ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ – Ashada Masa Shree Mahalakshmi Pooja

ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ or Ashada Masa starts July 10th and ends on August 8th in Plava Nama Samvatsara 

During this month, there are no marriages, upanayanas, or any good deeds performed. However, it is during this month that the Chaturmasa Starts, and the last day of ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ or Ashada Masa is Bhimana Amavasya.

As I was talking to my Father today, he was mentioning about Ashada Masa Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje to be done every Friday.

My Father was also mentioning that there is nothing in the puranas that this month is inauspicious. He was mentioning this was the month when Ganga came to earth, it is the beginning of Chaturmasa, Ashada Friday’s doing Shree Mahalakshmi pooje is very auspicious. And this is the month on Ekadashi that we do the mudra dharane. 

 

kolhapur-lakshmi

So, the Friday’s July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, and August 6th would be the days to perform Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje in the evening.

My Mysore Ajji had taught my Mom doing Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje every Friday almost 30 years back. My Mom performed it throughout her life. Last year, as we were mourning our Mom, and I was crying unconsolably while talking to my Daughter she asked me “Amma, what’s one thing Ajji used to perform that you want to carry forward.”. I said I haven’t seen anyone in the family do Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje every single Friday throughout the year for several years. And maybe we continue that tradition from her. I immediately mentioned to my Sister, we both decided we will carry forward that legacy of our Mom and started doing Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje every Friday evening. We haven’t missed since we started. And the pandemic has aided in working from home and be able to continue this tradition.

2013-shravanamasa-lakshmiPooje

 

The way we do the pooje is like below:

  1. Use both Idol and photo of Shree MahaLakshmi
  2. Do sankalpa
  3. Apply Haldi, Kumkum, Mantrakshate, and flowers
  4. Recite Shree MahaLakshmi Sahasranama, 1000 names of Shree MahaLakshmi 
  5. Recite Lakshmi songs
  6. Recite Devranama
  7. Do Naivedya
  8. Mangalaruthi and Aaruthi

You can perform the pooje in the morning, but evening time while sun is setting is very auspicious. So, for Ashada masa if time permits, please do Shree MahaLakshmi Pooje every Friday in the evening. If you cannot do Shree MahaLakshmi Sahasranama, you can at least perform Ashtotra which is 108 names.

Here is a link of Shree MahaLakshmi Sahasranama http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Lakshmi_Sahasranama_Stotram#Sahasranama

And here is another one in several languages:

https://www.drikpanchang.com/hindu-names/goddesses/lakshmi/1008-lakshmi-names.html

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tamilarasi on August 15, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Hi mam. Happy to come back and check your posts after 7 years .
    You may not remember me..I started worship seeing your posts when youtube videos didnt come. You were such lovely guidence . The pictures you posted motivated me to do with perfection . Life has changed much after I followed your posts . We are doing well,found our guru,have taken deeksha and doing daily shiva pooja at home. Starting point was your posts and I am really fortunate to have found them.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on August 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Tamilarasi, I remember you very well. I am so happy you were able to take deeksha and your life has changed. God bless you very much. Keep posting how you are doing.

      Reply

      • Posted by Tamilarasi on August 15, 2021 at 9:51 pm

        Thank you Mam . I followed every bit of your posts and they inspired me a lot those days.

      • Posted by Tamilarasi Venkat on August 15, 2021 at 9:57 pm

        Thanks for your inspiring posts mam . This is what my family has become after started following your posts. You are doing great service

        On Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 05:19 Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu, wrote:

        > meeraghu commented: “Hi Tamilarasi, I remember you very well. I am so > happy you were able to take deeksha and your life has changed. God bless > you very much. Keep posting how you are doing.” >

      • Posted by meeraghu on August 15, 2021 at 10:45 pm

        I am humbled by your response. Thanks so so much. God bless.

  2. Posted by Kavita on July 17, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you Meeraji…will definitely try to do Maa Laxmi Puja from now onwards…any special diet restrictions need to be followed?

    Reply

  3. Posted by Shruthi R on July 15, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for the information.

    On Sun, Jul 11, 2021, 12:12 AM Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

    > meeraghu posted: “ಆಷಾಢ ಮಾಸ or Ashada Masa starts July 10th and ends on > August 8th in Plava Nama Samvatsara During this month, there are no > marriages, upanayanas, or any good deeds performed. However, it is during > this month that the Chaturmasa Starts, and the last day of ” >

    Reply

  4. Posted by Shanthi Sethuraman on July 11, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for sharing Ashada massa Mahalakshmi Pooja, it is like our regular Friday Lakshmi Pooja which I used to every Friday by reciting songs on Lakshmi, All Fridays we can consider as Lakshmi Pooja.

    Reply

  5. Posted by Venkataraman on July 10, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    May Maha Lakshmi be with you.
    I bless you

    Reply

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