Varalakshmi Vratham 2019 will be marked on the second Friday of the Shravan Maasam as per Hindu calendar. The pooja can be performed on subsequent Fridays too till the end of month. On Varamahalakshmi pooja or Varalakshmi pooja, women worship Goddess Lakshmi seeking prosperity. Special poojas are offered to the Goddess of wealth as per Hindu customs and tradition.

Devotees thronged Laxmi Temples across the country on the occasion of Varalakshmi festival 2019.

So how does one perform the Varalakshmi Vratham? Here's the procedure...

Varalakshmi Vratham/Pooja Vidhanam

According to mythology, It all started when Parvati asked Shiva to suggest a pooja that could enchance the status of a person in terms of health and wealth. It is then that Shiva suggested Varalakshmi vratam. Varalakshmi is one who gives you boons and fulfills your wishes. The vratham needs no preparation as such except the usual decking up of the pooja room with mago leaves, cleaning up the place of worship, a few flowers and food offering. It is often said that Goddess Lakshmi loves anything made from rice.

It could be Paramannam, Pulihora or kheer made from rice. Light up the diyas as you would, deck up the idol or picture of Goddess lakshmi with flowers and offer prasad and you are done. A few people who do vratham with the help of a priest also tie an yellow thread with 9 knots to their hands after the varalakshmi pooja.

Varalakshmi mantras to chant

You could chant any or all of the following mantras to invoke Goddess Varalakshmi

Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnayai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namaha

Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha

Om Shreem Shree-aee Namaha

Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namaha

Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namaha

Om Shring Hring Kling Aing Saung Om Hring Ka A Ee La Hring Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hring Sakal Hring Saung Aing Kling Hring Shring Om