“Women are held in a very important place in Indian culture. Every year Varamahalakshmi Vrat, Swarngauri Vrat and Navratris also worship the female deity. On the day of Varamahalakshmi vrata, there is a tradition of women performing puja at home and visiting temples to receive the prasadam of the deity.
In a recent meeting of the State Religious Council, officials were instructed to give more impetus to this tradition and to honor women especially by giving auspicious rings and green bangles on behalf of the Mujarai temples of the state.
‘Every year during Diwali, we have started the tradition of celebrating Gopuja and Ugadi day as a religious day in temples. This time on the day of Varamahalakshmi Vrat, our intention is to give special respect to women. In this background, a circular has already been issued, and the temple authorities have been instructed to distribute 6 green bangles and musk-turmeric-kumkum which are specially worshiped in the temple in envelopes,’ said Minister Sasikala A Jolle.