Varalakshmi Pooja 2022 Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Date and Time, Decorations

By | August 3, 2022

Varalakshmi Pooja 2022 Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Date and Time, Decorations:

Varamahalakshmi Vratam or Varamahalakshmi Pooja is celebrated to worship the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, Goddess Lakshmi, who is a consort of Lord Vishnu. The day is majorly celebrated in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This year Varamahalakshmi Pooja falls on August 4. Married women perform Varamahalakshmi Pooja for the well being of their family, especially husbands. Varamahalakshmi Vratam falls in the month of Shravan on the second Friday or the Friday before full moon day. Praying to Varalakshmi is believed to be equal to worshiping Ashtalakshmi, the eight goddesses of  Wealth (Sri), Earth (Bhu), Learning (Saraswati), Love (Priti), Fame (Kirti), Peace (Shanti), Pleasure (Tushti) and Strength (Pushti)

As per beliefs, Varalakshmi was incarnated from the milky ocean or the Kshir Sagar. Varalakshmi is often described as someone with the complexion of milky ocean. While mainly women observe fast on this day, some men also participate. While the pooja for Varalakshmi is similar to that of Mahalakshmi pooja, there are also Dorak and Vayana. A holy thread which is tied during Varalakshmi Pooja is called as Doraka and sweets offered to Varalakshmi is known as Vayana.

While the Vrata can be performed by men and women, it is generally the women of the family, who observe the fast to seek blessings for the well-being of her family members. Married women who have been facing trouble in conceiving also observe the fast religiously to fulfil their prayers. Worshiping Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is believed to be equivalent to worshiping Ashtalaksmi – a group of eight manifestations of Devi Lakshmi, which includes, Siri(Wealth), Bhu (Earth), Sarasvathi (Learning), Prithi (Love), Keerthi (Fame), Shanthi (Peace), Santhushti (Pleasure), and Pushti (Strength). It is also believed that the overall health, wealth and prosperity of a unit relies upon the rhythmic play of these forces, hence worshipping Goddess Lakshmi can help devotees attain this balance.

It is believed that Godess Parvati observed the fast for her beloved consort and for the prosperity and happiness of her family, and since then it has been a popular tradition for women across South India to observe the Varalaxmi Vrat or Varalaxmi Vratam on the Shukla Paksh of Shravana month. Women wake up early, observe the ritualistic fast and perform the Pooja, in which they offer fresh sweets and flowers to the Goddess. A kalash or brass pot(representing the deity) is wrapped and decorated with a saree. A swastika symbol is drawn with kumkum and sandalwood paste. The kalash pot is filled with raw rice or water, coins, five different kinds of leaves, and beetle nut. The items used in the kalash vary from region to region like turmeric, comb, mirror, small black bangles and black beads.Flowers and gold jewelry with offerings are placed in front of it. Finally, some mango leaves are placed on the mouth of the kalash, and a coconut smeared with turmeric is used to close the mouth of the kalash. A sacred thread that is tied during Varalakshmi Puja is called the Dorak.

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