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Mahalakshmi Ashtakam - In sanskrit with meaning

- from Padma Purana

महालक्ष्मि अष्टकम् : नमस्तेऽस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते
Mahalakshmi Ashtakam: Namastestu Mahamaye Sripithe Surapujite
Devi Mahalakshmi
Devi Lakshmi

नमस्तेऽस्तु महामाये श्रीपीठे सुरपूजिते
शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्ते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥१॥
Namastestu Mahaa-Maaye Shrii-Piitthe Sura-Puujite |
Shangkha-Cakra-Gadaa-Haste Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: Reverential Salutations to You O Mahamaya (the Primordial Cause of Creation); Who Abides in Sri Pitha (Her Transcendental Abode) and is Worshipped by the Suras,
1.2: Who is adorned with Shankha (Conch), Chakra (Discus) and Gada (Mace) in Her Hands; Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
नमस्ते गरुडारूढे कोलासुरभयंकरि
सर्वपापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥२॥
Namaste Garudda-[A]aruuddhe Kola-[A]asura-Bhayangkari |
Sarva-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: Reverential Salutations to You Who is mounted on the Garuda, and Who is the Terror to Kolasura,
2.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who Remove All Sins (when we Surrender to Her); Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
सर्वज्ञे सर्ववरदे सर्वदुष्टभयंकरि
सर्वदुःखहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥३॥
Sarvajnye Sarva-Varade Sarva-Dusstta-Bhayangkari |
Sarva-Duhkha-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Reverential Salutations to You) Who is All-Knowing (Knowing even our Innermost Thoughts), and Who Gives All Boons (When Her Grace is Aroused); (Reverential Salutations to You) Who is the Terror to All the Wicked (Tendencies) (Destroying our Evil Tendencies),
3.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who Removes All Sorrows (When Her Compassion is Aroused); Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदे देवि भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि
मन्त्रमूर्ते सदा देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥४॥
Siddhi-Buddhi-Prade Devi Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaayini |
Mantra-Muurte Sadaa Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who Bestows Accomplishments (When She becomes Gracious) and Intelligence (to direct our Lives properly with those Accomplishments); (Reverential Salutations to You) Who Bestows both Worldly Prosperity as well as directs our lives towards final Liberation (Merging in Her Lotus Feet),
4.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who Always Abide as the Subtle Form of Mantra (behind Everything in Creation and Within our Hearts); Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
आद्यन्तरहिते देवि आद्यशक्तिमहेश्वरि
योगजे योगसम्भूते महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥५॥
Aadya[i-A]nta-Rahite Devi Aadya-Shakti-Maheshvari |
Yoga-Je Yoga-Sambhuute Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who is Without Beginning (Aadi) and Without End (Anta), and Who is the Great Goddess representing the Primordial Shakti,
5.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) Who is Born of Yoga (out of the Great Consciousness) and Who is always United with Yoga; Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रे महाशक्तिमहोदरे
महापापहरे देवि महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥६॥
Sthuula-Suukssma-Mahaaroudre Mahaa-Shakti-Mahodare |
Mahaa-Paapa-Hare Devi Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Reverential Salutations to You) Whose Power is present behind both Gross and Subtle Forms as well as behind the Most Terrible Form of Rudrani; (Reverential Salutations to You) Who is the Great Womb of Mahashakti (from where every manifestation of Power arises),
6.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi, Who is the Great Remover of Sins, and Who Removes Great Sins from our Lives (when Her Great Power passes through our Lives and Cleanses us) (maybe during adverse circumstances); Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
पद्मासनस्थिते देवि परब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि
परमेशि जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥७॥
Padma-[A]asana-Sthite Devi Para-Brahma-Svaruupinni |
Parameshi Jagan-Maatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (After Her Great Power Cleanses us we feel Her Peaceful Form) O Devi Who is Seated on a Lotus (Lotus of Kundalini) (with a Gracious Face); And Who is abiding as the Supreme Brahman (behind all Creation),
7.2: Who is the Supreme Goddess and the Mother of the Universe; Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
श्वेताम्बरधरे देवि नानालङ्कारभूषिते
जगत्स्थिते जगन्मातर्महालक्ष्मि नमोऽस्तुते ॥८॥
Shveta-[A]mbara-Dhare Devi Naana-[A]langkaara-Bhuussite |
Jagatsthite Jagan-Maatar-Mahaalakssmi Namostute ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Reverential Salutations to You) O Devi Who is Adorned with White Garments (representing our Inner Purity); (Reverential Salutations to You) Who is Adorned with Various Ornaments (representing our Inner Beauty),
8.2: (Reverential Salutations to You) Who Abide within the Universe as the Mother of the Universe (directing our Lives and all Activities); Reverential Salutations to You, O Devi Mahalakshmi.

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Devi Mahalakshmi
महालक्ष्म्यष्टकं स्तोत्रं यः पठेद्भक्तिमान्नरः
सर्वसिद्धिमवाप्नोति राज्यं प्राप्नोति सर्वदा ॥९॥
Mahaalakssmy-Assttakam Stotram Yah Patthed-Bhaktimaan-Narah |
Sarva-Siddhim-Avaapnoti Raajyam Praapnoti Sarvadaa ||9||

9.1: He who recites this Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Stotram with Devotion (surrendering to Her), ...
9.2: ... Will attain all Accomplishments (including final Liberation) and Prosperity (both Inner and Outer), always (when She Herself directs our Lives).

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Devi Mahalakshmi
एककाले पठेन्नित्यं महापापविनाशनम्
द्विकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं धनधान्यसमन्वितः ॥१०॥
Eka-Kaale Patthen-Nityam Mahaa-Paapa-Vinaashanam |
Dvi-Kaalam Yah Patthen-Nityam Dhana-Dhaanya-Samanvitah ||10||

10.1: Reciting this Once Every Day (representing the first outcome) will Destroy Great Sins (first our gross Sins need to get destroyed by Her Power for the Purity to emerge),
10.2: Reciting this Twice Every Day (representing the second outcome) will bestow Wealth and Foodgrains (by our effort in the path of Dharma).

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Devi Mahalakshmi
त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नित्यं महाशत्रुविनाशनम्
महालक्ष्मिर्भवेन्नित्यं प्रसन्ना वरदा शुभा ॥११॥
Tri-Kaalam Yah Patthen-Nityam Mahaa-Shatru-Vinaashanam |
Mahaalakssmir-Bhaven-Nityam Prasannaa Varadaa Shubhaa ||11||

11.1: Reciting this Thrice Everyday (representing the third outcome) will Destroy Great Enemies (including our powerful subtle Inner Enemies which form the final hindrance from progressing towards Liberation),
11.2: (Finally nearing Liberation with a Pure Mind we find) Devi Mahalakshmi in Her Eternal Gracious Form; In Her Eternal Boon-Giving Grace and Auspicious Presence (within us).

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Translated by greenmesg

Related:

Devi Lakshmi Stotra in Tamil:
Mahalakshmi Ashtakam: Tamil pdf



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