VaraLakshmi also known as VaramahaLakshmi Vrata, It is a festival dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. In Hindu it is one of the important festival during the month of Shravana or Sawan. In Andhra, Telangana and Maharashtra regions, VaraLakshmi fasting is mainly performed by married women only, VaraLakshmi Vrat is suggested not only for women but also for men. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Vara-Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi.
VaraLakshmi Vratam popularly known as VaraLakshmi Puja day, is celebrated to worship the Mahalakshmi goddess of wealth and prosperity. VaraLakshmi is consort (wife) of Lord Vishnu. She is one of the forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi incarnated from the milky ocean, popularly known as Kshir Sagar. During Shravana Shukla paksha VaraLakshmi fasting is observed on the last Friday and falls just few days ahead of Rakhi and Shravana Purnima. VaraLakshmi Puja is performed mostly by married women for the well-being of husband and the other family members. Ashtalakshmi- the eight Goddess of Wealth (Sri), Earth (Bhu), Learning (Saraswati), Love (Priti), Fame (Kirti), Peace (Shanti), Pleasure (Tushti) and Strength (Pushti).
VaraLakshmi Puja Vidhi :-
On the day of VaraLakshmi the Puja steps in VaraLakshmi Puja Vidhi are similar to the Puja of Mahalakshmi during the time of Diwali. The sacred thread which is tied during VaraLakshmi Puja is known as Dorak and sweets offered to VaraLakshmi is Known as Vanaya. It includes Puja steps and Mantra for Doral and Vanaya.
VaraLakshmi Vrat Puja Samagri :-
Following items which are needed during the Puja of VaraLakshmi Vrat.
Goddess VaraLakshmi Statue, flowers garland, kumkum, Turmeric, Sandal powder, Vibhuti, Mirror, Comb, Mango leaves, Flowers, Betel leaves, Panchamrita, Curd, Banana, Milk, Water, Agarbatti, Moli, Sambrani, Camphor.
Significance or Importance of VaraLakshmi Vrat :-
- Devotees worship goddess Lakshmi for the prosperity and happiness of the family.
- It is believed that all married women observing this fast for the health, wealth and knowledge for the entire family.
- All married women observed this fast for the well-being of Husband.
- VaraLakshmi Puja day is one of the significant days to worship the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
VaraLakshmi Puja Muhurat :-
Any suitable time during the lagna can be chosen for VaraLakshmi Puja, It is believed that if Lakshmi Puja is done during fixed Lagna would provide devotees long-lasting prosperity. Since, the evening time overlaps with Pradosh, it is considered the most appropriate to Worship Goddess Lakshmi consort of Lord Vishnu.
July 31, 2020
We have given four Puja timing in a day when fixed Lagna prevails:-
Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat (morning)
07:04 AM to 09:07 AM
Duration – 02 Hours 03 Mins.
Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat (afternoon)
01:16 PM to 03:28 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 12 Mins.
Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat (evening)
07:28 PM to 09:10 PM
Duration – 01 Hour 42 Mins.
Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat (midnight)
12:37 AM to 02:40 AM, August 01
Duration – 02 Hours 02 Mins.
Rituals During VaraLakshmi Vratam :-
- On the day, one can observe fast without taking grains but only water.
- It is difficult to perform only take water fast, therefore you can take fruits and milk.
- You can worship Goddess Lakshmi by using the Lakshmi Yantras.
- You can also chant Lakshmi Mantra on the Lotus Seed bead.
- In the early morning you can worship the goddess Lakshmi at your home.
- You can visit a Lakshmi temple and offering prayers to Goddess Lakshmi.
- You can wear a seven Mukhi Rudraksha beads as it is ruled by Goddess Lakshmi wearing these Rudraksha beads.
- On this day purifies you inner self and strengthens.
- On this day, a special Lakshmi Puja is performed in order to please the goddess of Fortune auspiciousness.
Benefits of performing VaraLakshmi Vratam :-
- VaraLakshmi Vratam/Vrat is performed by Hindu married women for the well-being of their husbands, children and all family members.
- It is a festival celebrated in honour of Goddess Lakshmi. She is a consort of Lord Vishnu.
- The festival of offering prayers to Goddess VaraLakshmi who is the symbol of prosperity and wealth. Cannot be complete without the touch of gold.
- It is believed that the VaraLakshmi form of the goddess Mahalakshmi fulfills all desires of her devotees.