Rules for Observing the Vrat of Vaibhav Lakshmi
The Vaibhava Lakshmi puja begins with the Ganesha puja. This puja begins with the reading or listening tobhajansand Vaibhava Lakshmi legend and, ending with an aarti. The Vaibhav Lakshmi vrat process includes several steps. A milk-rice pudding sweet dish is offered to the Goddess lakshmi after the worship. Vaibhava Lakshmi vrat preparations includes preparation of the kalasam or vessel containing water, rose water, tulasi, coins, turmeric powder and kumkum. The rules for observing the vrat of VaibhavaLakshmi include the distribution of theVaibhava Lakshmi books to 11, 21,51 or 101 people.
Rules for Observing the Vrat of Vaibhava Lakshmi:
 An award is given to the married women, who observe the Vaibhava Lakshmi vrat process. If there are no married women in the family, this vrat can be observed by any unmarried girl.
 An award is also given to a man, if he observes this vrat, just in the same way it is awarded to a woman.
 While observing the vrat, there should be a lot of dedication, devotion and intense desire. The vrat should not be observed half-heartedly.
 There are certain rites mentioned in the Shastras, according to which the rites should be observed for the eleven or the twenty-one Fridays according to a person’s oath. The vrat should be celebrated in accordance to the Shastras performing the proper ceremonies, after observance of the Vrat on a Friday, as is decided while taking the oath.The ceremony is fairly simple and if the vrat is not observed in accordance to a proper ceremony,as described by the Shastras, no award is given to the family member performing it.
 The vrat can be observed the second time, after taking the oath devotedly.
 There are many incarnations of the Goddess Lakshmi. Among all the incarnations, the “ShriYantra” Amulet of the Goddess is her favourite. The incarnation of the Dhan Lakshmi is none other than the VaibhavaLakshmi. Respect and homage should be paid to each and every incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi. Only after paying homage to the “ShriYantra” incarnation, the vrat is fulfilled.To invoke the blessings of the Goddess, a person should observe the vrat with lot of devotion. If the vrat is observed half-heartedly, the Goddess does not shield and protect the devotee from problems and even does not show any mercy towards him.
Rules for observing the vrat of VaibhavaLakshmiincludechanting “Jai Ma Lakshmi” or “Jai Goddess Lakshmi” at heart innumerable times.
 If a devotee is unable to observe the vrat on a Friday, as he or she has to remain outdoors for some commitment, then he or she should observe the vrat definitely the following Friday at his or her residence only. The vrat should be observed for as many Fridays, as decided at the time of taking the oath.
 For observing the vrat, gold ornament is preferred. It can be substituted by silver or a rupee coin.
 During the celebration of vrat, the “VaibhavaLakshmivrat” books should be distributed to seven, eleven, twenty-one, fifty one or hundred and one women, according to the will of the person observing the vrath. This would make the Goddess happy as the vrat of the Goddess would spread more and she would bless you in return.
 A menstruating woman or if a death has taken place in the family, the vrat should not be observed. Instead the vrat should be observed the next Friday and it should continue for as many Fridays as has been decided at the time of taking the oath.
 Rules for observing the vrat of VaibhavaLakshmi include reciting a hymn to praise the Goddess Lakshmi.
 The person observing the vrat should be fasting on the day, that is Friday, and should have the sweet offerings made to the Goddess. Fruits or meals can be taken once a day and only the physically frail people can have meals twice a day. The most important thing to be noted is that the person observing the vrat should do it with utter devotion, faith and sincerity and seek the blessings of the Goddess Lakshmi. She or he should have full faith in the powers of the Goddess and pray with a lot of confidence that Goddess Lakshmi would fulfil all his or her desires.