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Sri Maha Lakshmi Hrudaya Stotram
[Prayer of the heart of Maha Lakshmi]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Asya Sri Lakshmi Hrudaya Stotra Maha Manthrasya, Bharghava Rishi, Anushtup Chanda, Sri Maha Lakshmir devatha, Sri Maha Lakshmi preethyarthe Jape Viniyoga.
I am chanting the great Mantra called Mahalakshmi Hrudayam whose saint is Bhargava, Meter is Anushtup, the goddess addressed is Maha Lakshmi and this is being chanted to please Maha Lakshmi.
Ya sa Padmanasthaa, vipula kati thati, Padma pathrayathakshi,
Gambeeravarthanabhi, sthana bhara namitha, Shubra vashtrothareeya,
Lakshmeer divyai gajendrai mani gana khachithai snapitha Hema Khumbhai,
Nithyam sa padma hastha mama vasathu gruhe sarva mangalya yuktha.
She who sits on a lotus, she who has very broad hips,
She who has eyes like lotus leaf,
She has a majestic belly button, She who is bent by heavy breasts,
She who wears clean cloths,
She who is Lakshmi, who is being sprinkled water from golden pots
by the divine elephants,
And she who daily has lotus like hands, may live in my house
for giving auspicious things.
Lamidhyadhi Pancha opachara poojam kruthwa
Then after doing worship involving five types of offerings
Sridevi pradamam nama, Dwitheeyo amruthothbhava,
Tritheeyam kamala proktha, chathurtham Chandra Shobhana. 1
First is goddess of wealth, second it is she who rose along with nectar,
Thirdly is she who sits on a lotus and fourthly the one who shines like the moon.
Panchamam Vishnu pathni cha sashtam Sri vaishnavi thadha,
Sapthamam thu Vararoho hyastamam Hari vallabha 2
Fifthly it is consort of Vishnu, Sixthly the feminine aspect of Vishnu,
Seventhly she who is pretty and eighthly the consort of Hari.
Navamam Sarngini proktha, dasamam deva devika,
Ekadasam Maha Lakshmeem, dwadasam Loka Sundari. 3
Ninthly she who is called Sarangini* tenthly the goddess of Gods,
Eleventhly Maha Lakshmi and twelfthly the most pretty one of the worlds.
* Saranga is the conch of Vishnu.
Sri padma, kamala, Mukunda mahishi, Lakshmi Trilokeswari,
Maa Ksheerabdha sutha, Virincha janani, Vidhya, sarojasana,
SArvabheeshta phala pradaethi sathatham namani ye dwadasam,
Pratha shudha thara padanthya abhimathan, sarvan Labhanthe shubhaan. 4
Sri, Padma the lotus, Kamala the lotus, queen of Mukunda, Lakshmi,
Goddess of three worlds, mother, daughter of ocean of milk,
Mother of Brahma, Wisdom, she who sits on a lotus, she who grants all wishes,
If these twelve names are chanted with out fail by devotees,
They would realize all their wishes and desires.
Sri Lakshmi hrudayanchaithath nama dwadasa yugmakam,
Trivaram padathe yasthu sarva iswaryamapnuyath. 5
These pair of twelve names called the heart of Goddess Lakshmi,
If read for three weeks, he would attain all sorts of wealth.
Ithi Sri Lakshmi Hrudaya stotram
This is the prayer called heart of Lakshmi.