Sri Lakshmi Ashtottara Satanama Stotram
Sri Lakshmi Ashtottara Satanama Stotram is the most Powerful Mantra for Wealth and Abundance
Here is the Sri Lakshmi Ashtottara Satanama Stotram
Om sri Devyuvacha: Deva deva! Mahadeva! Trikalagna! Maheshwara
Karunakara ! Devesa! Bhaktanugrahakaraka! ||
Astottarasatam laksmyah srotumicchami tattvatah | |
Devi ! Sadhu mahabhage mahabhagya pradayakam
sarvaisvaryakaram punyam sarvapapa pranasanam ||
sarvadaridyra samanam sravanadbhukti muktidam |
rajavasyakaram divyam guhyadguhyatamam param ||
durlabham sarvadevanam catuspasti kaḷaspadam |
padmadinam varantanam nithinam nityadayakam ||
samasta deva sansevyam anima dyastasiddhidam |
kimatra bahuno ktena devi pratyaksadayakam ||
tavapritya dyavaksyami samahitamanasmrnu |
asyasri laksmyastottara satanamastotramahamantrasya
klim bijam bhuvanesvari saktih
sri mahalaksmi prasada sidthyarde jape viniyogah
om srim sum angustabhyannamah
om srim sim tarjanibhyannamah
om srim sam madhyamabhyam namah
om srem sem anamikabhyam namah
om sraum saum kanisthikabhyam namah
om sram sam karatalakaraprsthabhyannamah
om sram sam hrdayayanamah
om srim sim sirase svaha
om srum sum sikhayai vasat
om srem sem kavacaya hum
om sraum saum netratrayaya vausat
om sram sam astraya phat
vande padmakaram prasannavadanam saubhagyadam bhagyadam |
hastabhyamabhayapradam maniganaih nanavidhaih bhusitam ||
bhaktabhista varapradam harihara brahmadibhissevitam
parsve pankaja sankhapadmanidhibhih yuktam sada saktibhih ||
sarasijanayane sarojahaste dhavalataransukagandhamalyasobhe |
bhagavati harivallabhe manojne tribhuvanabhutikariprasidamahyam ||
prakrtim vikrtim vidyam sarvabhuta hitapradam |
sraddham vibhutim surabhim namami paramatmikam || 1
vacam padmalayam padmam sucim svaham svadhansudham |
dhanyam hiranmayim laksmim nityapustam vibhavarim || 2
aditinca ditim diptam vasudham vasudharinim
namami kamalam kantam kamaksim krodha sambhavam || 3
anugraha padam rddhim anagham harivallabham |
asokamamrtam diptam lokasoka vinasinim || 4
namami dharmanilayam karunam lokamataram |
padmapriyam padmahastam padmaksim padmasundarim || 5
padmodbhavam padmamukhim padmanabhapriyam ramam |
padmamaladharam devim padminim padmagandhinim || 6
punya gandham suprasannam prasadabhimukhim rabham |
namami candravadanam candram candrasahodarim || 7
caturbhujam candrarupam indira mindusitalam ।
ahladajananim pustim sivam sivakarim satim || 8
vimalam visvajananim pustim daridrya nasinim |
priti puskarinim santam suklamalyambaram sriyam ।। 9
bhaskarim bilvanilayam vararoham yasasvinim ।
vasundhara mudarangam harinim hemamalinim || 10
dhanadhanyakarim siddhim strenasaumyam subhapradam |
nrpavesmagatanandam varalaksmim vasupradam || 11
subham hiranyaprakaram samudratanayam jayam |
namami mangalam devim visnuvaksahsthalasthitam || 12
visnupatnim prasannaksim narayanasamasritam ।
daridyradhvansinim devim sarvopadrava varinim || 13
navadurgam mahakalim brahmavisnusivatmikam ।
trikalajnana sampannam namami bhuvanesvarim || 14
laksmim ksirasamudrarajatanayam srirangadhamesvarim ।
dasibhuta samastadeva vanitam lokaika dipankuram
srimanmandakataksa labda vibhava brahmendra gangadharam
tvam trailokyakutumbininsarasijam vande mukundapriyam || 15
matarnamami kamale kamalayataksi
ksirodaje kamala komala garbhagauri
laksmiprasida satatam namatansaranye || 16
Trikalam yo japet vidvan sanmasam vijitendriyah।
daridyradhvansanam krtva sarvamapnotyayatnatah || 17
devinama sahasresu punyamastottaram satam
yena sriya mavapnoti kotijanma daridratah || 18
bhrguvare satam dhiman pathet vatsaramatrakam
astaisvaryamavapnoti kubera ivabhutale || 19
daridyramocanam nama stotramambaparam satam
yena sriya mavapnoti kotijanma daridratah || 20
bhuktvatuvipulan bhoganasya sayujyamapnuyat
pratahkale pathennityam sarvaduhkhopasantaye || 21
pathanstu cinta yeddevim sarvabharana bhusitam
Benefits of reciting Sri Lakshmi Ashtottara Satanama Stotram
The word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksya”. Lakshya means ‘aim’ or ‘goal’,
Srilakshmi Devi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.
