Maha Lakshmi or Varalakshmi Vrat begins soon for the next sixteen days. It is believed that Shiva recommended this Vrat to his wife Goddess Parvati to gain wealth and prosperity.
If you cannot do puja for 16 days, then just observe puja for three days. The first day, the last day, and the day in the middle.
16th August 2013
Maha Lakshmi (or Great Lakshmi) or VaraLakshmi Vrat is a very special Vrat that gives great wealth fortune, prosperity, fertility, courage, wisdom, success to the devotee. The 'eight roop' or eight aspects of Goddess Lakshmi is praised in her Ashta Lakshmi form.
In Bhavishya Purana, one of the 18 major Puranas or ancient Hindu scriptures, there is a legend that explains the significance of Mahalakshmi Vrata. Lord Krishna recommended this Vrat to the Pandavas after they lost every thing in their gambles with the Kauravas. Krishna assured the five brothers that they would regain their kingdom, wealth, prosperity, family and repute by observing this Vrat.