Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Date

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Date

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Mahalakshmi Vrat begins on Bhadrapada month Shukla Ashtami which comes after four days of Ganesha Chaturthi festival and continues till the eight day of the Pitru Paksha (the Shradh period dedicated to ancestors). Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen consecutive days which ends on Ashwin month Krishna Ashtami (as per Purnimanta calendar followed in North India). This vrat is observed with full fervour and dedication in the northern regions of India such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Due to leaped and skipped Tithi during fasting period, total fasting days might reduce to fifteen days or might increase to seventeen days. 

Significance of Mahalakshmi Vrat

The Mahalakshmi fasting is done to please and seek divine blessings of Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, prosperity and fortune.

The glory of sacred Mahalakshmi Vrat was explained by Sri Krishna to King Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandav brothers. The greatness of Mahalakshmi Vrat is also mentioned in religious scriptures like ‘Bhavishya Purana’.

Mahalakshmi Vrat is celebrated in honour of Goddess Lakshmi, who is the consort of Sri Hari Vishnu. Sixteen knots are tied in a string and the observer of Mahalakshmi Vrat wears it on his/her left hand. Devotees worship the idol of Goddess Lakshmi with utmost dedication and pray the Goddess to shower happiness and prosperity on their entire family. 

The tithi of Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami is also observed as Goddess Radha's birthday which is popularly known as Radha Ashtami. The day, when Mahalakshmi Vrat begins, is significant as this day coincides with Durva Ashtami Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. The same day is also observed as Jyeshta Devi Puja which is performed for three consecutive days.

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Date and Timings

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Date - Friday, September 22, 2023

Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 Start Date - Friday, September 22
Mahalakshmi Vrat 2023 End Date - Friday, October 06

Moonrise Time - None
Total Mahalakshmi fasting days - 15

Ashtami Tithi Begins - 01:35 PM on Sep 22, 2023
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 12:17 PM on Sep 23, 2023

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