Vara Lakshmi Vratam at 7 p.m. – Aug 24 & Sep 7, Friday
Sri Venkateswara Temple
August 24, 2018 7:00 pm
August 24, 2018 9:00 pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAMUHIKA VARA LAKSHMI VRATAM
Varalakshmi Puja day is one of the significant days to worship the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The Varalakshmi fasting is observed on the last Friday during Shravana Shukla Paksha and falls just few days ahead of Rakhi and Shravana Purnima.
Varalakshmi, who is the consort of Lord Vishnu, is one of the forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi, incarnated from the milky ocean, popularly known as Kshir Sagar. She is described as having the complexion of milky ocean, adorned in similar color clothes.
It is believed that the Varalakshmi form of the goddess bestows boons and fulfills all desires of her devotees. Hence this form of the goddess is known as Vara Lakshmi i.e. Goddess Lakshmi who bestows boons.
Varalakshmi fasting is performed with the desire of worldly pleasures, including children, spouse, and luxuries. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Vara-Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi i.e. the eight Goddesses of Wealth (Sri), Earth (Bhu), Learning (Saraswati), Love (Priti), Fame (Kirti), Peace (Shanti), Pleasure (Tushti) and Strength (Pushti).