Varalakshmi Vratam 2024

Varalakshmi Vratam is a festival that is celebrated by a large number of people in some regions of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. It is celebrated on Friday in Shravana Shukla Paksha (July-August). On the 16th of August 2024, the Varalakshmi festival will be celebrated in the year, 2024.

On this day, many married women observe a fast in honour of the goddess Lakshmi, asking for blessings for themselves, their families, and their husbands. The term ‘Vara’ refers to the blessings that Lakshmi bestows upon those who worship her.

Varalakshmi Vratam Date in 2024

Festival Name

Varalakshmi Vratam 2024 Date

Varalakshmi Vratam

Friday, 16 August 2024

Varalakshmi Vratam 2024 Puja Timings

Varalakshmi Vratam on Friday, August 16, 2024

Puja Muhurat Time Duration

Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat (morning)

05:57 AM to 08:14 AM

02 Hours 17 Mins

Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat (afternoon)

12:50 PM to 03:08 PM

02 Hours 19 Mins

Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat (evening)

06:55 PM to 08:22 PM

01 Hour 27 Mins

Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat (midnight)

11:22 PM to 01:18 AM, Aug 17

01 Hour 56 Mins

About Varalakshmi Vratam

Most of the southern Indian states observe Varalakshmi Vratam as a day of fasting and worship. In these states, married women celebrate Varalakshmi Puja primarily for the benefit of their husbands and other family members.

The eight goddesses of wealth (Sri), earth (Bhu), learning (Saraswati), love (Priti), fame (Kirti), peace (Shanti), pleasure (Tushti), and strength (Pushti) are thought to be represented by the worship of Vara-Lakshmi on this day.

Varalakshmi Puja is not as well-known in North Indian states as it is in South Indian regions, though. One of the best days to worship and ask for the Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings is Varalakshmi Vratam.

Varalakshmi Vratam: How Is It Celebrated?

Married women prepare for the puja and observe a fast on Thursday from sunrise to sunset. On Fridays, devotees get up early to take a head bath right before sunrise. The home has been cleaned and is rangoli and kalasha-decorated.

The Kalasha is packed with various things that vary from area to region and is covered in Chandan (sandalwood) paste. The pot is filled with raw rice, turmeric, coins, and leaves before a “Swastika” sign is painted on it.

Last but not least, the Kalasha is covered in turmeric-smeared coconut and decorated with mango leaves. Lord Ganesha is worshipped, slokas are chanted, arati is done, and sweets are offered to the a deity as the pooja gets underway. Women exchange presents and bind yellow threads on their hands.

There will be a distribution of jaggery-based sweets, boiled beans, and pongal. On Saturday, devotees complete the rituals and dismantle the Kalasha after bathing. It is thought that celebrating Varalakshmi Vratam will bring benefits in terms of peace, prosperity, and money.

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