Varamahalakshmi Festival is a Hindu ritual to appease the Goddess Lakshmi, she is the wife of Lord Vishnu one of the Hindu trinity. She is the one who affords blessings to the devotees. This festival is performed by many women’s in India. It is very important for all married women’s, and they observe fast up to finish the puja. On this day devoting of the Goddess Lakshmi is equaled to devoting Ashtalakshmi ( eight Lakshmi). They are the goddesses of wealth, fame, love, learning, peace, pleasure, strength, and earth. In the Shravana month, this festival is celebrated.
A varalakshmi puja performs to inviting the Goddess in a home for wealth and prosperity. As the deity comes from the sea and the day represents Vratha. Goddess Lakshmi has eight forms and finally Varalakshmi form is one among them. This puja is one among the Sumangali pujas.
Adi/Maha Lakshmi- prehistoric goddess.
Dhana Lakshmi- Material wealth (money, gold, and property)
Dhanya Lakshmi- food grains
Gaja Lakshmi- fame
Santana Lakshmi goddess children
Veera/Dhairya Lakshmi- the deity of courage
Jaya/Vijaya Lakshmi- a deity of victory
Vidya Lakshmi- the deity of knowledge
And Vara Lakshmi - gives all eight of above
On that day women wake up early and they took a bath, should put Ishwaryam kolam with rice flour and put a rangoli, where we place the Kalasha. The holy Kalasha is made with different materials like silver, brass, and copper. You can keep anyone, and the Kalasha filled with rice, and in top of the Kalasha filled with betel or leaves, a coconut and cloth are placed on the mandala to invoke goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi Pooja give blessings when you decorate it with flowers, fruits, jewelry, dry fruits, someplace coins, rupee notes, sweets, savories, and fresh grains. The Varamahalakshmi Vratha is started with the first puja of Lord Ganesha. After Varamahalakshmi puja will be started. The Raksha is devoted for a second time and it is tied to the right hand of the women.
Varamahalakshmi Vratha Katha
Varalakshmi puja is performed in Shravan (Avani in Tamil, Shravana in Telugu) month. This puja especially commemorates for married women. They follow the procedure of Varalakshmi Vratha gradually, this puja celebrates on second Friday of Shravana masam to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and benefits like Swarna akarshana, Dhana akarshana from the vratha. Varalakshmi Vrat Katha was previously told by Lord Shiva to Parvathi. One day Goddess Parvathi went to Lord Shiva place and asks him “Oh” god is there any process by which women in Bhuloka can achieve wealth, prosperity, fame, progeny, and be happy. Please tell me by devoting whom, by what Vrat and also if that Vrat is done by anyone in the olden days. Lord Shiva answers “Devi yes”, Varalakshmi Vrat/ Varalakshmi Nombu is there which should be performed by women in Shravana month on the second Friday before the full moon day of Shukla Paksha. After that, he told the details of Varalaxmi Vratham. One pativrata Sadvi was lived in Magadha Desha, her name is “Charumati”. Every day in the morning she woke up early. Devoted her husband with loyalty.
One day night Charumati saw goddess Lakshmi in her dream, who said that I am Varalakshmi Devi and I am very pleased with you. On the Shravana month second Friday before full moon day if you devote me I do all your wishes be fulfilled and do Varalakshmi Puja at home, goddess told like that in Charumati’s dream. Charumati used to worship goddess Lakshmi Devi with different mantra and Stotras. Then she told like that “oh” Parameswari Devi peoples are becoming intellectual, wealthy, and resist only with your blessings. This is my “ Poorva Janma Sukrutham” because you came into my dream. Then the goddess shows her blessings on her and disappeared.
