Lakshmi Jayanthi : Goddess Lakshmi Birthday 2018
Lakshmi Jayanthi is the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on the day of Phalguna Purnima or Phalguna full moon day during "samudra manthan" or great churning of milky ocean. Phalguna Purnima is also known as Vasant Purnima or Dol Purnima or Holi poornima.
Phalguna Purnima mostly coincides with Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, thus the day of Uttara Phalguni is also associated with Lakshmi Jayanti. Lakshmi Jayanthi is observed mainly in South India and it is lesser known festival in North India. On Lakshmi Jayanti, Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Maa Lakshmi is worshipped and very powerful Lakshmi Puja is performed. Lakshmi Homam is performed on Lakshmi Jayanti. Goddess Lakshmi Sahasranamavali i.e. 1008 names of Goddess Lakshmi and Shri Suktam are recited during Lakshmi Homa. Lotus flowers dipped in honey are used for Ahuti to appease Mahalakshmi.
Maa Laskhmi is known as the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity therefore worship and pray to Maa Lakshmi on this day with utmost devotion can get the blessings of Mata and if you are facing any financial problems in your life, that will soon go away.
Significance of Sri Lakshmi Jayanthi:
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. She also offers material and spiritual growth. She protects her devotees from misery and money-crisis.
Goddess Lakshmi is married to Lord Vishnu. The word "Shri" itself means "Lakshmi". According to Vishnu Purana, Lakshmi is the daughter of Maharishi Bhrigu and Khyaati and later reborn during the churning of ocean. She is the sister of the Guru Sukracharya(who is known as the Guru of the Daanavaas) as well as Moon. She lives with Lord Vishnu in "ksheera Sagara" as per the curse of sage Durvasa. When the Devas and Daanavaas churned the ksheera Sagara (ocean of milk), Chandra and Lakshmi were born out of the sea. Lakshmi is Lord Vishnu's spiritual feminine energy. Regarded as the goddess of beauty, She has a golden complexion with wavy and long hair, representing happiness. Her red golden costume, gold ornaments with a golden crown represents fulfilment.
When is Lakshmi Jayanthi : Lakshmi Jayanti Dates
1st March 2018 (Thursday)
21st March 2019 (Thursday)
9th March 2020 (Monday)
28th March 2021 (Sunday)
18th March 2022 (Friday)
7th March 2023 (Tuesday)
25th March 2024 (Monday)
14th March 2025 (Friday)