Varalakshmi Vratham~वरलक्ष्मी व्रत - Sacredness of Varlakshmi Vartham
VARA LAKSHMI is not included in ASHTA LAKSHMI.
THIS IS THE NINTH LAKSHMI- That is why during the puja [particularly towards the end] one SARADU with 9 Knots is placed and ARCHANA is performed and then the SARADU [CHORD] is worn by house lady and also the guests.
The mantra includes first the first 8 Lakshmi and 9th is Vara Lakshmi.
The different types of benefits that will accrue thanks to performing the Varalakshmi puja are