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Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat – How to observe Vaibhav Laxmi Vrat?

Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat is dedicated to Vaibhava Lakshmi a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. The Vrat is observed for success and prosperity in life. Below is a brief  description of Vaibhav Lakshmi Vratam procedure. The fasting and other rituals associated with the Vrat are observed mainly on Fridays. It is women who observe the Vrat and some people observe it for 8 consecutive Fridays.

On the day of the Vrat after early morning purification processes, a Shri yantra is worshipped in puja area. A lamp is lit and the usual prayers are chanted.

Then handful of rice is spread in front of the Shri Yantra and a kalash (Pot with coconut) is placed on it. A few coins are placed near it. Usual puja and prayers are performed. Red flowers are offered.

Fasting starts before sunrise and ends after sunset and evening puja.

In the evening Puja, Betal leaves, betal nut, coconut, fruits and a sweet is offered to the Goddess.

An Arati is performed before the Kalash, Shri Yantra and the coins. Prayers associated with Goddess Lakshmi are chanted.

Those people who are unable to stay without food for more than 12 hours eat fruits or kichadi made of Sabudana.

In some regions, Vaibhav Lakshmi is counted among Ashtalakshmi or the eight forms of Goddess Laxmi.