Friday, July 31, 2009

Varalakshmi Vratham Festival - Varalakshmi Puja, Tulasi (Tulsi) Pooja

In Hindu culture, different kinds of festivals are celebrating for various deities. One among them is the "Varalakshmi Vratam" which is the most important festival and pooja performed by many women in the South India States of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is an eternal energy and wife of Lord Vishnu. Varalakshmi Vratam a.k.a Varalakshmi Puja, Varalakshmi Vrata, Tulasi Pooja, Tulsi Puja, Varalakshmi Nonbu. On this occasion, people who planting Tulsi, they clean the Tulsi pot with water and decorate with turmeric and kumkum. After that, chant vedic hymns & slogas and perform pujas & aaradhanas to Goddess Lakshmi. Also people offer fruits, different types of sweets to Goddess Lakshmi. Hindus believed that Goddess Lakshmi dwell in Tulsi plant, so they performed Tulsi puja on this occasion.
This festival comes in the Tamil month of Aadi, which corresponds to the English month of July-August. The prescribed day for the pooja is the friday of the month of Sravan in the fortnight known as Sukla paksha, preceding the full moon day. Today (Friday, July 31, 2009) is the Varalakshmi Vratam Festival. This is the festival for married women and girls because Goddess Lakshmi is the female form of God. Hence, women and girls observe fasting and performed pooja on this event. Also they tie yellow threads around their wrists and they give Thamboolam to other Sumangalis a.k.a. married women on this special day.
"Om Mahadevyai sa Vidhmahe Vishnu Pathni sa Dheemahi
Dhanno Lakshmi Prachodayat"
- Lakshmi Gayathri Mantra

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June 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Magow G said...

Varalakshmi Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi,the consort of Vishnu. It is an important pooja or vrat is performed by married woman for the well being of their husband.It is believed that performing Varalakshmi Homam on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi-the eight goddess.
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July 7, 2017 at 4:10 AM  

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