Margashira Lakshmi Pooja is observed on Thursdays in Margashira Masam, mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some parts of Karnataka.
Margasira Lakshmi vratam 2017 dates are – November 23, November 30, December 7 and December 14.
It is to note that in some areas, it continues till the first Thursday in Pushya masam.
Margasira Guruvara Lakshmi vratam is observed with much devotion in Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple in Visakhapatnam. Thousands of devotees throng to the temple during the vratam. In Orissa, this vratam is observed as Manabasa Gurubar Vrata.
Naivedyam or food offerings to Goddess Lakshmi during Margasira Lakshmivara Vratham 2017
1st Thursday – Pulagam – November 23, 2017
2nd Thursday – Ksheerannam (Paalannam) – 30 November 2017
3rd Thursday – Kudumulu – 7 December 2017
4th Thursday – Paramannam – 14 December 2017
5th Thursday – Poornam Boorelu – 21 December 2017 (Its observed only in some areas)