She is the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.
Here are the Graceful Benefits of Reciting Sri Mahalakshmi ashtottara shatanama stotram
These benefits are detailed in the Phalasruti of this stotram.
Srilakshmi Devi will grace those devotees who recites this stotram with pure devotion with
- Abundant Wealth
- Self Realisation
- Removes the poverty
What are the Different forms of Sri Lakshmi Goddesss
The Goddess Sri Lakshmi has 8 Forms
- Sri Aadhi Lakshmi – Adi Lakshmi is the primordial form of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the root cause of all existence and without her existence whole creation is inconceivable. Due to her elemental form Adi Lakshmi should be worshipped with full devotion and pure heart.
- Sri Gaja Lakshmi
- Sri Dhana Lakshmi
- Sri Dhaanya Lakshmi – Dhanya means grains. Lakshmi is the Goddess of the Harvest and the Devi who blesses with abundance and success in harvest. Harvest is a time of abundance after a long period of patience and tending to fields. This symbolizes the inner harvest, that, with patience and persistence, we obtain the abundance of inner Joy through the blessing of Dhanya Lakshmi.
- Sri Santhana Lakshmi
- Sri Vijaya Lakshmi
- Sri Vidhya Lakshmi
- Sri Dhairya Lakshmi
She is also referred to as Jaganmaatha (“Mother of the Universe”) in Shri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam. Rama and Indira are popular.
- Malar magal
- Sri Devi
The term Lakshmi in Rigveda refers to auspicious qualities, and in later Vedic literature Sri and Lakshmi appear together denoting loveliness.
In Srisukta (pre Buddhist period) Sri and Lakshmi are considered as one devi who is padmasthita or stands on the lotus.
In Taittiriya Upanishad Sri gives cows, food, drinks, and clothes; hence Sri should be brought home.
In the Sutras, Sri is given offerings as the head of the bed, denoting her associations with the fertility rituals and mother goddesses.
A popular song we used to sing during Lakshmi Puja
Eso sonar barani rani go amar, shankha, kamala karey |
Eso ma Lakshmi, boso ma Lakshmi, thako ma Lakshmi gharey ||
Baatey baatey dechho bharey bharey phal, mathey mathey dechho dhan |
Goshtey goshtey Kapila Sushila dudher naditey tulechey baan ||
Amai sada dudhey bhatey rekho go, tumi achala hoia theko go |
Tomari anna, Annapurna, dibo ma tomari korey ||
Come Oh my Golden Queen (Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi), With conch and lotus in your hands. Come, sit and stay in my house, Oh the Goddess of wealth (Lakshmi.) You have blessed fruits in every branch, paddy in the fields, Cows – Kapila, Sushala, in every cow-shed, and tides came in the river of milk. Keep me happy with milk and rice (prosperity) Stay fixed in my residence I will give food in your hands that you gave to me, Oh the Goddess with abundent food.
Her other names include: Manushri, Chakrika, Kamalika, Lalima, Kalyani, Nandika, Rujula, Vaishnavi, Narayani, Bhargavi, Sridevi, Chanchala, Bhumi Devi, Jalaja, Madhavi, Sujata, Shreya and Aiswarya.
As per the scriptures, The Mahabharata, Srilakshmi was born from the stirring of the primeval milky ocean by the gods and demons.
Following the intervention of Brahma and Vishnu, Lakshmi miraculously appeared from this sea of clarified butter clothed all in white and radiating youth and beauty.
For this reason the goddess is sometimes called Ksirabdhitanaya, ‘daughter of the sea of milk’.
Lakshmi immediately gave herself to Vishnu’s protection and for this reason she is said to dwell on Vishnu’s chest giving rise to one of the god’s alternative names, Shrinivas meaning ‘the dwelling place of Sri’.
Sri (Shri) means prosperity, and is another of Lakshmi’s many names.
According to the Harivamsa Lakshmi is the mother of Kama, the god of love and so provides an interesting parallel to the Greek goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros, the former also born from a foaming sea.
Goddess Maha Lakshmi is enchantingly beautiful, and is standing on a lotus holding lotuses one in each of her hands and is called Padma, or Kamala.
Each time Vishnu incarnated, she incarnated with him. This depicts her love and devotion towards her husband.
She is also adorned with a lotus garland.
Goddess Lakshmi Devi with red colored saree. This red coloured saree symbolizes the continuous activity and positive energy.
Vishnu represents all that is male and Lakshmi, all that is female.
Sri Lakshmi four hands signify her power to grant the (chatur vidha) four type of purusharthas (ends of human life), dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (bodily pleasures), moksha (beatitude).
The lotuses in various stages of blooming, represent the worlds and beings in various stages of evolution.
The coconut with the shell, kernel and water connotes that she is the origin of the three levels of creation, the gross, the subtle and the extremely subtle.
In the Vedas (“wisdom books”), the earliest scriptures of the Hindu tradition, Lakshmi is born of the presence of “Sri”, which translates as splendor, glory, majesty, brilliance, and the divine power of auspiciousness.
