Main Recipes For Varamahalakshmi Festival

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Varamahalakshmi, also known as Varalakshmi, is a very important and religious festival that is celebrated across South India. This year, the festival will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th.

Also Read: Favourite Dishes Of Goddess Lakshmi

Women believe that by performing the Varamahalakshmi puja, they will be blessed with wealth and prosperity. So, to attain this, there are certain rituals that need to be followed for celebrating the festival.

Apart from the rituals, many food items are prepared for the festival as well. So, here's a list of the perfect food items that you can prepare for the occasion of Varamahalakshmi festival.

Also Read: Tasty South Indian Sweet Recipes For Varamahalakshmi

Prepare these food recipes and offer them to goddess Lakshmi first before serving them to your near and dear ones.


Obbatu is a very important sweet recipe that you should prepare for Varamahalakshmi festival. This is first offered as naivedya to goddess Lakshmi and later distributed among family and friends.

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Rice Kheer:

Rice kheer is a simple recipe and also does not consume a lot of time. And you can prepare this simple sweet recipe for Varamahalakshmi this year.

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Cucumber Salad:

This is a yummy side dish that is surely prepared for important Hindu festivals. You can prepare cucumber salad and some raw grated carrot salad to add to it. Read to know how to prepare the cucumber salad recipe.

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Channa Dal Usli or Sundal:

This recipe is prepared as a naivedyam and then is distributed to the family members as prasadam. So, read to know how to prepare sundal or channa dal recipe for Varamahalakshmi festival.

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Mixed Vegetable Bath:

For the festival, either lemon rice or brinjal rice or some tasty vegetable bath is prepared. This is a simple recipe and is usually served before the main course.

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Bisi Bele Bath:

Bisi bele bath, as the name goes by, is a very tasty dish that is prepared with dal, rice and vegetables. It is served as a main course recipe along with some ghee and pachadi. However, no onions are added to either the pachadi or for the bisi bele bath. Read to know this recipe.

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After bisi bele bath, rice and rasam is always served. And you can prepare yummy tomato rasam and serve it this time. Since you are preparing the rasam for the festival, some people do not prefer using tomatoes, so you could try some tamarind rasam too.

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Vegetable Sambar:

You can prepare vegetable sambar with beans, carrots, peas, pumpkin, etc. To this some of the pious Hindus do not prefer adding onions and garlic.

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Aloo Bonda:

Festivals are also the time to gorge on spicy side items. And what more do we say about aloo bonda which is a universal favourite recipe among all in India. So, read to know more about this simple recipe and try it.

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Curd Rice:

And finally you can finish your lunch menu for the festival by serving some curd rice. There are many health benefits of eating curd rice, as it helps in the easy digestion of food. So, prepare these food items and let us know how the food tasted and how you celebrated the Varamahalakshmi festival this time in the comment section below.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 14:30 [IST]
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