Varalakshmi Vratham Decoration, Ideas for Alankaram of Varalakshmi Vratham Kalasham with coconut and other needed items are provided here..
Varalakshmi Puja & Decoration of Puja Place
On a wooden plank or plate keep Lakshmi idol. Pooja mandapam or the Goddesss idol should be faced East. Clean the idol, lamps, bronze or steel pot & other pooja vessels. On the plank or peeta, spread few cups of rice. Put Chandanam & Kumkum on four sides of the pot. Fill slightly more than half the pot with rice.
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. Now, place this over the rice on the plate. Keep a small garland and light a lamp at the Goddess.
Step-wise Kalasha Alankaram
Place a wooden plank in the eastern side of the house and decorate with rangoli design of Goddess Lakshmi.
Place a banana leaf / a large plate on top of the wooden plank.
Spread some rice on the banana leaf / large plate.
Place the kalasham on top of the rice. Deck the kalasham with turmeric and kumkum on each side. You can use gold / silver / brass pitcher as kalasham.
Put some rice inside the kalasham
Put a lemon, betel leaves, some coins, black beads. Using of lemon and black beads depends on the tradition to tradition.
Now, put some mango leaves around the kalasham
Wash the coconut and smear some tumeric on it, so it appears bright.
Keep this coconut on top of the kalasham
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.