Charumati wakes up directly and she described the total story of her dream to her partner and neighbors everyone encouraged her to perform that puja. Everyone is excited and waiting for that day. That Friday came, she woke up early and took bath, wore a new saree, after that cleaned the total house with the holy water and sprinkled Gomutra, placed the Kalasha and Diya at Puja Mantap. The Kalasha decoration is made with flowers and turmeric is applied after that wicks is scrolled around the kalasha for purity. On the top of it filled with betel leaves and coconut, to invoke goddess Lakshmi. Then Charumati and her partners perform the puja with dedication. And they performed the fasting up to finishing the puja. They tied the sacred thread to her right hand. They offered and decorated with different types of food items like fruits, sweets and fresh flowers, rupee coins, and jewelry. They did a Pradakshina by that time of the third Pradakshina they are decorated with golden ornaments like bangles, anklets, and scattered with nine precious stones. And own horses, elephants, and chariots appeared. Charumati and her partners honored to the Brahmin’s with the Dakshina Tambulam and get boons, then had Prasadam. From that day onwards every year, women are celebrating the Varalakshmi Vratham or puja.
When Do We Celebrate Varamahalakshmi Pooja
In the month of Shravana second Friday before full moon day, we celebrate the puja by placing Varamahalakshmi idol at Puja Mantap. Normally it falls in August month. In the year 2020, 31st July Friday, we celebrate the Varamahalakshmi Vrat.Varalakshmi means a granter of the boon of wealth and prosperity she bestows eight forms of wealth to the worshiper. This puja will observe with pure mind and body. So, at begin of the day wake up early and take the head bath wore the new dress for the more auspicious day. Varalakshmi vratha/ Nombu refers to the traditional festivity of customes and vratha done gradually. Best timings for performing Varalakshmi Vrat given below.
Varalakshmi Puja Date in 2020
On 31st July Friday, 2020 Varamahalakshmi Puja is celebrated on Friday.
Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat - 06:59 AM to 09:17 AM (Morning)
Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat - 01:53 PM to 04:11 PM (Afternoon)
Kumba Lagna Puja Muhurat - 07:57 PM to 09:25 PM(Evening)
Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat - 12:25 AM to 02:21 AM, Aug 01 (Mid night)
The puja timings are given in above, as per lagna you can choose your timing and can perform puja.
Varalakshmi Vratham Procedure with Kalasha
Varalakshmi Vratha/ Varalakshmi Nombu is very auspicious for south and north Indians. It can be performed on Shravana month second Friday before full moon day. Married women will be performing this puja for the life of husband, to get children, wealth and prosperity. Fasting will be observed up to finishing the puja. Varalakshmi pooja vidhanam with Kalasha, the one who performs this puja that person has to wake up early and take bath, clean the entire house.
Kalasa symbolize Human hole body
Kalasa - earth (body)
Water - water (blood)
Mango Leaf - air(breath)
Thread - Agni (temprature)
Coconut -space (soul)
Keep one wooden table, on that wooden table keep Kalasha and filled it with water and decorate with betel leaves and mango leaves. Keep one coconut on the top of Kalasha. Apply the turmeric powder to that coconut.
Take the flowers in both hands and put down the flower on God and wash the hands with water after putting the sandal in kalasa then put flowers (akshatha) into the kalasa to close kalasa with the right hand and pray the deity.
Pray the kalasa and ring the bell take the flower and pray the Goddess soulfully. The yellow knot rope to handle the kalasha add of jal (water) into the kalasa and milk with honey.
Now for the alankaram dress it with red cloth and tie the red thread along with that Kalasha. Draw the four lines with kumkum in the Kalasha. These four red lines indicate the Chatur Veda. Then draw a Swastik symbol on Kalasha. Swastik symbol is the representation of wealth and purity. Kalasha is also called as a Purna Kumbh it represents the supreme deity. Hallowed rice and some coins are placed in the Kalasha. This Purna Kumbh is devoted as a goddess Mahalakshmi. Then offer fresh flowers, fruits, sweets, etc. Then light the Diya, and recite the Mahalakshmi Ashtothara Sahasranamam during the Lakshmi Vrat.
During the puja, you have to invite married women and presenting some sumangali material like turmeric, kumkum, bangles, and blouse piece to get blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
Varamahalakshmi Vratham/ Varamahalakshmi Habba Procedure with Idol
Varalakshmi Vratham is the most important festival among all the festivals for goddess Lakshmi. Married women will perform this for receiving the blessings from goddess Lakshmi. The word Vara means boons.
