Varalakshmi Pooja is celebrated on the friday, before the full moon day, in the Tamil Month Sravana (July-August). It is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated to commemorate Goddess Mahalakshmi. "Vara" means "boon" and Goddess Lakshmi grants all boons to those who performs pooja with utmost devotion on this day. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi( 8 Lakshmi). This pooja is performed for the well being of family members especially for the life of Husband and to get children,Wealth etc. Those who cannot perform it on that day, can do it on any other Friday in that month. On this day, married woman should observe fasting till they finish the puja.