Varalakshmi Vratam is a festival to propitiate the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam).Varalakshmi Vratam 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 goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength. Source- Wikipedia
Due to time constraint, I could not write the details of the Pooja but I have compiled all the recipes usually prepared for this pooja below.
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Varalakshmi Vratam Recipes
Chick Pea Sundal (kondaikadalai sundal)
Sweet Corn Sundal
Kadalai Paruppu Sundal
Pachai payaru sundal
Green Gram sweet sundal
Find a variety of Payasam/Kheer recipes in the link below
Payasam Recipes (varieties)
Festival Menu - Festival cooking is done without onion and garlic.You can make any sambar or poriyal without onions and garlic.
Poriyal and Kootu varieties
Any Pachadi except onion pachadi
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