New Delhi: On Shukla Ashtami, which falls during the Bhadrapada month and after four days of Ganesha Chaturthi, Mahalakshmi Vrat begins. During Ashwin month, Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen straight days, concluding on Krishna Ashtami (as per the Purnimanta calendar followed in North India). Total fasting days may drop to fifteen days or rise to seventeen days depending on skipped and leaped tithis during the fasting cycle.
Fasting is practiced in order to please and win Mahalakshmi’s blessing—the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Radha Ashtami, also known as Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami, commemorates the birth anniversary of Goddess Radha. It is noteworthy that Mahalakshmi Vrat starts on the same day as Durva Ashtami Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. Jyeshta Devi Puja, which is performed over three days, is also observed on the same day.
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2022: Puja Muhurat
This year’s fast will begin on September 4 and end on Ashtami Tithi, which falls on September 17 during Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. The finest period of the year to receive Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings is during these 16 days. Ritualistic worship and actions take impact during this Mahalakshmi fast very swiftly. The person receives an enormous fortune with Goddess Lakshmi’s blessing.
According to Drik Panchang, the Ashtami tithi begins at 12:28 PM on Sep 03, 2022, and Ashtami tithi ends at 10:39 AM on Sep 04, 2022.
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2022: Puja Vidhi
Make sixteen knots in a chain made of sixteen strings. Grind the turmeric knot and color the cord. Attach the cord to the hand’s wrist. Till Ashwin Krishna Ashtami, this fast is in effect. A fabric mandapa can be created once the fast is over. Keep Laxmi’s idol inside. Have the statue bathed with panchamrit. Perform sixteen different kinds of pooja. The celestials should offer prayers to God and Lakshmi toward the earth during the night. The fasting women should provide food to the Brahmins. Offer Havan to them and offer Kheer.
Mahalaxmi Vrat is very effective. Lord Krishna has explained the significance of this fast. When the Pandava son Yudhishthira lost everything in a gambling spree during the Mahabharata era, Lord Krishna ordered him to undertake the Mahalakshmi fast. Following this, Indraprastha was founded by Yudhishthira and his brothers. It is said that anyone can get wealthy by keeping the Mahalakshmi fast. Mahalakshmi bestows the blessing of prosperity by encouraging this fast.
(Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on assumptions and information only. Before applying any information or assumption, consulting the concerned expert is recommended.)