Goddess Lakshmi - Goddess of Wealth
Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshiped Deities in Hindu Religion. Lakshmi is the consort of Maha Vishnu and because of this marriage she is also referred to as Maha Lakshmi and the Empress of Satyug. She also married Sri Rama in her incarnation as Sita and Krishna as Rukmini and Radha. Mahalakshmi is also depicted as Devi in her universal form of Shakti where she kills the Demon Mahishasura. The Goddess is described as eighteen armed bearing string of beads, battle axe, maze, arrow, thunderbolt, lotus, water-pot, cudgel, lance, bow, sword, shield, bell, conch, wine cup, noose, trident and sudarsana. In this form the Goddess is referred to as Ashta Dasa Bhuja Mahalakshmi. She is the embodiment of God's superior spiritual feminine energy which purifies, empowers and uplifts the individual. She is also the personification of the Spiritual energy within us and universe called Kundalini.
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth/ good fortune, beauty and auspiciousness. She is typically portrayed as sitting or standing on a 100 petal lotus in the ocean of milk which is symbolic of purity, peace and prosperity. Her four arms signify Purity, Prosperity, Perfection and Freedom from bondage and the gold coins continuously flowing out of her left hand represents endless material prosperity. The four elephants seen in her pictures denote four directions and faithfulness. Her right hand denotes blessing and assurance of safety to her devotees.
Goddess Lakshmi is also called by the name ‘Maha Lakshmi' symbolic of her Lakshmi-Narayana form. Goddess Lakshmi because of her association with the flower Lotus is also known by names Padma and Kamala which means ‘one who resides in a lotus'. She is also known as Padmapriya (One who likes lotus), Padmamukhi (One whose face is like Lotus), Padmakshi (One whose eyes is as beautiful as a lotus), Padmasundari (One who is as beautiful as a Lotus) and Padmahasta (One who holds a Lotus). The secondary manifestations of this Goddess of wealth are worshiped as Ashta Lakshmi or Shri-Lakshmi (Sri Lakshmi) representing eight Lakshmis presiding eight sources of wealth. These eight forms are Adi Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi , Gaja Lakshmi , Santana Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped during the occasion of Diwali, the festival of Lights. It is said that this goddess would bless those who purify their souls with the oil of knowledge (Gita) so that it can be rekindled just as the flame of diyas which is why diyas are lighted and our houses are cleaned to welcome the Goddess on this occasion. It is believed that Lakshmi only resides in those homes which are clean and where the people are hardworking. She is not only worshiped individually but also in combination with Narayana in various forms (manifestations) like LakshmiNarayana, LakshmiNarasimha, SitaRam, RadhaKrishna, and VithhalRukmini.
Some of the Mantras of the Goddess of Wealth are given below
"Sarvagyay Sarvavarday Sarvadushtbhaydkree
Sarvadukhaharay Devi Mahalakshmi Namostutay"
"Siddhi Buddhipraday Devi Bhuktimuktipradayeenee
Mantramurtay Sada Devi Mahalakshmi Namostutay"
"Aadhantarhitay Devi Aadhshakti Maheshwari
Yogajay Yogasambhutay Mahalakshmi Namostutay"
"Sthulsukshmay Maharodray Mahashakti Mahodray
Mahapaapharay Devi Mahalakshmi Namostutay"
"Padnaasanstithay Devi Parbrahmaswaroopeenee
Parmashree Jaganmatra Mahalakshmi Namostutay"
Roughly, the meaning of Mantra's given above can be summarized as follows:-
"I bow to Maa Lakshmi who everything, who grant favors to all, who terrorizes the evil and who removes the misery of all. I bow to the divine goddess who is the provider of success and intelligence and the benefactor of both worldly pleasure and freedom. I bow to the Ultimate Mother who is without beginning and without end. I surrender to the auspicious Mother who can remove even the greatest of sins. I bow to the great Mother who resides in the hearts of devotees is the goddess of wealth, luxury, beauty, power, generosity and auspiciousness".
I hope you found this Hub on the Goddess of Wealth and her Mantras helpful. May she shower her blessings on all of you! Namaste!
Lakshmi Beej Mantra
santuchetu on October 27, 2013:
Any mantra for promotion and marriage barriers?
suresh on April 12, 2012:
is there a kubera sahasranam and kubera kavach please tell me anamika
subhim sharma on March 28, 2012:
Lord Laxmi Mantras are rare now a days. We find that even the priests who chant mantras, do not know the exact wording and benefits if it. Thanks for your sidh mantras open to all.
remadeviep on March 27, 2012:
pl tellk me which is bhagya laxmi mantra and the way and day and no of chanting this to be get powerful (siddha)
akhilesh thakur on January 22, 2012:
i see the face of lord krisha in the face of every man nd women is lakshmi lord krishna always says i have three kinds of faces which u selected i.e satvik,rajasi,ndtamsik adpot one of them nd also adpot thts rules which is in this faces the chocie always be in ours mind. this fact always gave us tht which happening in our life its ours karms which always follows us . worship of lord is tht umberlla which safes us in rain .
bawa moses on December 13, 2011:
How can worship goddess lakshi for her blessing to be rich
Rajesh Man Manandhar on November 11, 2011:
thanks a lot for this page and you give mantra for all the person
bagyalakshmi on November 10, 2011:
you can follow it friday itself
siri on November 07, 2011:
for kubera and laxmi mantra u can follow it..
om yakshaya kuberaya vaisravanaya dhana dhanya samrudhem devi rudraya swaha.. for 108 times daily if possible
WIsdom Gati on September 28, 2011:
Can Maha Lakshmi and lord Shiva can be Worship at the same time ?
