FAQ'S


Hi,

Many of you are having doubts about the vrat how to start and how to do last day puja.
So let me make it very simple and easy for all of you. In case if you have any questions please feel free to ask me.Many of u r calling me Rakhi this is just the dummy email id my name is not Rakhi u can address me by Sonu.
please email me at rakhimehra4@gmail.com.

1.Who can do this vrat?
Anyone in your family can do this vrat. Men or women can do it but If an married women in a family does it,Its considered to be best. But if married women is not available then an ummarried women can also do it and if men does it its even better.

* This vrat needs to be done with strong will power. Dont just do it because u have to do it.

2. When and how should i do this vrat?
The Vrat should be observed on Friday every week. Before you start the vrat decide how many fridays you want to do 11 or 21. When you start the puja pledge that i have decided to do ---- Fridays and on finishing of these Fridays I will do the udhayapan vidhi accordingly.

Please note that do not do the fridays when you are in your menstrual cycle/periods or travelling .This vrat needs to be done at your home only. Don't count them. Just count all the fridays that you have done should come to a count of 11 or 21. By mistake or somehow if your fasting breaks leave that friday just dont count them.

Once you finish the vrath you can start it again. Its up to you how many times you want it you can do.

* Please follow the rules accordingly then only the vrat will be successful and desired wish will be fulfilled.

3. How to do this vrat on Friday? ( Note: This is general for all fridays)
Get up early morning, keep the house neat and clean. Take a shower in the morning and wear fresh clothes. Try to wear red, green bright color clothes please avoid black or dark clothes if you can. You can keep chanting Jai Maa Laxmi in you mind from morning and do maa darshan and start your day sply Shri yantra.
Fasting:
1  If you can fast for the entire day and just take the prasad in evening OR
2  You can eat one time along with the prasad or can eat fruits & fasting food OR
3  If you are very week and cant keep fasting  for some reason then you can eat Twice, 
Once in morning and evening along with the prasad.
how ever you prefer to fast but please have faith in  maa Laxmi and do it with wholeheartedly and tell maa to fulfill all your wishes and they will defiantly come true.

4. When can i do puja?
Puja is done on friday in evenings. Try to sit in east direction. Your face should be facing east.
Take a low wooden stool (peeta or patlo) where you can place a red cloth and on that cloth 
take hand full of rice grains place it in the center of the cloth and on that batch of rice grains place a copper ka loota or kalash whatever you call it fill it with water then put it on the rice grains. Now on top of that place a katori ( small bowl and material not specified) In that small bowl place a gold ornament if you dont have gold its fine with silver if you dont have silver then you can put a coin and do the puja. Please wash the ornament before using it in puja.
Then lite a lamp( ghee ka diya ) and agarbatti. If you can make some sweet dish for the prasad then its good or else fruit (with sugar) if you dont have anything then use sugar or jaggery. Next do darshan of  all the pics of laxmiji in the book and specially shri yantra. 
(Then one should bow down one’s head to the photographs of the eight incarnations of Goddess Laxmiji, and touch with hands to one’s eyes.)
Then read laxmi sthavan paath/ Praise of Goddess Laxmi given below of Aasthalaxmi pictures. After reading this sholka take some haldi, kumkum and rice grains and put it over the gold ornament. Take a red color flower and put it on the ornament. ( Soone ki puja karni hai haldi kumkum aur chawal chada kar laal raag ka phool chadaoo.)

After this read the kaatha ( Story of Sheela) and after that read Maa Laxmiji ki stuti / Hymn of Goddess and then Maha Lakshmiji Aarti and Maha laxmi ji ki mahima / Greatness Of Goddess.

Then chant 11 time " Jai Maa Laxmi". Pray to maa laxmi to fulfill all your wishes.

Distribute Prasad to everyone in family and take it.

u can put the red flower and rice grains to the birds next day and pour the water in tulsi plant next day. In the mean while you can pick up the puja stuff in the evening and put it aside.

This is how to do Friday daily including the last Friday. 

So Its not that hard right Its simple and thats the reason i am still doing it even after 6 to 7 years :).

Ok Now I will tell you the Last day or  Uddhayppan viddhi.

5 How to celebrate last friday or how to do Uddhayppan viddhi:

Last friday is to be done how you do rest of your fridays.

On last friday you need to invite either 7, 11, 21, 51 or 101 women either all married or all unmarried (dont mix them, Invite them before hand that u have a puja at ur home and need to come at this time also make sure they are not in their periods or pregnant).

