Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata

Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata is performed by married Hindu women to seek the blessings of the Goddess Mahalakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu.

The Vrata is observed on the Friday immediately preceding the full moon day of the month of
Sravana Masa. On the day of Pooje or Vrata, women clean their homes and decorate their front yards with rangolis. Later, they take a bath and deck wear pure silk saree and jewellery. The lady performing the pooje makes a mandala with the drawing of a lotus upon it. A kalasha filled with rice and topped with fresh mango and betel leaves, a coconut smeared with haldi and kumkum and cloth are placed on the mandala and Lakshmi is invoked therein.

After the worship of the kalasha, follows the worship of Ganesha, then the worship of the sacred thread. Now the main worship of Vara Lakshmi begins and the scared thread is worshipped a second time. It is then tied to the right hand of the lady. After the worship thamboola is given to 5 married ladies.

The same evening, we invite all the neighboring ladies(married women) and offer them tamboola; also called veeledele Adike, which is an offering of betel leaves, fruits, betel nuts, kumkum, haldi and dakshine. At this point the ladies also sing songs in praise of goddess Varalakshmi.

Attached below is a scanned vrata procedure in Kannada:

So, here comes the link which has the lyrics for all songs posted on this blog on Goddess Lakshmi.

And here comes the link which has colorful and many designs for drawing Rangoli

And can any festival be complete without authentic dishes? Here are some recipes posted in this blog:

Attached is the post link for the links I have for lyrics, and Shravana Friday Pooje procedure.

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.

Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata pooje at Chandrika’s house six years back.

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 1

Shri Vara MahaLakshmi Vrata 1

20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shruti on August 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Hello Meera,

    Thank you so much for all the poje procedures. May I please request you to give us the procedure for drawing the aishwarya patra and akshaya patra ranjolis. Thanks you in advance.



  2. thank u so much for all the pooja procedures


  3. Posted by Srinidhi on April 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Can u tell me the details about yamuna kalash… What all to be put in that??


  4. Posted by sheela on July 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Would I be able to find audio for these beautiful lakshmi songs on youtube?


  5. Posted by sheela on July 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Where would I find audio for these songs?


  6. Posted by Srinivasa on July 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Where would I find audio for Shri Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata?


  7. Posted by Pallavi on July 25, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Hi Meera, I really found this site very helpfull and THE BEST for woman who want to perform all the Dharmika activites but need info . I am very happy to visit this blog.
    Please help me by giving Chaturmaasa Vrata adige details/recipes which should be prepared on varamahalakshmi day. It will be really helpfull.


  8. Posted by meeraghu on July 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Visit this web site, they do have some details about chaturmasa and what cannot be offered to god.


  9. Posted by Pallavi on July 26, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for the link. It has more than what i asked..


  10. Posted by manju on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    thanks is really good site


  11. Posted by seetha on October 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Hi meera,
    Could you please post the steps to draw Akshaya patre rangoli? That would be helpful to draw during dasara pooje time.



  12. Posted by meeraghu on October 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I haven’t learnt it yet.


  13. Posted by pavani on September 6, 2013 at 4:18 am

    thank u for sapattusukravara song laxmi sobana hadu idtira uplod madtera


  14. Posted by Gayithri Sudarshan on August 5, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Hi meeta
    Could you please post akshya patre rangoli


  15. Posted by kalpana Arvind on August 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for gifting gud puja vidhana.


  16. Posted by Ravi on August 8, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Excellent. Keep up the good work. Significance is very informative.


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