Sri Mahalaxmi Vrat is observed on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapatha month. Mahalaxmi vrat are beginning from the 9th of September of 2016. It is on the same day as of Radhashtmi. Mahalaxmi vrat is an auspicious day among hindus wherein fast is performed by married couples. The fast and puja is held in order to seek blessings of Goddess Mahalaxmi who is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Mahalaxmi is the Goddess who symbolises wealth and prosperity. This Vrat is mainly performed in the southern Indian States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and also in parts of Maharshtra and Odissa.
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It is believed that this vrat is recommended by Lord Shiva to his wife Goddess Parvati in order to gain wealth and prosperity. There is another story told commonly about a very religious lady who was approached by Goddess Varalaxmi in her dream and was asked to observe the fast. She performed the fast along with the other ladies of the village with utter dedication. The offered Goddess Varalaxmi lots of delicacies and thus their vrat was completed. After the vrat, all the ladies were amazed to find their bodies decked with lots of jewels and their homes full of riches.