Varalakshmi Pooja or Vrata is an important puja dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. In 2013, the date of Varalakshmi Puja is August 16. This Lakshmi Puja is observed by married women in the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and by some communities in Kerala and
The importance or significance of Varalakshmi Vrata was narrated by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. It is mentioned in the Skanda Purana that once Goddess Parvati wanted to know about a ‘Vrata’ that is beneficial to all women and Lord Shiva narrated the glory of Varalakshmi Vrata.
It is believed that taking part in the puja or even observing the Varalakshmi Pooja is highly auspicious.
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