Do the puja in the evening as you do every friday. Then break the coconut after puja.
( I usually complete my puja before everyone comes u can start after everyone comes.
In my case i stay away from my parents to have to do everything so finish it so that i can concentrate on my guests.Some of them dont come on time but thats ok I start with who every comes first)
Once the ladies come do kumkum tilak and once they do darshan ask them to sit give them 
 kheer prasad (rice pudding or paisam) or Naivadyam or meals. (you can make kheer, puri, subji, pulav or anything but without tasting as its for prashad and please dont add onion or garlic) If you cant then only kheer is fine. It all depends how much you can do, See Kheer and Vaibhav laxmi book is compulsory to give to all the ladies. Over that if you want you can give anything like bananas, bay leaves, Haldi Kumkum, Flowers, bangles, Bindis, nail polish, blouse piece, or any gift that all is up to you, If you wish to give its well and good its not compulsory. But dont forget to give book and prasad. 

Once you serve everyone you can take the prasad. Also dont worry if invites family comes down you can give them prasad. Its completely fine if they are extra people, they dont come under count you just have to give books to your invites. If anyone wants an extra book you can give them if you have.Its nothing wrong.

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Let me clarify one thing.Please Please dont start the vrat if you are not sure that you cant finish it properly, there are loads of people telling me that they dont know anyone or dont have sufficent ladies to come at home for uddhapan vidhi.People ask can i give the prasad and book at temple, Its clearly written in the book to call people at home and give when you cant perform puja outside home then how can you do the uddhapan vidh in the temple.. Pease dont do the vrat if you cant follow the rules. It might not give you the desired results.Other thing is I follow whats in the book i cant go and personally give my own suggestion to any of you. Only if you have any doubts let me email me and i shall get back to you whenever i get chance.

Hi  I will not be able to answer ur questions for few months i will be very busy with my new born but If at all i get a chance i will definitely answer all your question and i feel everything is in the blog very clearly mentioned and if at all you dont find answers then only email me.









261 comments:

  1. hai, ths is sruti.ur blog is too nice
    I want to ask if we can put the print out of shree mantra if dont have with copper
    pls reply

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  2. yes you can thats fine if you dont have shree yantra.

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    1. ragini...

      thank you so much for repsonse.I want to start it from tomm and i was looking for ur answer .thanks for it

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  4. Hello,
    This is ragini.I again have a question.
    Some people told me if we keep the sri chakra we have to do some special ppoja and mantras.Please say me about this.I have started the vaibhav lakshmi pooja 1week and kept the sri chakra photo near my god area.Is regular pooja for god enough or some speical pooja is needed.After the vrat, what i have to do with the chakra photo.Pls reply.

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  5. I am looking for ur reply.pls reply to my question.

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  6. Hi Ragini,

    I have no where mentioned about the shri chakra, the one which you see in my photo is shree yanta,also in the book its clearly mentioned that if you daily bow ur head on the shree yantra it brings prosperity..I am not sure what your friends are telling about dont get confused and whatever puja you do..do it whole heartedly despite of getting scared or worried..if you feel that u want to remove that photo and put it in the temple its ok all you need for puja is laxmiji picture and other pics are in the book.

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  7. I have done so many fridays with the laxmi yantra and nothing went wrong with me..I hope it solved your doubts..

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  8. what is the right time and day to start fasting ??? any good day like ashtami or navratras?

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  9. Any friday is good to start the vrat.I never looked out for any specify astami or navratra all fridays are dedicated to Maa Lakshmi so you can start from any Friday or if you prefer from ashtami or navratras.

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  10. Jai Maa Laxmi Sonu,
    I had performed twice and i am keeping now as well but as i live in Finland n during the last vrat the books which we have to distribute to the guests any idea how we can have them. As i think to them the printed papers are not the proper one. Actually first vrat i have done in India n during second i had already books with me but not now anymore. So, your help will be appreciable.
    Thanks n Maa Laxmi bless u n ur family always.
    With lots of prayers for u, with Love. Priya

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    1. I guess i have replied to you but dont remember so just wanted to say that you can take photocopy of the book staple it and distribute them. I have done same as i was not getting book here in US.

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  11. sonuji, can I do this puja early in the morning as I go to work and come home late.

