Ashta Lakshmi Stotram - English Lyrics

Lakshmi Devi is the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and is considered as the wife of Sri Maha Vishnu. She is believed to be the daughter of Ksheera Samudra Raja or the King of Oceans. The Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi Devi is always portrayed as sitting on Padmam or the Lotus and with an ever-smiling face.

She is also considered as the Goddess of beauty. Hindus believe that there are eight different faces / forms of Goddess Lakshmi and each face of Lakshmi is assigned with a name that is associated with the specific boon that she bestows on her devotees. Accordingly, the eight faces i.e forms of Goddess Lakshmi are collectively known as Ashta Lakshmi. Though there are 8 faces of Goddess Lakshmi, yet she is called by different names almost 1001 names like Sridevi, Ramaa, Padma, Pankaja, Madhavi, Sundari, Saroja etc.
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Related Topics:
1. Dasavataram Stories
2. Story of Samudra Manthan

Adi Lakshmi

The first stanza is in praise of Adi (foremost) Lakshmi:

Sumanasa Vandita Sundari Madhavi Chandrasahodari Hemamaye
Munigana Vandita Moksha pradayani Manjula bhasini vedanute
Pankajavasini Devasupoojita sadguna varshini santiyute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Adi Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Dhana Lakshmi

The second stanza is in praise of Dhana (wealth) Lakshmi

Dhimi dhimi dhimdhimi, Dhim dhimi Dhimdhimi Dundhubhi naada Supoornamaye
Ghum ghum Gumghuma, Gunghuma Gunghuma Sankha Ninaada Suvaadyanute
Veda Puraanyitihaasa Supoojita Vaidika Maarga Pradarsayute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Sri Dhana Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Dhaanya Lakshmi

The third stanza is in praise of Dhaanya (food) Lakshmiis:

Ayikali Kalmasha naasini Kaamini Vaidika Roopini Vedamaye
Ksheerasamudbhava Mangala Roopini Mandra nivasini Mantranute
Mangaladaayini Ambujavasini Devaganasrita Paadayuge
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Dhaanya Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Gaja Lakshmi

The fourth stanza is in praise of Gaja Lakshmi

Jaya Jaya Durgati naasini Kaamini Sarva Phalaprada Saastramaye
Radhagaja turaga Padaadi Samavruta Parijana mandita Lokanute
Hariharabrahma Supoojita Sevita Taapa nivaarini Paadayute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Gaja Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Santana Lakshmi

The fifth stanza is in praise of Santana Lakshmi

Ayi Khaga Vaahini Mohini Chakrini Raaga vivardhini Gyanamaye
Guna gana vaaridhi Loka hithaishini Swarasapta Bhusita Gaana nute
Sakala suraasura Deva Muneeswara Maanava Vandita Paadayute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Santana Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Dhairya Lakshmi

The sixth stanza is in praise of Dhairya Lakshmi is:

Jayavara varnini Vaishnavi Bhargavi Mantra swaroopini Mantramaye
Suragana poojita Sreeghra phalaprada Gyanavikasini Saastranute
Bhavabhaya haarini Paapavimochani Sadhu janaasrita Paadayute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Dhairya Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Vidya Lakshmi

The seventh stanza is in praise of Vidya Lakshmi

Pranata Sureswari Bharati Bhaargavi Soka vinaasini Ratnamaye
Manimaya Bhooshita Karna vibhooshana Santi samaavruta Haasyamukhe
Nava nidhi Daayini Kalimala haarini Kaamita phala prada Haasta yute
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Vidya Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

Vijaya Lakshmi

The eighth stanza is in praise of Vijaya Lakshmi

Jaya kamalaasini Sadgati daayini Gyana vikasini Gyana maye
Anudinamarchita Kumkuma doosara Bhooshita Vaasita Vadhyanute
Kanakadhaaraastuti Vaibhava Vandita Sankara Desika Maanya pade
Jaya Jaya he Madhusoodana Kamini Vijaya Lakshmi jaya paalayamam

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