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Sri Maha Lakshmi sthavam

(The poem of praise on Mahalakshmi)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

( This is a rare stotra on Maha Lakshmi and was found in a Malayalam book published Reddiar press , Trivandrum in the year 1939. The book was edited by Brahma sri Vittala sasthrigal. Except for this small book, I have not been able to get reference to this great prayer. From the nyasa slokas, it is obvious that it was initially recited by sage Narada. Another very interesting fact about this book is thatthe famous Mahalakshmi Ashtakam occurs as a part of this great stotra(slokas 43-50))

 

Om asya Sri Maha Lakshmi Maha manthrasya Narada Rishi , Devi Gayathri chanda Sri Mahalakshmir devatha , Sreem Bheejam, Hreem Shakthi, Kleem Keelakam , Mamopartha Sarva duritha upasamartham , SArvbheeshta sidhyartham , Maha Lakshmi sthava japam karishye, SRaam ithyadshi Shadangam. Bhoorbhuvaswarom ithi Dig Bandha.

 

Om for the great chant on Mahalakshmi , the sage is Narada, The meter is devi Gayathri, The goddess addressed is Mahalakshmi , the root is sreem, the power is hreem, the nail is kleem,

This Mahalakshmi sthava is beingchanted by me for getting wealth and putting down all my sufferingsand fulfillment of all my wishes. Do touch the six parts by the ma

manthra sraam. Let all the world be tied so that I can chant this manthra.

 

Adha Dhyaanam

Now prayer

 

Sarasijanilaye Saroja hasthe ,

Dhavala tharamsuka gandha malya shobhe,

Bhagawathi hari vallabhe manogne,

Tribhuvanabhoothikari praseedha mahyam.

 

Please become kind to me, oh Goddess who lives allover the three worlds,

Who lives on the lotus flower, who holds the lotus flower,

Who shines in the white flower and sandalmade garland ,

Who is the goddess, Who is the consort of Hari andwho steals our mind.

 

Yaa saa padmasanastha vipula kati thati padma pathrayathakshi,

Gambheeravartha nabhisthanabhara namnitha, Shubra vasthrothareeya,

Lakshmeer divyai gajendraimani gana Khachithai sthaapitha hema kumbhai,

Rnithyamsaa padma hasthaa mamavasathu gruhe SArva Mangalya yuktha.

 

Please daily live in the home that I am living , Oh Goddess with lotus in hand,

Oh Goddess who has everything good, , Who sits on a lotus flower,

Who has broad hips, who has eyes like lotus leaf, whose mien in regal,

Whose belly is bent due to her breasts, Who wears clean cloths,

Who is Goddess Lakshmi and who is accompanied by divine elephants ,

Which carry golden pots decorated by hoards of precious stones

 

Sarva mangala mangalye ,

Shive Sarvartha sadhake ,

SAranye thrayambike Devi,

Narayani namosthuthe.

 

My salutations to the goddess Narayani,

Who blesses with all that are good,

Who is peaceful , who leads to all type of wealth,

Who can be relied upon, who is the triumvirate of Goddesses.

 

Om Maha Lakshmyai nama

Om Salutations to the great Lakshmi.

 

Sarva mangala mangalye ,

Shive Sarvartha sadhake ,

SAranye thrayambike Devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who blesses with all that are good,

Who is peaceful , who leads to all type of wealth,

Who can be relied upon, who is the triumvirate of Goddesses.

 

Narayani, maha maye ,

Kouseyambara dharini,

Padma hasthe, Padma nayane,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††2

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the shakthi aspect of Narayana,

Who is the great enchantress,

Who wears silks made of grass,

Who has lotus in her hands ,

And who has lotus like eyes.

 

Udhyacchaatharka sadrushee,

Pasangusa varayudhe,

Varabhaya kare devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who resembles the sun who is about to rise,

Who has rope and goad as her weapons,

And who is the goddess who gives boons as well as protection.

