthmi pooja vidhi by acharaya indu prakash

  28. Chandresh says:

    Sri Mahalaxmi Fast – Mahalaxmi Fast 2013 – Mahalaxmi Vrat 2013

  29. Shishirkana says:

    mahalaxmi puja in this month which date by indu prakash

  30. Tusharsuvra says:

    what to eat and when during mahalaxmi vrat

  31. Mithilesh says:

    what to do at the last day of 16 mahalakshmi vrat

  32. Manali says:

    what days to observe fast for mahalaxmi god

  33. Jagger says:

    when is the best time for laxmi pooja in september

  34. Gopika says:

    how to get rid of poverty by vratas

  35. Anuradha says:

    5th day of menstrual cycle can i do pooja

  36. Chaitan says:

    on which hand do you tie lakshmi string

  37. Kriti says:

    why do hindus tie red string on lakshmi day

  38. Aloki says:

    got periods while doing varamahalakshmi what to do

  39. Niramayee says:

    can we do varalakshmi pooja on 4 th friday

  40. Shakambari says:

    which hand should the red lakshmi string be tied for woman

  41. Madhuvanthi says:

    number of knots in the red strings for laxmi vrat

  42. Prakriti says:

    how to make knots on red string lakshmi prayers

  43. Natraj says:

    which hand must the lutchmee string be tied on

  44. Chandavarman says:

    what is the method of doing mahalkshmi vrat and pooja in 2013

  45. Bharati says:

    how to do luxmi prayer in the morning

  46. Vishva says:

    best timing to perform lakshmi pooja on 16-08-2013

  47. Pakshalika says:

    how to do a simple lakshmi prayer in august

  48. Udyam says:

    can we do vratam on 5th day of periods

  49. Siddha says:

    how many nots should one tie on the luxmi string

  50. Jwala says:

    how many knots should be tied on a red luxmi string

  51. Devakeenandan says:

    how to do the lukshmi prayer on 16 august

  52. Amolik says:

    what hand do I put my lutchmee string on

  53. Balvindra says:

    can we do varalakshmi vratam on 10th day of period

  54. Rupin says:

    i having 8th day period can i do varalakshmi vratam

  55. Samali says:

    how many knots should be made when tying red string laxmi poja

  56. Swajith says:

    how to keep fast on vara mahalakshmi vrath

  57. Shloka says:

    simple and easy method of vaibhava lakshmi puja method 16th august 2015

  58. Pratham says:

    can varalakshmi puja be performed on the 4th day of periods

  59. Marsha says:

    wot date is the red string luxmi pooja?

  60. Hitakrit says:

    how to perform varalaxmi puja at home with red string on 16 August

  61. Syum says:

    how to perfrom maha laxmi puja vrat tie red strings

  62. Subhang says:

    can women take varalakshmi vrat on 5th day of periods

  63. Prayan says:

    easy varalakshmi pooja- steps for home prayer what do you do with the luxmi set?

  64. Khyati says:

    kalash decoration for lakshmi pooja in step wise

  65. Gagan says:

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  66. Maagh says:

    what to do if we get periods on varalakshmi pooja

  67. Kirit says:

    how is laxmi puja performed on the 16/08/2013 in north india

  68. Yajnesh says:

    how to make the red string to tie on the hand for varalakshmi vratham pooja at home

  69. Vilochan says:

    Can we do varalakshmi vratam on 5th day of periods

  70. Yadu says:

    can i do varalakshmi puja on the 4th day of mensuration

  71. Amarnath says:

    5th day of menstrual cycle for varalakshmi pooja

  72. Dileep says:

    can u perform vara lakashmi vratam during 5 th day of periofs

  73. Tusharsuvra says:

    which hand do we try the luxmi string in

  74. Parnal says:

    on what hand does lakshmi strings get tied

  75. Kanyaka says:

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  76. Sudeva says:

    what do u need for mahalacmi vrata prayer

  77. Madhura says:

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  78. Harshini says:

    which hand do you tie the laxmi string

  79. Buddhapriya says:

    what are the procedures to be done on mahalakshmi vrat on 16 08 2015 according to hindu vedas

