Mahalakshmi Ashtakam is a stuti of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Mahalakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. She is said to bring good luck in life.
This Indra Krit Mahalakshmi Ashtakam is a very powerful recitation to gain prosperity and richness. It has been said that one who recites this Stotra daily becomes Lord Kubera in a month. Lord Indra praises the Goddess Mahalakshmi with this powerful stotram.
Mahalakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and fortune. She is said to bring good luck in life. Goddess Laxmi is one of the most worshiped deities in the Hindu religion, believed to help in acquiring wealth, status, greatness, and fame.
She is the wife and shakti of Vishnu. Lakshmi is considered another aspect of the same supreme goddess principle in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism.
Lakshmi is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering golden-colored woman with an owl as her vehicle, signifying the importance of economic activity in the maintenance of life, her ability to move, work and prevail in confusing darkness.
The Ashtakam is chanted to beget the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi (to beget wealth, fortunes, and to be granted boons as well as to alleviate misfortunes, suffering, and poverty.
Shri Lakshmi Ashtakam is a powerful Sanskrit hymn dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of prosperity (both material and spiritual), wealth, fertility, good fortune, and courage.
Mahalakshmi Ashtakam with Meaning
इन्द्र उवाच ।
नमस्तेऽस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते ।
शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्ते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ १॥
Salutations to you, who are the illusory power of the
universe, the basis for all wealth, who are worshipped by
divine beings. Conch, chakra, and club in hand, Mahalakshmi,
salutations to you.
नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुरभयङ्करि ।
सर्वपापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ २॥
Salutations to you, seated on Garuda, cause of fear for Lord
Saturn, remover of all sin, Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
सर्वज्ञे सर्ववरदे सर्वदुष्टभयङ्करि ।
सर्वदुःखहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ३॥
All-knowing, boon giver for all, cause of fear for all the
wicked, remover of all sorrow, Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि ।
मन्त्रमूर्ते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ४॥
Goddess, who gives success and intelligence completely,
she who generously gives enjoyment and liberation, who is
the form of the mantra, Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
आद्यन्तरहिते देवि आद्यशक्तिमहेश्वरि ।
योगजे योगसम्भूते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ५॥
Beginningless and endless goddess, Supreme Goddess of the
universe, she who is yoga and is born of yoga, Goddess Lakshmi,
salutations to you.
स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रे महाशक्ति महोदरे ।
महापापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ६॥
The great terror (Durga) of gross and subtle (wicked
beings), supreme power, engulfing all, redemptions of the universe,
remover of the great sins, Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
पद्मासनस्थिते देवि परब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि ।
परमेशि जगन्माता महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ७॥
Seated on a lotus, the Goddess, whose nature is the transcendent
infinite, transcendent ruler, mother of the world, Goddess Lakshmi,
salutations to you.
श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कारभूषिते ।
जगत्स्थिते जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ ८॥
Clad in white clothes, adorned with various ornaments,
mother of the world, abiding in the world, Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
Benefits Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
महालक्ष्म्यष्टकस्तोत्रं यः पठेद्भक्तिमान्नरः ।
सर्वसिद्धिमवाप्नोति राज्यं प्राप्नोति सर्वदा ॥
The devotee who chants this verse of eight stanzas to
Goddess Lakshmi gains all success and gains sovereignty at all times.
एककाले पठेन्नित्यं महापापविनाशनम् ।
द्विकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं धनधान्यसमन्वितः ॥
He who always recites once daily, gains
destruction of great sin; he who recites
twice daily, always is endowed with wealth and food.
त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं महाशत्रुविनाशनम् ।
महालक्ष्मीर्भवेन्नित्यं प्रसन्न वरदा शुभा ॥
He who recites it three times daily always gains
destruction of great enemies, and (Goddess Lakshmi) the
pure giver of boons would be always pleased.
महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तु ते ।
Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
॥ इतीन्द्रकृतं महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ॥