How many of us here will be celebrating Varalakshmi / Mahalakshmi Vratham tomorrow?
Celebrated on the friday before Shravan Poornima, this festival is in honour of Mahalakshmi, the bestower of all kinds of auspiciousness - from wealth to health.
In a larger sense, this festival also celebrates the essence of womanhood, the sanctity of marital relationship, and the grandeur of Nature in her pristine form.
Those of us who will be joined by this common thread tomorrow, - May we succeed in obtaining the Goddess' grace, -and-
To those who will not be celebrating tomorrow - you will be most welcome into any of our homes tomorrow evening.