Mahalakshmi Ashtakam: Lyrics and Meaning

Mahalakshmi Ashtakam is a great stotram composed by the head of Devas, Lord Indra to praise Devi Mahalakshmi. This Stotra is present in Padma Purana and contains eight stanzas. The Lyrics explain the divine nature of Goddess Maha-Lakshmi.

The Phalastuti or the benefits of reciting this stotram is clearly explained in three separate stanzas at the end. Reciting this devotional Ashtakam with meaning is believed to give more benefits and also the grace of the Goddess.

Goddess Mahalakshmi

Mahalakshmi Ashtakam With Lyrics and Meaning

Namasthesthu Mahamaye Sripethe Surapoojithe
Sankhachakra Gadahasthe Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (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 Gadha (mace) in her hands, I bow to her the Goddess Mahalakshmi

Namasthe Garudarudhe Kolasura bhayamkari
Sarvapapahare-devi Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (2)

I bow to you, who mounts on Garuda, who created great fear and annihilated the demon Kolasura
The Goddess who removes all the sins, O Mahalakshmi I bow to you

Sarvagne Sarva-varade Sarva dushta bhayamkari
Sarvadhukha-hare devi Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (3)

(Salutations to Devi) 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

Siddhi Buddhi prade devi Bukthi Mukti pradhayini
Mantra-murthe Sadadevi Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (4)

The giver of siddhi (success or accomplishment), buddhi (intelligence) and who grants the worldly pleasures (bukthi) as well as the Liberation (Mukti)
The one who is always an embodied form of mantra, Goddess Mahalakshmi I bow to you

Aadyanta rahite devi Aadya-Sakthi Maheshwari
Yogaje Yoga-Sambhuthe Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (5)

O Devi who is infinite without beginning or the end, Who represents the primordial Energy, Maheshwari
One Who is associated with the yogic knowledge, who is born from the yoga, I bow to you Goddess Mahalakshmi

Sthula Sukshma Maharoudre Mahashakthi Mahodare
Mahapapa-hare devi MahaLakshmi Namosthuthe (6)

The one who is present in gross, subtle as well as fearsome forms, the maha shakti, who saves the universe by keeping in her great womb.
O Devi the remover of the great sins, I bow to you Goddess Mahalakshmi

Padmasana-sthithe devi prabrahma-swaroopini
Paramesi jaganmatah Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (7)

The Devi who is seated on a lotus in the Padmasana position, Whose form represents the supreme being
O Paramesi(who is supreme), Jaganmata (the mother of the Universe), Mahalakshmi, I bow to you

Swethambara-dhare devi Nanalankara bhushitae
Jagatsthithe jaganmatah Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe (8)

The one who wears white clothing, Who is adorned with jewels and various ornaments
Who preserves and protects the worlds, the mother of the universe, Goddess Mahalakshmi, I bow to you

Phalastuti or the Lines of Benefits of this Stotram

Mahalakshmashtakam stotram yahpated bakthimaan-narah
Sarva siddhi mavapnothi rajyam prapnothi sarvada

The one who recites this Mahalakshmi Ashtakam stotram with devotion
Will attain all the siddhi’s(accomplishments) and high status always

Ekakale pathenitthyam mahapapa vinasanam
Dwikalam yah pathenitthyam dhana dhaanya samanvitaha

By reciting this stotra once daily (usually mornings) will destroys all the great sins
Reciting it twice daily (usually morning and evening) will grant you wealth and grains

Trikalam yah pathenithyam mahasathru vinasanam
Mahalakshmirbhavena Nithyam Prasanna varada subha

Reciting this stotram thrice daily (morning, afternoon, and evening) in three kalas will get benefitted by destroying all the enmity and hatred.
Also, the Goddess Mahalakshmi will be pleased and gives them all the boons and good luck.

Inthyakruta Sri Mahalakhmashtakam Stotram Sampoornam

Thus ends the complete Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Stotram composed by Lord Indra.

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