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  12. Best would be if you do in evening but i think you can do in morning if you want

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  13. Can i celebrate or do the uddyapan on 18th or 19th vrat and than do the last 2 vrat as decided to make it 21. I have few family who is going out of town but want to celebrate when they are there.
    Thanks..

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    1. No you need to do the uddhapanvidhi on sai 21st friday itself..I am sorry but its written in the book.

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    Dear Devotees,

    Let me clarify one thing.Please Please dont start the vrat if you are not sure that you cant finish it properly, there are loads of people telling me that they dont know anyone or dont have sufficent ladies to come at home for uddhapan vidhi.People ask can i give the prasad and book at temple, Its clearly written in the book to call people at home and give when you cant perform puja outside home then how can you do the uddhapan vidh in the temple.. Pease dont do the vrat if you cant follow the rules. It might not give you the desired results.Other thing is I follow whats in the book i cant go and personally give my own suggestion to any of you. Only if you have any doubts let me email me and i shall get back to you whenever i get chance.

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    1. I am very much interested to perform this vart puja.
      Now I am living in a rented flat (2nd floor). My house owner died just 2 month before, they are living in 3rd floor. In this situation can I do vaibhab laxmi vart in my flat??

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    2. Yes you can start the puja

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  15. Hello sonuji iam a student studying in us. I would love to do this vrat . I dont know much indians here. Can i request my parents in india to do udyapan for me on the 11th friday . i know in the book it doesnt mention that iam little confused . please advise
    thanks sweety

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  16. Hi Komal,

    I do understand and know that u want to do this vrat but if you start the vrat you need to finish them your parents cant do that for you. I can suggest if your mom is interested she can do it in India from start to end and pray for you.

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  17. i am doing this vrat for seecond time. Can i distibute the books and prasad to same girls those i have given in my first Vrat

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    2. Yes you can call the same girls or ladies if you can't find anyone or new people it can be mixed as well don't worry about that and sometimes you can consider a female from your family member as well like your mother or sister or cousin..just make sure the entire group is either married or unmarried ladies or girls

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  18. hi sonuji plz tell me if we dont get enough married women for example 4 married or 3 girls would it be ok

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  19. for the vrat should we eat only sweet dish or can we have a little salt ,actually in vrats i usually took a sweet breakfast morning , fruits in lunch and salt for dinner ,but maa luxmi vrat can i do same

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  20. Hi Sonuji, I was looking vrat book for print out and I came to your blog. You have done a great work by giving all the information. Our local priest told me that if I don't have enough girls or women for uddhapan at home, I can do it temple by bringing the prasad and books. I just to know is it possible to do like this?

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  21. Hi nidhi,

    Please go thru the book it clearly says do it in ur home but still if u want to do it in temple it's up to u. I would never do something which is not mentioned in the book.

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  22. Hi
    You did a gr8 job explaining all in detail. i have one question regarding the book and prasadam distribution, I have very few people around here but i decided to offer book and prasadam to 21 people so i was thinking on udhyapan day i will call 7 people and do my ritual. on next day i will distribute book and prasadam to remaining 14 people at temple .can i do like this.Please reply soon i am planning to do it this coming friday (06/14)

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    1. Hi

      Thank you. You need to call all the women at same day I do understand that next day would be a weekend and you would have many people around you but this is pooja and everybody needs to attend of Friday only you can't do it on both the days. The least I could suggest you is its ok if everybody doesnot come at same time. For example if someone is busy at 5 they can come at 6 or 7 or 8 but need to come on same day and sorry you can't do it at TEMPLE it needs to be done at your home where you stay. If you do out your wish will not be fulfilled.

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  23. hi ,
    i wanted to know in the mentioned upwas , can i drink water or is it a nirjal upwas . please answer asp since today is friday .

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  24. Hi,

    Some ppl say 5, 7, 11 or 21 days fast can be observed. Is it ok to do 5 Fridays or is it compulsory to do atleast 11?

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    2. U can either do 11 or 21 Fridays. I m not sure what other people say their r lots of similar vrat and people make their own rules and follow, so it's always better to follow what's written in the book that u have. If there r 10 different people there will be 10 different opinions.

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  25. Also wanted to know is it possible to keep the chauki on a table as sitting on ground is a little problem for me due to some health issues?

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  26. Hi Sonujii,

    I am amazed to see the way you are helping all the Vaibhav Lakshmi devotees. Thank you. I had one question if you can help; is okay if I use pink flowers for the pooja instead of red rose?

