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Varalakshmi Vratham

On the Second Friday of the month of Sravana Masam people perform Varalakshmi Varth.On that day married woman wake up in early  morning purify their house after that take holy bath.After that performs  all family members gather togeather perform the VaraLakshmi Pooja.

Procedure for Varalakshmi Pooja:

Before starting pooja we required somme pooja items.List of items are..

• Haldi (turmeric powder)

• Kumkum

• Chandanam (sandal wood paste)

• Akshatha (consecrated rice)

• Betel leaves (Thamalapaakulu)

• Bananas

• Coconut ̵

1; 3

• Thoram (sacred thread made of 9 strings)

• Milk

• Panchamritham

• Dry Date fruits

• New blouse pieces for Kalasham,

• Maamidi Thoranam (Mango leaves’ garland) & Mango leaves

• Flowers

• Naivedyams

• Fruits

Pooja vidhi

Take a wooden plank Placed in pooja room and keep Lakshmi idol. Goddesss idol should be faced East. Clean the idol, lamps, bronze or silver pot & other pooja vessels. On the plank or peeta, pore few cups of rice placed the pot on rice.Put Chandanam & Kumkum on four sides of the pot. Fill slightly more than half the pot with water. Place betel nuts, betel leaves, dry date fruits (Kharjura), one coin (silver or copper or other available) inside the pot. Apply turmeric, chandanam, kumkum to a coconut (with husk or without – as per traditions) and place it on top of the pot surrounded by mango leaves.The tail of the coconut should be upward. Decorate the Goddess’ face and fix that against the coconut, fixing back tightly against the pot and tie it with a thread.Decorate the pot and the face of the Goddess with jewels, dress, etc. and keep a new blouse piece. Keep a small garland and light a
lamp at the Goddess.

Before any puja, Ganapathi Pooja is performed.

Vigneshwara (Ganapathi) Pooja:

For Ganapathi puja we prepare Haridra Ganapathi with turmeric powder.Mixing turmeric powder and few drops of water cone shape Ganapathi is placed .

Mantra

Suklam Bharadharam Vishnum

Sashivarnam Chaturbhujam

Prasanna vadanam dhyayeth

Sarvavignopa Shantaye

AACHAMANAM:

(wash the hand in to the plate)

Om kesavayaswaha———-(take the theeram)

Om naarayanaayaswaha—-(take the theertham)

Om maadhavaayaswaha—(take the theertham)

(again wash the hand in to the plate)

Om govindhaayanamaha—(tell to pour the little water into plate)

BHOOSUDHDHI:

Uththistamthu bhuthapisaachaa a thebhoomibhaarakaa|

A theshaamavirodhena bhrahmakarma samaarabhe||

(after chanting this through the akshathan behind u)

PRAANAAYAAMAM:

OM bhoohu | om bhuvaha| og suvaha|om maha| om thapaha| og satyam|

Om thathsavithurvarenyam bhargodevasya dheemahi dhiyoyonaha prachodhayaath||

Omapojyotherasomrutham bhrahmabhurbhuvasthuvarom||

Varalakshmi Vratha Sankalpam & Kalasha Puja:

Clasp the right palm over the left palm holding a flower, akshatra and place them on the
right thigh and chant

Evamguna viseshana visistayamasyam shubha thithou, asmakam saha kutumbanam
kshema sthairya vijaya ayur arogya aishwarya abhivridhyartham, dharmartha kaama
moksha chaturvidha purushartha siddhyartham, ishta kamarthya siddhyartham,
sathsanthana soubhaya shubha phalavapyartham varshe varshe prayuktham
varalakshmi muddhishya varalakshmi preethyartham bhavishyottara purana kalpoktha
prakarena yavaschakti dhyanavahanadhi shodashopachara pujan karishya. Thadan
gathwena kalasha pujan karishya. Kalashe gandha pushpa akshathair abhyarcha,
kalasha shyopari hastham nidhaya.

Shloka:

Kalashasya mukhe Vishnu
Kante rudra samasritha
Moole thathra sthitho brahma
Madhye mathru ganaa smrutha
Kukshouthu sagara ssarve
Sapta dweepa vasundhara
Rugvedoda yajurveda
Samavedoh atharvana
Angaischa sahita ssarve
Kalashambu samasritha
Ayanthu lakshmi pujartham
Durithakshaya karaka

Kalasha Stapana:

Gangecha yamune chaiva Godavari saraswati
Narmade sindhu kaveri jalesmin sannidhim kuru
Evam kalasha puja

Varalakshmi Puja begins :

Padmasane padmakare sarvalokaika pujithe,

Narayana priye devi supreetha bhava sarvada.

