In the line of tradition

In the line of tradition

‘Varamahalakshmi’ is that auspicious time when women come together to celebrate and worship the goddess of wealth. More than anything, it is a time for families to take time off work and bond over good food and celebrations.

Metrolife asked some actresses about their fondest memories of the festival and how they plan to celebrate it this year. Though some are busy shooting, there are others who intend to enjoy it the traditional way.  

Sindhu Loknath

“Traditionally, we don’t celebrate this festival. However, having been in the City, I have seen many of my friends and neighbours celebrating the day in a grand manner. Over the years, my family members and I just go to the temple and seek blessings from the goddess.”

Neettoo

 “My mother always referred to my sister and me as the Lakshmi and Saraswathi of the house. We were always treated like the goddesses of the house. On the day of the festival, women of the house come together and mom performs a small puja at home. We usually go to the temple and true to tradition, she would give each one of us some money. And of course, the day doesn’t end without good vegetarian food and payasam.”

Ragini Dwivedi

“Every year, during Varamahalakshmi, there is always a small puja at home and we consider it lucky to buy something in silver or even gold coins with the goddess imprinted on them. But this time, sadly, I won’t be in town to celebrate it at home. It has been a busy year for me and I will be shooting outdoor.”

Ramya Barna

“Though we don’t celebrate the festival grandly at home, my aunt from my mother’s side of the family, does. Every year, we go to my aunt’s house with the entire family. My aunt arranges a lot of dolls with a theme in mind. It’s very beautiful and it just brings out the festive spirit.”

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