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    1. U can use any red flower roses r not required. Dark red maroon should be ok if u can't find red. If I were u I would find red rather than pink.

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  27. Hi Sonuji,

    Last friday I forgot that it was my 11th fast, I was pregnant when I started and could not complete it last year. I just started doing it again but it has not been regular. Should I just start my count again? Please help.

    Thanks
    Shanti

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  28. Hi shanti,

    Is it just one last Friday remaining or u have missed several of them or forgot the count. I m sure it would be difficult with ur baby. If its just one Friday celebrate it and finish it or I would suggest u to restart it and ask maa to forgive and start fresh.

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  29. Hi Madam,

    I just want to know can we start this Pooja in AAshada Masa and can we do this pooja after 8.00 PM as i reach home later after completing my office...

    your prompt reply will highly appreciable

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    1. Yes you can do it after 8 np if u r busy with work that's ok. When I was working even I used to do puja after I came home so I guess it should be fine. God bless

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    2. Tahnks, can i start pooja from next friday i.e 19/07 (its AAshada masa)

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    3. Yes u can start puja from any Friday

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  30. hi,
    on uddhapan day can i give prasad to nepali hindu ladies and indian ladies? can i use panchpatra instead of kalash as iam not getting kalash here.Do i need to start vrat on auspicious day only or any friday?
    thanks,
    geetha

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  31. Hi yes u can give prasad to Hindu ladies np if they r Nepali.

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  32. U need to use copper Kalash for the puja. No matter if its big or small, u can start the puja from any Friday

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  33. hello SONU JI..
    I HAVE ONE QUESTION ABOUT THIS FAST.I WANT TO START THIS FAST,BUT I M WORKING SO,CAN I DO PUJA IN EARLY MORNING.BECAUSE IN EVENING I REACH HOME BY 7 OR 8 PM..PLEASE REPLY...

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    1. Usually this puja is done in evening if u can make it by 8 I don't think there would be a problem and in worst case if u can't make it in evening try in morning. Thought its not written in book but u can give a try.

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    2. Thanks..sonu ji...i will try to make it by 8..

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  34. Hello sonu ji
    I want to start this fast..i live in UAE..can i start my fast here in UAE and udyapan in India..bcoz its little difficult to find married women here for udyapan

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  35. Hi I tried doing that but it didnot work for me so I would not recommend u to do so..I m sorry

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    1. hi Sonuji,

      Can we start vrat in a house and complete it in another? I mean, I did 5 weeks of Vrat and shifting my house to some other location in same country. Is this fine?

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  36. During this vrat for 11 Fridays.. Do I abstain from my husband until the vrat is over or only on Fridays I should be away.

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  37. I am doing this vrat to be blessed with a baby.. Let me know

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    1. Yeh that's fine..I m currently pregnant after my last vrat.. May ur dreams come true as well..all the best

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    2. congragulations...may goddess vaibhav lakshmi bless me with a child soon :-)

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  38. thnk u for so much information . Jai maa laxmi

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  39. i dont remember the exact count of my vrat can i restart

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  40. i dont remember the exact count of my vrat can i restart

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    1. Of course u need to restart and better if u want to remember ur count either mark it on a calendar or after every vrat place one coin near ma lamxiji or in a box just to remember ur count..how many have u done so far any idea...

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  42. Hi,,,
    I want to start this vart...as i m moving to another place for few days.. and will come back say like 20 days so can i perform my pooja over there. and when i will come back to my home than i will continue at my home. is it ok..??

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    1. I have already mentioned in FAQs pls read that before starting the vrat..

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  43. Nope u have to perform puja at ur home only start the vrat after u come from that place..

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  45. Dear Sonu,

    I also want to start this Vart but can I continue this Vart if I get pregnent.

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    1. Nope Shweta u can't do the vrat during pregnancy..either do it before or after pregnancy..and if u r doing this vrat to become pregnant, pray to maa lamxiji to bless u with child and once ur dream comes true u can do the vrat..

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    3. Dear Sonu,
      Good Morning,
      Again need your advice.I had done a Shri Vaibhav Laxmi Vart sankalp of 11 Friday and I am already done with 10 Fridays of them.But before I could do Uddhayppan viddhi on Finishing Friday I got the news I am expecting.Please advice how do I got for it.My wish is to do one more Sankalpa of extending my Vart for 21 Friday,which I will continue post pregnancy.
      Can i do so,please advice

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  46. Hello Sonuji, thank you so much for giving so much information on this Vrat. Maa will surely fulfill your wishes very soon.

