Varalakshmi Vratam 2020: Varalakshmi Vratam Fasting Rules, Bid Kit and Vrat Vidhi |
Varalakshmi Vratam is a Hindu festival where devotees (mostly women) worship the Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu’s consort. The Varalakshmi Vratam festival will be held on Friday, July 31 of this year. This is a major Hindu festival celebrated in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, and Uttar Pradesh.
On Varalakshmi Vratam day, women worship Ashta Lakshmis or the eight Lakshmis (names are provided below)
- Aadi Lakshmi (the Protector)
- Dhana Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth)
- Dhairya Lakshmi (Goddess of Courage)
- Sowbhagya Lakshmi (Goddess of Prosperity)
- Vijaya Lakshmi (Goddess of Victory)
- Dhanya Lakshmi (Goddess of Food)
- Santaana Lakshmi (Goddess of Progeny)
- Vidhya Lakshmi (Goddess of Wisdom)
Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja Kit (Items required for bidding)
Haridra, Kumkum, Sindhoor, Akshatha, Chandanam, Vastra, Dora Granthi, Yagnopaveetha, Karpoora, Agarbathies, Peetha for Puja Bell, Diya, Peetha for Sri Varamahalakshmi, Sri Varamahalakshmi Idol, Sri Varamahalakshmi Mukhavada, flowers, .
Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja Vidhi
On this day, wake up early, clean the whole house, take a bath and do the shuddhi of the puja area with Gangajal (holy water). After this, place the Varalakshmi photo or idol on the bid platform. Decorate the Goddess Lakshmi with new clothes, jewelry, kumkum and flowers. Offer akshat, chandan, kumkun, sindur, to the goddess. Offer fresh fruits, sweets and water to the goddess. Perform the goddess Lakshmi Aarti with diya, kapoor and agarbatti. It is advisable to abstain from eating anything on this day and devotees should stay fast until late at night.
Varalakshmi Vratam fasting rules
Those who want to perform Varalakshmi Vratam should refrain from eating on this day. Do not eat anything before Varalakshmi puja. First, perform the Varalakshmi pooja, do the Lakshmi Aarti, distribute the prasada among family and friends. One can eat fruit after performing Varalakshmi aarti-archna in the evening. Meals should be consumed the next day after performing Paraná.
Varalakshmi Vratam Mantra
Mantra in Sanskrit
Padmasana Padmakare adored all people.
Narayanapriya devi suppresses bhava forever.
Mantra in english
Padmaasane Padmakare Sarva Lokaika Poojithe |
Narayanapriya Devi Supreethaa Bhava Sarvada |
Meaning of the mantra
(She) sitting on the lotus, (she) holding the lotus, (She) to whom all worlds pray
Goddess who is loved by Narayana, be nice / good to me