Whoever performs puja on that day of Varalakshmi Vrat she will show her boons on them. If it's not possible to perform puja on that day you can perform next Friday of Shravana month. In-home or at temples or any other sacred places, it can be performed. Varalakshmi alankaram to the Idol should be done at puja mantap before placing the kalasha. Puja vessels, homes, Kalasha, Diya’s, and lamps everything you have to be clean on that day. And make sweets and Thoran with mango leaves. After that, you can start the puja, keep one wooden table, keep one Kalasha on that table. Decorate the goddess Lakshmi face with turmeric powder, flower, and jewelry. Then place it on the Kalasha. Offer her some fruits, sweets, coins of rupees, flowers. And light the lamps read the Varamahalakshmi Katha and Ashtothara Stotras. After completion of Vrat distribute the prasad, flowers, bangles, kumkum, and turmeric powder who all have participated in the puja. This puja will give wealth, prosperity, and purity.
Varamahalakshmi Puja Vidhi(Step by Step)
Clean the house and puja mandir or before starting the puja chant the below mantra. By chanting the below manta all the evil strengths should go away.
Utthistanthu Bhootha Pichachaha Aethe Bhoomikaarakaaha
Aethesha Mavirodhena Brahma Karma Samaarabhe
Puja should begin with the dhyaan of Shri Vara Mahalakshmi. In front of already installed Vara Mahalakshmi idol, you have to perform dhyana. White meditating chant this below mantra.
Kshirasagara Sambhutam Kshiravarnasamaprabham |
Kshiravarnasamam Vastram Dadhanam Harivallabham ||
After completion of Shree Maha Lakshmi meditation, chant the below mantra in front of Lord Ganesh by showing Avahana Mudra.
Brahmi Hamsasamarudha Dharinyakshakamandalu |
Vishnutejoadhika Devi Sa Mam Patu Varaprada ||
Take five flowers by joining the palm of two hands, offer it to Lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi, after Lakshmi has invoked. During that time chant below mantra.
Maheswari Mahadevi Asanam Te Dadamyaham |
Mahaishvaryasamayuktam Brahmani Brahmanah Priye ||
After completion of Vara Mahalakshmi Asana, to clean her feet offer water, On that time chant below mantra.
Kumarashaktisampanne Kaumari Shikhivahane |
Padyam Dadamyaham Devi Varade Varalakshane ||
After finishing of padya, Offer water to Vara Mahalakshmi for head abhishekam while chanting below mantra.
Tirthodakairmahaddivyaih Papasamharakarakaih |
Arghyam Grihana Bho Lakshmi Devanamupakarini ||
After finishing of offering Achamana, while chanting below mantra offer water to Varalakshmi for Achamana.
Vaishnavi Vishnusamyukte Asankhyayudhadharini |
Achamyatam Devapujaye Varaeasuramardini ||
7. Panchamrit Abhishekam
After the offering of Achamana, offer panchamrita to bath the Vara Mahalakshmi. At that time chant below Mantra.
Padme Panchamritaih Shuddhaih Snapayishye Haripriye |
Verde Shakti Sambhute Varadevi Varapriye ||
After Offering of panchamrit snana, offer water to bath the Vara Mahalakshmi, chant below mantra while water bath of Varalakshmi.
Gangajalam Samanitam Sugandhidravyasamyutam |
Snanartham Te Maya Dattam Grihana Paremeshvari ||
After finishing of snana, offer moli as new clothes to goddess Varalakshmi while chanting below mantra.
Rajatadrisamam Divyam Kshirasagarasannibham |
Chandraprabhasamam Devi Vastram Te Pradadamyaham ||
Offer necklace to Shri Varalakshmi, during that time chant below mantra.
Mangalyamanisamyuktam Muktaphalasamanvitam |
Dattam Mangalasutram Te Grihana Suravallabhe ||
While chanting below mantra, offer jewelry to Vara Mahalakshmi.
