On this auspicious day, the whole house bears a festive look with the woman folk showing their talent in the drawing of "Kolams / "Rangoli" at the entrance of the house and also in the puja area, where the "Vratam" is to take place. The decorated Amman is placed in the Puja in all her splendour and once the preparations are done with, it is time for the Vratam to begin. All woman folk performing this Vratam observe fast on this auspicious day as a mark of reverence to the Goddess, thereby invoking Her Blessings.
|Decorating the Amman for Varalakshmi |
|The Amman in all her Splendour|
|Jadai[Pinnal] Alangaram for the Amman|
- VARA LAKSHMI is not included in ASHTA LAKSHMI.
- THIS IS THE NINTH LAKSHMI- That is why during the puja [particularly towards the end] one SARADU with 9 Knots is placed and ARCHANA is performed and then the SARADU [CHORD] is worn by house lady and also the guests.
- The mantra includes first the first 8 Lakshmi and 9th is Vara Lakshmi.
Celebration of Varalakshimi Vratam
Subsequently, the devotees invoke Goddess Varalakshmi to enter the Kalasham. Then torams [ it consists of nine threads with about nine knots] are worshipped and one is tied around the Kalasha, while another one is tied on the right hand of the woman, who is performing the puja.