 

Dhyeye vidheesa vinuthe,

Paramange cha samsthidhe,

Kouseya peetha vasane,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who can be meditated upon, who is praised by Lord Brahma,

Who exists in all divine limbs,

And who wears cloth made of grass.

 

Janithri sarva lokaanaam ,

SArva deva namaskruthe,

Padma dwaya kare devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††5

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the mother of all the worlds,

Who is being saluted by all devas,

And who has lotus flower in both her hands,

 

Shuddhajaambunadha kare,

Thejo rope, vara pradhe,

Peethambara dhare devi ,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who looks like hundred percent pure gold,

Who has shining form, Who grants boons,

And who is the goddess wearing yellow silk.

 

Aadhyashakthe , sarva moorthe,

Vishnu vamanga samsthithe,

SArva bhooshojjwale devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the primeval force, who is of all forms,

Who is situated in the left side ofLord Vishnu,

And who shines wearing all ornaments.

 

Srimath soubhagya dhayini,

Rathna kankana shobhini,

Rathna kumbha dhare devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the giver of all luck to rich people,

Who shines in her gem studded bangles,

And who holds a pot filled with gems.

 

Vignana roope , Sukhadhe,

Sarva kalyani karinee,

Sarva soubhgyadhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the form of knowledge, who grants pleasure,

Who is the cause of all good events of life,

And who grants one all sorts of luck.

 

Sanathani , sadanande,

Sanakadhayaapi sthuthe,

Sarva swaroope, Sarvese,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is forever, who is always happy,

Who is praised by sages like Sanaka,

Who is all forms and who is the goddess of all.

 

Vichithra vag bhoothikari,

Vichithraakara roopini,

Vichithra mahime devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is capable of several types of words,

Who is capable of taking various different forms,

And who has strange powers and fame.

 

Anantha kalyana nidhe,

Ananthasana samsthithe,

Ananthathalpa sayane,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the treasure of endless good things,

Who sits on the seat made by Adhisesha,

And who sleeps also on the bed of Adhisesha.

 

Viswaroope, viswakaye,

Viswambhara vara priye,

Viswambharadhaara bhoothe,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the form of universe, whose body is the universe,

Who likes the boons given by Lord Vishnu who is dressed in universe,

And who is the real basis that gives support to Lord Vishnu.

 

Padmasane, Padma ooru,

Padmakshee padma sambhave,

Padmanabha priye devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who sits on lotus, who has thighs as soft as lotus,

Who has eyes like lotus, Who was born out of a lotus,

And who is the goddess dear to the God with lotus on his belly.*

††††††††††††††††††††† *Lord Vishnu

 

Daridrya dukha samani,

Deenarthi chedha kaarini,

Karunamasruna drushti,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††10

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who brings down the sorrow of poverty,

Who cuts the pain of being very oppressed,

And who has a sight which is drenched in mercy.

 

Saranaptha parithraane,

Saranagatha vathsale,

Sri pushti keerthidhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who looks after devotees who surrender to her,

Who likes a lot , those who surrender to her,

And who is the goddess with a nourishing fame.

 

Sarva durithopa samani,

Sarva dukha vinasini,

Sarva sapath pradhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who solves all sort of misfortunes,

Who destroys all types of sorrows,

And who blesses with all type of wealth.

 

Sarnagatha deenartha,

Parithrana paarayane,

Sarvasyarthi hare devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††13

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who takes care of those who surrender,

Those who are oppressed and are poor,

And who destroysall avarice.

 

Sasi shekhara samsthaane,

Kamaneeya gunasraye,

Dhana dhanya pradhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is blessed with attractive qualities,

From the place where the moon was born,

And the goddess who blesses us with wealth and grains.

 

Ksheera sagara sambhoothe,

Rajani kara sosharee,

Raja rajarchithe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who was born out of the ocean of milk,

Who is the sister of the Moon God,

And who is worshippedby kings of kings.

