Varalakshmi Vratam, Varalakshmi Puja, VarMahalakshmi Vratham is an important Lakshmi pooja in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Orissa. In 2016, Varalakshmi Vratham (Var Mahalakshmi Puja) date is August 12.
VarLaxmi Vratam is observed on 2nd Friday during the Shravana masam. Because of any reasons, one who could not able to perform the Vratha on second Friday can observe the Var Laxmi Vrata on any Friday in Shravan maas.
Significance and Importance of Varalakshmi Vratam – Vara Laxmi Vratha Mahatmya
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Worshipping Goddess Laxmi during Shravan month is highly auspicious because the whole month is dedicated to the divine couple, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. Friday is the most auspicious day for Laxmi Devi. Hence, worshipping Lakshmi Devi on Shravan Shukravar is highly meritorious.
Ashtalakshmi showers their blessings on Vara Laxmi Vratha performers
As the eight forces of the world, known as Ashta Lakshmi – primeval force (Aadi Laxmi), wealth (Dhana Lakshmi), courage (Dhairya Laxmi or Veera Lakshmi), wisdom (Vidhya Laksmi), Children or family development (Santana Laxmi), success (Viajaya Lakshmi), food (Dhanya Laxmi) and strength (Gaja Lakshmi) are dedicated to Goddess Laksmi. Puranas described that observing Vara Laksmi Vratham would bless a woman with all eight energies for life.
Here is the Varalakshmi Vratham Procedure in detail version including Sankalpam, Mantrams, Thora Puja, Thorabandhana Puja Mantram, Vayana daana Mantram, and the list of items required for the puja.
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 dates in Other countries
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in USA – As per Hawaii, PST, CST, EST, and MST – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in UK and other parts of Europe – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in UAE and other parts of Gulf countries – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in Australia – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in New Zealand – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in Singapore – 12 August
Varalakshmi Vratham 2016 date in Malaysia – 12 August
Can we do Varalakshmi Puja on First Friday?
Yes, if you have no opportunity to observe Varalakshmi Vratham on 2nd Friday, then you can observe it on first Friday.
Can we do Varalakshmi Puja on Third / Fourth Friday?
If you missed Varalakshmi Vratham due to any reason, you can perform it on any Friday – Third Friday / Fourth Friday.