The second set of the three days of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Mahalakshmi Puja during Navratri 2011 begins on October 1 and ends on October 3. In some regions, the Lakshmi puja ends on October 4. The important Mahalakshmi Puja is being observed in western parts of
on October 3, 2011. India
Mahalakshmi is worshipped on the fourth, fifth and sixth day of Navratri festival. She is worshipped for prosperity. Her help is sought for remaining in the path of Dharma and for leading a life of righteousness.
Special pujas are performed on the day. Goddess Lakshmi is offered special ‘prasad.’
Lakshmi Ashtotram and Lakshmi Sahasranamam are chanted during the Mahalakshmi Puja days.
The final three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.