MAHALAKSHMI STOTRAM

1. Namaste stu mahamaye
sripithe sura-pujite,
Sankha-cakra-gada-haste
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

1. O Mahamaya, abode offortune,who art worshipped
by the Devas, I saluteThee; O Mahalakshmi, wielder of conch,
disc and mace, obeisance to Thee.

2. Namaste garudarudhe
kolasura-bhayankari
Sarva-papa-hare devi
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

2. My salutations toThee,who rides the Garuda and art a terror to Asura Kola; O Devi Mahalakshmi, remover of all miseries, my obeisance to Thee.

3. Sarvajne sarva varade
sarva-dusta-bhayankari,
Sarva-dukha-hare devi
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

3. O Devi Mahalakshmi,who knowest all,
giver of all boons,a terror to all the wicked,
remover of all sorrow, obeisance to Thee.

4. Siddhi-buddhi-prade devi
bhukti mukti-pradayini
Mantra-Murte sada devi
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

4. O Devi, giver of intelligence and success
and of worldly enjoyment and liberation, Thou
hast always the mystic symbols as Thy form,
O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.

5. Adyanta-rahite devi
adyasakti mahesvari
Yogaje yoga-sambhute
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

5. O Devi, Maheshwari, without beginning
or an end, O Primveval Energy, born of Yoga,
O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.

6. Sthula-suksma-maharaudre
mahasakti-mahodare,
Maha-papa-hare devi
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

6. O Mahalakshmi,who art both gross and
subtle, most terrible, great power, great prosperity
and great remover of all sins,
obeisance to Thee.

7. Padmasana-sthite devi
parabrama svarupini,
Paramesi jagan matar-
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

7. O Devi, seated on the lotus, who art the
Supreme Brahman, the great Lord and Mother
of the universe, O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.

8. Svetambara-dhare devi
nanalankara-bhushite,
Jagat-sthite jagan-matar-
mahalaksmi namo stu te.

8. O Devi, robed in white garments and
decked with various kinds of ornaments, Thou
art the mother of the universe and its support,
O Mahalakshmi, obeisance to Thee.

9. Mahalaksmyastakam stotram
yah pathed bhaktiman narah,
Sarva-siddhim-avapnoti
rajyam prapnoti sarvada.

9.This hymn to the great Goddessof Wealth,
if read with devotion, will bestow all success,
will grant all worldly position.

10. Eka-kale pathen nityam
maha-papa vinasanam
Dvi-Kalam yah pathen nityam
dhana-dhanya-samanvitah

10. If always read once a day, great sins will
be destroyed. If always read twice a day,
wealth and prosperity will ensure.

11. Tri-kalam yah pathen nityam
mahasatru-vinasanam,Mahalakshmir-bhaven-nityam
prasanna varada subha.

11. If always read three times a day, the great
enemy(ego) will be destroyed. Mahalakshmi
will be ever pleased with that auspicious one

Prayers to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune

Lakshmi-Stuti                                                       (Vishnu Purana, 7.9.116-138)

This Stuti eulogy of Lakshmi, which was spoken by Lord Indra, is the source of all opulence. In this world, poverty never dwells among those who recite this stuti daily.

indra uvacha

namasye sarva-lokanam
jananim abja-sambhavam
Shriyam unnidra-padmaksim
vishnor vakshah-sthala-sthitam

Indra [the demigod king of heaven] said, "I offer my obeisances unto the lotus-born mother of all beings, unto Sri [the Goddess of fortune], having full-blown lotus-like eyes, and reposing in the bosom of Vishnu."

padmalayam padmakaram
padma patra-nibheksanam
vande padma-mukhim devim
padma-nabha-priyam aham

"I offer my obeisances unto the Goddess who is the abode of lotuses, who holds the lotus, whose eyes resemble the petals of a lotus, whose face is a lotus, and who is dear to the Lord who has a lotus navel."

tvam siddhis tvam svadha svaha
sudha tvam loka-pavani
sandhya ratrihi prabha bhutir
medha sraddha sarasvati

"You are siddhi, nectar, Svaha and Svadha, O purifier of the worlds. You are twilight, night, effulgence, opulence, intelligence, faith and Sarasvati."

yajna-vidya maha-vidya
guhya-vidya cha shobhane
atma-vidya cha devi tvam
vimukti-phala-dayini

"You are the knowledge of sacrifice, the worship of the universal form, and occult learning, O beauteous one. You are the knowledge of Brahman, O goddess, and the bestower of the fruit of liberation."

anvikshiki trayi varta
danda-nitis tvam eva cha
saumyasaumyair jagad rupais
tvayaitad devi puritam

"You are the science of dialectics, the three Vedas, Varta, the knowledge of chastisement. O goddess, this universe is filled with your gentle and terrifying forms."

ka tv anya tvam rte devi
sarva-yajna-mayam vapuhu
adhyaste deva-devasya
yogi cintyam gada-bhritaha

"O goddess, who except you can dwell in the person of that God of gods, who consists of all forbearance, the bearer of the mace, who is contemplated by the yogis?"

