Manabasa Gurubar Brat Katha

The Legend of Manabasa Gurubar Brat, Story of Manabasa Gurubar Vrat, Margasira Laxmi Vrat katha, Margashira Guruvar Vrat Story

The story of Manabasa Gurubar Brat is mentioned in Lakshmi Puran. In the olden days few people are considered untouchables and they were not allowed in temples to perform any ritual related to god. During that time Sriya, A woman form untouchable prayed Goddess Lakshmi. Her prayers appeased the Goddess, the goddess visited her house and took the food offered by her. Balabhadra (Balram – brother of Jagannath) got angry with this. Lord Jagannath not allowed the goddess to enter the house. Lakshmi became too angry and went to her father’s place. Since, Lakshmi left Jagannath and Balabhadra, all the money was lost by them. They undergo immense suffering without water and food. The curse of Lakshmi had a severe impact on both the brothers for 12 years and they had a tough time. They realized the importance of the goddess Lakshmi. They prayed to Lakshmi. Finally, Lakshmi forgave them and returned back to home.

This story tells the fact that for God everyone was equal. This is the story behind the Margashira Lakshmi vrata.

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