Varalakshmi Vrat is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated on the second Friday of the Hindu month of Shravana. This year, it will be observed on Saturday, August 25, 2023. The festival is dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu, and is observed by women to seek her blessings for the well-being and prosperity of their families. Women dress up in new clothes, prepare special feasts, and perform a traditional puja, offering prayers and offerings to the goddess. The festival is an occasion for family gatherings and socializing, and is an important day in the Hindu calendar.