Varalakshmi who bestows the grace of th eight great Ashtalakshmi
Varalakshmi is an aspect of Mahalakshmi, godesses of wealth. Varalakshmi Vratham is a special worship of Varalakshmi by young girls and Sumangali women. Goddesses Varalakshmi bestows eight blessings namely wealth, land property, education, love, fame, peace, happiness and strength. It is believed that if we perform Varalakshmi Vrata Pooja and worship Mahalakshmi with utmost devotion, then Mahalakshmi will come to our home with happiness.
Every year, Varalakshmi Vrat is celebrated on the Friday that falls before Adi Pournami(full moon day that falls in aadi month ). On This day everyone including Sumangali women and young girls can perform Varalakshmi fasting.
Worshpping Varalakshmi Photo on the day of Varalakshmi Vrat day will bring the grace of the goddesses and one can get all riches in life.
Those who cannot place kalash at home and worship the goddess can place the photo of this Varalakshmi and worship. The varalakshmi photo has to be decorated with kumkum, turmeric, flowers and garlands.
After that make Ganesha with a hold of the fist using turmeric paste like , now apply sandalwood and kumkum. Offers flowers and chant the mantra 'Om Gam Ganapathaye Namah' for three 3 times.
Next, pray to your family deity, chant the family deity mantra, light two 5-head lamps and start the pooja.
Also, offer Naivedyam, light the incense lamp, sprinkle Akshata (yellow colored rice) , flowers and worship.
Those who are unable to worship this image on Varalakshmi day, worship Varalakshmi image on any Friday in the above manner and you will get the grace of Varalakshmi perfectly.
After the puja, Sumangali women should tie the yellow thread with flower around their neck. Unmarried girls and young women should tie it on their right arm.
- There is prosperity in the family with heirs for the next generation.
- Unmarried women will have a great married family life.
- Sumangali women will have Mangalya bala- husbands will live long healthy life.
- Childless couple will be blessed with children.
- Mahalakshmi's grace will always be in the house.
- Wealth will increase in the house where Varalakshmi image is present.