Shodasha Upachara Puja 

Dhyanam

Visualise the Goddess and pray to her by chanting this mantram
Ksheerodarnava sambhuthe kamala kamalalaye,

Susthirabhava may gehe surasura namaskruthe
Sri Varalakshmi devatham dhyayami

Avahanam 

Visualise Goddess Varalakshmi in mind and offer flower or Akshatha to Kalasha
Haridra Ganapathi. Thereby we invoke the Goddess in the idol or image.

Sarvamangala mangalye Vishnu vaksha sthalalaye,

Avahayami devee thwaam supreetha bhava sarvada,

Varalakshmi devatham avahayami

Aasanam

Offer flowers at the feet and chant Aasanam Samarpayami shloka

Suryayutha nibha spoorthe sphura drathna vibhushitham,
Simhasana midham devee stheeyatham sura pujithe,

Rathna simhasanam samarpayami

Akshitham

Offer one spoon of water from the glass with water to the empty cup. Chant arghyam
samarpayami slokam

Shuddodakam cha pathrastham gandha pushpadhi mishritham,

Arghyam dasyami the devee gruhaana sura pujithe,

Arghyam samarpayami

Paadhyam

Suvasitha jalam ramya sarva theertha samudbhavam,

Paadhyam gruhaana thwam sarvadeva namaskruthe,

Paadhyam samarpayami

Aachamanam 

Offer one spoon of water from the cup with water to empty cup and chant Aachamanam
samarpayami slokam

Suvarna kalashaa neetham chandanagaru samyutham,

Gruhaana achamanam devee mayaa dattham shubhapradhe,

Aachamaneeyam samarpayami

Panchamrutha Snanam

Offer bath with few drops or a spoon of panchamritham to the Goddess by chanting the
below sloka

Payodadhi gruthopetham sharkaramadhu samyutham,

Panchamrutha snanamidham gruhaana kamalalaye,

Panchamrutha snanam samarpayami

Shuddodaka Snanam 

Offer bath with few drops or a spoon of water to the Goddess by chanting the below
sloka

Gangajalam mayaaneetham mahadeva shirasthitham,

Shuddodaka snanamidham gruhaana vidhu sodhari,

Shuddodaka snanam samarpayami

Vasthram

Offer a cotton thread made of cotton, haldi, kumkum & chandan paste by chanting the
below slokam

Surarchitanghri yugale dukoola vasana priye,

Vasthrayugmam pradasyami gruhaana hari vallabhe,

Vasthra yugmam samarpayami

Abharanam 

Offer any jewelry or akshatra to the Goddess by chanting this stotram
Keyura kankane divye haaranupura mekhala,

Vibhushananya moolyani gruhaana rushi pujithe,

Abharanani samaryami

Upavitham

Offer akshata or flowers or chandan paste to the Goddess by chanting Upavitham
slokam

Thaptha hema krutham suthram muktadama vibhushitham,

Upavitha midham devi gruhaana thwam shubhapradhe,

Upavitham samarpayami

Gandham

Offer gandham (chandanam paste) to the Goddess
Karpuragaru kasturi rochanadhi bhiranvitham,

Gandham dasyamyaham devee prithyartham prathigruhyatham,
Gandham samarpayami

Akshatha 

Offer akshatha to the Goddess

Akshatha dhavala devi shaliyam sthadula shubha,

Haridra kumkumopetha gruhyathaa mabdhi puthrike,

Akshatha samarpayami

Pushpa Puja

Offer flowers to the Goddess by chanting this slokam.

Mallika jaaji kusumai champakairva kulaisthatha,

Shathapathrai scha kalharai pujayami haripriye,

Pushpai pujayami

Annaga Puja

Offer akshata and flowers or gandham to the Goddess by chanting the below mantrams

Chanchalayai namaha padhau pujayami

Chapalayai namaha januni pujayami

Peethambara dharayai namaha ooroo pujayami

Kamala vasinyai namaha katim pujayami

Padmalayayai namaha naabhim pujayami

Madanamathre namaha sthanau pujayami

Lalithayayai namaha bhujadwayam pujayami

Kambh kantyai namaha kantam pujayami

Sumukhayai namaha mukham pujayami

Shreeyai namaha oshtau pujayami

Sunasikayai namaha nasikam pujayami

Sunethrai namaha nethram pujayami

Ramaayai namaha karnau pujayami

Kamalayai namaha shirah pujayami

Varalakshmai namaha sarvaagani pujayami

Ashtottara

Now, chant the Lakshmi Astottra shatanamavali (108 names of Goddess Lakshmi)…
Om prakrityai namah .

