People of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka generally observe a fast on every Thursday in the Hindu calendar month of Margashirsha which falls in November or December in the Gregorian calendar. This fast is dedicated to goddess Lakshmi and is known as Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat or Margashirsha Lakshmi Puja.
Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat is performed to get blessings of goddess Lakshmi in terms of Sukh, Shanti and Aishwarya – comfort, peace and prosperity.
Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat Puja Procedure :
Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat is a fast observed from sunrise to sunset. People can eat fruits, banana and milk while observing the fast.
Generally women perform this fast and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu by performing Lakshmi Puja at nearby temple or at their own house. Lord Ganesha is also worshipped in this puja. Aarti of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi is performed.
After performing the puja or Lord ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, naivedya (prasad) is offered to them and then Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat Katha is read.
Chanting of Mahalakshmi Naman Ashtak during the day is considered highly auspicious and beneficial.
Importance of Margashirsha Month :
Margashirsha, the ninth month of Hindu calendar is considered very auspivious and it has many reglious days and festivals like – Kalabhairav Jayanti, Utpanna Ekadashi, Vivah Panchami, Gita Jayanti, Mokshada Ekadashi, Dattatreya Jayanti, Annapurna Jayanti, etc.
Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat 2016 Dates :
1st December 2016
8th December 2016
15th December 2016
22nd December 2016
29th December 2016
Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat Katha :
You can download the Margashirsha Guruvar Vrat and Puja Process PDF File in Marathi, Hindi and Telugu Languages from links provided below.
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Note : This Vrat is different from the Brihaspativar Vrat.