 

Mahavidhye, maha maye,

Maha bhaya nivarini,

Maha vani, Maha Kali,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††16

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is great knowledge and a great enchantress,

Who cures great fears,

Who is great Saraswathi and great Durga.

 

Maharathyai maha shakthyai,

Mahamathyai namo nama,

Maha varaha vibhave ,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Salutations to the greatly valorous Goddess,

Who is greatly powerful and greatly wise,

And who has all great qualities of the great Varaha.

 

Madhu kaidaba vidhrave,

Madhu soodhana vallabhe,

Madhu masa priye devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who killed the Ogres called Madhu and Kaidabha.

Who is the consort of Lord Vishnu,

And who likesthe honey moon month.

 

Sasurasura gandharva,

Poojithe paramasane,

Sarva dushta thamo hanthri,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††19

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is being worshipped by,

Devas, Asuras and Gandharwas,

And who kills all bad people as well as dark forces.

 

Shubha lakshana samyukthe,

Shubha lakshana lakshithe,

Shubha samprapthi karini.

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Salutations to Mahalakshmi ,

Who hasauspicious qualities ,

Who aims t auspicious qualities ,

And one who makes usreach auspiciousness.

 

 

 

Durgasura prana hanthri,

Durga durgathi bhanjane,

Durgarthi bhanjane durge,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††21

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who takes away the life of terrible Asuras,

Who can break great forts on the mountain,

And who puts an end to great avarice.

 

Kala Rathri, maha maaye,

Kala thraya swaroopini,

Kalakala priye devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the endless night , who is greatest enchantress,

Who is the form of past, present and future times,

And who likes Lord Shiva, who is the killer of death.

 

Puru hootha priye devi,

Puruhoothnuja priye,

Purushartha pradhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††23

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is dear to very large number of people,

Who is dear to Indra the god of devas,

And who is the one who grants fulfillment in life

 

Vishnu vaksha sthale samsthe,

Viswa vyapi swaroopini,

Viswaloka priye devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is situated on the chest of Lord Vishnu,

Who has a form that pervades all over the world,

And the Goddess who is liked by all beings of the world.

 

Gunathrayasya janani,

Gunathraya vidhayini,

Guna thraya vivekagne,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††25

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the mother of the three types of characters,

Who is the one who set rules for the three types of characters,

And who is the one who knows the three types of characters.

 

Gowri , Godavari, Gange,

Gomathibindu vasini,

Jatile Chandike Brahmi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 26

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is Parvathi, Godavari andGanges

Who is Gomathi , Who is Bindu vasini,

Who wears matted hair, Who is Chandika and Who is Brahmi.

 

Narayani, nadha roope,

Chanchale , danda dharini,

Bhadre, nidhre, vaishnaveethi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 27

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is Narayani, Who is the form of music,

Who is always changing , Who is the one who holds the stick,

Who is safety, who is sleepand Who is Vaishnvee.

 

Vame balahake devi,

Veda vedye vara pradhe,

Saraswathi, vega vathi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††28

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the left cloud appearing at time of destruction,

Who is praised by Vedas, Who is the giver of boons,

Who is Saraswathi and who is river vegha vathi.

 

Bhoothidhe smruthi roopese,

Sithe medhe cha vamane,

Droupadi , rathna makute,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is in all beings , who is the form of Vedas,

Who is moonlight, who is intelligent, who is short,

Who is Panchaliand who wears a jeweled crown.

 

Rathna malye , sudha dhare,

Sri devi , sagarathmaje,

Madhavi , madhura nadhe,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††30

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who wears garland of jewels, who is like a shower of nectar,

Who is goddess sri, who is the daughter of ocean,

Who is creeper of pretty flowers and who has very sweet voice.

 

Kalindhi, kamuke , kali,

Makarandhe , madhalase,

Varuni , vighna samani,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 31

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the black river, who is the lover, who is Kali,

Who is the pollen, who is exuberant,

Who is female form of god of the sea and one who clears obstacles.