  80. Bhagavatamrt says:

    how to keep vrat for var mahalakshmi puja

  81. Amal says:

    give me a suggestion how to keep god varvmahalakshmi

  82. Ishanvi says:

    when does mahalakshmi vrat starts and when it ends in 2013

  83. Umachandra says:

    can vaibhavlakshmi vrat be done on 5th day of period

  84. Tannishtha says:

    does women fast in periods for mahalakshmi vrat

  85. Gajkaran says:

    margashirsha laxmi pujavidi and varalaxmi puja are same

  86. Kaushali says:

    dhaga wale vrat that comes on ashtami of shradh in 2013

  87. Nartan says:

    how to do the pooja of mahalaxmi in marathi details

  88. Rathin says:

    m i do vaibhav laxmi vrat in my mammy home after marriage

  89. Amaldeepti says:

    the story of 16days of mahalaxmi varat in Hindi

  90. Rajendramohan says:

    when is mahalakshmi vrat in shradh in 2015

  91. Demira says:

    hindu vrat mahalakshmi vrat start and end date 2015

  92. Prital says:

    can we do varamahalakshmi puja on 4th day of periods

  93. Kalapi says:

    lakshmi vratam during fifth day of your periods

  94. Sarjana says:

    what is the processor of observe the mahalaxmi vrat 2015

  95. Lohit says:

    how to do guruvar puja to maa laxmi

  96. Kirit says:

    how to do maha lakshmi pooja at home in tamil

  97. Pradyun says:

    which hand do women tie the lakshmi strings

  98. Dindayal says:

    things given to children after completing mahalakshmi vrat

  99. Kausar says:

    what is the process of maha lakshmi ji fast

  100. Dakshesh says:

    the proper lutchmee string to tie on the hand

  101. Sujal says:

    things to eat and avoid on laxmi vrat

  102. Sristi says:

    how to worship to maha laxmi on thursdays

  103. Suneet says:

    can we do puja on 5th day of periods

  104. Arshiya says:

    know about maha lakshmi vratam method in malayalam

  105. Vilochan says:

    can we drink coconut water on maha lakshmi vrat

  106. Peeyush says:

    Katha for the fast of Mahalaxmi comes in shradhs

  107. Shrinivas says:

    how to do surya bhagwam fasting and what is the reason for fasting

  108. Niti says:

    when to read mahalaxmi astortra and how to do regular puja of maha laxmi

  109. Toyesh says:

    indu prakash what do we eat 16 mahalakshmi fast

  110. Ginni says:

    on which day of my mensuration do I can do durga pooja of navratri

  111. Yogesh says:

    is it fine to do navarathri puja in the time of menstrution period at home

  112. Deepit says:

    can we eat tomatoo in lakshmi mata vrat

  113. Lomash says:

    how to do get blessing of mahakaxmi fast

  114. Harihar says:

    can you give puja books during mahalakshmi vrat

  115. Gurmukh Gurnam says:

    how can praying to lakshmi give you a vehicle

  116. Mahabhadra says:

    in tamil what string u tie pray 2 have a baby

  117. Savit says:

    coconut should be offered whole in the laxmi vrat

  118. Triputa says:

    what to do kalash water and articles after lakshmi puja

  119. Maheshwar says:

    can one keep Shivratri vrat on the last day of menstrual period

  120. ashwini says:

    hii this is ashwini, i m doing this mahalaxmi vrat from last 5 to 6 years. i like do this vrat. but now i m living in hostel, so can i read only mahalaxmi vrat book. ( karan hostel madhe puja mandu shakat nhi me, karan hostel var khop muli rahatat,) please give me suggestion.

  121. Anonymous says:

    Can we have sex during 16days fasting of Mahalaxmi vrat??

