Everything You Need To Know About Margashirsha Laxmi Puja
People believe that by performing the Margashirsha Laxmi puja, the goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu bless one with all the kinds of comforts in this world, wealth, and respect.
The gods keep the family away from any obstacle, increases one’s longevity, gives good health throughout life, helps maintain lifelong marital relation and happiness, solves the obstacles in the business, and gives one success.
Margshirsha Lakshami Puja needs to be done with proper Vedic rituals and mantras and experiences Pandit can only help extract the benefits of the same.
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Margshirsha Lakshami Puja
Margashirsha Laxmi puja is an auspicious puja performed every Thursday in the 9th month of the Hindu calendar (November – December), also known as Margashirsh.
Both men and women perform it, and married couples do it together. They keep fasting (Vrat) and dedicate this to Goddess Laxmi, who was recognized for wealth, fortune, and success.
Every Thursday during the Margashirsh, one needs to keep fast, and the home and other things should be kept neat and clean, and they perform the puja in the morning, followed by a bath.
The fasting starts from sunrise to sunset, and one cannot consume anything except – fruits, milk, and dry fruits the whole day till sunset.
Margashirsha Laxmi Puja: Date & Timing For 2022-2023
The Auspicious Margashirsha Laxmi Puja is set to start on – the 20th of November 2022 and end by the 19th of December 2022 in North India.
And in South India, it will start on 5th December 2022 and end by 2nd January 2023.
Significance of Margashirsha Laxmi Puja As Per Hindu Astrology
The Vedas believe that during a full moon, every element of the planet stays in complete control of the moon, and that’s why the full moon day is also known as the ‘Day of Divinity.’ It is also observed as the holiest month of the Hindu calendar.
In the Puranas, in the Marghashirsh month – Lord Vishnu was loved as ‘Narayana,’ and the moon was purified with nectar, so this month is called “Maasonam Margashirshoham, ” meaning that this is the most religious and hopeful month of all 12 months.
According to the Scriptures, bathing in Ganga in the early morning, keeping fast, and doing charity on this day are believed to be beneficial in one’s life.
And also, on this day, worshipping and listening to Lord Satyanarayan’s stories/Katha is considered auspicious.
Rituals In Margashirsha Purnima / Margashirsha Purnima Vidhi
- Keep the puja area and the whole house neat and clean on puja day. And the devotees should wear clean clothes and must take a bath in the early morning.
- Decorate the puja area with Diya, lights, and flowers.
- Then take a Pot (Kalash) filled with either water or rice, and adorn it with mango and betel leaves.
- And at the top of the Kalash (pot), place a coconut mixed with haldi kumkum (a mixture of haldi and vermillion).
- Then place the Kalash on a plate and fill the same with rice grains. And adorn the coconut with a flower garland.
- If someone wants, they can also decorate the Kalash with jewels and neat and clean clothes.
- Then till sunset, recite the Mahalakshmi Vart Katha, and offer the prayer – Shri Mahalakshmi aarti and Mahalakshmi Naman Ashtak to Laxmi and Vishnu.
- Offer different fruits and sweets as bhog to the goddess.
- And invite married women of your neighbourhood who are also fasting and offer them sweets, fruits, and the sacred Laxmi book as Prashad.
Samagri For Margashirsha Purnima
Following are the items (samagri) needed to perform the auspicious Margashirsha Puja –
|Laxmi, Vishnu, And Shri Ganesh Idols||Rice Grains|
|Mango And Betel Leaves||Yellow Fruits And Food Items|
|Kalash (Pot)||Kumkum (Vermillion)|
|Fresh Flowers||Clean Red Clothes|
|Lights And Diya||Turmeric|
|Dry Fruits||Mahalaxmi Katha Book|
|Rose Water||Black And White Abir|
Food Offerings To Goddess Laxmi During Margashirsha Laxmi Puja
These are the lists of foods to offer to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu during the auspicious day of Margashirsha.
- All yellow fruits including bananas, mango and others etc.
- Kheer – made of jaggery
- Kesar or milk containing saffron
- Chana dal mixed with jaggery
- Panchamrit – A mixture of Honey, curd, milk, ghee, and sugar
Why Do You Need A Pandit For Margashirsha Purnima?
Performing puja requires in-depth knowledge of the significance of the puja, its procedures, rituals to follow and many other things.
A normal person who has been doing pujas for years is okay, but many people may be first-time doers or can be doing it for years, but maybe chances are they might be performing it wrong or making silly mistakes.
If you are performing the Margashirsha puja incorrectly, then it is only a waste of time and money, and you will not benefit from it.
Vedas and Hindu scriptures say it is better not to perform the puja rather than perform it wrong, as it will do more harm than good.
So taking help from Pandit, who is experienced in all these, can be a no-brainer choice as they know everything about the puja and can perform it correctly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Every Thursday in the Marghashirsh month is considered auspicious. And there are usually 4 Thursdays in this month, but sometimes there can be five also.
Yes, you can get married in the month of Margashirsha, but according to Hindu scriptures and Vedas, it is said that one should only marry in this month if there is no other option or exception.Those who get married in this month live a peaceful life.
Both males and females can perform the Auspicious Margashirsha puja; however, if the male and the female are couples, both must perform it together.
Keeping a fast in the name of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu is auspicious, and it is believed that people who do charity on this day get rid of all the sins they have committed in the past and also enjoy success and wealth later on.