Goddess Laxmi Suktam

Goddess Laxmi Suktam

Goddess Laxmi also called as Sri is the goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility. The prayer to Laxmi in the Sri Sukta is a prayer to God which is called as Sri Suktam which is recited on Fridays is most benefited. Sri suktam is recited, with a great devotion to the vedic meter, to invoke the goddess Laxmi blessings.

The Sri suktam of goddess Laxmi describes Sri as glorious, ornamented, royal, lustrous as gold, and radiant as fire, moon and the sun, the bestower of fame, bounty and abundance in the form of gold, cattle, horses and food.

Sri Suktam:

1. Hiranyavarnaa harineem suvarna rajaathastrajam,
Chandraam hiranmayeem jatha vedo ma aavaha.

Hey God of fire,
would you kindly request goddess Laxm, who has the golden complexion and shines like gold, who is bejeweled with gold and silver garlands; Whose face is like the full moon and whose eyes bless humanity, Who destroys all sins, to come here, and shower her grace on me.

2. Thaam ma aavaha jatha vedo Lakshmi- manapagaaminim,
Yasyam hiranyam vindeyam kaamaswam purushanaham.

Hey God of fire, with the grace of Goddess Laxmi, wealth and prosperity, gold and cattle, horses and useful animals, family and children and every type of prosperity will come to me. By the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in my home, the prosperity will be imperishable. Health, friends, knowledge, everlasting peace and finally freedom — all these types of wealth will be mine by the arrival of the Universal Mother, Laxmi, into my home.

3. Aswa poorva radha madhyaam hasthi nadha prabhodhineem,
Sriyam devi upahvaye srirma deveem jupathaam.

I pray and request, 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 power, the spouse of Vishnu request her to be within me.

4. Kaam sosmathim hiranya praakaram aardhra jwalantheem truptham tharpayantheem,
Padme sthithaam padma varnaam thaam ehopahvaye sriyam.

Goddess Laxmi who is sitting on the blossomed thousand-petalled lotus; who is of the colour of lotus, The compassionate, radiant, ever-smiling, fulfiller of all the desires of Her votaries, who is full of mercy hear my prayers. I invoke that Mother, Mahalakshmi of golden color.

5. Chandraam prabhasam jwalanthim sriyam loke deva jushta mudhaaram,
Thaam padmineemeem saranamaham prapadhye lakshmeerme nasyatham twam vrune

I invoke Goddess Laxmi, Who shines like the full moon and like lightening and makes the world happy like moon. Her fame is all-pervading and is richly lustrous. Denizens of heaven constantly worship Her. She is minificent. Her benevolent hands are like lotuses. I take refuge in Her lotus feet. Let her destroy my poverty forever. O Mother Mahalakshmi, I take shelter at Your lotus feet.

6. Adhityavarne thamaso adhijaatho vanaspathisthva vrukshodha bilwa,
Tasya phalaani tapasa nudhanthu mayaantharayascha bahya alakshmi.

Hey Goddess who shines like sun, O Universal Mother, it is through Your penance that the holiest trees of Bilva and Tulasi are born. They symbolize the tree of life. The fruit of that tree of life removes our poverty from both within and without. In other words, bless us with inner light and outer independence and abundance.

7. Upaithu maam deva sakhaa keertheeya maninaa saha,
Pradhur bhoothosmo rashtresmin keerthim vruddhim dadhathu me.

The god of wealth Kubhera,
Who is the friend of Mahadeva,
Should come in search of me,
For I am born in this country,
Showered with your grace,
Be pleased to give me fame and fulfillment.

8. Kshupthipaasa malaam jyeshtamalakshmim nasayamyaham,
Abhoothim masamrudheem cha sarva nirnudha me grahad.

I would remove Jyeshta*,
Who creates hunger and thirst,
Wherever she lives,
By your grace,
And please remove poverty and want from my house.

9. Andhadwaaram dhuradapaa nithyapushtaam kareepineem,
Easwaree sarva bhoothaanam thaam ehopahvaye swayam.

I request and pray that Sridevi,
Who pleases others by sweet scent,
Who cannot be defeated,
Who gives prosperity daily,
Who is full of everything,
And who is the goddess of all beings,
To come and be present here.

