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2023 Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Know Significance

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Vidhi and Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Vrat Katha
On the day of Kojagari Lakshmi Puja, it is believed that on this day, the moon with sixteen arts pours nectar, women perform puja after dusk, on the roof and the courtyard of the house, the cane and kheer are placed on the roof and the courtyard of the house to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is organized in the Bengali society of Bihar-Jharkhand. On this occasion, Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is organized in every household. Lakshmi Puja has special significance in Bihar, especially in the Bengali community. Pandit (priest) Krishna Moitra says that on October 13, Sharad Purnima, there is the possibility of showering nectar from the moon. The combination of Poornima and Uttarabhadra Pad Nakshatra is particularly fruitful, so today Maa Lakshmi Puja has special significance in homes.

People place kheer on the roof

On this day people distribute Kheer on the terrace overnight and distribute it as Prasad in the morning. It is also believed that Diwali is also reported with Sharad Purnima. According to religious beliefs, on Sharad Purnima, Mata Lakshmi visits the night and completes the devotees with wealth and wealth, so it is a tradition to wake up throughout the night and worship Goddess Laxmi. Due to being overnight, this worship is also called Kojagari Lakshmi Puja.

Worship is done through this method

Debashree, the organizer of the puja, says that by lighting a lamp of ghee, Mother Lakshmi is pleased along with the idiom made of coconut laddus, lava, and jaggery (sweet). Apart from this, there is also the tradition of offering and distributing khichdi-fruit offerings. Navneet Rai, who has been worshiping Lakshmi for years, says that the full moon of Ashwin month is called Sharad Purnima.

The glory of Sharad Purnima, the night of Maharas, has been described in various forms in ancient scriptures. This day is considered the beginning of winter. On the full moon of Ashwin Shukla Paksha, the Moon becomes stronger due to being closer to the Earth. It is a tradition to decorate homes

The light of the moon's rays bathes the earth with milky light. The festival of full moon is celebrated in the midst of this shade. It is believed that on this day the moon with sixteen arts pours nectar, women offer prayers after dusk, on the terrace, and the courtyard of the house, sugarcane, and kheer are placed on the roof of the house to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. It is also believed that eating kheer kept in the moonlight at night helps to get rid of gall disease.

There is a deeper connection with science

A science expert, says that there is also a scientific importance of making offerings under the open sky on the night of Sharad Purnima. At this time there is a rapid change in the weather, that is, the end of monsoon and the onset of cold, the moon is very close to the Earth on the night of Sharad Purnima, so the chemical elements present in the rays emanating from the moon fall directly on the earth.

So, the Prasad kept on this night contains nutrients like salts and vitamins from the moon. The starch present in the chawl makes this process easier, it is very beneficial for health, so this Prasad is emptied on the second day. By consuming the stomach, energy is transmitted to the body.

Overall, Kojagari Laxmi Puja has religious as well as scientific significance and in Bihar and Jharkhand along with Katihar, especially Bengali dominated societies celebrate it with great pomp.

Kojagari  Lakshmi Puja Vidhi: Worship method of Kojagari Lakshmi

  • On the day of Sharad Purnima, take bath and wear clean clothes and take a resolution of fasting throughout the day.
  • then worship the idol of Lakshmi made from brass silver copper or gold coated with fabric within the temple or place of worship of the home light a lamp of ghee in entrance of the coated statue of mother now name the mother with flowers in her hand.
  • Panchamrit to the idol of the mother and then offer pure water.
  • Then offer flowers, Rituffal and Naivedya to the mother and take her aarti.
  • In the evening, prepare milk pudding made from milk.
  • After this when there's moonrise at evening light 11 lamps of ghee in the home 
  • Now place the kheer under the sky under the light of the moon after this carry out the aarti of mata lakshmi.
  • At 12 o'clock in the night, first of all, offer Lakshmi to Kheer kept in the moon light.
  • Now distribute this Kheer to all the people of the house as Prasad.
  • You should also take prasad and observe the fast.
  • Night awakening should be done on this full moon day.

Kojagari  Lakshmi Puja Vrat Katha: Story of Kojagari  Lakshmi

There are many stories about Puranas about Lakshmi. In which the story related to Lakshmi and Vishnu is the most popular and popular. According to the legend, According to the legend discovered within the mythological texts according to the legend goddess Lakshmi as soon as grew to become angry with the gods and merged within the sea, all the gods became devoid of Lakshmi i.e. moneyless.

Seeing his pitiable condition, Lord Indra kept a fast-fast for Lakshmi to celebrate her. Looking at the deity Indra, all other deities also kept fast. Like the gods, the Asuras also fasted. Seeing this, Lakshmi Ji, after hearing the call of her devotees, was born again after the fast was over. After this Lakshmi was married to Lord Vishnu. After which all the gods were pleased to receive the grace of Lakshmi.

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