17 Vara Mahalakshmi Vratham

Varalakshmi Vratham is an important pooja performed by women in the States like Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and also in some parts of Orissa and Maharashtra.. It falls on the second Friday in the month of Shravan alias Saavan.Those who cannot perform it on that day, can do it on any other Friday in that month. Goddess lakshmi the goddess of wealth and prosperity is worshipped on this day by married women. Vara means 'boon' literally meaning boon granting by goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth (Dhana lakshmi), primeval force( Aadi  lakshmi), Courage( Dhairya Lakshmi), Wisdom/education( vidya Lakshmi), Children/family ( Santhana Lakshmi), Food ( Dhanya Lakshmi), Success ( Vijaya Lakshmi), Strength( Gaja Lakshmi).

Learn more about the festival from here.

 

Today I made 5 kind of offerings (Payasam, semiya kesari, Black Channa Sundal, Masala Vadai and Tamarind Rice) as neivedyam and 3 different kind of fruits and offered it to Goddess Lakshmi.





Vara Mahalakshmi celebrations at my Mom's place.


17 comments/Reactions:

Usha said...

Lakshmi devi alankaraa & puja deco is too good!

Padma said...

Thanks Usha :)

Archana said...

Reminds me of my mum doing this!
Looks good.

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely platter!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Loved the decoration..Looks so divine !!1

Manju said...

loved how you have decorated for the pooja! very divine!

Anonymous said...

beautiful arrangement

Kalyani said...

Looks great Padma !! I would love to have that Naivedyam Platter :)

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow thats a splendid alankaaram for goddess..am blessed.. n neivedhyams r so yummy..

Priya said...

Omg, absolutely divine, marvellous deco and delicious prasadhams..

Prathima Rao said...

Nice decoration of the goddess..:)
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Gayathri NG said...

Brightening decorations and flowers looks brightful and appealing.Luv the God Lakshmi devi face,looks very beautiful.

RecipeRaaga said...

Beautiful decoration :)

Nisha said...

Beautiful Post

San said...

Amazing picture n description, pass on the platter pls :)

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Anonymous said...

Excellant

rammi said...

chala chalaa bagaa chearu Padma:-)

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