    I wish to start it from coming friday, but confused on one thing, on each friday after finish of puja and vrat katha, whether i have to take all that kalash etc or we have to keep as it is till last friday?

    Secondly i have Sri Yantra but dont have 8 photos of Maa Lakshmi so i can do puja with print outs of eight photos and real Sri Yantra?

    I am working so i can do puja around 9 in the evening?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi vs,

      U can remove the puja saman after the puja is done or remove it next day. If u have Shri yantra that's fine, u done need astha lamxi frame or pics as u will have them in the book. U have to do the darshan from the book. I would ask u to do puja in morning as 9 is too late. 8 is fine..

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  47. Hello Sonuji, thank you. I have few questions. I want to start vrat from coming friday. i am staying in rented house. can i begin vrat here? also, i do not have all the pooja samagri with me. can you please list basic minimal things to have for pooja?

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    1. Yeh u can the vrat from next Friday..basic things required r red cloth, copper Kalash, diya, red flower, kumkum, haldi, rice grains.
      Gold ornament for puja.

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  48. Thanks a lot Sonuji. May Goddess Vaibhavlaxmi maa fulfill my desire.

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  49. Sonuji, I began my vrat. One question- I will be doing the vrat for 11 days. In the udhyapan, 7 ladies are fine or I have to call 11 ladies?

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  51. Hi I did two fast , and next week I have to travel and wont be at home. Can I come back and continue or I ll have to restart my fast because I have not completed first three. Please guide

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    1. U can skip that Friday when u travel that's completely fine u don't have to start from beginning. This vrat is flexible.

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  52. Hi, can someone post soft copies of book in English. Thanks , hema

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    1. U can take print out of one that's posted in English.

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  53. hi,
    Sonu, I am widow, Can I also keep the fast coz Pandit ji asked me to keep the fast of Goddess Laxmi Ji every Friday. and Can I do the pooja around 7.00 pm in evening, as I will reach home by this time only.

    Thanks a lot

    Waiting for your response

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    1. Yeh if panditji says ok then I think u should be fine yeh of course this vrat is for everyone so u should do the vrat. I don't see anything wrong in that. Yeh evening 7 is god time for puja.

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  54. dear sonu ,
    jay mata Di....
    thanks alot for this wonderfully blog...
    god bless u.

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    1. I have a question.For udhyapan the number of ladies have to be present at same time.Please reply
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    2. But make sure u give them one time and force them to come at that time or no one will come on time..if u say 6 make sure everybody is there by 6.30 at least.

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  55. Not required as I never found everyone coming on time. So I start the puja even if I had one person. You can give them prasad and stuff as they come.

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  56. hello tomoroow i am doing updapna qnd i call 7 married ladies is it ok and can i do puja in morning and distribute the prasad in afternoon;;

    thank you

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    1. Hi,

      Usually puja is done in evening..it's up to u can't say anything if you want to do in morning it's up to u then call everyone by 11 for prasad.

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  57. Can you please send me the Hindi scanned copy of "Shri Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat " book.
    I tried sending mail at id 'rakhimehra4@gmail.com.' but received error message “ invalid recipient's email address”.
    I want to start this vart from today.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    1. Yeh that's the correct email I'd give me ur mail I'd then I will send u or else u can take the print our in hindi version from y blog as its same..

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  58. Very nice blog in the service of "Supreme Power Goddess Lakshmi" & her devotees..

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  59. i have a query regarding when to pour water of that kalash in tulsi kyari nd give rice to the bids?
    i do it next morning as i dont find it right to disturb the setup that day..
    is it ok?

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  60. Yeh u need to do it next day morning only.

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  61. Hi sonu,
    A very nice blog, And really very kind person u r as you are alwaz there to solve queries for people like us :)

    I want top ask you that today my 4th vrat and usually i have dinner along with prasad after fdoing all the puja. But this friday my friend have invited me for dinner,So can i do like doing puja and take some prasad along with me and have dinner at my friends place ?
    Is it like am voilating any rules?

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    1. I mean doing puja at home and after that having dinner outside home?

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    2. this dinner outing will be in a resto and there might be other ppl having nonveg,although am a pure vegetarian. But can i have dinner sitting along with ppl having non veg ?