 

Deva dhoothi, maha bhoothe,

Papa nasini, bharathi,

Hemambhujasane devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††32

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshi,

Who send devas as emissary , who is a great being,

Who destroys sins , Who is Bharathi,

And he one who sits on a golden lotus.

 

Padma sadmadhibhi vandhye,

Padma pathrayathekshane,

Bharghavi , bhagya janani,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 33

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the one worshipped by Brahma and others,

Who is the one having eyes like lotus leaf,

Who is the daughter of Bhrugu sage and the one who grants luck.

 

Nama kamala vasinyai,

Narayanyai namo nama,

Krishna priyayai sathatham ,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 34

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is always the darling of Krishna.

Salutations to her who lives in lotus flower,

And salutation and salutations to Narayani.

 

Padma pithra visalakshi,

Padma raga sama prabhe,

Maha padma nidhe, devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††35

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who has broad eyes like the lotus leaf,

Who has similar dazzling shine like Padma Ragha gem,

And who is the goddess, the treasure of lotus flower.

 

Sarva sampath swaroopinyai,

Sarvaradhyai namo nama,

Hari bhakthi pradhe, devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 36

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the form of all types of wealth,

Salutations and Salutations to her who is worshipped by all,

And to her who leads to the devotion to lord Hari.

 

Krishna vaksha sthithe , krishne,

Krishna varna prashobhithe,

Poorna chandra prabhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††37

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is black, lives on the chest of Krishna,

Shines gloriously in black colour,

And also shines like a full moon.

 

Sarva sampth adhishtathri,

Yasodha Garbha sambhave,

Shobhane , sarva rathadye,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 38

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the master of all wealth,

Who was born as a child to Yasodha,

Who causes only good and who wears all types of gems.

 

Namo vrudhi swaroopayai,

Maha devyai namo nama,

Swarga Lakshmi, Raja Lakshmi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 39

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

To the Lakshmi of heaven as well as the state,

SAlutaytions to her who is the form of growth,

Salutations and salutations to the great goddess.

 

Sarvadhare Vishnu roope,

Shudha sathwa swaroopini,

Narayana pare devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††40

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the basis of everything, Who has the form of Vishnu,

Who is the personification ofthe truth of nectar,

And is the goddess who is above Lord Narayana.

 

Hiranya varne , harini,

Swarna rajathasraje,

Chandre hiranmayi Lakshmi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 41

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is of the golden colour , Who is like a female deer,

Who gives out gold and silver,

Who is like moon and the Lakshmi who is golden.

 

Vishnor manonukoolini,

Vishnu padopajeevini,

Vishnu pathni , Vishnu maye,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 42

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who sides with the mind of Lord Vishnu,

Who lives under the feet of Lord Vishnu,

Who is wife of Vishnu and who is divine Vishnu illusion.

 

Namosthesthu Maha Maye,

Sree peede, sura poojithe,

Sanka , chakra, Gadha hasthe,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††43

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the great enchantress,

Who livesin riches,

Who is worshipped by Gods,

And who hasconch, wheel and mace in her hands.

 

Namasthe garudarude,

Kolasura bhayam kari,

Sarva papa hare , devi,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††44

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Who rides on an eagle,

Who created fear to Kolasura,

And is the goddess who can destroy all sins

 

Sarvagne Sarva varadhe,

Sarva dushta Bhayam karee,

Sarva dukha hare, devi,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††45

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Who knows everything,

Who can grant any thing,

Who appears fearsome to bad people,

And is the goddess who can destroy all sorrows.

 

Sidhi budhi pradhe devi,

Bhakthi mukthi pradayinee,

Manthra moorthe , sada devi,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††46

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My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who grants intelligence and occult powers,

Who grants devotion to God and salvation,

Who can be personified by holy chants,

And who is Goddess for ever.

 

Adhyantha rahithe , devi,

Adhi Shakthi maheswari,

Yogaje yoga sambhoothe,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††47

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Who neither has an end nor beginning,

Who is the primeval power,

Who is the greates Goddess,

Who is born out of hard penance,

And who can be personified by meditation.

