SRI SUKTAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sloka 1

O all-knowing fire-god (Agni), would you kindly propitiate Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity, the one whose body is golden color; one who is decked with gold and silver garlands;  whose sari is yellow colored and Whose face is like the full moon and whose eyes bless humanity with soothing grace. O Jata Veda, the fire-god, kindly tell Her of our supplications.


Sloka 2

O, Agni, the great fire-god, with the blessings of Mahalakshmi, wealth and prosperity, gold and cattle, horses and useful animals, family and children and every type of prosperity will come to us. By the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in this home, the prosperity will be imperishable. Health, friends, knowledge, everlasting peace and finally freedom -- all these types of wealth will be ours by the arrival of the Universal Mother, Lakshmi, into this home.


Sloka 3

That Goddess Lakshmi, in whose procession the celestial horses and the divine chariots are used, as the elephants roar the OM sound which pleases that Goddess. She being Gajalakshmi or Lakshmi Who is worshiped by the elephants. O Agni, I am invoking that grace of the spouse of Lord Vishnu. May we attain Her blessings.


Sloka 4

One Who is sitting on the blossomed thousand-petalled lotus; one whose body has the color of the lotus; may that great Goddess. The compassionate, radiant, ever-smiling, fulfiller of all the desires of Her votaries, hear our prayers. We invoke that Mother, Mahalakshmi of golden color.


Sloka 5

We invoke Mahalakshmi Who shines like the full moon and like lightening. Her fame is all-pervading. Denizens of heaven constantly worship Her. She is magificent. Her benevolent hands are like lotuses. I take refuge in Her lotus feet. Let Her destroy our poverty forever. O Mother Mahalakshmi, we take shelter at Your lotus feet.


Sloka 6

O Universal Mother, shining like the sun, it is through You that the holy of Bilva and Tulasi are born symbolizing the tree of life. The fruits of  life remove our poverty from within and without., bless us with inner light and abundance.


Sloka 7

O Devi, the great Goddess, let Kubera, the treasurer of the gods; his friend, Manibhadra, the protector of wealth, and Keerti, the goddess of fame who was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati bless us.


Sloka 8

O Mahalakshmi, may You kindly drive away all fear of poverty and inauspiciousness from this home. In other words, bless us always with abundance and joy.

 

 


Sloka 9

We invoke that supreme Goddess Lakshmi to dwell in this home forever. She is the supreme power of protection and Goddess of all the universes and cosmic elements. She is Mother Earth and the bestower of great contentment. Her blessings are bringing us the fragrance of the sandalwood paste. May that Ishwari be ever present in us.


Sloka 10

May Mahalakshmi fulfill all desires. May we attain perfection. May our words be true. May we be blessed with cattle, wealth, food, milk and honey to share with all. May Sri Devi come to this home in the form of undying grace.


Sloka 11

We are the progeny of Sage Kardama, one of the sons of Goddess Lakshmi. We invoke  Sage Kardama to install in his family the Universal Mother, Mahalakshmi, who is decked with the garland of lotuses. So be it.


Sloka 12

We invoke another son of Lakshmi, Chikleeta. May he dwell in our home and may his mother, Mahalakshmi, dwell in our family.


Sloka 13

O Agni, propitiate Mahalakshmi, the destroyer of demons but merciful to Her devotees, the abode of auspiciousness, the bestower of total protection, having extraordinarily beauty, bedecked with ornaments, shining like a thousand suns; may that Hiranmayi, the golden colored Goddess, be pleased with us.


Sloka 14

O Agni, the fire-god, we once again ask you to invoke the presence of the Lakshmi Devi with us. The Mother Who is merciful blessing with Her lotus hand. May that yellow-clad, lotus-garlanded, moon-faced Goddess shower Her choicest cup of blessings upon us.


Sloka 15

O Agni, please ask  Lakshmi that we should be blessed with the inexhaustible wealth that brings the greatest joy and peace along with all material comforts of cows, servants, horses, family and good children, and the highest of all freedom.


Sloka 16

Let  Mahalakshmi be invoked, we meditate upon her, Who is the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Mother. Let there be peace peace peace…