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.

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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35 Comments

  1. Paidithalli Naidu says:

    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.

  2. ramya says:

    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?

  3. Vidya says:

    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

  4. ushabhargavi says:

    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 vidhanam.now, 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.

  5. ushabhargavi says:

    thanks for the message.if anybody could post story ,photo or astottaram it could be nice

  6. usha says:

    thanks for the message. if anybody could post story, photo of margasira laxmi and astottaram it could be fine

  7. ramya says:

    This is my first puja after marriage and i got total information required for lakshmi puja. thank you very much.

  8. Usha says:

    I need Margarsira guruvar lakshmi pooja story in english

  9. Konda leelavathi says:

    can any one provide Margashira Guruvara Vratham story and puja vidhanam in English

  10. veena says:

    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)?

  11. veena says:

    thank u soooo much for your quick response.

  12. padma says:

    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

  13. veena says:

    tomorrow recipe is Kudumulu or atlu? pls answer to my query.

  14. veena says:

    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

  15. veena says:

    Is that true, we shouldnt comb our hair on thursdays while performing this pooja?

  16. Suneeta Sundaram says:

    ravamma maha lakshmi ravamma. maa inta nilachi mammalini ma pillalini ,baduvulani adarini chllaga chudu talli neevu maku raksha.

  17. SoujanyaNarayana Chinnu says:

    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?

  18. Lucky Kmj says:

    Can I get book of margashir laxmi vrat vidhanam?if yes plz send book stall address

  19. amulya reddy says:

    At what time we need to do puja.either morning or evening

  20. sheela says:

    can I perform this puja in a rented place as there are lots of disturbances at my present home. I am doing this puja since last 5 years. pls. advise.

  21. Annapurna says:

    Margasirlakshmi puja morning or evening we need to do

  22. Margasira guruvara story in english

  23. Rama Sita says:

    Vayanam ante enni burelu ivvali pls

  24. Vighnesh says:

    Plz give me a information about this margashira laxmi vrata ,what is the link bt this vrat and purana

  25. Chitra says:

    Please tell the details in kannada

  26. Dhanusha M says:

    Hi i want book Wer can i get book

  27. MANAVI says:

    HI I WANT BOOK WER CAN I GET BOOK

  28. MANAVI says:

    PLS GIVE ME INFORMATION REGARDING THURDAY IMPORTANCE IN MARGASHISHYA POOJA

  29. kanna says:

    This week Naivedhyam is Kudumulu, May I know what is meant by kudumulu, as in internet there are different recipes which one is the main one, is it poorna kudumulu or bellam rice flour kudumulu, please let me know thanks

  30. shobha says:

    Vratham madyalo one week gap as the tarlatan week cheyocha