 

Sthoola Sukshma maha roudhre,

Maha Shakthi Maho dhare,

Maha papa hare devi,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††48

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is micro and also gross,

Who is most fearsome ,

Who is the greatest strength,

Who within her holds the worlds,

And is the Goddess who can destroy sins.

 

Padmasana sthithe, devi,

Para brahma swaroopini,

Para mesi, jagan matha,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††49

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who is the goddess whohas the seat of Lotus,

Who is the personification of the ultimate truth,

Who is Goddess of all,

And who is the mother of all the worlds.

 

Swethambara dhare, devi,

Nanalankara bhooshithe,

Jagat sthithe, jagad vandhye,

Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††50

 

My salutations to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Who wears white cloth,

Who wears variety of ornaments,

Who is everywhere in the world,

And who is being saluted by all the worlds.

 

Namasthe Bhagawathyamba ,

Kshamaa sheele, parath pare,

Shudha sathwa swaroopayai,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 51

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the form of nectar like purity,

Salutations to the divine mother,

Who is patient and more divine than the divine.

 

Upame sarva sadhweenaam,

Kopadhi pari varjithe,

Devinaam devi sampoojye,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††52

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is worshipped by all goddesses,

Who is compared to purest of the women,

And who has forsaken bad qualities like anger.

 

Sarva jayadhe devi,

Sarva shathru bhayapahe,

Sarvabheeshta pradhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††53

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the goddess who fulfills all wishes,

Who is the goddess who wins over everybody,

And who is feared by all her enemies.

 

Sarveshaam parama matha,

Sarva bhandhawa roopini,

Chathur varga pradhe,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 54

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who gives all to the four fold communities,

Who is the mother of every one,

And who is the relative of every one.

 

Haarike vipadhaam rase,

Harsha mangala dhayike,

Chandike , mangala devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 55

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who belongs to Hari and is help during calamities,

Who grants joy full good things,

Who is the killer of Chanda,

And is the goddess of all that is good.

 

Mangale cha mangalagni,

Sarva mangala mangale,

Satha mangaladhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††56

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is good and the fire the results in good,

Who is the goodness of all that is good,

And who is always and forever good.

 

Mangaladhishithe devi,

Mangalaanaam cha mangale.,

Samsara mangaladhare,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 57

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is based only on good happenings,

Who is best among al that is good,

And who is the entire basis of goodness in life.

 

Saramsa mangaladhare,

Saraasara vivechani,

Poojye , sukhapradhe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 58

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the summary of the basis of good,

Who classifies meaning and meaningless events,

Who is worshipfuland the Goddess granting pleaure.

 

Yama loka bhava karthri,

Yama poojye , yamagraje,

Yama nigraha roopayai,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††59

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who sets the attitude towards land after death,

Who is worshipped by God of death,

Who is the elder sister of Yama,

And who has a form that kills Yama.

 

SAma swabhave sarvesi,

Sarva sanga vivarjithe,

Karunya vigrahe devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 60

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who behaves always equitably,

Who goes away from all company,

And who is the epitome of mercy.

 

Kankala kroora kamakshi,

Meenakshi karma bhedini,

Madhurya roopa sheelaya,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 61

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is Kamakshi , who is the cruel kankali,

Who is Meenakshi who fulfills all acts,

And one who is sweet by her nature.

 

Maha manthra vathee, manthra,

Gamye , manthra priyankari,

Manushya manasa gamye,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††62

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who has a great mantra with her,

Who goes along with the chant of mantra,

Who is the goddess who likes mantra,

And in whom manís mind is attracted.

 

Aswatha vata nimbhaadhi,

Vruksha raja swaroopini,

Sarva vruksha aadhara bhoothe,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 63

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is banyan, fig and trees,

Who has the form of the king of trees,

And who is the support for all trees.

