Ashta Lakshmi Sthothram

sri mahalakshmi

Aum, Thriyambake Devi Naraayani Namosthuthe

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes


ashtalakshmi sthothram

1. aadi lakshmi

sumansa vanditha sundari maadhavi chandra-sahodharihemamaiye
munigana vanditha mokshapradaayani manjula bhaashani vedasuthe
pankajavasini devasupoojitha sadguna varshini shantiyute
jaya jaya hey mudhusuudana kaamini aadi lakshmi jaya paalayamaam.

2. dhaanya lakshmi.

aikali kalmashanaashini kaamini vaidhika ruupini vedamaye
ksheerasamudbhava mangala ruupini mandra nivaasini manthramathe
mangaladaayaniambujavaasini devaganashritha paadayuthe
jaya jaya hey madhusuudana kaamini dhaanya lakshmi jaya paalayamaam.

3.dhairya lakshmi

jayavaravarshinivaishnaivibhaargavi mandrasvaruupini manthramaye
sura gana puujitha sheeghra phala prada jnaana vikaasinishaastramathe.
bhava bhaia harinipapavimochini sadhujanashritha padayuthe
jayajayahey madhusuudana kaamini dhairya lakshmi jaya paalayamaam.

4.  gaja lakshmi

jayajaya duragathi naashinikaamini sarva phala pradashaastramaye
radha gaja thuraga padaathi samavrutha parijana manditha lokanuthe
hari hara brahma supuujitha savetha thaapanivarinapaadayuthe
jaya jaya hey madhusuudana kaamini shree gaja lakshmi paalayamaam.

5. santhaana lakshmi.

ayi gaja vaahini mohini chakrani raaaga-vivardhini gaanyamaye
gunagana vaaridhiloka-hithaishini sapthasvara-sugaananuthe
sakala surasura deva munieshwara manava vanditha padayuthe
jaya jaya hey madhusuudana kaamini santhaana lakshmi paalayamaam.

6. vijaya lakshmi.

jaya kamalaasani sadgathi daayini jnaana vikaasini gaanamaye
anudinamarchitha kumkuma duusara bhuushitha vasitha vaadyanuthe
kanakadharaasthuthi vaibhava vanditha shankara desika maanyapade
jaya jaya hey madhusuudana kaamini vijaya lakshmi paalayamaam.

7. vidyaa lakshmi.

pranatha sureshvari bhaarathi bhaargavi shokavinaashini rathnamaye
manimaya bhuushitha karnavibhuushana shaanthisamaavrutha haasyamukhe
navanidhi daayanikalimala haarini kaamyaphalaprada haasyayuthe
jaya jaya hey madhusuudana kaamini vidyaa lakshmi paalayamaam.

8. dhana lakshmi (wealth)

dhimidhimi dhindhimi dhindhimi dhindhimi dundubhi naada supuurnamaye
ghuma ghuma gunghuma gunghuma gunghuma shanka ninaada-suvaadyanuthe
veda puranethihaasa supuujitha vaidika maarga pradarshayuthe
jaya jaya hey mudhusuudana kaamini shree dhana lakshmi paalayamam.

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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.