Varalakshmi Vratam Friday 24th August 2018
Varalakshmi Vratam Puja:
Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat = 5:58 AM to 7:44 AM
Duration = 1 Hour 45 Mins
Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat = 12:20 PM to 2:38 PM
Duration = 2 Hours 18 Mins
Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat = 6:25 PM to 7:52 PM
Duration = 1 Hour 27 Mins
Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat = 22:52 to 24:48+ (nextday)
Duration = 1 Hour 55 Mins
Varalakshmi Puja day is considered as a very important day to worship the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Varalakshmi is the consort of Lord Vishnu and one of the forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Varalakshmi was appeared from the milky ocean or Kshir Sagar. She was having the complexion of milky ocean and wears similar color attire.
It is believed that Goddess Varalakshmi confers boons and fulfills the desires of her devotees. Hence this form of the goddess is called as Vara and Lakshmi, or the Goddess Lakshmi who confers boons.
About Varalakshmi Viratam / Vratam / Vrat:
Varalakshmi fasting is observed on the last Friday of Shravana Shukla Paksha which occurs few days ahead of Rakhi and Shravana Purnima.
Varalakshmi Vrat is proposed for both men and women. However, in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra regions, Varalakshmi Vrat is mainly observed by married women only. Varalakshmi Vrat is observed with the desire of worldly pleasures, which includes children, spouse, luxury and all sorts of earthly pleasures.
Varalakshmi Vrat is very popular in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, where married women observe Varalakshmi Vrat for the well-being of their husband and family members. Worshipping Goddess Vara-Lakshmi on this day is believed to be equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi or ‘the eight Goddesses’. Sri, Bhu, Saraswati, Priti, Kirti, Shanti, Tushti and Pushti are the eight Goddesses referred here.
In North Indian states Varalakshmi Puja is not much popular as in South Indian states. Varalakshmi Vratam is one of the most auspicious days to please Goddess Lakshmi and to seek her blessings.