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A Companion to the Study of Hinduism - Part II
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HR 255.02
Principles and Practice of Hindu Dharma
~ Level - 2
Selection of Prayers and Recitations
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Prayer Manthras and Slokams To Understand and to Recite
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Slokas
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Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam
Companion
Part - II

 

 

[1] ---- Namasthesthu Mahamaaye' - Sripeede' Surapoojithe' |
S'ankha Chakra Ghathahasthe' -Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe'||

1. Salutations to the Great Maya (the power of Supreme Brahman devoid of qualities). Her abode is none other than Sri Peetha or Sri Chakra. She holds the Conch (symbolizing the gross manifestation) and the Disc (symbolizing the great wisdom).
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.

[2] ---- Namasthe Garudaarude' - Kolaasura Bhayankari |
Sarva Paabha Hare' Devi - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

2. Salutations to Lakshmi riding the Kite (Garuda). She is the one who destroyed Kola Demon,
the symbol of ignorance, She removes all the crookedness of mind body and soul.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all obedience.
[3] ---- Sarvagjne' Sarvavaradhe' - Sarvadhushta Bhayangari |
Sarva Dhukka Hare' Devi - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

3. She is the supreme knowledge, and fulfiller of all desires, she is the destroyer of
all wicked things. She removes all sorrow of the mankind.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.
[4] ---- Siththi Buththippradhe' Devi - Buththi Mukthi Pradhaayini |
Mandhra Moortthe' Sadhaa Devi -Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe'||

4. She provides the spiritual divinity and the discriminative intellect.
She gives the intellect for the liberation or moksha. She is the embodiment of all mantras.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.
[5] ---- Aadhyantharahidhe' Devi - Aadhi Sakthi Maheswari |
Yohagjne Yogasambhoothe' - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

5. She is devoid of beginning and ending. She is the primordial energy of the
cosmic creation.
She is the divine fire (Cosmic will) of the all yogas and she dawns in the minds of yogis.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.
[6]---- Sthoola Sookshma Mahaaroudhre' - Maha Sakthi Mahodhare' |
Mahaa Paabha Hare' Devi - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

6. She is the one who manifests in the Gross Subtle Universal manifestation and
is the deadly force of the Creation. She is the Supreme energy of the Cosmos.
She elevates the individual from all the greatest pitfalls of progress (papa).
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.
[7] ---- Padhmaasana Sthidhe' Devi - Parabrahmma Svaroopini |
Parame'si Jaganmaadhaah: - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

7. She is adored in the yogic posture of padmaasana. She is the symbol of Supreme Brahman,
devoid of all attributes. She is the Supreme wealth of the cosmos and the Mother of all creation.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with all devotion.
[8] ---- Svethaambradhare' Devi - Naanaalankaara Bhooshithe' |
Jagathsthidhe' Jaganmaadhah - Maha Lakshmi Namosthudhe' ||

8. She is worshipped in white clothes symbolizing the Sudha Satva of Samkhya Darshana.
She is adored with all ornamentation symbolizing differential creations of cosmos.
She is the genesis of all the Cosmos bound by time and space and the mother of all creations.
I worship Sri Maha Lakshmi with devotion.
Picture of Sri Lakshmi
[9] ---- Maha Lakshmiyashtakasthothram Yahpade' Bhakthimaan Narah: |
Sarva Sidhdhi Mavaapnodhi - Rajyam Prapno'dhi Sarvadha ||

9. This is the 8 slokaas of Sri Maha Lakshmi. He who reads (understands)
these slokaas with all devotion will obtain all the desires (physical, mental, spiritual),
and the Spiritual Kingdom of Moksha.
[10] ---- Ekha Kaalam Pade' Nithyam - Mahaa Paabha Vinaasanam |
Dhvi Kaalam Yah:pade' Nithyam - Dhanadhaanya Samanvithah: ||

10. If these 8 slokaas are recited once a day all pitfalls are removed.
If these are recited twice a day all physical prosperity is achieved.
[11] ----Thri Kaalam Yah:pade' Nithyam - Mahaa Sathru Vinasanam |
Maha Lakshmeer bave'nnithyam - Prasannaa Varadha Subhaa.||

11. If these 8 slokaas are recited thrice a day he will be devoid of all qualities of enmity and hatred.
Let this Sri Maha Lakshmi manifest in us with all her pleasantness and fulfilling qualities.
 
 
Slokas
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Prayer Slokas on Sri Maha Lakshmi
Companion
Part - II

Chathurbhujaam Mahalakshmeem Gajayukma Supoojithaam |
Padmapathraaba Nayanaam Varaabhaya Karojvalaam ||
Oorthva Thyagare' Saabjam Dhathadheem Sukla Vasthrakaam |
Padhmaasane' Sukaaseenaam Bhaje'-aham Sarva Mangalaam ||

Sri Lakshmi Durga -- Mahisha-asura Mardhani

Ayigiri Nandhini Nandhitha Mohini Visva vinodhini Nandhanuthe'
Girivara vindhyasiro'-athi Nivaasini Vishnu vilaasini Jishnunuthe' |
Bagavathi He'y Sithi kanta kudumbini poori kudumbini poorikruthe'
Jaya Jaya He'y Mahisha-asura Mardhini Ramyaka Barthini Saila suthe' ||

Prayer Slokas on Sri Saraswathi

Saraswathee dhviyam dhrushtaa Veenaa pusthaka dhaarinee |
Hamsavaaha Samaayukthaa Vidhyaa dhaanakaree mama ||
Pradhamam Bhaarathee naama Dhvitheeyamcha Sarasvathee |
Thrutheeyam Saaradhaa Dhe'vee Chathurtham Hamsavaahinee ||
Yaa Kundhendhu Thushaara Haara Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra Vasthraa Vrithaa
Yaa Veenaa Varadhanda Mandithakaraa Yaa Shvetha Padhmaasanaa |
Yaa Brahmaachyutha Shankara Prabhrithidevaih Sadhaa Vandhithaa
Saamaam Paathu Saraswathee Bhagavathee Nihshesha Jaadyaapahaa ||
She, who is all white like the Kundha blossoms, the moon, snow and pearl; She, who is dressed in pure white; While two of her hands playveena, two other hands are poised to us boons; and punishments as needed; She is seated on a lotus; Ever worshipped by celestials like Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. May this Goddess Saraswathi, Bhagavathi, remove my obstacles and protect me.
 
 
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