Here is the Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Katha (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat katha or Story)..
Kojagari Lakshmi puja or Kojagiri Lakshmi vrat is the popular Lakshmi puja observed on Sharat Poornima day or Kojagiri Poornima in Ashwin month. Kojagari Lakshmi Puja katha or story is associated with a poor Brahmin called Valit who lived in Magadha.
Kojagari Lakshmi Puja 2021 date is October 19.
As per the Puranas, Valkhilya Maharshi explained Kojagari Vrat katha and the significance of Kojagari Lakshmi vrat to other rishis. Kojagari Laxmi vrat katha goes like this…
Valit was a very holy man and religious person. He had a wife named Chandini who used to harass him even for small things. She used to oppose him in every issue. He knew her attitude and when he was to perform his father’s shraddh ritual he told her that he will not perform it.
As per her nature, he insisted him on performing it by calling Brahmins. When Valit asked his wife to throw the Pindas into the river, she threw them in a cesspool.
Disgusted with the cruel attitude of his wife, Valit leaves the house and reached a forest. There he saw three Nagkanyas performing Kojagari Lakshmi vrat. They invited him to play dice with them.
Valit played dice with them and by the grace and blessings of Goddess Lakshmi he won tons of money and gold. He returned to home with huge wealth. Chandini, his wife, welcomed him happily and lived with prosperity for ever.