Margasira Lakshmi Puja Vidhanam: Procedure of Margasira Guruvara Laxmi Vratham

Margasira Lakshmi Puja is one of the major vows observed in North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Though the puja procedure or puja vidhanam is same as other Lakshmi vratham like Deepavali Lakshmi puja and Varalakshmi puja, the naivedyam that is offered to the Goddess is different.

Margasira Lakshmi vratam 2013 dates are: December 5, December 12, December 19, December 26 in 2013 and January 2 in 2014. It is to note that in some areas, it continues till the first Thursday in Pushya masam.

On Thursdays in Margasira month, devotees prepare to perform Laxmi puja either in temples or at homes. Houses are cleaned and kept neat during the festival days and the image or small idol of Goddess Lakshmi is placed at puja place. Some people also place a Kalasham instead of image or idol of Lakshmi.

Lord Vinayaka or Ganesh is worshipped first. Devotees perform Prathama puja to Ganapati to get rid of obstacles or vignas. After Ganapati puja, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped with shodashopachara puja and ashtottaram and offered special Naivedya on each day during the month. The Margasira Lakshmi vratha katha or the story of Margashira Laxmi puja is recited after puja.

Lakshmi puja is performed on all Thursdays during the month of Margashirsha. If only four Thursdays fall in Margashria masam, then the Laxmi Vratham is also observed on the first Thursday of Pushya masam.

Naivedyam or food offerings to Goddess Lakshmi during Margasira Lakshmivara Vratham:

1st Thursday – Pulagam

2nd Thursday – Ksheerannam (Paalannam)

3rd Thursday – Kudumulu

4th Thursday – Paramannam

5th Thursday – Poornam Boorelu

On the last Thursday after Lakshmi puja, poornam boorelu are offered to five mutthaiduvulu (married women) along with ‘thamboolam. The five women are considered as the avataras of Lakshmi and offered meals on this day. There is no udyapana or udwasana for this vratham. One can perform the Margashira Lakshmi vratham for longtime. It is believed that observing Lakshmi puja during the month will solve all problems of performers and Goddess Laxmi blesses devotees with prosperity, wealth and health.

Margashira Lakshmi Vratha Katha in Telugu

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  1. is dat necessary dat u shd not comb ur hair before puja? if so i didnt knw abt it… and i had to comb it on my first puja…. is dat okay?

  2. thanks Naveen, i didnt comb my hair on thursdays as per instructions from my priest. Thank u once again for all the quick replies u provided.

  3. As discussed earlier for me it is 3rd week…so i want clarification. my poojari said it is atlu. so help me out with this confusion

  4. i have a quick question what r the restrictions please let me know. we cannot eat oils on that day we have to cook only with ghee

  5. i performed pooja last thursday, but this thursday i am not perjorming this pooja due to period problem. pls let me know the solution for this. please suggest me can i continue performing this pooja from next thursday (considering as second week)?

  6. thanks for the valuable information.I live in US could u please post magasira laxmi vratha katha, procedure and asthotharam .this pooja has proved very lucky for me. when i was in India I came to know abt the pooja in my work place.then i started praying laxmi on that day i didn’t know abt pooja, i am desperate to know abt puja vidhanam, katha and chant astotharam.if anybody could post the vratha katha book along with photo of margashira laxmi, it will be helpfull not only to me but thousands of people who are like me.

  7. Thank you for the valuable information …. I live in US n was enbrassed to ask relatives again n again regarding the process….As asked by others , could you plz post the vratha katha & also the ashtotharam…if possible , the prasadam recipes too

  8. Thanks for mentioning puja vidhanam, Could you please post Margasira guruvara lakshmi vrata katha too? Or if someone has the vrata katha book please scan and post it?

  9. Thanks for mentioning puja vidhanam, Could you please post Margasira guruvara lakshmi vrata katha too? Or if someone has the vrata katha book please scan and post it?

  10. Thanks for covering the most important event in Uttara kostha (north coastal districts). please cover paidithalli utsavam (sirimanotsavam) celebrated in vizianagaram and other places in north coastal areas of andhra pradesh.