tvayi devi parityaktam
sakalam bhuvana-trayam
vinashta-prayam abhavat
tvaye danim samedhitam

"O goddess, the three worlds, having been abandoned by you, were on the verge of destruction--because of you, they have again recovered their position."

dara-putras tatha garam
suhrid-dhanya dhanadikam
bhavaty etan maha-bhage
nityam tvad-vikshanam nrinam

"O exalted one, men are endowed with wives, sons, houses, friends, grain and wealth due to your constant glance."

sharirarogyam aishvaryam
ari-paksa-ksayam sukham
devi-tvad-drishti-drishtanam
purushanam na durlabham

"O goddess, freedom from bodily ailments, riches, destruction of enemies, and happiness are not difficult to attain for persons who view your glances."

tvam mata sarva-bhutanam
deva-devo harih pita
tvayaitad vishnuma chadya
jagad vyaptam-characharam

"You are the mother of all creatures, as that God of gods, Hari, is their father. And this universe, consisting of moving and nonmoving entities, is presently permeated by you, as well as Vishnu."

ma nah kosham tatha goshtham
ma griham ma paricchadam
ma sariram kalatram cha
tyajethaha sarva-pavani

"O purifier of all, if you forsake us, neither our treasures, nor our cows, nor our houses, nor our possessions, nor our bodies, nor our wives, are secure."

ma putram ma suhrid-vargam
ma pashun ma vibhushanam
tyajetha mama devasya
vishnor vaksah-sthalalaye

"O you whose abode is the chest of Vishnu, if you forsake me, neither sons, nor friends, nor animals, nor ornaments can be mine."

sattvena satya-shaucabhyam
chatha shiladibhir gunaih
tyajante te narah sadyaha
sansyakto ye tvayamale

"O spotless one, men who are forsaken by you are also forsaken by goodness, truth, purity, good character and other virtues."

tvayavico kitah sadyaha
shiladyair akhilair gunaih
kulaishvaryaish cha muhyante
purusha nirguna api

"And those who are glanced upon by you, although devoid of any good qualities, are infatuated by all good qualities, such as good character, lineage, wealth, etc."

sa shlaghyah sa guni dhanyaha
sa kulinaha sa biddhinam
sa shurah sa cha vikranto
yas tvaya devi vikshitaha

"O goddess, he who is glanced upon by you, is praiseworthy, accomplished, fortunate, intelligent, high-born, heroic and possessed of power."

sadyo vaingunyam ayanti
shiladyah sakala gunaha
paranmukhi jaga-dhatri
yasya tvam vishnu-vallabhe

"O nurse of the universe, O beloved of Vishnu, all virtues, character, etc., immediately abandon him from whom you turn away."

na te varnayitum shakta
gunan jihvapi vedhasaha
prasida devi padmakshi
masmams tyakshih kadachana

"Even the tongue of Brahma is incapable of describing your qualities. O lotus-eyed one, be auspicious unto me. Please do not abandon me."

[Thus ends the Lakshmi-stuti]

Sri [the Goddess of Fortune] said: "I shall never turn my face from one who praises me every morning and evening with this hymn."
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                                             SRI SUKTAM

Sloka 1

 

Om Hiranya Varnam Harineem
Survanam Rajatas Rajam
Chandraam Hiranmayim
LakshmeEm Jatavedo Mamaavaha
 

O all-knowing fire-god (Agni), would you kindly propitiate Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity, one whose body has the golden color; one who is decked with gold and silver garlands; one whose sari is yellow colored and one Whose face is like the full moon and whose eyes bless humanity with soothing grace. O Jata Veda, the fire-god, kindly tell Her of our supplications

Sloka 2

 

Taamma Aavaha Jaatavedo
LakshmeEm Ananpagammineem
Yasyaam Hiranmyam Vindeyam
Gaam-Asvam Purusham-Aham

O, Agni, the great fire-god, with the blessings of Mahalakshmi, wealth and prosperity, gold and cattle, horses and useful animals, family and children and every type of prosperity will come to me. By the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in my home, the prosperity will be imperishable. Health, friends, knowledge, everlasting peace and finally freedom -- all these types of wealth will be mine by the arrival of the Universal Mother, Lakshmi, into my home.

Sloka 3

 

Aswa-Poorvaam Ratha-MadhyaAm
Hastinaada Prabhodineem
Sriyam Deveem-Upahvahe
Sreemaa Devirjushataam

That Goddess Lakshmi in whose procession the celestial horses and the divine chariots are used, as the elephants roar the OM sound which pleases that Goddess. She being Gajalakshmi or Lakshmi Who is worshiped by the elephants. O Agni, I am invoking that power, the spouse of Vishnu. May I attain Her grace.

Sloka 4

 

Kaamsosmkitaam Hiranya PraakaaraamAardraam
Jvalenteem Truptaam Tarpayantim
Padmastitaam PadmavarnaAm
Taamihopahvaye Sriyam

One Who is sitting on the blossomed thousand-petalled lotus; one whose body has the color of the lotus; may that great Goddess. The compassionate, radiant, ever-smiling, fulfiller of all the desires of Her votaries, hear my prayers. I invoke that Mother, Mahalakshmi of golden color.

