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Sravana Sukravaram - Friday August 20th, 2021
Sri Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam at 6.30pm - Prasadam: Blessed Puja KumKum
Significance of Sri Vara MahaLakshmi Vratam : Goddess Vara Lakshmi is worshipped on the Fridays before Sravana Poornima for cordial marital relationship. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons(Varam). It is mostly performed by women all over India. Varalakshmi Vratam is performed by married women for the wellbeing of all the family members, especially husband, to get progeny. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Varalakshmi on t his day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi.
August 20th, 2021
Sri Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam at 6.30pm
- Prasadam - Blessed Saree
10.30am Sri VaraMahalakshmi Homam $54
6.30 pm Sri Vara MahaLakshmi Vratam $54
Sri Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam Significance & Story:
Goddess Sri Vara Lakshmi is worshipped on a Friday before Sravana Poornima.Varalakshmi is one who grants boons(Varam). It is mostly performed by women all over India. Sri Vara Maha lakshmi Vratam is performed by married women for the wellbeing of all the family members, especially husband, to get progeny etc.
It is believed that worshipping Goddess Vara lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi.
Charumathi Devi Story (Vrata Kadha): In the kingdom of Magadha, there lived a Brahmin woman called Charumathi in a town named Kundina. The prosperous town was the home of Charumathi and her husband. Impressed by her devotion to her family, Goddess Maha Lakshmi appeared in her dream and asked her to worship her in the form of Vara Lakshmi(Vara means boon, Lakshmi- goddess of wealth) and seek to fulfill her wishes. Charumathi explained her dream to her family, and along with many other women she performed the pooja in a traditional way and prayed Goddess Varalakshmi with deep devotion.
“Padmaasane Padmakare sarva lokaika poojithe
Narayana priyae devi supreethaa bhava sarvada”
Sumangalis(Married women) worship Goddess Lakshmi with utmost devotion offering sweets and flowers. Kalash(representing the deity)is invoked and decorated with a saree, flowers and gold jewellery with offerings placed in front. It is a tradition to buy gold on this day. This pooja can be done with no restriction to caste or creed. To this day many women observe this traditional festival praying Varamahalakshmi for her blessings in form of wealth and well being of their family.
In our Temple ever year we perform Varalakshmi Vratam with all our devotees, Praying for their wellbeing and prosperity.
Up Coming Important dates in SRAVANA MASA
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Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, Sep 6th
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Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 4