Suvarnabhshitam Divyam Nanaratnasushobhitam |
Trailokyabhushite Devi Grihanabharanam Shubham ||
12. Gandha Samarpan
While chanting below mantra, offer gandham or Chandana to a goddess.
Raktagandham Sugandhadhyamashtagandhasamanvitam |
Dasyami Devi Varade Lakshmirdevi Prasida me ||
13. Saubhagya Dravya
While chanting below Mantra, offer kumkum, Turmeric powder, sindoor, kajal as saubhagya Dravya to Shri Vara Mahalakshmi.
Haridram Kumkumam Chaiva Sindooram Kajjalanvitam |
Saubhagyadravyasamyuktam Grihana Parameshvari ||
14. Pushpa Samarpan
While chanting below mantra offers flowers to varalakshmi.
Nanavidhani Pushpani Nana Varnayutani Cha |
Pushpani Te Prayachchami Bhaktya Devi Varaprade ||
15. Anga Pujan
While chanting following mantra, now worship those gods who are body parts of vara Mahalakshmi itself. For that take Pushpa, Akshta, Gandha on the left-hand side and leave them near to the Varalakshmi and murti with the right hand.
Om Varalakshmyai Namah Padau Pujayami
Om Kamalavasinyai Namah Gulphau Pujayami
Om Padmalayayai Namah Janghe Pujayami
Om Shriyai Namah Januni Pujayami
Om Indirayai Namah Uru Pujayami
Om Haripriyai Namah Nabhim Pujayami
Om Lokadhatryai Namah Stanau Pujayami
Om Vidhatryai Namah Kantham Pujayami
Om Dhatryai Namah Nasam Pujayami
Om saraswatyai Namah Mukham Pujayami
Om Padmanidhaye Namah Netre Pujayami
Om Mangalyayai Namah Karnau Pujayami
Om Kshirasagarajayai Namah Lalatam Pujayami
Om Shrimahalakshmyai Namah Shirah Pujayami
Om Shrimahakalyai Namah Sarvangam Pujayami
While chanting below mantra, offer dhoop to goddess Lakshmi.
Dhupam Dasyami Te Devi Goghritena Samanvitam |
Pratigrihn Mahadevi Bhaktanam Varadapriye ||
While chanting following Deep mantra, offer deep to Shri Vara Lakshmi.
Sajyam Cha Varti Samyuktam Vahnina Yojitam Maya |
Deepam Grihana Deveshi Trailokyatimirapham ||
While chanting below mantra offer Naivedya to varalakshmi.
Naivedyam paramam Divyam Drishtipritikaram Shubham |
Bhakshyabhojyadisamyuktam Parmannadisamyutam ||
Offer Tambula to goddess Maha Lakshmi, at that time chant below mantra.
Nagavallidalairyuktam Churnakramukasamyutam |
Varalakshmirgrihana Tvam Tambulam Pratigrihyatam ||
Offer gift or Dakshina to Shri Lakshmi Devi, During that time chant below mantra.
Suvarnam Sarvadhatunam Shreshtham Devi Cha Tatsada |
Bhaktya Dadami Varade Svarnavrishtim Cha Dehi Me ||
While chanting following mantra, offer Aarthi or Nirajana to varalakshmi.
Niranjanam Sumangalyam Karpurena Samanvitam |
Chandrarkavahnisadrisham Grihna Devi Namoastu Te ||
While chanting below mantra, a new devotee should accept the Dorak or sacred thread.
Sarvamangalamangalye Sarvapapapranashini |
Dorakam Pratigrihnami Suprita Harivallabhe ||
While chanting below mantra, and after dorakagrahana, the new devotee should tie the dorak or sacred thread to the hand.
Karishyami Vratam Devi Tvadbhaktastv atparay anah |
Shriyan Dehi Yasho Dehi Saubhagyam Dehi Me Shubhe ||
After finishing of Dorakabandhana, now again offer water to varalakshmi for her head abhishekam. During that time chant below mantra.
Kshirarnavasute Lakshmishchandrasya Cha Sahodari |
Grihanarghyam Mahalakshmirdevi Tubhyam Namoastu Te ||
While chanting following mantra, offer Bilva Patra to goddess Lakshmi.
