Varalakshmi Pooja - Significance, Recipes & Ways of performing Varalakshmi Nombu /Vratham
Significance of Varalakshmi Pooja
Varalakshmi Vratam/pooja is one of the important rituals observed by married women in many parts of India particularly Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. This year Varalakshmi Pooja 2013 date is August 16. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day to get blessed with wealth and prosperity. The word Varalakshmi literally means "varam tharum lakshmi" or the "boon granting goddess".
The Friday which comes before the Pournami in Tamil Month Aadi is chosen to perform Varalakshmi Puja. Married women observe this vratham for the well-being of their husbands.
One who worships Goddess Lakshmi on this Varalakshmi Nombu day is will be showered with the blessings of Ashtalaksmi who is the goddesses of eight powers Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength. One can know the significance of Varalakshmi Pooja in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva about a vratham which will highly be beneficial to women and then the Lord mentioned about Varamahalakshmi Pooja.
How to perform Varalakshmi Pooja at home
Preparation of the Varalakshmi Pooja Kalasam
Before the day of the pooja clean the house well because Goddess will always love the clean home. Next day decorate the house entrance with Kolams and then prepare the kalasam. The kalasa Sombu should be cleaned well and thread is encircled and then a gold coin or ring is kept inside and then turmeric powder is added. Mango leaves and coconut are placed on top of kalasam. This kalasam is placed on top of banana leaf filled with raw rice. Then the amman face is placed on the kalasam.
Varalakshmi Pooja Recipes for Neiveidhyam
Sweet and spicy delicacies are prepared on this day and offered at the time of pooja in banana leaf to the Goddess. The recipes for Varalakshmi Pooja are as follows:
Completion of Varalakshmi Pooja
After performing poojas in your style, i.e., doing arathi etc., thambulam is given to five sumangali's. Thambulam consists of beetel leaves, kumkum, turmeric, yellow thread, banana, bangles and blouse bit. The next day arathi is done to complete the pooja.
Worship the Goddess Varalakshmi on Varalakshmi Pooja and get all the wellness
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