Monday, 27 June 2016

Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja Benefits and Temple near Chennai

Performing Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja on Fridays blesses one with Prosperity, Happiness and Childbirth Blessings!!

Rare Temple for Vaibhava Lakshmi, in Sirukalathur, Kundrathur near Chennai!!

Vaibhava Lakshmi is one of the forms of Mahalakshmi devi. ‘Vaibhavam’ in Sanskrit refers to a Utsavam or celebratory event that is held at various stages in life. They can refer to a Birth of a child, naming ceremony of the child, perfoming ayush homam or pooja for the child on the First Year Birthday of the Child, Marriage ceremony, Grihapravesam/entering a newly bought house, Celebrating Deepawali/Diwali, Pongal/Sankranthi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Janmashtami festivals annually as a family.

These Vaibhavams/Events make life happy and memorable. In Santana Dharma/Hinduism, the rituals performed at every stage help one attain spiritual upliftment also. The Rituals at every stage also include Dhana or Charity to others. It can be Annadhana during marriage/ child birthday celebrations, donating new clothes and sweets to family members and poor people during Deepawali/Diwali etc. These festivals bring society and family members closer and happy. 

There is a saying in Tamil  that மக்கள்  சேவையே  மகேசன் சேவை !! Which means that “Service to Humanity is Service to God”. These Festivals help one to serve family members and society and thereby Serve God. This is the key blessing that Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja gives us. It helps us to stay happy in life by celebrating Vaibhavams and also attain spiritual enlightenment.

There is a rare temple for Vaibhava Lakshmi near Chennai in Sirukalathur near Kundrathur at a distance of 35-40 Km from Chennai.  If one is coming from Guindy then taking left in Porur signal and coming straight for around 10 Km will help one reach Kundrathur. On reaching Kundrathur, one has to take the Kodambakkam-Sriperumpudur Road. After crossing Madha Engineering College, the Temple is on the right side on top of a small hill. One can also take an auto after reaching Kundrathur. The Google Map Location of the same is as follows,

Vaibhava Lakshmi

Agasthya Vijayam intially brought out the picture of Vaibhava Mahaganapathy before publishing about this Temple with rare form of Vaibhava Lakshmi.

Agasthya Vijayam in their monthly spiritual magazine in October 2008 have detailed that performing pooja regularly in Vaibhava Lakshmi Temple enables one to receive blessings to have Vaibhavams in Life and the associated happiness and prosperity in life. Their weblink is given below,

Agasthya Vijayam Coverpage 
Ganapathy in the Temple
Ramanathaeswarar Temple
Visalakshi Devi

Lakshmi Devi is in standing posture here and the main deity is Ramanatheswarar and Visalakshi Devi. The Ancient Stone Temple is located on top of a small Hill and is being managed by a family residing near the Temple. There are no official Poojari/Priest for the Temple and we ourselves can perform pooja to Vaibhava Lakshmi and other deities here. During Daytime we can go any time and the family opens the temple for darshan on devotees request. has detailed that worshipping Vaibhava Lakshmi will bless one to have regular Vaibhavams in one’s life and also aid one to have spiritual advancement simultaneously.

Some people have had irrecoverable losses in life like losing their Mother/Father of Both at an early age. They may have resulting Financial or emotional problems or loneliness to deal with.

Some may not have children and hence the usual cheer and happiness in family due to children may be missing. The various Vaibhavams associated with Children like their birth, naming ceremony, birthday celebrations, completion of education and taking care of their parents in old age may be missing. Life may seem empty. 

In order to overcome such empty phases in life and stay happy with Family, the Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja helps immensely. 

One may observe that we also refer to Vaibhavam as Utsavam. The Base word ‘Utsaha’ actually means Happiness and being energetic. In Santana Dharma or Hinduism, Utsavams like Deepawali/Diwali, Krishna Jayanthy, Ganesh Chathurthi are included as Utsavams to energize us emotionally in the family together and also enlighten us spiritually through various poojas/rituals.

Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja

Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja is performed on consecutive Fridays for 6 weeks and Giving Tamboolam to Sumangali women/married women after the pooja is also a way to Worship Vaibhava Lakshmi at home.

The Following weblinks detail the procedure of Vaibhava Lakshmi pooja,