by Mantra & shlokas on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:28am
Margashira Lakshmivara Lakshmi vratham is observed on all Thursdays during Margasira masam in Andhra Pradesh, especially in North Coastal Andhra districts – Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. Margasira Lakshmi vratam 2010 dates are – December 9, December 16, December 23, December 30, and 6 January 2011.
Margasira Guruvara Lakshmi vratam is observed with much devotion in Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple in Visakhapatnam. Thousands of devotees throng to the temple during the vratam. In Orissa, this vratam is observed as Manabasa Gurubar Vrata.
Naivedyam or food offerings to Goddess Lakshmi during Margasira Lakshmivara Vratham 2010:
- 1st Thursday – Pulagam – 9 December 2010
- 2nd Thursday – Ksheerannam (Paalannam) – 16 December 2010
- 3rd Thursday – Kudumulu – 23 December 2010
- 4th Thursday – Paramannam – 30 December 2010
- 5th Thursday – Poornam Boorelu – 6 January 2011
Lord Vinayaka or Ganesh is worshipped first. Devotees perform Prathama puja to Ganapati to get rid of obstacles or vignas. After Ganapati puja, GoddessLakshmi is worshipped with shodashopachara puja and ashtottaram and offered special Naivedya on each day during the month. The MargasiraLakshmi vratha katha or the story of Margashira Laxmi puja is recited after puja.
Lakshmi puja is performed on all Thursdays during the month of Margashirsha. If only four Thursdays fall in Margashria masam, then the Laxmi Vratham is also observed on the first Thursday of Pushya masam.
Naivedyam or food offerings to Goddess Lakshmi during Margasira Lakshmivara
- 1st Thursday – Pulagam
- 2nd Thursday – Ksheerannam (Paalannam)
- 3rd Thursday – Kudumulu
- 4th Thursday – Paramannam
- 5th Thursday – Poornam Boorelu