Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Varalakshmi Vratam Vantalu / Sravana Sukravaram Prasadam / Naivedyam

Varalakshmi Vratam falls on the second friday of the Sravanam Masam. It is widely performed by the married ladies all across South India for their husband's long life and for riches to the family. This year Varalakshmi Vratam falls on 28 August.

Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped throughout this holy month of Sravana in the form of Ashtalakshmis Aadi Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi. For any pooja bhakti is the main element but a lot of preparation go into this pooja.  

Apart for Pooja, 3,5,7,9 or 12 different naivedyam / prasadam will be made. It is completely depends on you on how many prasadam varieties you can make and offer. If you want to offer 9 varieties here is the list Boorelu, Garelu, Paravannam, chakkara pongali,  Pulihora, miriyala pongali, plain rice with pappu (Plain Dal/Tomato Dal/ Yellow Cucumber Dal/ Mango Dal/ Green Sorrel Dal), daddojanam, Aratikaya Bajji.

Boorelu Garelu Paravannam

Chakkara Pongali Pulihora Miriyala Pongali

Pappu Daddojanam Aratikaya Bajji