Margashira Lakshmi Pooja is observed on Thursdays in Margashira Masam, mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some parts of Karnataka.
Margasira Lakshmi vratam 2016 dates are: December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22 and December 29.
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 2016
1st Thursday – Pulagam – December 1, 2016
2nd Thursday – Ksheerannam (Paalannam) – 8 December 2016
3rd Thursday – Kudumulu – 15 December 2016
4th Thursday – Paramannam – 22 December 2016
5th Thursday – Poornam Boorelu – 29 December 2016