What Is Mahalakshmi Vrata?


How Did Mahalakshmi Vrata Start?

According to legend, a pious lady by the name of Charumati once had Lakshmi visit her in a dream and told her to do the vrata (fasting and prayer) and her wishes would be fulfilled.

Charumati rounded up all of the women in her local community and they performed the prayer ceremony. By the time the ceremony was over, the women were stunned to find that their prasadam (offering to the gods) had been turned into precious gems.

From then on it became an annual tradition and grew in popularity.

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