Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Vara Maha Lakshmi Pooja


Vara Maha Lakshmi  Pooja

Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander

(Slightly simplified version mainly for ladies knowing only english , especially   for those who stay abroad.If  by chance in that country Banana  leaf is not available, paddy can be spread on a plate. Mango leaves are only decoration material and not  essential)

The materials needed   for pooja
Turmeric powder to make Ganesa ,Banana  leaf with tip, rice  ,Paddy, coconut  , lime  fruit  , Kumkum . Sandal paste, Flowers, betel leaf  , Betel , fruits, camphor  , Agar bathi  , SAmbrani  , Akshatha  , cloth, Turmeric threas , Panchamritham  , lamp  , wick, Gingelly oil , match box  , Brass plate, Pancha  Pathram  , Uddarani  , Brass cup,Camphor plate   SAmbrani  plate, bell etc, Mango leaf bunch

For  Naivedhya
POngal, Payasam  . Appam , Vadai  , kozhukattao  , Laddu  Curd, milk, ghee  , honey  ,sugar candy( Kar kandu)
Fruits
Orange  , pomegranate, wood apple  , Mango fruit   , grapes
Arrangements
 On the east side  of the house  on the easanya corner , clean it, Set up the stage for worship and decorate it  .Below  the stage spread banana  leaf with  tip.Over that spread the paddy  and over that keep the plate   with rice, Over that keep the Kalasa  pot. Fill the kalasa   with rice  , gold gems etc , (Some people put palm leaf  , Karuku mani   and lime fruits also)Decorate the top with mangoes  leaves bunch and coconut ,Spread new cloth  Keep with statue of Mahalakshmi made of silver/gold (face of Mahalakshmi also can be kept) .Decorate statue/face with flowers. Keep Nonbu thread with nine knots    in the pooja

   The worship  should be done before 10.30 Am and if not possible in the evening

Welcoming  Vara Lakshmi to our home

Spread some rice on a brass plate , keep kalasa on that  , offer fruit , betel leaf and betel to that  at  just outside our door.Show   camphor and bring it with faith and devotion to the stage of worship   and  chant prayers of Mahalakshmi, sing songs on her .IN many homes Lakshmi    is brought in   by wife and husband  together
The famous song which is normally   sung during the occasion is “Bhagyadha  Lakshmi Baramma”

Bhagyadha Lakshmi Baramma

By

Sage Purandara dasa

Translated by

P.R. Ramachander

(This song is normally sung   during the Vara Lakshmi Pooja in South Indian homes)

Ragha Madhyamavathi
Tala Roopaka

Pallavi

Bhghyada Lakshmi Barama, nammamma nee
Subhagyada Lakshmi Baramma

Oh mother who is goddess Lakshmi of luck, please come,
Oh my mother come, Oh Lakshmi of great luck come.

Charanam

1.Hejjaye mele hejjaya nikutha,
Gejje kalugala dhwaniya thorutha,
SAhjjana sadhu pujaya velege,
Majjigeyolagina benneyante


2.Kanaka vrushtiya kareyuta bare,
Manakamaneya sidhiya tore,
Dinakara koti tejhadhi holayuva,
Janaka rayana Kumari vega


4.Attittagalada bhakthara maneyali
Nithya mahothsava nithya sumangala
Sathyava toruva sadhu sajjanara,
Chithadi holeva puthalli bombe



4.Sankhyayillade bhagyavu kottu,
Karikana kaiya thiruvauta bare,
Kunkumankitha pankaja lochane ,
Venkataramanana birikada rani


5.Sakkara thuppada kaluve harisi,
Shukra varada poojaya velage,
Akkarayulla Alagiri Rangana
Chokka purandara vittala rani

English Translation

Pallavi

Oh mother who is goddess Lakshmi of luck, please come,
Oh my mother come, Oh Lakshmi of great luck come.

Charanam

1.Moving one feet followed by another,
Showing the sound of anklets,
Come during the worship by good people,
Like the butter coming in the curd.

2.Come fast the daughter of king Janaka,
Come along with the rain of gold,
Fulfill all wishes of the mind,
With the light of crores of Suns.

3.Oh Goddess wearing golden bracelets.
Show in the homes of your great devotees,
Daily festival , daily happenings of good,
In a true manner , Oh Goddess who shows truth
In the hearts of saints and good people.

4.Come granting uncountable luck,
Come with shaking of your hands,
Oh goddess with lotus eyes and Thilaka of saffron,
Oh Goddess who is the queen of Venkatramana

5.Come the queen of Purandhara vittala,
Who is the Alagiri Ranga who is interested,
During the time of worship on Friday,
With showering of mixture of Ghee and Sugar.


First you have to do worship to Lord Ganesa

Worship of Ganesa.


