Sri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram (श्री अष्ट लक्ष्मी स्तोत्रम) is the lyrical composition in praise of and in prayer to the eight manifestations of Sri Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.
Sri Mahalakshmi has 8 manifestations, each representing an attribute that is required for living a respectable and prosperous life. The synopsis is given below:
|Sri Adi Lakshmi||The primeval Lakshmi was born as the daughter of Sage Bhrihu, the initial compiler of the science of astrology.She is the great Lakshmi|
|Sri Dhanya Lakshmi||Goddess of food grains|
|Sri Dhairya Lakshmi /Sri Veera Lakshmi||Goddess of courage and valor|
|Sri Gaja Lakshmi||Lakshmi with elephants; Goddess of royalty|
|Sri Santana Lakshmi||Goddess who blesses with progeny|
|Sri Vijaya Lakshmi / Sri Jaya Lakshmi||Goddess of victory|
|Sri Vidya Lakshmi||Goddess of education and wisdom|
|Sri Dhana Lakshmi||Goddess of wealth|
Shree Ashta Lakshmi Stotram Origin
The details of the original composer and the composition of Sri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram are not available. The composition can be chanted either as a Sloka or sung as a poem.
The greatness of each of the manifestations is explained in this Stotram. It is believed that the person who chants this Stotram shall be bestowed with the richness and goodness by Sri Mahalakshmi.
The details about the origin and the author of the composition are not available.
श्री अष्ट लक्ष्मी स्तोत्रम Song & PDF
Sri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram
The Devanagari script, the English transliteration, and the simple English translation of Shri Ashta Lakshmi Slokas are given below:
1. श्री आदि लक्ष्मि
मुनिगण वन्दित मोक्षप्रदायनि, मञ्जुल भाषिणि वेदनुते ॥
पङ्कजवासिनि देव सुपूजित, सद्गुण वर्षिणि शान्तियुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, आदि लक्ष्मि परिपालयमाम् ॥ 1 ॥
Sumanasa vandita sundari maadhavi, chandra sahodari hemamaye ।
MunigaNa vandita moksha-pradaayini, Manjula bhaashiNi vedanute ॥
Pankajavaasini deva supoojita, sadguNa varshiNi shaantiyute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, aadi lakshmi paripaalayamaam ॥ 1 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi is devoutly worshipped by good-hearted persons. She is beautiful. She is the performer of great penance. She is the sister of Chandra, the moon, and She is of golden complexion. She is devoutly worshipped by Sages and their groups. She grants moksha, the liberation of the soul. She speaks very charmingly. She is the doctrine in Vedas. She stays in the lotus, and Devas pray her. She bestows six attributes such as wisdom (Gnanam), wealth (Aishwaryam), energy (Shakti), strength (Balam), valor (Veeram) and brightness (Tejas). She grants peacefulness.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan (Sri Krishna, the slayer of demon Madhu); She is Sri Aadhi Lakshmi, the prime Lakshmi and She always takes care of us.
2. श्री धान्य लक्ष्मि
क्षीर समुद्भव मङ्गल रूपिणि, मन्त्र निवासिनि मन्त्रनुते ॥
मङ्गलदायिनि अम्बुजवासिनि, देवगणाश्रित पादयुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, धान्य लक्ष्मि परिपालयमाम् ॥ 2 ॥
Ayikali kalmasha naashini kaamini, vaidika roopiNi vedamaye ।
Ksheera samudbhava mangala roopiNi, mantra nivaasini mantranute ॥
Mangaladaayini ambujavaasini, devagaNaashrita paadayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, dhaanya lakshmi paripaalayamaam ॥ 2 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi destroys the ill effects of Kali Yuga. She is lovable. She pervades in the Vedas, and She is the personification of Vedas. She has emerged from the milk of the ocean (cosmic ocean), and She is in the form of auspiciousness. She resides in the holy sacred chants, and She herself is the substance of such chants. She grants auspiciousness, and She lives in the lotus. Her feet are worshipped and prayed by the Devas.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Dhanya Lakshmi, the Goddess of food grains, and She always nurtures us.
3. श्री धैर्य लक्ष्मि
सुरगण पूजित शीघ्र फलप्रद, ज्ञान विकासिनि शास्त्रनुते ॥
भवभयहारिणि पापविमोचनि, साधु जनाश्रित पादयुते ।
जय जयहे मधु सूधन कामिनि, धैर्य लक्ष्मी परिपालयमाम् ॥ 3 ॥
JayavaravarshiNi vaishNavi bhaargavi, mantra svaroopiNi mantramaye ।
SuragaNa poojita sheeghra phalaprada, jnana vikaasini shaastranute ॥
BhavabhayahaariNi paapavimochani, sadhu janaashrita paadayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, dhairya lakshmi sadaa paalaya maam ॥ 3 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi is devoutly described by the victorious and the blessed persons. She is Vaishnavi; the power emanated from Sri Maha Vishnu. She is the daughter of the sage Bhargava. She is in the form of holy sacred chants and is effervescent in the chants. She is worshipped by the Devas and their groups. She grants the wishes of their devotees soon. She improves the wisdom and knowledge. She is the substance of Shashtras, the Vedic theorems. She removes the fears faced in life, and She liberates us from the sins. Her feet are ardently worshipped by Sages and other people.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Dhairya Lakshmi, the Goddess of valor, and She always protects us.