  122. Sunil Kumar Tiwari says:

    I have no believe in more vrats but I think always do good works with honesty if you can got that you want this will be very good

  123. Menuka says:

    I have also taken Mahalaxmi vrata of 2011(sep. 05 to sep. 20) but unluckly my mensuration cycle starts from 17sep., so can i do pooja on last day (2 sep.) or not? please suggest me timely.

    • naveen.sanagala says:

      Avoid performing any puja for those 4 days of menstrual cycle… (not this Mahalakshmi but any other)… Perform the last day puja on the fifth day of your menstruation….

  124. Deep says:

    Namaskar and thank you for the details. I would like to ask a few questions:

    1. Does the water in the pot and the coconut have to be changed everyday along wth the decoration of mango leaves and the red cloth? If so how do you do it- I mean how do you dispose these items?
    2. Do you put akshata into the kalash or simple rice grains along with coins and water?
    3. Is it good to use normal water because pure Ganges water is difficult to get?
    4.During udyapan, which articles should be ritually immersed – visarjanam and which should be kept with us?

    This is the first time that I am trying to get the blessings of Maha Lakshmi so please excuse me for asking questions that might seem too simple for a regular practitioner. I hope you will understand and answer my questions.

    Thank you

    • Mukta says:

      Hi Deep….I’m from Nepal…..its my third time of Mahalaxmi vrat…..well you can use regular and fresh water in kalash…once its placed it should be worshipped first even before Ganesh…and it should not be moved until 16th day of uddyapan…..on 17 th day of visarjan you can flow the coconut along with the red cloth in river…..and water also in river or on any plants root…..what you keep after visarjan is red silk thread, 16 coins, 16 supari 16

  125. gauri says:

    if in case thre will be 12 days death ceremonery completed and in tht case if we want to start the pooja frm 4th thursday can we do tht or not.

  126. Sonu says:

    Can u just help me out with the katha please

  127. gaurav says:

    when is mahalakshmi vrat. there is misconception that it fallen 0n 29 or 30 sept somewhere
    we belong to punjab.can u tell me .pls reply

  128. devashish says:

    The Mahalakshmi festival is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh with great joy. Actually , we perform puja of lakhmi on elephant made by mud , it have great importance in feastival . We make SURAHA, the sweet snack kind of dishes specially for occasion . The 16 knot scared theard is also have charm of feastival .

  129. kiran says:

    how to do the udhyapan of this mahalaxmi vrat pooja,please give me the detailed information regarding the udhyapan procedure.

  130. shweta bhagat says:

    how to do the udhyapan of this mahalaxmi yrat pooja,please give me the detailed information regarding THIS.

    • naveen.sanagala says:

      Mahalakshmi vrata udhyapan is performed after worshipping Lakshmi for 16 days. On the culmination day, offer puja to the Goddess, and also recite Mahalakshmi Aparadha Kshama stotram or just pray the Goddess to pardon you if did any mistakes while puja. And move the Goddess from Puja place. That is the simple procedure of Mahalakshmi Vrata udhyapan. You can also offer recipes, presents (like blouse pieces and kumkum) to fellow women..

  131. Mrs.Priya Naik says:

    how to do the udhyapan of this mahalaxmi vrat pooja,please give me the detailed information regarding this.

  132. anoolatha says:

    hi i want to know what to eat and how many times we can eat food during this lakshmi ji 16 days vrat and pooja

    • Divya says:

      Poora Din AAp Falhar Kar Skte Hai Sham Me Normally Ek Anaaj Khaya Ja Skta hai. means ek anaaj ek time wse pooja kar skti h first & Last b Rakhte Hai Log Jinse Poore 16 din nhi rakhkha ja skta

  133. Renuka says:

    Do I do this on the first day or the last day? If on the first day do we use the water in the pot that day and put new water each next day? If we keep the water for the 16 days and there is rice inside will it get fermented? What do we do with this water that is feremented Do we drink it, cook with it, pour it on the ground or at the foot of a tree, on the last day?

    • Divya says:

      Mam Apko Kalash Ka pani Peena Nahi hai ek normal kalash sthapna karni h jse navratro me ki jati h….,
      & U can observe it first & Last Day also