Om vikrityai namah .

Om vidyaayai namah .

Om sarvabhuutahitapradaayai namah .

Om shraddhaayai namah .

Om vibhuutyai namah .

Om surabhyai namah .

Om paramaatmikaayai namah .

Om vaache namah .

Om padmaalayaayai namah .

Om padmaayai namah .

Om shuchaye namah .

Om svaahaayai namah .

Om svadhaayai namah .

Om sudhaayai namah .

Om dhanyaayai namah .

Om hiranmayyai namah .

Om laxmyai namah .

Om nityapushhtaayai namah .

Om vibhaavaryai namah .

Om adityai namah .

Om ditye namah .

Om diipaayai namah .

Om vasudhaayai namah .

Om vasudhaarinyai namah .

Om kamalaayai namah .

Om kaantaayai namah .

Om kaamaaxyai namah .

Om krodhasambhavaayai namah .
Om anugrahapradaayai namah .

Om buddhaye namah .

Om anaghaayai namah .

Om harivallabhaayai namah .

Om ashokaayai namah .

Om amritaayai namah .

Om diiptaayai namah .

Om lokashokavinaashinyai namah .
Om dharmanilayaayai namah .

Om karunaayai namah .

Om lokamaatre namah .

Om padmapriyaayai namah .

Om padmahastaayai namah .

Om padmaaxyai namah .

Om padmasundaryai namah .

Om padmodbhavaayai namah .

Om padmamukhyai namah .

Om padmanaabhapriyaayai namah .
Om ramaayai namah .

Om padmamaalaadharaayai namah .
Om devyai namah .

Om padminyai namah .

Om padmagandhinyai namah .

Om punyagandhaayai namah .

Om suprasannaayai namah .

Om prasaadaabhimukhyai namah .
Om prabhaayai namah .

Om chandravadanaayai namah .

Om chandraayai namah .

Om chandrasahodaryai namah .

Om chaturbhujaayai namah .

Om chandraruupaayai namah .

Om indiraayai namah .

Om indushiitalaayai namah .

Om aahlaadajananyai namah .

Om pushhtayai namah .

Om shivaayai namah .

Om shivakaryai namah .

Om satyai namah .

Om vimalaayai namah .

Om vishvajananyai namah .

Om tushhtayai namah .

Om daaridryanaashinyai namah .
Om priitipushhkarinyai namah .

Om shaantaayai namah .

Om shuklamaalyaambaraayai namah .

Om shriyai namah .

Om bhaaskaryai namah .

Om bilvanilayaayai namah .

Om varaarohaayai namah .

Om yashasvinyai namah .

Om vasundharaayai namah .

Om udaaraa.ngaayai namah .

Om harinyai namah .

Om hemamaalinyai namah .

Om dhanadhaanyakarye namah .

Om siddhaye namah .

Om strainasamnyaayai namah .

Om shubhapradaaye namah .

Om nripaveshmagataanandaayai namah .

Om varalaxmyai namah .

Om vasupradaayai namah .

Om shubhaayai namah .

Om hiranyapraakaaraayai namah .

Om samudratanayaayai namah .

Om jayaayai namah .

Om mangalaa devyai namah .

Om vishhnuvaxassthalasthitaayai namah .

Om vishhnupatnyai namah .

Om prasannaaxyai namah .

Om naaraayanasamaashritaayai namah .

Om daaridryadhv.nsinyai namah .

Om devyai namah .

Om sarvopadrava vaarinyai namah .

Om navadurgaayai namah .

Om mahaakaalyai namah .

Om brahmaavishhnushivaatmikaayai namah .
Om trikaalagyaanasampannaayai namah .

Om bhuvaneshvaryai namah .

Om Ashottara shatanama pujam samarpayami

Dhupam 

Offer Agarbatti (incense sticks) to the Goddess by chanting the below mantram
Dashangam guggulopetham
Sugandham cha manoharam
Dhupam dasyami deveshi

Varalakshmi gruhaana tham Dhupam samarpayami

Deepam 

Light a deepam by chanting this mantram
Ghrutakthavarthi samyuktam andhakaaram vinashakam,

Deepam dasyami the devi gruhaana muditha bhava,

Deepam samarpayami

Naivedyam 

Offer naivedyam (fruits / food items & coconut) by chanting this mantra
Naivedyam shasrasopetham dadhi madhwajya samyutham,

Naanaa bakshya phalopetham gruhaana harivallabhe,

Naivedyam samarpayami

While offering naivedyam, offer water (Paaneeyam)

