Mahalakshmi Vrat Tuesday 25th of August 2020
Mahalakshmi Vrat Starts on Tuesday August 25, 2020
Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends on Thursday September 10, 2020
Total fasting days = 17
About Mahalakshmi Vratam:
Mahalakshmi Vrat begins on Shukla Ashtami in Bhadrapada month, which occurs after four days of Ganesha Chaturthi. This Vrat ends after sixteen days on Krishna Ashtami in Ashwin month, as per Purnimanta calendar of North India. The total number of fasting days might reduce to fifteen days or increase to seventeen days, depending on leaped and skipped Tithi during fasting period. The fasting is done to please and seek blessing of Goddess Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami is also observed as birth anniversary of Goddess Radha and is popularly known as Radha Ashtami. The starting day of Mahalakshmi Vrat is highly significant as it coincides with Durva Ashtami Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. This day is also observed as Jyeshta Devi Puja, which is observed for three consecutive days.