Prathamastami is a festival that began in Orissa. It is held on the eighth day of the long stretch of Agrahayana, when more seasoned female relatives appeal to God for the thriving of the oldest kid. The festival is trailed by ceremonies and recitations of the Glory of Mahalakshmi. Prathamastami depends on the social conviction that it is the oldest youngster who needs to take care of the family after the demise of the guardians and it this tyke who needs to proceed with the heredity or the family custom.
The festival falls on the eighth day of the dull fortnight of the lunar month of Margashira. Oblations are offered to God Ganapati to secure the youngster against all obstacles throughout everyday life. The youngster is given another dress, devoured and favored by the guardians and different seniors and friends.