Ghanasaara sughandena mishritham pushvasitham,

Paaneeyam gruhyatham devi sheethalam sumanoharam,

Paaneeyam samarpayami

Thamboolam

Offer thamboolam (betel leaves, betel nut, dry date fruits & rupee coins)
Poogeephala samayuktam nagavalli dalairyutham,

Karpurachurna samyuktam thamboolam prathigruhyatham,

Thamboolam samarpayami

Neeraganam

Offer Aarathi with burning camphor to the Goddess by chanting the below mantra
Neerajanam samaaneetham karpurena samanvitham,

Thubhyam dasyamyaham devi gruhyatham Vishnu vallabhe,

Neerajanam samarpayami

Mantra Pushpam

Offer akshata by chanting the Mantrapushpam
Padmasane padmakare sarvalokaika pujithe,

Narayanapriye devi supreetho bhava sarvadaa,

Mantrapushpam samarpayami

Pradakshnam

Just do five self-circumambulations by chanting the mantram
Yanikanicha paapani janmanthara kruthanicha,

Thani thani pranashyanthi pradakshina pade pade

Namaskaram

Offer namaskarams by chanting this mantram
Samastha loka jananee namasthe Vishnu vallabhe,

Pahimam bhakta varadhe varalakshmi namo namaha
Sri varalakshmi devathayai namaskaaraan samarpayami

Atha Thoraqranthi Puja (worshipping the Thoram or sacre thread)

Worship the Thoram or sacred thread by offering gandham, haldi, kumkum, akshata &

flowers by chanting this Thoragranthi mantram

Kamalayai namaha prathama granthim pujayami

Ramayai namaha Dwiteeya granthim pujayami

Lokamatre namaha thrutiya granthim pujayami

Vishwajananyai namaha chaturtha granthim pujayami

Mahalakshmyai namaha panchama granthim pujayami

Ksheerabhi thanayayai namaha sashtama granthim pujayami

Vishwa sakshinyai namaha saptama granthim pujayami

Chandra sodaryai namaha ashtama granthim pujayami

Harivallabhayai nahama navama granthim pujayami

Thorabandhanam 

Tie the sacred thread yourself to your right wrist while chanting the below mentioned
Varalakshmi Vratham Thorabandhana Mantram
Badnami dakshine hasthe navasuthram shubhapradam,

Putrapauthrabhi vruddhincha sowbhagyam dehi mey rame.

Vaayanaa Vidhi

Evam sampujya kalyaneem varalakshmi swa shaktitha,

Daathavyam dwadashapoopam vaayanam hi dwijathaye.

After performing Thorabandhanam, offer Vayanam to the Goddess. Then, offer to other
married women.

Vavana Daana Mantram

Offer vayanam to other married women by chanting this mantram
Indiraa prathigruhnathu indiraa vai dadaathi cha,

Indiraa tharakobhabhyam indirayai namo namaha.

Ithi pooja vidhanam sampurnam (It concludes the Varalakshmi Vratham Puja
procedure).

Story

Charumathi, a Brahmin woman lived in a town, Kundina. She was very humble and kind
in her nature. She was very much devoted to her husband and family.

One night, Goddess Laxmi appeared in her dream and told her to worship Vara Laxmi
and seek her blessings. Goddess Laxmi also explained the Vrata procedure and the best
day to observe Vara Laxmi Vrata. Laxmi asked Charumathi to observe Varalaxmi
Vrataon the Friday just before Shravan Purnima, the Full Moon day in Shravan Month.

Charumathi informed about the dream to his husband and family. She also told to her
friends and the word spread throughout the town. On the Friday before Shravan
Purnima, Charumathi along with her family, friends and the women of the town observe
Vara Laxmi Vrata. They worshipped Vara Laxmi with utmost devotion and offered
special recipes and fruits to please her.

Goddess Vara Laxmi appeared before them and granted boons to all of them. Their
houses were filled with grains, diamonds, jewels and gold. They all lived happily in their
rest of life. Since the time, women have begun observing Vara Laxmi Vrata every year on
the specific Friday.

And take theertha & prasada and also distribute among other devotees.

Next day a small puja (Punar Puja) is performed to mark the conclusion of Varalakshmi
puja. On Sunday morning, Goddess Lakshmi is lifted from the Puja place and kept safe
for next year’s Varalakshmi Puja.

After the completion of Varalakshmi Puja, the coconut which is used on the top of
Kalasham should be broken and the water in it should be thrown to any plant like Tulsi
or any other flowering plants which are away from the stamping of human. The
biodegradable waste like flowers, turmeric, kumkum, and many other material should
be thrown in a well or in nearby fresh flowing water which are not stamped by human.

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