Mahalakshmi Vrata or Mahalaxmi Vrat Puja an auspicious vrat dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. It is observed for 16 consecutive days in Bhadrapad month. In 2013, Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 13 and ends on September 27.
Mahalakshmi Vrat is mainly observed in North Indian states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Mahalaxmi puja is observed for 16 consecutive days.
This vow dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, begins on Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami and ends on Ashwin Krishna Ashtami as per traditional North Indian calendar.
Significance and Glory of Mahalaxmi Vrata
The glory, legend and the significance of Maha Laxmi vrata is mentioned in Bhavishya Purana as a conversation between Yudhishtira and Lord Krishna. When, Yudhishtira asked Lord Krishna to mention a vratha by observing which he can achieve back everything that he lost during the gambling games with Kauravas, Krishna told him about Mahalaxmi Vrath. Krishna said to Yudhistira that Maha Lakshmi vrata is the only vrata which can provide the performer with everything he/she needs – wealth, health, children, family and prosperity. Here is the detailed Puja procedure of Mahalakshmi Vrat or Mahalakshmi Vrat Vidhi.
In 2012, Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 23 and ends on October 8.
In 2011, Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 5 and ends on September 20, 2011.