Varalakshmi Vratham in Telugu videos

Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja vidhanam in Telugu videos 
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The transcript of the video  ( 👉Varalakshmi Vratham in Telugu  )

This year ( 2018 ) Varalakshmi Vratham will be celebrated on 24th of August 2018

It is best to celebrate it on this day.  For any reason we are not able to perform the Puja  , we can celebrate on any Friday of Sravan month.  or celebrate on a Navaratri Friday.

The previous day Puja room is cleaned and the pictures of all deities are cleaned.  We should apply sandalwood paste , turmeric powder and kumkum.

What we need for Puja

Betel leaf and areca nuts, fruits, coconut, small banana plants , thoranam , mango leaves

All types of flowers , particularly lotus and fragrant screw pine are very important.

Decoration of mantap is done by tying small banana plants on either side and also with toran.

Inside the mantap  I draw  Hridaya kamala muggu, Aishwarya muggu can also be drawn

On the muggu place a small banana leaf such that the tapering  side is on the right side of the kalasam.

Place rice on the leaf and above it place the decorated kalasam.

We can draw muggu around the mantap also

Mantapam is decorated with alternate lines of kaavi and limestone as in some temples

For kalasam we can use silver or brass vessel.  My Ammavari kalasam has Her Face etched on  it.  Since it is used in our family for a long time I follow the same tradtion.

Inside the kalash we can add rice or wheat . Some add water and turmeric powder. You can follow as per your tradition

I add wheat, gold, silver, badam and dried dates ( five each ) in the kalash

Then place five kewda flower petals and five mango leaves alternately in the kalash and then a coconut is placed inside.

Two kewda flower petals are  placed on two sides of the kalash

We can do alankara with some of our gold jewels also.

I also decorate  with a traditional cotton vastra.

Draw Ammavari Feet in the form of muggu from the entrance up to the Puja mantap.

Place the kalash at the entrance of the house on a plank which is decorated with a traditional line rangoli.  A rangoli is also drawn below it.

Place a vessel with rice . A piece of jaggery is placed on the top .  This is kept at the right corner of the doorway.

Perform aarti to Goddess ( in the form of Kalash ) and gently push the rice with the kalash.  Lakshmi raave maintiki while bringing Her inside.

Keep the kalash in the mantap and  perform the Puja . Naivedyam includes poli and kheer.

A thread dipped in turmeric paste with nine  knots is placed in Puja . A small piece of kewda petal is also tied.  After the Puja the thread  is tied to the right hand keeping betel leaf, nuts and fruit in  the hand.

After Puja is complete we pray to Goddess Lakshmi seeking Her blessings.

In the evening ,  give thamboolam to five married women.

The next day is Punar Pooja.  Perform Puja as usual .  Then move the kalash slightly to the right and keep Her in the rice container.

The coconut in the kalash is used to make kheer  or a sweet.

Varalakshmi Vratham | kalasam ela pettali
The transcript for the second video ( 👉kalasam ela pettali ) is 

Varamahalakshmi Pooja will be celebrated on 24th of August

Let us see how to prepare the kalash for Pooja

We can use brass or silver kalash

In our house Goddess Lakshmi's Face is etched on it.  Since it is used for decades I follow the tradition

For the kalash we use , clean it and apply limestone paste.

Mix sandalwood powder in rose water.

Then apply sandalwood paste and  kumkum we can also apply turmeric powder before kumkum

To the kalash add wheat or rice.

Then "nalla poosalu " gold, silver , badam and dried dates

I use fragrant screw pine and mango leaves , five each alternately.

Then place a  spherical  shaped coconut .  Apply turmeric paste .
Then apply kumkum between any two eyes and place the coconut among the leaves and petals

The kalash is ready and is placed in a wooden mantap.

Let us perform Varalakshmi Pooja and get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi

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