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Significance of Varalakshmi Vrata

Significance of Varalakshmi Vrata

Varalakshmi Vrata or Vratam is observed in all South Indian states except Kerala. Varalakshmi Vrata is performed on the second Friday or the Friday before the full moon in the Shravan month. It is celebrated with great devotion and joy.

Today is second Friday, i.e. the auspicious Friday. Varalakshmi Vratam is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.

The month of Shravan is one of the most auspicious months. Though the whole month is believed to be auspicious, Fridays are believed to be the most auspicious for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi.

Among them, the second Friday is the most auspicious day which is dedicated to Goddess Varalakshmi.

Varalakshmi means the goddess who grants boons.

Women, especially married women perform puja and other rituals on this auspicious day. Worshipping Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is equal to worshipping of Ashtalakshmi, the eight goddesses include Wealth, Earth, Wisdom, Love, Fame, Peace, Contentment, and Strength.

On this day women decorate their homes with mango leaves and marigold garlands. They clean their homes and mandir of gods.

Women buy new clothes and some buy gold idol of Goddess Lakshmi.

They keep it in puja to flourish with more riches. They worship the goddess with utmost devotion by offering flowers, fruits and sweets.

They wear a sacred thread on the wrists after the completion of the puja. This sacred thread signifies piousness.

Traditional recipes are made on this special occasion. They gift sarees and fruits to married women who are blessed with marital life considering them as a goddess.

The rituals and puja are believed to grant desired wishes. Devotes also believe that the goddess will protect their family.

As per the legend, the puja and rituals were pronounced by Lord Parameswara to be performed by his consort Parvathi for the wealth and happiness of the family.
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