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Varalakshmi Vratam

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Varalakshmi Vratham- Varalakshmi Pooja-Puja Festival

It is the worship of goddess of wealth. It is celebrated on the last Friday of the bright fortnight in the month of Ashada, corresponding to the English month of July-August. The worship of Maha Lakshmi is performed by married ladies to obtain good progeny, and for the long life of the husband.

Sri Lakshmi or Mahalaxmi :-

Goddess of Wealth, Light, Wisdom, the lotus.flower and fortune, and secondarily of luck, beauty, courage and fertility. Due to Her Motherly feelings and being the consort of Narayan (Supreme Being), She is believed as the Mother of the Universe. She is the consort of Vishnu and married Him in His incarnations Rama (in her incarnation as Sita), Krishna (as Rukmini) and Venkateshwara (as Alamelu). In Vaishnava traditions, She is believed to be the Mother Goddess and the Shakti of Narayan

Primarily eight kinds of wealth are established, associated with Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi. They are:

Adi Lakshmi – The main goddess

Dhanya Lakshmi – Granary wealth

Dhairya Lakshmi – Wealth of courage

Gaja Lakshmi – Elephants, symbols of wealth

Santana Lakshmi – Wealth of progeny

Vijaya Lakshmi – Wealth of victory

Vidya Lakshmi – Wealth of knowledge

Dhana Lakshmi – Monetary wealth

Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi is worshipped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that Sri Mahalakshmi (wealth) dwells in those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking.

Story of Varalakshmi Vratham:-

In a town called Kundina, there lived a humble and kind natured Brahmin woman named Charumathi. She loved her husband and family very much. Impressed by her sincere devotion towards her family, Laxmi Devi came into her dreams one night. She asked her to perform the Vara Laxmi pooja and also explained her the details, procedure and when to do the pooja. She told her that the Friday just befor ethe Shravana Purnima is a completely apt day for the puja.

Charumati woke up and told about the dream to her family, who took the news in a supportive manner and enchoraged her to proceed with the pooja.Charumati told about the pooja to her friends and neighborhood and the word spread out in the town. Thus on that year, all the women from the town worshiped varalakshmi devi with their sincere dedication. They all chanted

“Padmaasane Padmakare sarva lokaika poojithe

Narayana priyadevi supreethaa bhava sarvada”

The story says that impressed by their dedicated pooja Laksmi Devi appeared in front of them and blessed them with everything they ever wanted in life. Their houses did not have any lack of food ,lack of jewellery. The families in the town lived happily ever after doing this pooja every year. Since then the new spread and now the whole South India performs this pooja.

Varalakshmi Vratham-Varalakshmi Pooja in Andhra Pradesh:-

In Andhra Pradesh women perform Varalakshmi Vratam to please Goddess Lakshmi. This puja is performed in the month of Sravana. The second Friday in the month of Sravana is the day on which Varalakshmi Vratam is performed.

For the Varalakshmi Vratam, houses are cleaned and the door frames are decorated with turmeric and Kumkum. Mango leaves are tied to the entrance.

Fruits, flowers, coconuts, betel leaves, jaggery, new clothes for the Goddess are kept ready.

In few families the tradition of arranging a Kalasam for Varalakshmi vratam is not followed. Women should ask their elders about it and arrange Kalasam only when the family follows this tradition.

Nine types of naivedyams are offered for Goddess Varalakshmi.

Toralu which are to be tied to the hands should be prepared with nine lines of threads making nine knots and tying flowers.

Pulihora, Purnam Boore, Paramannam and Pulagam are the compulsory offerings that should be prepared for Goddess Varalakshmi.

Vaayanam is given to a married woman after completing Varalakshmi Vratam which contains nine boorelu, tambulam, dakshina, toram, kumkum, turmeric, fruits, flowers and blouse piece.

After completing the puja in the morning, in the evening neighboring women and young girls are invited home and offered tambulam.

If a woman could not perform Varalakshmi vratam on second Friday of Sravana month, the same can be performed on 4th Friday.

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