Varalakshmi Vratham 2020 Date on Friday, July 31. The festival of Varalakshmi Vratham falls in the month of Shravan before the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon day). It is a day dedicated to Goddess Varalakshmi, one of the forms of Mahalakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Read on to know more about the 2020 date of Varalakshmi Vratam, a festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka.
Varalakshmi Vratham 2020 Date, Timings
- Varalakshmi Vratam will be observed on Friday, July 31, 2020
- Simha Lagna Puja Muhurat (morning) – 06:59 AM to 09:17 AM (Duration – 02 hours 17 minutes)
- Vrishchika Lagna Puja Muhurat (afternoon) – 01:53 PM to 04:11 PM (Duration – 02 hours 19 minutes)
- Kumbha Lagna Puja Muhurat (evening) – 07:57 PM to 09:25 PM (Duration – 01 hours 27 minutes)
- Vrishabha Lagna Puja Muhurat (midnight) – 12:25 AM to 02:21 AM, Aug 01 (Duration – 01 hour 56 minutes).
Varalakshmi Vratam significance:
Married women perform the Varalakshmi Vratam by keeping a fast and tying a sacred thread on their right wrist to pray for the well-being of their family. They also seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi for gaining material comforts and luxuries on this day. Since Goddess Lakshmi represents wealth, this day is significant for those who seek a blissful life and worldly pleasures. Therefore, on this day, devotees worship Varalakshmi, who is believed to have emerged from the cosmic ocean while churning it. This refers to the Samudra Manthan of the Kshira Sagara between the Devas and the Asuras.
Varalakshmi Vratam Puja Vidhanam
- Rise early and take a bath.
- Fasting starts from sunrise and continues till sunset or until the puja is finished.
- Then purify the puja area with Gangajal or regular water.
- Apply turmeric paste (turmeric powder mixed with water) to the wooden platform and then make a rangoli with rice powder.
- Then put some Akshat in the centre of the platform and then place a metal plate on top of it.
- Subsequently, spread raw rice evenly on the plate.
- Then smear Haldi and Kumkum on the Kalash and place it in the middle of the plate.
Add water to the Kalash and put some Akshat into it. Place a whole coconut on the neck of the Kalash.
- Fix the face of the Mother Goddess to the husk of the coconut.
- Then use the clothes to drape a saree for the Mother Goddess. Make her hair and accessorize her with jewelry and other beauty items. Put the garland of fresh flowers around the Goddess’ neck.
- Subsequently, place the mirror behind the deity.
- Then light the oil lamp.
- Then place the Sharadu (sacred threads) near the Goddess.
- After the deity is crafted, offer your prayers to Lord Ganesha.
- Then chant the sacred Mantras dedicated to Goddess Varalakshmi. You may also play the Mahalakshmi Saharanamam Stotram.
- Offer the flowers one by one and then the tamboolam (consisting of paan, supari, fruits, coconut, Dakshina, flowers, Haldi, and kumkum).
- Then offer the Naiveidhyam – Sundal, Kheer, Modak, Idli, Salted Modak etc to the Goddess.
- Then perform the aarti. And conclude the puja by tying the sacred thread around your right wrist.
It is said that by worshipping Varalakshmi, one can seek the blessings of the Ashta Lakshmi or the Eight Goddesses who represent various aspects of life. They are as following:
- Aadi or Mahalakshmi Lakshmi (the one who propels spiritual learnings or the one who protects)
- Dhana Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth)
- Dhairya Lakshmi (the Goddess of courage)
- Sowbhagya Lakshmi (the Goddess of good fortune)
- Vijaya Lakshmi (the Goddess of victory)
- Dhanya Lakshmi (the Goddess of food)
- Santana Lakshmi (the Goddess of fertility)
- Vidya Lakshmi (the Goddess of wisdom)
Thus, by observing a Varalakshmi Vratham on this day, women seek the blessings of the Ashta Lakshmi for spiritual and material prosperity.