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.
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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.
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.
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.