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16 days of Mahalaxmi Vrata in North India in Bhadrapad Month – Lakshmi Puja for 16 days

A 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrata, or Solah Din Mahalaxmi Vrat, is observed in North India in the Bhadrapad Month (August – September). It begins on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadra Mahina and ends on the Ashtami day of waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) in Ashwin month.

The popular belief is that one will get back all the lost material wealth by observing Mahalakshmi Vrata. People also observe it for attaining peace and prosperity.

An important ritual during the period is the tying of a sacred thread having sixteen knots. People avoid non-vegetarian food during the period.

A Kalash or Purna Kumbha symbolizing Mahalakshmi is worshipped on the last day of the Vrata.

Gaja Lakshmi form of Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on the all sixteen days.
Special bhog or naivedya is prepared during the period using wheat.

Gauri Ganpati Pujan during Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra - Jyeshta Gauri Puja

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan is a three-day Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and Ganpati during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad Month (August – September) in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi. In 2017, the date of Gauri Ganpati Pujan is August 30. Jyeshta Gauri puja is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi in some regions and in others to Goddess Parvati. Idols of Goddess Gauri are brought to homes and after puja it is immersed in a water body.

Gauri Ganpati Pujan in 2017 Jyeshta Gauri Avahan is on August 29
Gauri Ganpati Puja is on August 30 and
Jyeshta Gauri Visarjan is on August 31.

The popular belief is that Goddess Gauri visit and resides in homes during the period. Therefore the houses are kept clean and new decorations are added to welcome the Goddess. Special food is also prepared during the period.

The idols of Goddess Gauri which are brought in pairs – two different forms of Gauri – are decorated and special pujas are offered. Women also perform the community puja along with Haldi Kum …

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