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varalakshmi Pooja

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Dasara padagalu

Sthothragalu

When to perform?

This pooja falls on friday before pournami on Sravaana Maasa.

Who should perform?

Married ladies should undertake this pooja if this pooja is allowed in their family tradition. Purohits should be invited and this pooja must be done carefully following all procedures as per sashthras. Those who dont have family traditions, can also pray and praise Goddess Mahalakshmi by singing various dasara padgalu , reciting lakshmi sthothrams and performing ashtothram to the Photo or Idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi

Those who have traditions and unable to perform pooja because of illness, monthly cycles should do this pooja on the friday of Navarathri

Varlakshmi story:

One day when Lord Eswara is relaxing in Kailasa giri, Goddess Parvathi approached Him and asked him to tell a vrata that gives wealth and prosperity. The Lord tells her that performing Varalakshmi Vratam will bring in sowbagyam to the women folk. He narrates the story and explains the process of performing the vrata to Goddess Parvathi. This vrata has to be performed on Friday that falls before Poornima in Sukla Paksham in Sravanamasam.

The story happens in a beautiful town called Kundinagaram located in the Kingdom of Vidarbha (Vidarba Rajyam). In that Kundinagram town, Goddess Adilakshmi, being pleased by her devotion tells Charumathi in a dream and directed her to perform the vrata to enable Her to fulfil her desires. Charumathi wakes up and tells her husband about the dream. Charumathi along with some neighbourhood women takes bath in the wee hours and prepare a mandapam and invites Varalakshmi Devi. She recites the following sloka along with other women with utmost faith and devotion.

Lakshmi Ksheerasamudra rajatanyam sri rangadhameswareem
Dasibootha samastha devavanitham lokaika deepamkuram
Sri manmanda kataksha labdhivibhat brahmendra gangadharam
Twamtrayamlokyakutumbhineem sasijavandemukunda priyam

Then she wore nine threads Thoranam to right hand and offers naivadyam to Goddess Lakshmi Devi. On the completion of the first circumstance, she heard she found earrings, necklaces and other ornaments. On the second circumstance, they found bangles made of navaratnams(precious stones) to their hands. On completion of the third circumstance, they found immense wealth. Then Charumathi offers Tambulam to the brahmin priests and distribute the vrata prasadam to the relatives and lead a happy life. Since then, Hindu women perform this vrata with utmost faith and trust till today.

The origin of Varalakshmi Vratha is associated with a game of dice played between Lord Shiva and Parvati. Goddess Parvati who was winning all the games was accused of cheating by Lord Shiva. So they decided to appoint Chitranemi, a gana of Shiva, as the umpire.

Chitranemi ruled in favor of Lord Shiva and this angered Goddess Parvati who cursed him to suffer from leprosy.  Shiva asked Parvati to forgive Chitranemi and she agreed to revoke the curse if he watched Varalakshmi Vratha performed by a group of women near lakeside. The tradition of Varalakshmi Vratha started from then onwards.

This pooja is done by Many people and enjoyed the benefits. One who listens or read this story, will obtain wealth and prosperity with the blessings of sri varalakshmi

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Procedure:

  1. Do sankalpa
  2. Do Ganesha pooja
  3. Decorate kalasas
  4. Do Kalasa sthapana(Yamuna kalasa, Mahalakshmi kalasa)
  5. Pray Goddess Mahalakshmi
  6. Perform Shodasha upachara puja(Dhyanam, aasanam, paathyam, arghyam, aachamaniyam, madhubarkam, panchamrutham, aachamanuyam, kanda suthram, kandham, akshtham, pushpam, Ashtothram)
  7. Perform doopa deepam and Neivedhyam
  8. Perform pooja to the holy thread
  9. distribute upayana
  10. read the story
  11. sing Mahalakshmi songs

Thread pooja: (Thoragranthi pooja)

The thread should be tied with nine knots and perform pushpa akshtha to nine threads by following mantra

  1. kamalayai namah
  2. ramayai namah
  3. loga mathre namah
  4. vishwa jananyai namah
  5. mahalakshmai namah
  6. Ksheerabthi thanayai namah
  7. vishwa sakhinyai namah
  8. chandrasodharyai namah
  9. harivallabayai namah

Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Satha Namavali

  1. Om Prakrityai Namah
  2. Om Vikrityai Namah
  3. Om Vidyaayai Namah
  4. Om Sarvabhuutahitapradaayai Namah
  5. Om Shraddhaayai Namah
  6. Om Vibhuutyai Namah
  7. Om Surabhyai Namah
  8. Om Paramaatmikaayai Namah
  9. Om Vaache Namah
  10. Om Padmaalayaayai Namah
  11. Om Padmaayai Namah
  12. Om Shuchaye Namah
  13. Om Svaahaayai Namah
  14. Om Svadhaayai Namah
  15. Om Sudhaayai Namah
  16. Om Dhanyaayai Namah
  17. Om Hiranmayyai Namah
  18. Om Laxmyai Namah
  19. Om Nityapushhtaayai Namah
  20. Om Vibhaavaryai Namah
  21. Om Adityai Namah
  22. Om Ditye Namah
  23. Om Diipaayai Namah
  24. Om Vasudhaayai Namah
  25. Om Vasudhaarinyai Namah
  26. Om Kamalaayai Namah
  27. Om Kaantaayai Namah
  28. Om Kaamaaxyai Namah
  29. Om Krodhasambhavaayai Namah
  30. Om Anugrahapradaayai Namah
  31. Om Buddhaye Namah
  32. Om Anaghaayai Namah
  33. Om Harivallabhaayai Namah
  34. Om Ashokaayai Namah
  35. Om Amritaayai Namah
  36. Om Diiptaayai Namah
  37. Om Lokashokavinaashinyai Namah
  38. Om Dharmanilayaayai Namah
  39. Om Karunaayai Namah
  40. Om Lokamaatre Namah
  41. Om Padmapriyaayai Namah
  42. Om Padmahastaayai Namah
  43. Om Padmaaxyai Namah
  44. Om Padmasundaryai Namah
  45. Om Padmodbhavaayai Namah
  46. Om Padmamukhyai Namah
  47. Om Padmanaabhapriyaayai Namah
  48. Om Ramaayai Namah
  49. Om Padmamaalaadharaayai Namah
  50. Om Devyai Namah
  51. Om Padminyai Namah
  52. Om Padmagandhinyai Namah
  53. Om Punyagandhaayai Namah
  54. Om Suprasannaayai Namah
  55. Om Prasaadaabhimukhyai Namah
  56. Om Prabhaayai Namah
  57. Om Chandravadanaayai Namah
  58. Om Chandraayai Namah
  59. Om Chandrasahodaryai Namah
  60. Om Chaturbhujaayai Namah
  61. Om Chandraruupaayai Namah
  62. Om Indiraayai Namah
  63. Om Indushiitalaayai Namah
  64. Om Aahlaadajananyai Namah
  65. Om Pushhtayai Namah
  66. Om Shivaayai Namah
  67. Om Shivakaryai Namah
  68. Om Satyai Namah
  69. Om Vimalaayai Namah
  70. Om Vishvajananyai Namah
  71. Om Tushhtayai Namah
  72. Om Daaridryanaashinyai Namah
  73. Om Priitipushhkarinyai Namah
  74. Om Shaantaayai Namah
  75. Om Shuklamaalyaambaraayai Namah
  76. Om Shriyai Namah
  77. Om Bhaaskaryai Namah
  78. Om Bilvanilayaayai Namah
  79. Om Varaarohaayai Namah
  80. Om Yashasvinyai Namah
  81. Om Vasundharaayai Namah
  82. Om Udaaraa.Ngaayai Namah
  83. Om Harinyai Namah
  84. Om Hemamaalinyai Namah
  85. Om Dhanadhaanyakarye Namah
  86. Om Siddhaye Namah
  87. Om Strainasaumyaayai Namah
  88. Om Shubhapradaaye Namah
  89. Om Nripaveshmagataanandaayai Namah
  90. Om Varalaxmyai Namah
  91. Om Vasupradaayai Namah
  92. Om Shubhaayai Namah
  93. Om Hiranyapraakaaraayai Namah
  94. Om Samudratanayaayai Namah
  95. Om Jayaayai Namah
  96. Om MaNgalaa Devyai Namah
  97. Om Vishhnuvaxassthalasthitaayai Namah
  98. Om Vishhnupatnyai Namah
  99. Om Prasannaaxyai Namah
  100. Om Naaraayanasamaashritaayai Namah
  101. Om Daaridryadhv.Nsinyai Namah
  102. Om Devyai Namah
  103. Om Sarvopadrava Vaarinyai Namah
  104. Om Navadurgaayai Namah
  105. Om Mahaakaalyai Namah
  106. Om Brahmaavishhnushivaatmikaayai Namah
  107. Om Trikaalagyaanasampannaayai Namah
  108. Om Bhuvaneshvaryai Namah

Sri lakshmi dwadasa naama stotram.

Thrailohkya poojithey devi kamalay vishnu vallabay
Yathaathvaam soosthiraa krishnay thadhaa bava mayi sthiraa
Eeswaree kamalaa lakshmeeh salaa poothir harippriyaa
Padhmaa padhmaalayaa samyak uchchaih padhma dhaarinee ||

Sri Lakshmi Hrudaya by Sri Vadirajaru

Sri Devi thanu Sri Damanna maneyalli
Adi anthyagallidiralu southyasukha
Roopadinda avalige vedavaalegala
oduttiralu Avalhinda hariyu mooru
manegala paalaya kethana Bhayavilla.
Modale udakavilla aadakaaranhadinda udhi
thaanaadalhu Achyuthage ambhudiyaadalu
Aaga mahaalakumi Ambarada aabaranhavaadalu
Bhombhannada aaladeleyaadalu Enembe
ivala saahasakke Sribhoodurgeya
aalisidanu hariyu Thaa aaladeleya mele
malagidanu Achyuthana hrudayadalli
lingavisishtaraada Initu jeevara hidi
tumbaakondu Thanayana nooru varsha pariyantadi
Vanajaaksha vatapatra saayanaagi Janarellaa
thamma gatige thakka saadanava Saadisikolla
lendu karuni punarapi Srushtiya
maaduvenendu laalanege prakrutiya
Mamatheyittu gunatraiyaatmaka sookshma
tathva Raasiya jeevaranu srujiyidanu hayavadananu

 

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3 thoughts on “varalakshmi Pooja

  1. Hi Srividhya Guruprasad…. very impressed to see your blog. It contains a lot of contents. Really very happy. But at the same time pls mention clearly only men should say “om” and ladies should replace it with the word “Shri”.

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