Varalakshmi Vratham 2018 Pooja images


Varalakshmi Vratham ( வரலட்சுமி விரதம் in Tamil ) , Varamahalakshmi Pooja ( ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಪೂಜಾ in Kannada )  and వరలక్ష్మి వ్రతం  in Telugu 

is a very popular festival for Goddess Lakshmi.  For me the preparations start on Thursday, the previous day.  Cleaning all the Pooja vessels and Pooja room takes a lot of time.

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On Thursday ,  I purchase all the flowers, fruits, kewda flowers, mango leaves for thoran and plantain plants for mantapa alankara.
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Hridaya kamalam is my most favourite rangoli for the mantapa.  We can draw Aishwarya Patra rangoli also.
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Neivedyam preparation starts early in the morning on Friday , around 4.30 am because the Pooja should commence before 10.30 am on Friday. The early bird is always lucky ,   so I thanked the Goddess because there was a general power shut down from 9 am to 5 pm.  If I had delayed naievedyam would have been affected..  Offerings include, appe payasa , ambode, rava idli

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The arrangement of fruits, Yamuna kalasam, diyas,
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At least five type of fruits are offered.
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I purchase  sampige flowers ( shenbaga poo in Tamil ) for Rs.100 in the Koyambedu flower market
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A close up of the shenbagapoo - Fifty flowers cost Rs.100 in the flower market.
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Mullai, malli , jaadhi malli , I purchased by weight and tied the flowers , Thursday night
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Goddess Lakshmi waiting outside our house to be welcomed with aarthi.  Our family kalasam has Her Face etched on it with shankh and chakra on either side. We can decorate Her with some of our jewels.

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Praying to Goddess to enter our house 🙏🙏

I sing Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma in Kannada
or Lakshmi rave maintiki in Telugu

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Nombu saradu is prepared with a thread dipped in turmeric paste.  Nine knots are made.  On the middle knot tie a flower or kewda petal.

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Aarthi is prepared with poornam because it is Sravan Sukrvar and we perform Jivathi Pooja also.

All the nombu saradu are ready ( at least five ) and are kept near the kalasam
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Vaan for  Suhasini kept in Puja

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After Aarthi and offering camphor , nombu saradu is tied on the right hand
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Goddess Lakshmi is divine after Puja
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