Manabasa Gurubar Maa Lakshmi Vrata is observed during gurubar or Thursdays in the month of Margasira masa. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Thursdays during Margashirsh Month (November – December) in Odisha with rituals.
From early periods Margasira month is also known as Margashirsha Masha, which is the favorite month for Goddess Laxmi. On The month of Margasira gurubar(Thursday) day, women clean their houses before the day and keep them neat and put various jhoti or Chitta in front of their house to welcome Laxmi maa. They wake up early in the morning and perform ritual bath wear the White with Red border saree and start Lakshmi Puja by reading the Maha Laxmi Puran Book and offer various sweets to maa on this day Like Manda pitha, Suji Kakara, Kheer, and Kichdi.
There is a great story about Maha Laxmi Puran which is written in the 15th century by the Great Poet Balarama Dasa.