It is said that Mahagajalakshmi fast is considered very important. In such a situation, elephants are worshiped on this day and the gold purchased on this day increases by 8 times. In such a situation, this time Gajalakshmi fast is on 21 September. Actually, this festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Shraddha Paksha and Mahalakshmi festival is more important than Diwali. It is said that on the Ashtami of Shraddha, Mahalakshmi Puja has more importance and this day is called an auspicious ancestral day for the purchase of marriage.
Although auspicious works are prohibited in Shraddha Paksha and buying new things, wearing new clothes is also prohibited, but on these 16 days, Ashtami day is considered especially auspicious. Yes, Ashtami who comes in Shraddha Paksha has the blessing of Lakshmi ji and this day is also special because it is important to buy gold on this day. It is believed that gold purchased on this day increases eight times and at the same time this day is also suitable for wedding shopping. It is said that on this day, Mother Lakshmi, riding on an elephant, is worshiped.
Let's us tell you the method of this worship- For this, after taking a bath in the evening, put a red cloth on a checkpoint in the home of the house, make an Ashtadal with sandal found on it and keep rice on it and place a water urn on it. After this, make a lotus with turmeric near that urn and mark the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on it and decorate it with gold jewelery by bringing an elephant from the market or making it in the house. After this, put the newly purchased gold on the elephant and worship it. With this, you can also bring silver or gold elephant according to your reverence. It is said that silver elephant has many times more important and if possible, buy a silver elephant. Along with this, place Sriyantra in front of the idol of Goddess Lakshmi and worship with lotus flowers. After this, keep gold-silver coins, sweets, fruits as well and after that worship, eight forms of Mata Lakshmi with these mantras while offering kunkum, akshat and flowers-
- ॐ आद्यलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ विद्यालक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ सौभाग्यलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ अमृतलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ कामलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ सत्यलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ भोगलक्ष्म्यै नम:
- ॐ योगलक्ष्म्यै नम:
Finally, offer sweets and worship with incense and ghee lamps and perform Mahalaxmi ji's aarti.