The Mahalakshmi Ashtakam has been taken from the Padma Puran. The Stotram relates to Indra Deva who acquired prosperity by worshipping Mahalakshmi through the recitation of this Stotram. This Stotra has been recommended for daily recitation also.
Deepawali is the time for Lakshmi Sadhana or Sri Sadhana when in freshly painted houses, offices and shops both Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshipped together. While Lakshmi is associated with “Subh” (auspicious) and “Laabh” (gain). Ganeshji is associated with Riddhi (prosperity) and Siddhi (competence). Both are worshipped in an absolutely clean environment with a dazzling decoration of light.
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and consort of Lord Vishnu who provides wealth for the sustenance of creation. Sri is the Beejmantra of Lakshmi. Sri means noble which helps in securing excellence in life. Sri ensures that self-consciousness becomes pure, the intellect becomes sharp and the body gains health and nourishment.
Lakshmi is the provider of wealth, happiness and prosperity. She helps in achieving the Lakshya (objective) of life. Her worship on Deepawali day helps the devotee in getting rid of negative energies like anger, delusion and envy. Lakshmi is gained as an outcome of good deeds. On Deepawali day Lakshmi removes the darkness enveloping consciousness, intellect and character.
॥ महालक्ष्म्यष्टकम् ॥
॥ Mahalakshmyashtakam ॥
नमस्तेऽस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते।
शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्ते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥1॥
Namastestu Mahaa-Maaye Shrii-Piitthe Sura-Puujite।
Shangkha-Cakra-Gadaa-Haste Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥1॥
I bow to you O Mahamaya, the one who resides in Sripetha and is worshipped by Suras (devas). The one who holds Shanka (conch), Chakra (disc) and Gada (mace) in her hands, I bow to her the Goddess Mahalakshmi.
नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुरभयङ्करि।
सर्वपापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥2॥
Namaste Garudda-Aaruuddhe Kolaa-Asura-Bhayankari।
Sarva-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥2॥
I bow to you, who mounts on Garuda and annihilates the demon Kolasura. The Goddess who is the remover of all the sins, O Mahalakshmi I pray to you.
सर्वज्ञे सर्ववरदे सर्वदुष्टभयङ्करि।
सर्वदुःखहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥3॥
Sarvajnye Sarva-Varade Sarva-Dusstta-Bhayankari।
Sarva-Duhkha-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥3॥
The one who knows everything (sarvagna), bestower of all the boons, whose name frightens the wicked. The Devi who removes all the miseries and sorrows, O Mahalakshmi I bow to you.
सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि ।
मन्त्रमूर्ते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥4॥
Siddhi-Buddhi-Prade Devi Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaayini।
Mantra-Muurte Sadaa Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥4॥
The giver of siddhi (success or accomplishment), buddhi (intelligence) and who grants worldly pleasures (bukthi) as well as Liberation (Mukti). The one who is always an embodied form of mantra, Goddess Mahalakshmi, I pray to you.
आद्यन्तरहिते देवि आद्यशक्तिमहेश्वरि ।
योगजे योगसम्भूते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥5॥
Aadi-Anta-Rahite Devi Aadya-Shakti-Maheshvari।
Yogaje Yoga-Sambhuute Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥5॥
O Devi who is infinite has no beginning or end and represents the primordial energy, Maheshwari. One Who is associated with the yogic knowledge, who is born from yoga, I bow to you Goddess Mahalakshmi.
स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रे महाशक्तिमहोदरे ।
महापापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥6॥
Mahaa-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥6॥
The one who is present in gross, subtle as well as fearsome forms, the Maha Shakti, who saves the universe by keeping it in her great womb. O Devi the remover of the great sins, I bow to you Goddess Mahalakshmi.
पद्मासनस्थिते देवि परब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि।
परमेशि जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥7॥
Padmaa-Asana-Sthite Devi Para-Brahma-Svaruupinni।
Parameshi Jaganmaatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥7॥
The Devi who is seated on a lotus in the Padmasana position, whose form represents the supreme being. O Parameshwari (who is supreme), Jaganmata (the mother of the Universe), Mahalakshmi, I bow to you.
श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कारभूषिते।
जगत्स्थिते जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते॥8॥
Shveta-Ambara-Dhare Devi Naana-Alangkaara-Bhuussite।
Jagat-Sthite Jaganmaatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute॥8॥
The one who wears white clothing, who is adorned with jewels and various ornaments and who preserves and protects the worlds, the mother of the universe, Goddess Mahalakshmi, I bow to you.
महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं स्तोत्रं यः पठेद्भक्तिमान्नरः।
सर्वसिद्धिमवाप्नोति राज्यं प्राप्नोति सर्वदा॥9॥
Mahalakshmy-Ashtakam Strotram Yah Patthed-Bhaktimaan-Narah ।
Sarva-Siddhim-Avaapnoti Raajyam Praapnoti Sarvadaa॥9॥
Those who recite this Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Stotram with devotion will attain all the siddhi’s (accomplishments) and high status always.
एककाले पठेन्नित्यं महापापविनाशनम्।
द्विकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं धनधान्यसमन्वितः॥10॥
Eka-Kaale Patthen-Nityam Mahaa-Paapa-Vinaashanam।
Dvi-Kaalam Yah Patthen-Nityam Dhana-Dhaanya-Samanvitah ॥10॥
By reciting this Stotra once daily (usually mornings) destroys all the great sins. Reciting it twice daily (usually morning and evening) will grant wealth and grains.
त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं महाशत्रुविनाशनम्।
महालक्ष्मीर्भवेन्नित्यं प्रसन्ना वरदा शुभा॥11॥
Tri-Kaalam Yah Patthen-Nityam Mahaa-Shatru-Vinaashanam।
Mahaalakssmiir-Bhaven-Nityam Prasannaa Varadaa Shubhaa॥11॥
If one recites this Stotram thrice daily (morning, afternoon, and evening) in three kalas every enmity will get destroyed. Goddess Mahalakshmi will also be pleased and bestow all boons and good luck.
॥ इति इन्द्रकृतं महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ॥
॥ Iti Indrakritam Mahalakshmyashtakam Sampurnam ॥
Thus ends the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Stotram composed by Lord Indra.
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