Maha Varalakshmi Pooja 2016
Maha Varalakshmi Pooja is a festival to the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Goddess Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam). It is an important pooja performed by Hindu women. ‘Vara Lakshmi Vrata’ is celebrated on the Second Friday or the Friday before full moon day – Poornima in the month of Śravaṇā, also called Śawan in Hindi and Aadi in Tamil which corresponds to the Gregorian months of July–August.
Varalakshmi Vrata is performed by married woman for the well being of all the family members, especially husband, to get progeny etc. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshiping Ashtalaksmi – the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi – goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength.
We at our ashram celebrated Maha Varalakshmi pooja on 12th August 2016 very auspiciouly.
The Poojas commenced early morning 04.00 A.M in the Brahma Muhurtha with Maha Sudarshana Homa and Maha Lakshmi Homa.
Maha Sudarshana Homa and Maha Lakshmi Homa
This effective Homa helps you to take charge of your enemies and to relieve you from unexplainable sufferings and worries. Get yourself empowered with positive energy or vibration by performing this Homa. It also helps to foreseen dangers and perils in the pathway of success. Lord Sudarshana is the chief deity of this powerful Homa who uses his mighty weapon “Chakra” to grant immediate relief to the sufferings of his devotees. Also, the sins are rooted out by the intensity of His disc. After the Homa Pooja, offerings to Gomatha was given.
Gomaha as the name says She plays the role of a mother giving enlightment of Truth,Wisdom and Prosperity. Gomatha is also known as Kamadhenu, meaning full filler of all desires. One who adores and performs pooja is granted all the desires and has the blessings of the three main Goddesses Lakshmi, Durga , Saraswathy and also all the other deities on the whole. According to Vedas and Shastras, feeding or offering pooja to Gomatha, directly satisfies the departed souls of our forefathers.
Maha Thiru Vilaku Pooja/Oil lamp pooja
Thiruvilaku pooja or Oil lamp pooja is very important pooja which is held at our ashram every friday mornings and Pournami days. The significance of Oil lamp is very much highlighted in Vedic scriptures and agamas. It is clearly understandable that, never a pooja or any religious or cultural ceremony is started without lighting an oil lamp. A lamp is compared to a human body and when the the lamp is lit by a person it shows whatever the problems the person is conferring and the Guru identifies it and provides the remedies. A pooja can be done only with a oil lamp even without a sculpture or any other yantras or deities. But no pooja is done without a Lamp.