as u want to do lakshmi vratam ,u can do vara lakshmi vratam or vaibhava lakshmi vratam or mangala gowri vratam.u can see these three vratams in text format in the link telugubhakti.com,telugubhakti.com and teluguone.com . in these website there are that vratams in telugu very clearly , the materials required and mantras to read and the kathas for all that vratams. so see that websites which is in telugu text format.
about mahalakshmi vratam:
Mahalakshmi Vratam is a sacred day in Hinduism. More commonly known as "Varalaksmi Vratha" is performed by Married Hindu ladies on the Friday just before the full moon day in the month of "Sravana" - July/August- according to Hindu calendar. This is an important "Vratha", meaning a vowed religious observance in Sanskrit. "Varamahalakshmi Vratha" is performed more commonly in Southern Indian States of Andhra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and also in parts of Maharashtra and Orissa.
Puja is performed by married Hindu women to seek the blessings of goddess Mahalakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu, who is considered to be the abode of wealth and prosperity. There is a legend that says that this vratam was recommended by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati to gain wealth and prosperity. There is also another legend that tells us the story of a very pious lady Charumati who was asked by goddess Varalakshmi, in her dream, to do the vratam in-order to fulfill her wishes. She performed the vratam along with other ladies in her village with a lot of devotion. They offered the deity lots of delicacies and once the vratam was completed, they were amazed to find their bodies decked with expensive jewels and their homes full of riches. From then on, women started performing this vratam every year seeking wealth and prosperity in their families. Varalakshmi vratam is usually performed in the month of Sravan on the Friday preceding the full moon day.Those who cannot perform it on that day,can do it on any other Friday in that month.
if u have Real Player Audio File in u;r computer u can find audio of the varalakshmi vratam in the link http://www.telugupedia.com/wiki/ind…. in the page ending of that link u can see the lakshmi pooja audio file.click on it and u can get audio if u have real player in u;r computer.
about vaibhava lakshmi pooja :
Vaibhava Lakshmi pooja is generally done on friday evening after 6.00pm. It is done for 8 weeks, i mean for 8 fridays. But you should make sure that first 3 fridays should not get any distrabance due to your dates. There is also another alternative. some people who cannot do for such long time will start pooja on one friday evening and do it for that whole week untill next friday evening. that also 8 days and can do udyapanam calling 8 muttayuduvas(which are treated as Ashta Lakshmi's)
And about fasting on that day, generally we don't eat any thing if we have any pooja to perform, is it? but in this case, as the pooja should have to be done in the evening only. we can take fruits or any tiffin once in the morning and can eat rice after completing the pooja at night.
for vaibhava lakshmi pooja vidhi u see the link http://www.askagent.com/ar/home.cfm…
about mangala gowri vratam :
the main pooja is achamanam, shodashopacharapooja , lakshmi shatanamavali, anga pooja, then you have to read the vrata kadha or the legend associated with the vratam.after that, you give arati, naivedyam and tamboolam then, depending on your mother-in-law's practice,and according to the year(1st or 2nd after marriage etc)you have to distribute tamboolam with senagalu to either 5 or to multiples of five(5,10,15,20,25)for five years after marriage.
The month of Sravana is very auspicious for hindu women through out the country. This is the most important month for newly wed women who perform pujas for the welfare of their family. It is during this month that Goddess Lakshmi, along with Chandra (moon), her brother, rose from `ksheerasagara madhanam' i.e. churning of the Ocean of Milk. Lakshmi emerged in all her splendour with nine gems. Unlike `Karthika', it is a month of feasts. While Fridays are reserved for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, Tuesdays are marked for worship of the Goddess Gowri or Parvati. Both married and unmarried women take part in Mangala Gowri Puja (Sravana Mangala vara vratam) in equal measure.
u can try for audio of all that vratas in the links raaga.com or ramaneeya.com or geetam.net.
or u can buy audio from the websites.
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