4. श्री गज लक्ष्मि
रधगज तुरगपदाति समावृत, परिजन मण्डित लोकनुते ॥
हरिहर ब्रह्म सुपूजित सेवित, ताप निवारिणि पादयुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, गज लक्ष्मी रूपेण पालयमाम् ॥ 4 ॥
Jaya jaya durgati naashini kaamini, sarvaphalaprada shaastramaye ।
Rathagaja turagapadaati samaavruta, parijana manDita lokasute ॥
Harihara brahma supoojita sevita, taapa nivaariNi paadayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, gaja lakshmi roopeNa paalayamaam ॥ 4 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi, victorious felicitations to Her. She destroys the ill effects of fate. She is desirable. She grants all the wishes. She is the personification of Shastras. She is surrounded by chariot, elephants, and people; She is worshipped by all. She has begotten the universe. She is worshipped and served by Sri Vishnu, Sri Shiva, and Sri Brahma. Prayer to her holy feet removes all the worries.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Gaja Lakshmi, the Goddess with elephants, and She always cares for us.
5. श्री सन्तान लक्ष्मि
गुणगण वारधि लोक हितैषिणि, सप्तस्वर भूषित गाननुते ॥
सकल सुरासुर देव मुनीश्वर, मानव वन्दित पादयुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, सन्तान लक्ष्मी परिपालयमाम् ॥ 5 ॥
Ayikhaga vaahini mohini chakriNi, raagavivardhini jnaanamaye ।
GuNagaNa vaaridhi loka hitaishiNi, sapta-svara bhooshita gaananute ॥
Sakala suraasura deva muneeshvara, maanava vandita paadayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, santaana lakshmi paripaalayamaam ॥ 5 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi rides on a bird (owl). She is enchanting. She has the holy wheel. She is the personification of wisdom. She placates the emotions, and She grants goodness to the world. She wears the seven swaras, the crux of music and she is the object of all songs. Her holy feet are ardently worshipped by all Devas, demons, Holy Sages, and humans.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Santana Lakshmi, the Goddess is bestowing progeny, and She always nurtures us.
6. श्री विजय लक्ष्मि
अनुदिन मर्चित कुङ्कुम धूसर, भूषित वासित वाद्यनुते ॥
कनकधरास्तुति वैभव वन्दित, शङ्करदेशिक मान्यपदे ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, विजय लक्ष्मी परिपालयमाम् ॥ 6 ॥
Jaya kamalaasini sadgati daayini, jnana-vikaasini gaanamaye ।
Anudina marchita kunkuma dhoosara, bhooshita vaasita vaadyanute ॥
Kanakadhaaraastuti vaibhava vandita, shankara-deshika maanyapade ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, Vijaya lakshmi paripaalayamaam ॥ 6 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi victoriously sits on the lotus. She grants goodness in fate. She improves knowledge and wisdom. Everyday, She is worshipped by showering kumkum on Her, by chanting and by playing of musical instruments. She is worshipped with devotion and celebration through the chanting of Sri Kanaka Dhara Stotram, the prayer of golden shower composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Vijaya Lakshmi, the Goddess of Victory, and She always takes care of us.
7. श्री विद्या लक्ष्मि
मणिमय भूषित कर्णविभूषण, शान्ति समावृत हास्यमुखे ॥
नवनिधि दायिनि कलिमलहारिणि, कामित फलप्रद हस्तयुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, विद्या लक्ष्मी सदा पालयमाम् ॥ 7 ॥
PraNata sureshwari bhaarati bhaargavi, shoka-vinaashini ratnamaye ।
MaNimaya bhooshita karNavibhooshaNa, shaanti samaavruta haasyamukhe ॥
Navanidhi daayini kalimalahaariNi, kaamita phalaprada hastayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, vidyaa lakshmi sadaa paalayamaam ॥ 7 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi is reverentially worshipped by Devas. She is eloquent. She destroys the worries. She adorns the ornaments with precious stones. She wears the ornaments made of various gems. She wears excellent ornaments in Her ears. She is engulfed in peace, and She has a smiling face. She grants nine types of wealth. She destroys the adverse effects of Kali Yuga. Her hand grants the wishes which are dear to the devotees.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Vidya Lakshmi, the Goddess of education, and She always protects us.
8. श्री धन लक्ष्मि
घुमघुम घुङ्घुम घुङ्घुम घुङ्घुम, शङ्ख निनाद सुवाद्यनुते ॥
वेद पूराणेतिहास सुपूजित, वैदिक मार्ग प्रदर्शयुते ।
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, धन लक्ष्मि रूपेण पालयमाम् ॥ 8 ॥
Dhimi-dhimi dhindhimi, dhindhimi-dhindhimi, dundubhi naada sampoorNamaye ।
Ghuma ghuma ghunghama, ghunghama ghaughama, shankha ninaada suvaadyanute ॥
Veda puraaNetihaasa supoojita, vaidika maarga pradarshayute ।
Jaya jayahe madhusoodana kaamini, dhanalakshmi roopeNa paalayamaam ॥ 8 ॥
Meaning: Sri Mahalakshmi is in the absolute complete existence in the auspicious ‘dhimi-dhimi’ music of the musical instrument named dundubhi, and She is vibrant in the holy ‘ghuma-ghuma’ tune of the conch. She exists in the harmony of all the proper musical instruments. All the Vedas, Puranas and Epics worship and pray to Her. She shows and guides the path shown by the Vedas for living.
Felicitations and humble salutations to Sri Mahalakshmi, who is the love of Sri Madhusudan; She is Sri Dhana Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, and She always protects us.
Meaning: Thus, Sri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram is completed.
– Written and English translation by Mrs. Prabha Ravi.