The Mahalakshmi Vrat is a 16–day long period in the Hindu year which commences four days after Ganesh Chaturthi, i.e. the Ashtami Tithi, Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada month. Dedicated to Devi Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, devotees worship her Gaja Lakshmi form.
Men and women who observe this Vrat must maintain celibacy for sixteen days. They must rise early in the morning, take a bath, and wear clean clothes. Then, they must do Sankalpa (vow) to observe the fast with sincerity and devotion.Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen consecutive days which ends on Krishna Ashtami during Ashwin month (as per Purnimanta calendar followed in North India). Depending on leaped and skipped Tithi during fasting period, total fasting days might reduce to fifteen days or might increase to seventeen days. The fasting is done to appease and seek blessing of Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Lakshmi pooja can wipe out all forms of poverty from the lives of the devotees. There can be better income, wealth enhancement, business profits, removal of impediments, monetary growth and all-around welfare, in their life.
This poojan makes one wealthy and financially successful-A major part of Hindu mythology where since Goddess Lakshmi is considered to be the creator of wealth, people worship her on this auspicious day so that the Goddess can bless us prosper in our work life & ensure prosperity amongst all our family memebers.
Laksmi Puja Mantra/Jaap
ऊँ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभ्यो नमः