Shrivrikshasya Dalam Devi Mahadevapriyam Sada |
Bilvapatram Prayachchami Pavitram Te Sunirmalam ||
Now offer Pradakshina, from left to right of varalakshmi with flowers, while chanting below mantra.
Iha Janmani Yatpapam Mam Janmantareshu Cha |
Nivaraya Mahadevi Lakshmirnarayanapriye ||
While chanting below mantra, pay homage to varalakshmi.
Kamodari Namasteastu Namastrailokyanayike |
Harikante Namasteastu Trahi Mam Duhkhasagarat ||
28. Vrata Samarpan
Now offer Vrata samarpan to a goddess, and chant below mantra.
Kshirarnavasamudbhute Kamale Kamalalaye |
Prayachcha Sarvakamanshcha Vishnu Vakshahsthalalaye ||
During puja, any known or unknown mistakes are done, seek pardon from varalakshmi and chant below mantra.
Chatram Chamaramandolam Dattva Vyajanadarpane |
Gitavaditranrityaishcha Rajasammananaistatha ||
Kshamapaye Supacharaih Samabhyarchya Maheshwari ||
While chanting below mantra, pray to Shri Vara Mahalakshmi.
Varalakshmirmahadevi Sarvakama Pradayini |
Yanmaya Cha Kritam Devi Paripurnam Kurushva Tat ||
Chant this below mantra, and offer sweets to goddess Lakshmi.
Vayanam Te Prayachchami Indira Priyatamiti |
Indira Pratigrihnati Indira Vai Dadati Cha
Indira Tarakobhabhyamindirayai Namonamah ||
32. Puja Samarpan
Chant the below mantra, and conclude the Vara Lakshmi puja.
Pancha Vayanakanevam Dadyaddakshinava Yutan |
Vipraya Chatha Yataye Devyai Tu Brahmacharine
Suvasinyai Tatastvekam Dapayechcha Yathavidhi ||
Varalakshmi Vratham Decoration Ideas
Varalakshmi simple decoration ideas to do at home. Decorated with red colour saree drapped idol with garland around the head. Especially used banana leaf as a tradition or ritual to place the idol on the banana leaf.
we have amazing Varalakshmi amman decorations and you will get an idea on how to decor Varalaxmi idol and how to make a dress for Goddess Lakshmi.
The above decoration is very easy to decor Goddess Laxmi on Vrat puja. First, clean that place and put rangoli on the floor, keep the idol of Goddess and make a dress to that idol. And then keep the jewellery (like mutyala haram, chains) flowers to that idol. Finally, decorate the idol with turmeric powder and kumkum. See that idol it is a very simple decoration and its good looking. And it consumes less time to decorate the idol.
Before decorating clean the floor and draw rangoli in a star shape and place one lamp in the middle of rangoli.
Then place one wooden table to keep goddess idol and puja items, covered it with one red cloth. And keep the kalasha then goddess idol, and the Kalasha filled with rice, and in top of the Kalasha filled with betel or leaves, a coconut and cloth. Wear the saree for the idol of Mahalakshmi then use the LED lights and fresh flowers, fruits, jewelry, and banana leaves for varamahalakshmi pooja decoration
The Goddess Varalaxmi decoration with pink color saree and different types of ornaments.
That is her hands are furnishing with mehandi, in her neck sport with different types of gold necklaces. Gold metal crown and plait is decorated for her head, along with that ornament Jadanagum is there it looks awesome. And then finally the idol is decorated with flowers, turmeric powder, and kumkum.
The floor should be clean and draw a rangoli keep two big lamps goddess left and right side.
In the above picture Goddess, Lakshmi Mata idol is decorated with green with a yellow Color combination of saree. Her hands are decorated with mehandi and bangles. Her neck and head are beautified with jewelry, garland and a golden crown. It looks very nice. And the lamps also decorated with different flowers.The below are the different simple ideas of Varamahalakshmi decoration ideas could be done at home also