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    3. Hi Jaya,

      You can skip that friday when u have to attend any get together or party or function. and continue with next friday, but usually on fridays u dont eat outside.U need to eat at ur own home.

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  62. Hi Sonu,
    Great work, thank you very much for posting this. really appreciate it. Have a doubt. Its first time after delivery that my periods showed up, amd finished last week. Post which I performed puja last friday. Now since 2 days I'm bleeding slightly every day. today being friday I hv made all arrangements, can I perform pooja in the evening? After bath there is slight bleeding. I'm confused and dont know what to do. Please advice at the earliest! Thank you very much.

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    1. Hi,

      If i were you i would wait till u r clear no problem in waiting for 1 or 2 weeks

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  63. Dear Sonu,
    I have already started this vart and have done for 2weeks.My problem is if I keep fast even for half day I will have some or the other health problem.I am a working women.I have to get up early morning 04:00am to get ready for office and I rich home by 02:30pm.Please let me know if I can perform this Vrat without fasting.

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    1. I have clearly mentioned in FAQs if u can't fast for full day u can et twice..

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  64. yesterday i had my 4th vrata.. but i was having fever and i was feeling very weak .. after trying for half a day i could not observe the vrata.Is it okay nd can i continue vrata from next fridays? i have observed fridays two times before as well but nothing like this ever happened to me.. now i am really worried and sad.plz reply

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    1. That's ok if u r not well or fall sick in noon and can't do you can skip that Friday and continue with other Friday. Don't worry it's normal

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  65. Can we use the ornaments which we are wearing ?? And then again wear it back???

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    1. Yeh but I would suggest that use one ornament that u r not wearing or use one separately for puja and after u finish all ur Fridays u can use them.

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  66. I m planing to start it from this friday so plz answer me quickly...if we can use the ornamnets which we are already wearing and then again wear it ??? bocx i dont have any other gold / silver at home ..

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    1. I think we can. Just hv to wash it well before using for puja.

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    2. Yeh if you have read the story you would not ask me..the answers to both ur questions r in the story itself..I would request you ll to read the story and FAQs before starting the vrat

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  67. In the book it is not written that we have to do feed the birds(rice n flower) and give water to tulsi next day...but here it is mentioned ....what is ideal to do ?? can anyone plz reply ???

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    1. It's written in the book dear pls go thru again..

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  68. If a unmarried lady is doing the puja then at the day of uddapan can she call 11 married ladies ?? Plz reply ...

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  69. Sonuji thank you for the detailed description ..I have a question here ...can two ladies perform this pooja together ? Do they have to keep 2 Kalash ?

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    1. I mean is she from the same family if one performs its fine but if she wants to do she can do it separately or just sit besides u when u r doing puja it's up to u.

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    2. Hi i have started doing this vrat to save my marriage as my husband wants a divorce is that ok?

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    3. Yeh why not..may god listen to ur prayers

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  70. hi wanted to know if i can do the vrat for 7 fridays if i am nt able to do 11fridays as i v r moving abroad so i am doutful if ii can complete 11fridays .pls let me knw if i can do 7fridays nstead .

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  71. Hi, I started the vrat for 11 but now I want to extend to 21, can I do that?

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  72. Hiiiii... i want to start this vrat....but because of my studies main other city mein rahti hun...n vacations mein ghar aati hun.so main complete vrat nhi kar sakti.so would it be possible ki main jab jab ghar aaun to is vrat ko karun n friday count karun?

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    1. I would not suggest that wait till u finish ur studies or do them where u stay currently

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  73. hi.. i wanted to know..the fridays that we skip, do we have to avoid onion garlic or we can have ou normal veg meal???

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    1. you can eat everything on fridays u skip

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  74. Hi ..we should give Vaibhava lakshmi book on the udyapana day only or can we give every friday after pooja done.

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    1. Just on the last day but if someone wants to do the vrat and asks you u for a book u can give them

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  75. can we do the pooja in the morning rather than evening... ??? Also, i and my husband will be doing this vrat together, so during udyapan we have to call 14 ladies (7 each) . Please reply

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    1. go ahead do it in morning if u dont have time in evening. you both r doing together so just call 7 no need to call separately.

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  76. can i send money to my relatives in india to do the udypan on my behalf?

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    1. not possible when u go to ur home do it no one can do on ur behalf

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  77. because i really want to do this vrat but i wnt have enough girls to come over for udyapan

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    1. have faith in god she will surely help out.

