It is believed that on this day Lakshmi walks through the green fields and loiters through the bye-lanes and showers her blessings on man for plenty and prosperity. This Kojagari Vrat or celebration coincides with the harvest festival. It is also called `Navanna' (new food) and from this day the new grain of the harvest is usually eaten. 'Kojagara', literally means the night of awakening. It seems on this Kojagari night Goddess Lakshmi visits every house asking 'Ko Jagarti' meaning `who is awake' to ascertain. And those who are awake Goddess Lakshmi blesses them with fortune and prosperity.