Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Varalakshmi Viratham

Varalakshmi Viratham is an important festival celebrated in South India. You can read about this in detail here .

I have been celebrating this festival since my childhood. I grew up in my grandma's house. So, I have seen my aunt doing this every year. When I moved with my parents I continued doing it although my mom does not do it. Even after my marriage, my MIL encouraged me to do it although she has never done it before. Many of my friends said that I should not do it as my MIL does not have the practice of doing this pooja. But I disagreed on that. According to me, it's not wrong to do any pooja just b'coz it is not a tradition. I enjoy doing it and here I am doing it for the past 12 years.

Every year it used to be so grand I would call lots of my friends and celebrate it in a big way. But this year it was simple. Just did a payasam and sundal and offered it along with some fruits. I forgot to take pictures of the fruit tray and the thamboolam. Anyway, here are some pictures of my pooja.



14 comments:

Suganya said...

Do I see jilebis?

Kribha said...

Sure you do. But it is store-bought.

Pravs said...

Very nicely decorated...beautiful pics.How do you wish on this occassion ?

Vcuisine said...

How did I miss this beautiful divine post Kribha. Lovely. Keep starring Amman Mugam. So nice. Beautifully decorated. Viji

Bharathy said...

Waw!!You made kalasam?Nice arrangement kribha..sooo divine!
God bless you!

Happy cook said...

How come your mom didn't do it.£Nice pictures

Asha said...

Beautiful Devi pooja place Kribha,enjoy:)

Sia said...

pooja is done to show respect to god and everyone has differnt ways of praying to god. i am glad that u didn't stop doing it coz someone asked u not to coz of whatever reason.
wonderful pics girl. wishing u happy krishna janmashtami(little belated)

Kribha said...

Dear Pravs,
Thanks you so much. Actually, I do not know how to wish others for this festival. I guess "happy varalakshmi nombu".

Hi Viji,
Thanks dear for your compliments. Just visited your blog and looked at the your krishna jayanthi pictures. It was awesome.

Hi Bharathy,
Thanks for your blessings and kind comments.

Hi happy cook,
Actually, this festival is carried on by the daughter-in-law of every household if their mother-in-law has been doing it. My grandma(father's mom) does not do this. So my mom also did not do it.Hope I cleared your doubt.

Hi Asha,
Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Sia,
Thanks for supporting me and also for the krishna jayanthi wishes. Wish you the same.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice lakshmi pooja pictures.... Great...

Kribha said...

Thanks for your kind words.

Prema Sundar said...

Glad that u did the pooja. I too did this the first time. All my neighbors do it and I used to visit their houses for thamboolam for the past three years. I wanted to do it this time and so I did it. My MIL and my mom had never done this. somebody told me too that if its not ur custom u dont need to do it. but I firmly beleived that there is nothing wrong in doing a pooja to god..afterall we are just praying. nice pics of the pooja.

Happy cook said...

Thankx for clearing my doubt Kribha. See one is learning things.....

Kribha said...

Oh Prema,
I'm happy that you also felt the same. Ofcourse, doing a pooja is not at all wrong. I'm glad that you did it too.

Hi happy cook,
You are most welcome.