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Sri Maha Lakshmi Stotram For Akshaya Tritiya

Know the essence of the Sri Maha Lakshmi stotram that you must chant on the Akshaya Tritiya day. Here are details of the complete stotram and its meaning.

By: Subodini Menon
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As we know, Akshaya Tritiya is almost upon us. It is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vishakha. It is the most auspicious day as per the lunar-solar calendar that most of the Hindus follow.

It is a general belief in India that "all that starts well, ends well too". Beginnings are very important for the Hindus in the Indian sub-continent and all over the world. This is the reason why the New Year, both Gregorian and regional, holds so much value in the Indian culture.

Similarly, Akshaya Tritiya is another day when people get an opportunity to start new things. Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be a very auspicious day. In fact, it is so auspicious that you do not even need to check good muhurats or the bad times of the day.

People start new ventures, new businesses are started, people get married and the Bengalis consider this day as the day of starting new accounts.

It is also believed that any good thing or 'Karma' done on this day will reap tenfold benefit. The benefits reaped today will never be destroyed and will only increase as the time passes.

Akshaya Tritiya is a popular day to conduct poojas and havans, as the result from these religious acts will last forever.

Goddess Lakshmi is commonly prayed to on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. As the Goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi bestows prosperity and wealth upon her devotees. It is especially beneficial to worship Goddess Lakshmi on the Akshaya Tritiya day.

It is said that Lord Kubera, the treasurer of the Heavens, received this position only by worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on the Akshaya Tritiya day. The Goddess also blessed him, with everlasting and infinite wealth. Why not pray to Goddess Lakshmi this year on the Akshaya Tritiya day for prosperity and financial gain?

Given below is a hymn or stotra that the Goddess is very fond of. Chant the Sri Maha Lakshmi Stotra to please the Goddess and earn her blessings. You may also continue to chant this Stotra every day at least once and you will never again suffer from the want of money.

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Sri Maha Lakshmi Stotram

"Namaste stu mahamaye
sripithe sura-pujite,
Sankha-chakra-gada-haste
mahalaksmi namo stu te"

Oh Mahalakshmi, who is also called Mahamaya, I bow to thee. You are the abode of fortune to whom gods and humans offer their prayers to. You are the one that holds the shankhs, chakra, gada in your hands. I forever worship you Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Namaste garudarudhe

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

I bow to you, the one who rides the Garuda and the one who destroyed the Asura named Kolasura. You are the one who steals away all sins of her devotees. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Sarvajne sarva varade

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

I bow to Maha Lakshmi who is omnipotent and is the giver of boons. You are the remover of all pains and the reasons of sadness. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Siddhi-buddhi-prade devi

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

Goddess, you are the giver of wisdom and intelligence. You give your devotees pleasure and liberation. You are the one who is present in all the holy symbols. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Adyanta-rahite devi

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

Goddess, you are free of start and endings. You were the first power to be born out of the universe. You were born out of the pure energy and you are the one that sustains it. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Sthula-suksma-maharaudre

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

Goddess, you are the energy that fuels even the smallest of organisms. You are the greatest energy and you are the one responsible for happiness and prosperity. You destroy even the greatest of sins. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Padmasana-sthite devi

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

O! Goddess who is seated upon the lotus flower, you are the form of Parabrahma. You are the supreme power and the mother of the world. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Svetambara-dhare devi

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

O! Goddess who wears white clothes, and is decorated with precious gems and jewellery, you are ever present in the universe. O! mother of the world, I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.

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Mahalaksmyastakam stotram

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

Who so ever chants this holy Stotram with full devotion will receive all kinds of skills and wisdom. He will own all material luxuries and will fulfill worldly desires.

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Eka-kale pathen nityam

"Eka-kale pathen nityam
maha-papa vinasanam
Dvi-Kalam yah pathen nityam
dhana-dhanya-samanvitah
Tri-kalam yah pathen nityam
mahasatru-vinasanam, Mahalakshmir-bhaven-nityam
prasanna varada subha"

The one who reads this stotra will be freed of great sins, the one who chants it twice will have prosperity and wealth showered upon him. All the enemies of the one who reads this thrice will be destroyed and Goddess Maha Lakshmi shall always be pleased with that person.

Story first published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:50 [IST]
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