                       Make a cone with water mixed   with turmeric powder  to represent Lord Ganesa  and keep it on a small plate

Chant  “Shuklam baradara,  Vishnum,  Sasi varnam chathurbhujam,
               Prasanna Vadanam dhyayeth   Sarva  Vighna upa  santhaye”

Then say
Mamapatha   samastha  Duritha Kshaya  Dwaara , Sri  Parameswara  preethyartham ,
Karishyamana  Karmana  Nir bighnena pari   samapthyartham   AAdhou   Sri  Vighneswara  poojaam Karishye”

Worship Ganesa   made out of turmeric powder by offering flowers

1.Om Vakra Thundana  nama 
2.Om Eka danthaya nama
3,Om Krishna pingalakshayai nama
4.Om Gaja  Vakthrayai nama
5.Om Lambodharaya nama
6.Om Vikataya  nama
7,Om Vighna rajaya  nama
8.Dhoomra varnaya  nama
9.Om Phala  CHandrayai nama
10.Om Vinayakaya nama
11.Om Ganapathyai nama
12.Om Gajananayai nama

     Show  Agarbathi   be waving it around the image
Offer Naivedya to image.Normally only Banana  fruit  , Betel leaf and Betel nut is offered
Pour  little water in a cup kept for thepurpose saying “Amruthopastharanamasi”
Say “Om Pranaya  swaha, Om Apanaya  SWaha , Om vyanaya  swaha  , Om Udhanaya swaha, Om Samanaya  swaha  , Om Brahmane swaha”
Pour   little water in cup again   and say “amruthopi dhanamasi”
Show camphor light   to the Ganesa  to complete   the worship of Ganesa
Then pray
“Vakra thunda maha kayam  , Soorya koti sama  prabham,
Nirvignam kuru may deva , sarva  karyeshu sarvadhaa

2.Start  pooja of vara maha Lakshmi

Shubhe shobhane  Muhurthe  , aadhya brahmana  , dweethya parardhe,

Swetha varaha  kalpe  , vaivaswatha  manwanthare,ashta vimsathi  thame  ,

Kali yuge  , prathame padhe, jambu dweepe  , bharatha  varshe , bharatha  khande ,

Meror dakshine parswe  , sakhabdhe   asmin  varthamane   vyavaharike  ,

Prabhavathi   sashti samvathsaraanaam madhye  vilamba nama  Samvathsare  ,

Dakshinayane  , varsha ritho, kanya mase  , Krishna pakshe  trayodasyam (up to noon )

Punya thidhou  Shukra   vasara yukthaayaam   , uthrashada  nakshatra yukthaayaam , shubha yoga,

shubha karana   , sakala  viseshana  vishitaayaam  asyaam shubha thidhou

Mamopartha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri parameshwara  preethyartham

Asmaakam   saha kudumbaanaam  , kshema   sthairya    veerya  , vijaya   , ayur aroghya  aiswarya   abhivrudhyartham

Samastha   durithopa santhyartham

Uchitha kale  ayushmath suroopa  ,suguna puthra  avapthyartham, Deerga saumangalya avapthyartham, aroga , dhida  gaathra  sidhyartham 

Sri vara Lakshmi Prasada sidhyartham

Sri Vaalshmi poojaam Karishye

Put one flower on Ganesa
Say  “Sri Vighneswaram Yatha sthanam  prathishtapaymi”

Dhyanam
Offer flower to the Kumbha   and say “Sri  vara Maha Lakshmyai nama”

Tie   a flower in the thread with nine knots and keep it on the  kumbha
Then  offer  flowers  chanting the ashtotharam of  Varamaha  Lakshmi

