Vara Mahalakshmi Puja

Vara Mahalakshmi Puja is a popular ritual observed by married women in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

Varalakshmi Vrat is a festival celebrated to appease Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu.

This festival falls in the holy month of Shravan on the first Friday before the Pournami  (the full moon day), corresponding to the months of July – August.

Vara Mahalakshmi Puja

1. Aadi Laxmi (Force)

Varalaxmi Vratham Significance

The Eight forces of the universe are referred to as Ashta Laxmi, and they are the names given to Ashta Laxmi –

2. Dhairya Laxmi (Courage)

3. Dhan Laxmi (Wealth)

4. Santaan Laxmi (Children)

5. Vidya Laxmi (Wisdom)

6. Vijaya Laxmi (Success)

7. Dhaanya Laxmi (Food)

8. Gaja Laxmi (Strength)

1. The devotees preparing for the fast need to get to their feet early in the morning and put on fresh clean clothing.

2. Devotees can put their idols of Goddess Laxmi on a plank of wood and ensure that they are facing east.

Varalaxmi Vratham Puja Rituals

3. Then, put an empty bowl of rice on the wooden plank, and place chandan and kumkum across the four edges of that plank.

4. Decorate the goddess’s face by using Kumkum as well as Bindi and then make a Kumkum stick using coconut that is placed over the Kalash.

5. Place five betel leaves, five fruits (date fruits), and a silver coin on the Kalash.

6. Dress up Goddess Laxmi and present vermillion, jewelry, and clothing.

7. Light up a Diya before beginning the prayer to the Lord Ganesha like we do prior to any prayer.

8. Prayer to Goddess Laxmi and then recite Varalaxmi Vartham Katha.

9. Share Prasad to the Goddess Laxmi

Laxmi Mantra

Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om॥ ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ॥

Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah॥ ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभयो नमः॥

Importance of Varalakshmi Vratham Puja

Varalakshmi Vratham is described as the most significant celebration that is celebrated in South India and is celebrated by married women to ensure the health and well-being of their family members.

“Vara” means boon. The Lakshmi goddess gives boons to devotees who perform the pooja on the day.

Date & Time For Varalakshmi Vartham Puja 2022-23

Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat (Morning)  06:14 AM to 08:32 AM

Varalakshmi Vratham on Friday, August 12, 2022

Vrischika Lagna Puja Muhurat (Afternoon)  01:07 PM to 03:26 PM

Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat (Evening) 07:12 PM to 08:40 PM

Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat (Midnight) 11:40 PM to 01:35 AM, Aug 13, 2022

Date & Time For Varalakshmi Vartham Puja 2022-23

Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat (morning) 06:08 AM to 07:43 AM

Varalakshmi Vratham on Friday, August 25, 2023

Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat (afternoon) 11:51 AM to 02:03 PM

Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat (evening) 06:03 PM to 07:45 PM

Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat (midnight)  11:13 PM to 01:15 AM, Aug 26

Varalakshmi Vratham Puja Kit

1. Goddess Idol 2. One Kalash 3. Bright, fresh pieces of fabric to wear for the “Goddess” saree 4. Accessories for the Goddess, such as jewelry and synthetic hair 5. A mirror meant to be kept in the shadow of the god. 6. 3 Coconut with its husk. 7. Flowers 8. Sharadu (sacred yarns of yellow used for tie-ups around the wrist and also called Charadu) and more.

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Varalakshmi Vratham Muhurat 2022-2023

According to Indian astrology, the most suitable moment to worship the goddess Lakshmi is during the fixed Lagna. The belief is that when Lakshmi Puja is observed during a fixed Lagna, it will ensure long-lasting prosperity.

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