Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam

Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
Sri Maha Lakshmi

Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam is the Stotram dedicated to and in prayer of Sri Maha Lakshmi, the consort of Sri Maha Vishnu.

Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam is said to be referred in Sri Padma Purana. Lord Indra, the leader of the Devas is said to have recited this Stotram in praise of Sri Maha Lakshmi.

Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam describes the attributes of Sri Maha Lakshmi as the provider and protector of wealth. The benefits of reciting this Stotram is embedded in the text itself.

The Devanagari & the English scripts and a simple English translation are provided in this narrative.

नमस्तेस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते।
शङ्ख चक्र गदा हस्ते महा लक्ष्मि नमोस्तुते (1)
namasthaesthu mahaa-maayae shreepeeTae, sura-poojitae
shankha chakra gadha hasthae mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who is the grand illusion;
-Who resides in the abode of wealth;
-Who is worshipped by the Devas; and
-Who holds the conch, holy wheel and mace in Her hands.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुरभ यङ्करि
सर्व पाप हरे देवि महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (2)
namasthae garudaarooDe koalaasura Bhayankari
sarva paapa harae dhaevi, mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who rides on Garuda, the vahan of Sri Maha Vishnu;
-Who had demolished the asura named Kola; and
-Who alleviates all types of sins.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

सर्वज्ञे सर्व वरदे सर्वदुष्ट भयङ्करि
सर्व दुःख हरे देवि महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु  (3)
sarvaghne sarva varadhae sarva-dhuShta Bhayankari
sarva dhukka harae dhaevi, mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who has the knowledge and wisdom on everything;
-Who grants boons for the attainment of all the wishes;
-Who annihilates all the evils; and
-Who removes all the worries.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

सिद्धि बुद्धि प्रदे देवि भुक्ति मुक्ति प्रदायिनि
मन्त्र मूर्ते सदा देवि महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (4)
siddhi buddhi pradhae dhaevi Bhukthi mukthi pradhaayini
manthra moorthae sadhaa dhaevi mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who grants the intelligent attributes and the wisdom;
-Who grants the prosperity as well as the liberation;
-Who has the form of Mantras; and
-Who is always the Goddess.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

आद्यन्त रहिते देवि आद्य शक्ति महेश्वरि
योगजे योग सम्भूते महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (5)
aaDhyantha rahithae dhaevi aaDhya shakti maheshwari
yoaga-jae yaoga samBhootae mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who is beyond the beginning and the end;
-Who is the primary Shakti Goddess;
-Who emerged from the great consciousness; and
-Who resides in the minds of Yogis and Sages.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

स्थूल सूक्ष्म महा रौद्रे महा शक्ति महोदरे
महा पाप हरे देवि महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (6)
sThoola sookShma mahaa raudhrae maha shakthi mahoadharae
mahaa paapa harae dhaevi mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who is both the visible and invisible manifestations of Lord Rudra;
-Who is the great Shakti that begets the creation;
-Who alleviates all great sins; and
-Who is the great Goddess.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

पद्मासन स्थिते देवि परब्रह्म स्वरूपिणि
परमेशि जगन्माता महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (7)
padma-asana sThitae dhaevi para-brahma swaroopiNee
paramaeshi jagan-maathaah mahaa lakshmi namoasthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who sits and resides on the lotus;
-Who has the appearance and the form of the ultimate Brahmam;
-Who is the ultimate Goddess; and
-Who is the mother of the Universe.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कार भूषिते
जगत्स्थिते जगन्मात महा लक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते (8)
shvetha-ambara-Dharae dhaevi naana-alankara Bhooshithae
jagath-sthithae jagan-maathaah  maha lakshmi namosthuthae
Humble salutations to Sri Maha Lakshmi
-Who adorns white garments signifying purity;
-Who wears and decorates Herself with lots of embellishments;
-Who stays in the universe; and
-Who is the mother of the universe.
I devoutly surrender to Devi Sri Maha Lakshmi.

फलश्रुतिBenefits of chanting

महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं स्तोत्रं यः पठेद्भक्तिमान्नरः
सर्वसिद्धिमवाप्नोति राज्यं प्राप्नोति सर्वदा (9)
mahaalakshmi-ashtakam sthothram yah paTaedh-bhaktimaan-narah
sarva-siddhim-avaapnoathi raajyam praapnoathi sarvadaa
Whoever ardently reads and recites this Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam with sincere devotion shall be blessed with all accomplishments and prosperity (both spiritual and material).

एककाले पठेन्नित्यं महा पाप विनाशनम्
द्विकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं धन धान्य समन्वितः (10)
eka-kaale paTaen-nithyam mahaa paapa vinaashanam
dvi-kaalam yah paTaen-nithyam dhana dhaanya samanvithah
Whoever ardently reads and recites this Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam with sincere devotion once a day shall get all his sins alleviated; Whoever recites this Sloka twice a day shall always be bestowed with food and wealth.

त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं महा शत्रु विनाशनम्
महालक्ष्मिर्भवेन्नित्यं प्रसन्ना वरदा शुभा (11)
tri-kaalam yah paTaen-nithyam mahaa shathru vinaashanam
mahaalakhsmir-Bhaven-nithyam prasannaa varadhaa shuBhaa
Whoever ardently reads and recites this Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam with sincere devotion thrice a day shall be bestowed with the destruction of mighty enemies; He will be blessed to find Sri Maha Lakshmi in Her gracious form; She shall bestow good auspicious boons.

महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ।
Sri Maha Lakshmi, salutations to you.

इती श्री महा लक्ष्मि अष्टकम् सम्पूर्णम्
iti sri mahaa lakshmi ashtakam sampoorNam
Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam is completed.

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