10. Maanasa kamamaakrutheem vachassathya maseemahi,
Pasoonaam roopamannasya mayi sree srayathaam yasa.

I request you goddess Sridevi,
To forever bless me,
With fulfillment of good desires of the mind,
With ebbing happiness in life,
With truth in my words,
And with beauty that plenty of food creates.

11. Kardhamena prajaa bhoothaa mayi sambhava kardhama,
Sriyam vaasaya me kule matharam padmamalineem.

Hey sage Kardhama ,
In your house was born,
Goddess Sridevi as daughter,
And so be pleased to be with me,
So that mother Lakshmi with lotus garland,
Is forever in my family,
And bless us all with her grace.

12. Aapa srujanthu snigdhani Chikleetha vasa me gruhe,
Ni cha deveem matharam sriyam vasaya se kule.

Hey Sage Sikleedha
Who is the son of Sridevi,
Let the goddess of water,
Produce fatty products like milk and ghee,
And please come and live with us,
And request Goddess Sridevi,
To live in our family forever.

13. Aardhraa pushkarineem pushteem suvarna hema malineem,
Sarvaa hiranmayeem lakshmim jathaveda ma avaha.

Hey god of fire,
Be pleased to bless me,
So that Goddess Sridevi,
Who is deeply merciful,
Who lives on a lotus,
Who supplies food to the world,
Who is of golden colour,
Who wears the garland of lotus,
Who makes us happy like the moon god,
And who is purity personified,
To come and be with me.

14. Aardhraa ya karinim yashtim pingalaam padmalineem,
Chanraam hiranmayeem lakshmeem jathavedo ma avaaha.

Hey god of fire,
Be pleased to bless me,
So that Goddess Sridevi,
Who is deeply merciful,
Who holds the staff of the emperor,
Who has a body like tender climbing plant,
Who has a pretty colour,
Who wears golden garland,
Who shines like sun god,
And who is purity personified,
To come and be with me.

15. Thaam ma avaha jathavedo Lakshmi managaamineem,
Yasyaam hiranyam prabhootham gaavo dasyoswaan vindheyam purushapaanaham.

Hey god of fire,
Be pleased to bless me,
So that Goddess Sridevi,
By whose grace,
I will get plenty of Gold,
I will get lot of cows,
I will get lot of maidservants,
I will get lot of horses.
And I will get lot of servants,
Never ever leave me.

16. Ya suchi prayatho bhoothwa juhu yaadajya mavaham
Sriya panchadasascha cha srikaama ssathatham japeth.

He who prays for the grace of Sridevi,
Should be pure in mind and body,
Control his mind,
And everyday chant the above,
Fifteen rik mantras,
And do homa with ghee.

17. Ananda, Kardamashaiva Chikleedha ithi vishrutha,
Rishayasthe thraya proktha swayam sreereva devatha.

For this Homa*,
Ananda, Kardhama and Chikleedha,
Are the famous sages.
And Sridevi is the goddess.

18. Padmasane padmoru, padamakshi padamasambhave,
Twam maam bhajaswa padamakshi yena sowkhyam labhamyaham.

Hey Goddess who sits on Lotus,
Hey Goddess who has thighs like lotus,
Hey Goddess who has eyes like lotus,
And hey goddess who was born out of lotus,
Please grant me all,
That you think will give a good life.

19. Aswadhabhi cha godhayee dhanadayee maha dhane,
Dhanam me jupathaam devi sarva kaamartha siddhaye.

Hey Goddess who grants wealth of horses.
Hey Goddess who grants wealth of cows,
Hey Goddess who grants wealth,
And hey Goddess who is the queen of wealth,
Grant me more wealth.
So that I can fulfill all my wants.

20. Puthra , pouthra , dhanam dhanysm hasthyaswajaavigoradham,
Prajaanaa bhavasi mathaa ayushmantham karothu maam.

Hey Goddess you are mother of all people,
Please grant me sons, grandsons, wealth and grains,
Please grant me elephants, horses, sheep, goat, cow and chariots,
And also please grant me long life.