 

Dakshinya karunaa roope,

Dakshina murthy vallabhe,

Daksha yagna vinasinyai,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 64

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who has the form of benevolent mercy,

Who is the consort of Dakshinamurthy,

And who destroyed the fire sacrifice of Daksha.

 

Achinthya lakshane, avyakthe,

Ardha mathre maheswari,

Amrutharnava madhyasthe,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††65

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Whose perfection is beyond thoughts,

Who is not very clear, who is the great goddess,

Of the half letter and who was the mediator,

In the problem of sharing the nectar.

 

Chathu Sashti kala vidhye,

Chathu Sashti kalathmike,

Chathu Sashti kala poojye,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 66

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the sixty four arts,

Who is the soul of sixty four arts,

And who is worshipped by sixty four arts.

 

Kala Shodasa sampoorne,

Kala kaashtadhi roopini,

Kala kalathmike devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 67

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is the fulfillment of sixteen arts,

Who is the form of arts and sculpture,

And who is the goddess who is the soul of all arts.

 

Thuladi kananoth bhoothe,

Thulasi vana charini,

Thulasi dhama rasike,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††68

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who was born in the forest of ocimum,

Who walks about in the forest of ocimum,

And who enjoys living amidst ociumum.

 

Panchasatha varna sarvange,

Panchasad varna roopini,

Pancha thathwathmike devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 69

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who has fifty colours in her body,

Who has the form with fifty colours,

And who is the goddess with five principles.

 

Sarva papa prasamani,

Sarvapadwi nivarini,

Sarveswarya priye devi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 70

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who destroys all sins committed,

Who saves from all dangers,

And who is dear to the God of all.

 

Parmathma priye devi,

Paramathma swaroopini,

Para paraika rasike,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††71

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

Who is dear to the divine God,

Who is the form of the divine soul,

And who is the admire of the divine form.

 

Maha Lakshmi sthavam punyam,

Ya padeth bhakthiman nara,

Sarva sidhimavapnothi,

Mahalakshminamosthuthe.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 72

 

My salutations to the goddess Mahalakshmi

The devoted man who reads this,

Holy prayer to Goddess Mahalakshmi,

Would make his own all the divine powers.

 

Abharyo labhathe bhaaryam,

Vineetham sasutham satheem,

Susheelaam sundareemRamyam,

Athi supriya vadhineem.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 73

 

The one without a wife get a wife,

Who has humility, virtuousand son bearing capacity,

Who is good natured, prettyand attractive,

And who would also talk with love and care.

 

Puthra pouthra vadheem shuddham,

Kulajaam komalambaraam,

Aputhro labhathe puthram,

Vaishnavam, chiran jeevinam.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††74

 

She would alo bear sons and grand sons,

Would be clean have a good heritage and dressed prettily,

The one who does not have sonswould get sons,

Who are devoted to Vishnu and would have a long life span.

 

Hatha bandhur labeth bandhum,

Dhana brushto dhanam labeth,

Keerthi heeno labeth keerthim,

Prathishtam cha labeth dhruvam.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 75

 

He who does not have relations will get relations,

He who does not have money will get money,

He who does not have fame will get fame,

As well as recognition without doubt.

 

Yeka kalam paden nithyam ,

Maha papa vinasanam,

Dwikalam ya paden nithyam,

Dhana dhanya samanvitha.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††76

 

He who reads it once daily,

Would get all the great sins destroyed,

He who reads it two times a day,

Would get wealth as well as grains.

 

Trikalam ya paden nithyam,

Maha sathru vinasanam,

Maha lakshmir bhaven nithyam,

Prasanna varada shubha.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 77

 

If this is read thrice daily,

It would ensure destruction of great enemies,

And Mahalakshmi the goddess would daily,

Be pleased , would bless and would do good.

 

Ithi Sri maha purananthargatha,

Mahalakshmi sthavam sampoornam.

 

Thus ends the poem of praise on Maha Lakshmi,

Which occurs in the Maha Purana.