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  78. Hello sir, i would like to this diwali vrat, i am living in spain and working, tell me please how can i do it, can i eat or drink, please answer urgently. thanks

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  79. Dear Sonuji,
    Thanks for providing valuable information on this vrat.
    I have a query.
    Last friday after my vrat puja I got my periods. Should I count that fridays vrat in my 11 fridays or not

    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    Sum Mehta

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    1. nope u cant count that friday pls skip it

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  80. hello sonuji,
    i want to ask one question that is it possible that i do udyapan in my own home and distributes book and prasad to nearby house of mine as ladies dont come in my home as most of them working or not mine friend.

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    1. Do it in the evening as them to come over even if its bit late it hardly takes time as u should give it at ur home only

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  81. Hello sonuji,
    Your blog has wonderful info.I have done this vrat in past by eating only once,but now I get migraine if I stay hungry for long period of time.Is it ok if i take food twice and keep this vrat?What type of food should be avoided?Kindly suggest.

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    1. yeh u can start ur next vrat by eating twice avoid non veg drinks and onion garlic eggs. u can eat dal chawal roti sabji

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  82. Dear Sonu ji,
    This is a little urgent. I am planning to do Udhyapan on the coming Friday. Just wanted to know if I can decorate the puja place with flower rangoli. I am asking this bcoz I haven't done this in any of the Fridays but since the last one is a special one thought of decorating the place properly.

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  83. Dear Sonuji,
    I have started the Vrat for 21 weeks but after 11 weeks I have to my daughter's house at US. Can I A) do Udyapan after 11 weeks B) Continue upto 21 weeks at US C) Continue doing Vrat for the balance ten weeks after a break of 6 months. Which merthod is best. My mail ID is yvsusilajs@gmail.com - Y.V.Susila

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    1. do at ur daughters place both may enjoy the benefits of puja as 6 months would be long enough

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  84. Dear sonu jee,

    I am to start Vrat in coming friday, but I can do pooja in early morning or in evening after 7PM.
    Please suggest what will be best time between these two.

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  85. Dear Maam,

    I have started the Vrat along with my Mother-In-Law as she does is regularly time to time. This is my first time and her guidance is really appreciated.
    My question is that I do puja along with my Mother in Law but all the preperation for pooja like making Prasaad etc is done by her only. I do not do much preparation as I think she wants to do that one her own alone. Is this OK? Will my vrat be still considered complete? Please help.
    Jai Ma Vaibhav Laxami. May Goddess Ma Vaibhav Laxami ji Bless us all who does ther Vrat.

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    1. u mean to say that both want to do separately or just one idol and both r fasting and praying what excatly is it pls let me know if she is just helping u in ur puja then its fine

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  86. pl let me know whether unmarried ladies can do for getting married soon? whether ma lakshmi hear the prayer?

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    1. Yes u can do this vrat for getting married soon.

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  87. hai madam!
    ur blog is simply super with all queries and gud responsible responses. i have a doubt that, i have started vrat and completed two fridays. now this 3rd week, i got break. i listened that 3 weeks we should not get break. so can i continue or restart. please give me early reply to kokk_madhu28@rediff.com. so that i am thankful to u madam.

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    1. no thats fine u can continue no need to restart again

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  88. Hi

    Can i call 1 lady to my house on last day? I dont know many people here.

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    1. 11 or 21 ladies either married or unmarried

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  89. I am a non vegeterian.if i am doing pooja following all the rules and also did udyapan as told by you.in long run very next week after udhyapan if i eat nonveg that is fine or not.or do i need to follow for whole life all friday i shouldnot eat.

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    1. thats fine u can eat it if u not doing fridays

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  90. During uddhyapaan unmarried male and female kids are allowed or not?

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    1. Udhyapan is done with married woman . males do not sit in pooja , but if you are a male observing fast then you can pray as normal but prashad should be given only to married woman

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  91. What food i need to take after pooja in the evening.as you said you can also have food once.or please suggest what i can have during night.

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    1. regular vegetarian food without onion garlic or if u wish vrat food

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  92. hi , there is no doubt u hv put everything according to the book , but let's say if someone is unable to bring so many ladies at home , then the best thing is before you start upvaas pray to goddess laxmi that how you want to do udhyapan. personally , i have got all fruits for my fast before udhyapan , i havent done udapan as yet and i will do in temple in evening as that's the only time i can do it. It's gud to follow exact as the book but all that matters is devotion. If u have good purpose for fasting there is no reason you shouldn't do it. Mata rani is to bless everyone.

