The month of August is synonymous with Hindu festivals and an occasion for women to shop, flaunt their new saris and make it into a religious cum social event commencing with performance of Varamahalakshmi Puja Ladies perform the religious part in the morning in the traditional/ customary manner with the vadyar playing his official role which is followed by feasting . The evening provides an opportunity to socialize with friends who look eagerly forward to catch up with common friends who make it a point to grace the occasion. Some of the ladies who are good at singing sing songs in praise of the Goddess and the whole atmosphere reverberates with their melodious rendering. All the ladies depart after taking harshana ,kumkum along with their thamboolam .
Though this puja falls on the 8th. Of August this year, it can be performed during any of the four Fridays of the month of Sravan which has commenced on the 27th. Of july 2014.
n.meera raghavendra rao