Varalakshmi Pooja 27th July 2012

@ravisivan (14053)
India
July 27, 2012 8:11am CST
Varalakshmi Pooja is celebrated in India --mostly South India -- Those in India would have done it already because for them it is now July 27th evening. We are in USA now and for us --we are celebrating pooja now only and it starts with welcoming Varalakshmi to our house. There is a good youtube video on this and am giving link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3-f2O-2b9M It is an occasion for married women to pray to Goddess to give long life for their husband. Hope those in India would have celebrated it and others may be hearing about this now only. mylotters please post your reaction. have an excellent day and a happy week end.
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
28 Jul 12
hi ,yes varalakshmi pooja is the first festival we get to celebrate and the rakhi,krishnashtami,ganeshchathuthi , one by one festival season till january, everyone would be busy with pooja and lots of work,with relations and friends get together,its a festive season start,all religions in india one or the other way get involved in some rituals,ramjan for muslims,christians christmas,India is a country where there is unity in diversity,we should be proud to be born in this country.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
30 Jul 12
umabharti: I am seeing your response/participation in mylot after so many days. Possibly you are busy with your work. I am happy you are busy. Yes. I cannot forget the discussions on 'cat' we had a year and a half ago. Hope your father is fine. Varalakshmi pooja is celebrated well -- we make a lot of sweets, vada and eat. We are getting Avani avittam on 1st August, 2012. good day.
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
2 Aug 12
hi yes aftr long time i had time to spend here at mylot,bcox its a new job,i need concntrating on it,i am njoying my job and workplace,its good going,and i felt really happy to meet all my onlinefriends back here at mylot ,i every day get opportunity to go to tmple and i go to job,so on varalakshmi pooja day i prformed pooja at the temple ,im happy with my life and things which are going around me
• Jamnagar, India
30 Jul 12
Hello Ravisivan, The video you shared is really awesome, specially the sweetest voice of the south Indian lady who singing the slokas for LakshmiMata. And yes, I actually did't know about the Varalakshmi Pooja, but after reading this discussion I just get knowledge about a new festival(Pooja) of India. Thanks for starting cool discussion.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
30 Jul 12
yes. that youtube video gives an excellent song. happy to note that you could know about a new festival celebrated in India and by Indians worldwide. good day.
@Rick1950 (1577)
• Lima, Peru
28 Jul 12
Hi Sivan, thanks for sharing this interesting video and for telling us about this religious event in your country. I already watched the video, but I also have seen another films about culture of Indien a time ago. I hope you're still enjoying your trip in America. Have a great time.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
28 Jul 12
Rick: thanks for the response. this time our intention is to be with our grand children. We were in canada for two weeks --daughter's son is there. now we are with son's son--we are enjoying their play moments. good day.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 12
hi ravisivan, I think every Indian community across the globe will celebrates this Varalakshmi Pooja. happy mylotting
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
27 Jul 12
yes. all the people worship -- Lakshmi/Varalakshmi -- Goddess of Wealth in one form or the other. This way of pooja performing is done by south indian brahmins in a different way.
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• Bangladesh
27 Jul 12
Not varalakshmi pooja but I have heard named lakhsmi pooja is celebrated not only in india but also in Bangladesh. Would you please tell us difference between varalaksmi and laksmi pooja. Wish you all celebrate this holy varalaksmi pooja with lot of pomp and splendour and with happiness.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
27 Jul 12
Hi ravisivan, This is all new to me but very interesting as I enjoy learning about different faiths and traditions. Blessings.
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
27 Jul 12
Thanks a lot for your response. You are from Canada. My daughter is in Toronto. We are lucky to get your blessings --you are aged 72. I am giving below the link about this pooja from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varalakshmi_Vratham
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