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  93. Hello. I am 6 months pregnant. Can I do the vaibhavlaxmi vrat.

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    1. no not in pregnancy u can do it after 2 months of delivery

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  94. Sonu,

    Can I have tea or coffee while I am fasting for the vrat

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  95. i heard that v should not eat lemon or tamarind on the we perfom puja..is it so?plz clarify my doubt

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    1. That is santoshi mata vrat u can eat in this vrat

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  96. Dear Sonu,
    Good Morning,
    Again need your advice.I had done a Shri Vaibhav Laxmi Vart sankalp of 11 Friday and I am already done with 10 Fridays of them.But before I could do Uddhayppan viddhi on Finishing Friday I got the news I am expecting.Please advice how do I got for it.My wish is to do one more Sankalpa of extending my Vart for 21 Friday,which I will continue post pregnancy.
    Can i do so,please advice

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    1. If one Friday is left do it after pregnancy. U can start doing vrat after pregnancy

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  97. Hello,
    I have been doing this vrat for many years in my house abroad. BUt due to some commitments am away from my home abroad and in my mothers place. Can i do this pooja at my mothers place... my mother also wants to do the pooja.... can we both do together... if so ,should we keep two kalash . Thank you

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    1. Do it it's ur family in book they say that where u do udhappan they get the credit. So if u want u can do. Mom can sit in puja with u no need to get another Kalash

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  98. Dear Sonu,
    My wife does this vrat, can i have non veg when she is doing this vrat, pls reply
    Thanks

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    1. Frankly speaking no eggs n non veg on Fridays when ur wife is doing puja for entire family's happiness can't we do a little bit favour

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  99. Hi Sonu, Please i am keeping friday fast, can i still keep fast when my daughter is on her periods.

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    1. Yes u can but just make sure not on udhappan day

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  100. Hi Sonu, please help.. i hav taken sankalp of fasting 11 fridays for getting cleared in exams but unfortunately i dint clear so now should i extend it to 21 or do udhyapan and restart with 5 or 7 fridays...please reply soon as i m planning to extend or do udhyapan in this coming friday...

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  101. Hi, Sonu.I want to ask that during this vrat,can I eat nonveg except friday.

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  102. HI..

    I leave in bangalore on rent. i do'nt know any one here whom i can invite on udayapan day .. could i udayapan my vart at my home which is in Jamshedpur(Jharkhand). i want to do this vrat desperately..

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  103. Is it Ok if we don't put the coconut on top of the kalash? Is it ok to just close the kalash with a lid and place a gold/silver ornament on the lid?

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    1. Hi deepthi, u need the katori on top of kalash and then a gold ornament or coin. Please read the story once again carefully.

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  104. Hi
    I live in melbourne.I was doing Ma laxmi's fast. I have completed 11 fasts.I want to do udayapan on this coming friday as i have already completed 11 fasts.I don't know much people in here. how many ladies i have to invite for udayapan. can you please explain me the udayapan vidhi as well.
    thanks &regards

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    1. Hi Priya,
      Please go thru the katha and FAQs.Let me know if u have any questions that are not mentioned in the blog

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  105. hi,ur blog is really helpful and have solved all my doubts.i just had one thing to clarify.the one who told me about this vrat also told me that on thursdays i have to eat veg if i start the vrat and i have to perform some kind of ritual like pouring the water of the loota in the tulsi pot on the next day after taking bath.can you please explain this.

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  106. Hi I am an unmarried girl of 27 yr age and I really want to do maa vaibhav laxmi vrat but I stay in USA and don't have any friend's who I can call home and do udhyapan and don't have laxmi mata books either ...but the place I work I have many small girls who come and visit me ,can I give them bananas and a dollar coin or what else I can do but I want to do this vrat

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  107. I want to know can i eat fruits and dry fruits in the morning

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  108. Is it feasible to do katha and pooja in morning instead of evening as I stay in office and come home around 8 in the night.

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  109. yeh fal ahar is fine once or twice a day

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  110. Hi Kajal, I think you can do that try it out hope it works.

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  111. Hi Dia, Nothings like that u can eat non veg on thrusdays its just on fridays u should avoid. pouring kalash water in tulsi plant is after doing the vrat,mentioned in the katha. pls read it once again and follow in the same way.

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