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Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

- By S.M.Surenthiran 
The holy Varalakshmi Vratam pooja was held at Mayurapathy Amman temple in Wellawatta, Colombo on Friday, August 9, with the participation of hundreds of Hindus.

On this occasion, women worship Goddess Lakshmi with utmost devotion offering fruits, sweets and flowers. Varalakshmi Vrata is a special vrata or fast dedicated to Hindu Goddess ‘Mahalakshmi,’ or as the name implies ‘Great Lakshmi’ (maha = great). Lakshmi is the presiding deity of wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity, and courage.

A team of Hindu priests led by the temple priest Srilasri Uthayragava Kurrukkal performed the poojas.

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

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Varalakshmi Vratam Pooja at Mayurapathy in Colombo

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