Margashirsha Laxmi Puja 2015

Margashirsha Laxmi Puja is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and is observed on Thursdays during Margashirsha Month (November – December) in Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In 2015, the Margashirsha Laxmi Puja begins on December 17, Thursday. The other Thursdays are on December 24, 31 and January 7, 2016. This Laxmi puja is performed to get Sukh, Shanti and Aishwarya – comfort, peace and prosperity.

The Mahalaxmi Puja is observed for four Thursdays of the Margashirsha month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. Some people observe it for eight Thursdays (including the Thursdays in the next month – the Poush month).

Margashirsha Laxmi Puja fast is from sunrise to sunset.

Please note that this puja is based on calendars followed in Maharashtra.

In Orissa, a Lakshmi puja is held during the period and it is known as Manabasa Gurubar. It is based on Margashirsh month followed in Orissa. You can find details of it here.