Anna Sidorova from Russia on September 19, 2011:
Thank you for the interesting info. I got immense pleasure reading this. I have a picture of Maha Lakshmi on my office computor background. I think it really helps me. I'm in Sahaja yoga and we chant these mantras also. They are so beneficial!
mukesh on July 18, 2011:
i have a photo frame of goddess dhanalakshmi sitying on lotus.i would like go know that can i place it in the northeast corner of my office.
mantras for meditation on May 10, 2011:
You have a really great hub. I might try chanting this mantra and see if it can help improve my wealth.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 07, 2010:
@vriti I have a Hub on Rahu Mantras and Remedies which you may check now https://discover.hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/
vriti on October 07, 2010:
Hi, I found this hub really interesting, I have a query, I am pregnant for 14 weeks, and according to my kundli I have Rahu Mahadasha for 18 yrs starting Sep 10. Can you please advise me since, I am encoutering many problems concerning my health.
cupid51 from INDIA on October 06, 2010:
I found this hub when I was searching for links to one of my hub! This is a great work, Thanks for sharing!
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 13, 2009:
Thanks for the visit easetravels.
easetravels from INDIA,TAMILNADU on June 26, 2009:
twameva matha cha pitha twameva;
twameva bhandhus cha saka twameva;
twameva vidhya , dhravinam thavameva;
twameva sarvam mama deva deva.
Mahalakshmiyai mahadevyai namo namaha.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 27, 2009:
What has religion got to do with knowledge? I have seen several Hindus who don't even know one mantra or does not have much knowledge about ramayana or mahabharata. I also have seen some non hindus having better knowledge of those. It all depends on how much one in interested to learn or acquire knowledge.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 04, 2009:
Kannan : I have no idea of that mantra
Tony : Kubera is the God of wealth and material and his responsibility is to distribute wealth while creating wealth is with Goddess Lakshmi.You can chant the Lakshmi-Kubera Mantra "Om Sreem Hreem Cleem Maha Ashta Iswarya Sampathu Aadhi Dhiyudha Maha Kubera Managala Sarva Bhagya Sudharsana Sanka ChakraPadma Ghadhayudha Sri Lakshmi Narayana Dhevaya Namaha"
Thanks for the visit.
kannan4u from uae on April 04, 2009:
No body responded to the Lakshminarayana moola manthram and photo. I got one mail from one person that if I received it he also need it. I saw the photo with moola manthram once with Iscon Stall. But now I could not find it. Surely it is a worth to keep it in our house.
Tony on January 20, 2009:
Nice hub. In what way is Lord Kubera related to Maha Lakshmi?
Could their mantra be chanted at the same time?
Thanks & please forgive me if I have not asked appropriately because I'm new to Hinuism.
kannan on January 12, 2009:
can any body provide the picture of Lord Lakshmi Narayana and the respective moola manthra my email id firstname.lastname@example.org
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 01, 2008:
Thanks for putting that link here. Yes, I have heard the mantra. And I agree with you that Gayantri mantra is used more for meditation purpose. But to tell you the truth, any mantra or sound can be used for meditation. All mantras are powerful in their own way.
Nice to see your interest in Mantras. The Lakshmi Mantra is said to bring in wealth and is indeed a powerful mantra.
Thanks for your Comments Tatjana and Countrywomen.
countrywomen from Washington, USA on December 01, 2008:
Tatjana- One of the most powerful mantras for meditation are the Gayatri (preferably received from a guru) and Mrutyunajaya Mantra. Glad to see you find love and light from Vedic mantras.
Tatjana-Mihaela from Zadar, CROATIA on December 01, 2008:
I am here very often....meditating on Lakshmi mantra. As well as on your Saraswati page. Thank you very much. Love and Light.
countrywomen from Washington, USA on November 28, 2008:
Anamika - Nice mantras. Btw have you heard of these Goddess Laksmi mantras of "kanakadhara stotra by Adi shankaracharya": http://www.shankaracharya.org/kanaka_dhara_stotra....
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on November 28, 2008:
Yes Jennifer, It is Lakshmi Mantra on youtube video i have put in the Article. Thanks for your Comment
Jennifer on November 28, 2008:
Thanks you Anamika I love your page, My mom and I are devoted to Laskmi it's the Lasmi mantra chanting in you tube??....
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 25, 2008:
Thanks Gary. Nice to know that you liked my Hubs.
Gary Eby from Cave Junction, Oregon on September 10, 2008:
I appreciate your honesty and openness regarding the sharing of your faith. I see that you are a fellow traveler to the Light within. I also believe in the power of mantras and affirmations. I use them to counsel my clients in jail and on probation. Feel free to see how I try to help others in new ways. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.