1.Om prakrutyi namaha-Salutations to the Goddess   who is nature
2.Om Vikrutyi namaha-Salutations to the Goddess   who is change
3.Om Vidyayayai  namaha-Salutations to the Goddess   who is knowledge
4.Om Sarvabhoota hita pradayai  namaha-Salutations to the Goddess   who does favourable acts   to  all beings
5.Om Shraddayayai  namaha-Salutations to the Goddess   who is trust
6.Om Vibootayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is innate power
7.Om Surabhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is charming/sweet smelling
8.Om Paramatmikamayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the divine soul
9,Om Vache namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is speech
10.Om Padmalayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who lives in lotus flower
11,Om Padmayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is lotus flower
12.Om Suchaye  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is purity
13.Om Swahayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is Goddess Swaha
14.Om Swathadayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is goddess  Swadha
15,Om Sudhaya Namaha Salutations to the Goddess   who is nectar
16.Om Dhanyayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is auspecious
17.Om Hiranmayiyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is  fully golden
18.Om Lakshmyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is Goddess Lakshmi
19.Om Nityapushatayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is forever healthy
20.,Om Vibhaavarayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is full of luster
21.Om Adityayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who shines like  the Sun
22.Om Dithyai namaha- Salutations to the Goddess   who answers  prayers.
23.Om Deeptayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is brilliant
24.Om Vasudaayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is earth/who grants wealth
25.Om Kamalayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who lives on the lotus
26.Om Kantayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the wife
27.Om Kamakshayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has passionate eyes
28.Om ksheerodasambhavayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who was born in the oean of milk
29.Om Anugrahapradayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who grants blessings
30.Om Budhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is intelligence
31.Om Anughayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is spotless
32.Om Harivallabhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who  is the consort of Hari
33.Om Asokhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is never sad
34.Om Amruthayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is nectar
35, Om Deeptayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who gives out luster
36.Om Lokasokavinasinayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who destroys sorrow of people
37,Om Dharmanilayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is in Dharma
38.Om Karunayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is merciful
39.Om Lokamatrayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the mother of the world
40.Om Padmapriyayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who likes lotus flower
41.Om Padmahastayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has lotus like hands
42.Om Padmakshayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has lotus like eyes
43,Om Padmasundrayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is pretty like lotus  flower
44.Om Padmodbhavayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who was born from lotus
45.Om Padmamukhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has lotus like face
46.Om Padma maladharayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who wears lotus  garland
47.Om Ramaaayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the consort of Rama
48.Om Devyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess 
49.Om Padminayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is  the lotus
50.Om Padmagandhinayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who smells  like lotus
51.Om Punya gandhayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who smells like blessed  deeds
52.Om Suprasannayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is greatly pleased
53.Om Prasadabhimukhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who looks at you with pleasing face
54,Om Prabhayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is lustrous
55,Om Chandravadanayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has moon like face
56.Om Chandrayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the moon
57,Om Chandrasahodarayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the sister of the moon
58.Om Chaturbhujayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has four hands
59.Om Chandraroopayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has the form of the moon
60. Om Indirayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is very pretty
61. Om Induseetalayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is cool like the moon
62. Om Ahladajannayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who creates happiness
63. Om Pushtayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is  very healthy
64,.Om Sivayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is auspicious/peaceful
65.Om Sivakartayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who makes things auspicious
66. Om Satayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the truth
67. Om Vimalayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is pure
68.Om Viswajannayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the mother of the world
69. Om Thushtayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is satisfied
70. Om Daridraynasinayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the destroyer of poverty
71, Om Preetipushkaranayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the pond of lov4e
72. Om Shantayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is very peaceful
73. Om Sukla malyambarayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who wears a white garland
74.Om Sriyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is prosperity
75. Om Bhaskaryai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who shines like the sun
76. Om Bilwanilayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who lives on the Bilwa tree
77.Om Vararohayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is willing to give boons
78. Om Yasiswinyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is famous
79.Om Vasundharaayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is  the daughter of earth
80.Om udaara angayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has excellent limbs
81,Om Harinyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is like a deer
82. Om Hemamalinayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who wears garlands made of gold
83.Om Dhanadhanyakartayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the lord of wealth and grains
84. Om Siddhyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is always  ready
85.Om Straina sowmayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has  the feminine grace
86. Om Subha pradayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who grants auspiciousness
87,Om Nrupa vesmagataa nandanayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   whois pleases to go in palaces of kings
88, Om Varalakshmayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is Lakshmi who gives boons
89, Om Vasupradaayai  namaha  -Salutations to the Goddess   who bestows wealth
90. Om Hiranyaprakrayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is surrounded by gold
91.Om Samudra tanayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the daughter  of ocean
92.Om Jayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is victorious
93. Om Mangaladevayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess  of auspiciousness
94.Om Mangalayai  namaha-Salutations to the Auspiciousness
95.Om Devayayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess
96. Om Vishnu vakshastala stithayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is on the chest of  Lord Vishnu
97. Om Vishnupatnayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the consort of Lord Vishnu
98.Om Prasannshiyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who has a pleasant eye
99,Om Narayana samasritrayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who dwells in Lord Narayana
100. Om Daridra dvamsakayyai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who destroys  poverty
101.Om Dayai vayai  namaha
102.Om Sarvopradava nivrinayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who avoids  all sort of troubles
103.Om Navadurgayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the nine  forms of Durga
104, Om Mahakalayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the great Kali
105,Om Brahamavishnusivatmikayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the soul of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
106.Om Trikalajnana sampanayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who knows  past , present and future
107. Om Bhuvaneswarayai  namaha -Salutations to the Goddess   who is the goddess of universe
108,Om Varalakshmayai  namaha: - Salutations to the Goddess   who is the Lakshmi who gives boons


Show  Agarbathi   be waving it around the image
Offer Naivedya to image.Normally only Banana  fruit  , Betel leaf and Betel nut is offered
Pour  little water in a cup kept for thepurpose saying “Amruthopastharanamasi”
Say “Om Pranaya  swaha, Om Apanaya  SWaha , Om vyanaya  swaha  , Om Udhanaya swaha, Om Samanaya  swaha  , Om Brahmane swaha”

Sprinkle   water around  all the  things prepared for Naivedhya


Pour   little water in cup again   and say “amruthopi dhanamasi”

Show camphor light   to the Ganesa  to complete   the worship  to  Goddess Varamahalakshmi


Tie the charadu kept on Kumbha (some families they take it top elderly sumangalis  do namaskaram to them and ask  to tie   the charadu

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