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Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja prasad recipes

Varalakshmi Vratham or Varamahalakshmi Pooja will be celebrated on August 12 2016.  This is one of the most important  festivals and requires elaborate preparation and celebrations resulting in  joy and mental satisfaction . This festival  is called Varamahalakshmi Habba in Karnataka. The information is based on what is followed in  our family for decades.  It can vary across families also. For mangala aarthi in Kannada this is the link to my YouTube video Kannada aarthi For aarthi in Telugu this is the link to my YouTube video Telugu aarthi Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja preparation The preparation starts the previous day i.e Thursday , when the pooja room is cleaned , all the images of Gods and Goddesses are cleaned and sandalwood, turmeric powder and kumkum are applied on the images. Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja items requirements - a checklist  Fruits - five types of fruits including apple, guava , grapes , bananas , pomegranate  Flowers - Lotus and talampoo ( fragrant s