It is the power of life and vitality, well-being, abundance, and prosperity. In the later Vedic period, the qualities known as sri came to be recognized as manifesting in a form called “lakshmi,” which literally means an imprint, an embodied expression, a manifestation of sri.
No longer abstract, this form transforms into deity and the Vedic songs begin to sing of ‘sri’ and ‘lakshmi’, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Thus, Lakshmi as deity is born.
During the crouching of Thiru Paarkadal, lots of precious things came out from that. And one among them was Sri Lakshmi with brightness.
After coming out from the Paarkadal, she resided on to the thiru Maarbu (Chest) of Sriman Narayanan.
Various Puranams say that Sri Lakshmi originated from Agni, Water, Land etc; but instead of analysing them, let us know about the great Goddess and how does She extends Her thirukKaram towards us.
SriLakshmi is the Goddess of wealth. Although we tend to measure wealth in terms of money but in the spiritual sense, wealth refers to divine knowledge. Lakshmi puja is closely connected with Diwali in Northern India and the business community worships Lakshmi with great pomp and show.
Lakshmi is the sister of Saraswati and Goddess Durga is their mother.
Lakshmi is married to Naryana, another name of Vishnu.
By tradition, bells are not rung during Lakshmi puja in Bengali families although conch is blown.
The image of Lakshmi is heavy in divine symbolism she is typically depicted either sitting or standing on a lotus flower and holds two lotus flowers in two of her four hands.
The lotus is a symbol of purity and self-realisation and is often seen throughout Hindu art.
If Lakshmi is pictured as dark in complexion, it is to show that she is the consort of Vishnu, the dark god.
If golden yellow, that shows her as the source of all wealth. If white, she represents the purest form of Prakarti (nature) from which the universe had developed.
The pinkish complexion, which is more common, reflects her compassion for creatures, since she is the mother of all.
The lotuses, in various stages of blooming, represent the worlds and beings in various stages of evolution.
Radha in connection with Krishna is also seen as the manifestation of Sri-Lakshmi in human form, in whom we find prem ras or love idealised and perfected.
Some verses in the Mahabharata have also closely associated Kubera with Sri-Lakshmi and this ideological union between the goddess of prosperity and the god of wealth is easily understandable.
Goddess Srilakshmi Temples
Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore
Sripuram Golden Temple, one of the biggest in India, is located in Vellore of Tamil Nadu.
It is dedicated to goddess Lakshmi and is a unique temple in India; the shrine and the temple tower is coated in gold foil.
The temple has a star shaped path representing Shri Chakra (wheel) and is situated in a small hill called Malaikodi.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Delhi
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu.
An interesting fact is that, Birla Mandir was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and today it one the prominent tourist attractions in Delhi.
A large number of devotees visit this temple during Diwali festival and Krishna Janmastami.
Kaila Devi Temple, Karauli, Rajasthan
Kaila Devi is believed to be the form of Mahalakshmi or the Goddess of wealth.This temple situated Karauli District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India.
Goravanhalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple is an extremely popular Mahalakshmi temple location in Tumkur District, Karnataka. The Idol of Mahalakshmi is believed to have originated on its own.
Ashta Lakshmi Temple, Outskirts Of Hyderabad
A magnificent temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi stands distinctly on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad . The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, finds a special place in the hearts of the people for she brings prosperity and happiness as well as salvation.
Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai
Mahalakshmi Temple is a temple dedicated to goddess Lakshmi. It is one of the popular temples in Mumbai.
This temple has an interesting story relating to the building of Hornby Vellard (a bridge connecting all the islands of Mumbai).
After the wall of Hornby Vellard collapsed twice, the engineer dreamed of goddess Lakshmi. Surprisingly, a statue of the goddess was found upon searching in the area. Hence, the statue was installed and a temple was built. It is only later that the Hornby Vellard project was completed.
Lakshmi Devi Temple, Hassan
Lakshmi Devi Temple in Doddagaddavalli belongs to the period of Hoysalas in Karnataka. Lakshmi Devi Temple is one of the earliest temple architectures of Hoysala style. The temple complex also houses many other Hindu gods and goddesses. A visit to this temple in Hassan is a must for its ancient and intricate architecture.
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
In Ashtalakshmi Temple all the 8 forms of goddess Lakshmi is worshipped; there are shrines dedicated to each form of Lakshmi in the temple complex. Ashtalakshmi Kovil is located near the Elliot’s beach in Chennai. Beginning from the main deities of Lakshmi and her consort Vishnu, one has to go around the shrines of the goddesses of wealth, offspring, success, prosperity, courage, food, knowledge and bravery.
Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur
Kolhapur is known for the Mahalakshmi temple in Maharashtra. This Shakti peetha is a famous pilgrim site for Hindus. It is believed that Lord Vishnu is very fond of this region as this the place of his wife Lakshmi. People believe both Vishnu and Lakshmi stay and bless this region. Kolhapur temple was built by Chalukyas of Karnataka and today it is one of the famous temples in India.