Sloka 5

 

Candraamprabhassaam Yasasaajvalantim
Sriyamloke Devajustamudharam
Tam Padmineemim Saranamaham
Prapadye Alakshmeerye
Nasyatam twaam vrine

I invoke Mahalakshmi Who shines like the full moon and like lightening. Her fame is all-pervading. Denizens of heaven constantly worship Her. She is minificent. Her benevolent hands are like lotuses. I take refuge in Her lotus feet. Let Her destroy my poverty forever. O Mother Mahalakshmi, I take shelter at Your lotus feet.

Sloka 6

 

Aadityavarne TapasodhijaatoO
Vanaspatistava Vrikshothabilvaha
Tasya Phalaani Tapassaanudantu
Maayaantaraayaastcha Baahyaa Alakshmehim

O Universal Mother, shining like the sun, it is through Your penance that the holiest trees of Bilva and Tulasi are born. They symbolize the tree of life. The fruit of that tree of life removes our poverty from both within and without. In other words, bless us with inner light and outer independence and abundance.

Sloka 7

 

Upaitumaam Devasakhaha
Keertishtcha Maninaa Saham
Praddour-booto smit rastresmin
Keerthimrudhim dadaatume

O Devi, the great Goddess, with Your blessings let Kubera, the treasurer of the gods; his friend, Manibhadra, the protector of wealth, and Keerti, the goddess of fame who was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati.

Sloka 8

 

Ksutipaasaamalaam JyesthaAm
Alakshreem naasayaamyaham
Abhootimasamriddhim cha
Sarvadh Nirmuda me grihaat

That goddess of hunger and thirst, one who is reduced to a skeleton; I would like the death of the goddess of poverty. O Mahalakshmi, may You kindly drive away any fear of poverty and inauspiciousness from my home. In other words, bless me always with abundance and joy.

Sloka 9

 

Gandhadvaraam duradharshaam
Nitya Pushtaam Karishineem
Eesvareehim sarvabhoottaanaam
Taamihopahvaye Sriyam

 

I invoke that supreme Goddess Lakshmi to dwell in my home forever. She is the supreme power of protection and Goddess of all the universes and cosmic elements. She is Mother Earth, the bestower of great contentment. Her blessings are bringing us the fragrance of the sandalwood paste. May that Ishwari be ever present in me.

Sloka 10

 

Manashaha-Kaamamaakootim
Vaachasatya masheemahi
Pashoonam Roopamanasya
Mayi Sreesrayataam Yasaha

May Mahalakshmi fulfill all my desires. May I attain perfection. May my words come true. May I be bestowed with cattle, wealth, food, milk and honey to share with all. May that Sri Devi come to my home in the form of undying fame.

Sloka 11

 

Kardhamena Prajaabhuttaa Mayi
Sambhava Kardhamam
Sriyam Vaasayame KuleE
Maataram Padma maalineem

We are the progeny of our forefather, Sage Kardama, who is one of the sons of Goddess Lakshmi. We invoke that Sage Kardama to install in his family the Universal Mother, Mahalakshmi, who is decked with the garland of lotuses. So be it.

Sloka 12

 

Apahasrujantu Snigdhaani Chikleeta
Vasa Me Gruhe
Nicha deveem MaatarahamM Sriyam
Vaasaya Me Kule

We invoke another son of Lakshmi named Chikleeta. May he dwell in our home and may his mother, Mahalakshmi, dwell in our family.

Sloka 13

 

Ardraam Pushkarineem Pushtim
Pingalaam Padmamalineem
Chandramm Hirnamayeem LakshmeEm
Jaatavedo Mamaavaha

O Agni, may You propitiate Mahalakshmi, the destroyer of demons but merciful to Her devotees, abode of auspiciousness, bestower of total protection, extraordinarily beautiful, bedecked with valuable ornaments, shining like a thousand suns; may that Hiranmayi, the golden colored Goddess, be pleased with us.

Sloka 14

 

Ardraam Yah-Karineem yastiIm
Survarnaam Hemamaalineem
Sooruyamm Hirnamayeem LakshmeEm
Jaatavedo Mamaavaha

O Agni, the fire-god, I once again pray unto you to invoke the presence of the Lakshmi Devi with us. The Mother Who is merciful blessings with Her lotus hand. May that yellow-clad, lotus-garlanded, moon-faced Goddess shower Her choicest cup of blessings upon us.

Sloka 15

 

Taama Aavaah JaatavedoO
Lakshmmeemanapa-gamineem
Yasyam Hiranyam Prabhootam Gaavo
Daasyoshvam Vindeyam Purushanaham

O Agni, please pray to that Lakshmi that we should be blessed with inexhaustible wealth. May that wealth bring that greatest joy and peace along with all material comforts of cows, servants, horses, family and good children, and the highest of all, freedom.

Sloka 16

 

Om Mahalakshmi cha Vidmahe Vishnu
Patnyaicha Dhimahi
Taano Lakshmihi-prachodayaAta
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Let that Mahalakshmi be invoked on Whom I meditate upon, Who is the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Mother.
Let peace prevail everywhere.