Sri Varamahalakshmi Vratha is a special day for women folk. The Vrata is observed on the Friday immediately preceding the full moon day of the month of Shravana (August-September).
On my way to office today morning, I could see the festive mood in Malleswaram and Gandhi Bazaar markets where ladies were joyously purchasing fruits, banana leaves and flowers among other things, getting ready to welcome goddess Lakshmi, who not only bestows wealth and all sorts of material prosperity, but also imparts divine wisdom to all her devotees.
This year, the festival is on 24 August.
Sri Varamahalakshmi Vratha Kathe from Vratha Ratnamala