Mantra Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha mantra translation in English:
Salutations to that heart centered and great Goddess Lakshmi. May you pour forth your blessings upon me.
This Sanskrit mantra is related to Divine Mother Mahalakshmi. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both spiritual and material). The Sanskrit word ”Lakshmi” is derived from the word ”Laksya,” which can be translated as ”goal” or ”aim.”
She gives prosperity and willingness to share our emotional, spiritual, and material resources. Some ancient tales say that the Goddess existed from all time, floating before creation on a lotus. Due to this fact, the Goddess is also called Padma, which literally translates as ”Lotus-Goddess.”
She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu, who is part of Hindu Triumvirate. Lakshmi is also called Thirumagal or Sri because she is endowed with 6 divine strength and auspicious even to Lord Vishnu.
When Lord Vishnu descended on the Earth as the avatars Lord Krishna and Lord Rama, Goddess Lakshmi descended as his respective consorts: Lord Rama’s wife (Goddess Sita) and Lord Krishna’s wife (Goddess Rukmini). In the ancient sacred texts of India, all women are declared (or stated) to be embodiments of Goddess Lakshmi.
Goddess Lakshmi is mentioned once in Rig Veda, but the context recommends that the word does not signify „goddess of wealth and fortune “, but something like “kindred mark or sign of auspicious fortune”. Therefore, the adoration and veneration of the Goddess have been a part of Indian spiritual tradition since its earliest times.
Her 4 hands signify the 4 goals of human life considered essential to the Hindu way of life – dharma, artha, kama, and moksha. Her color is frequently depicted as dark, golden yellow, pink, or white. Also, if the Goddess is illustrated as dark in complexion, it is to represent that She is the consort of Lord Vishnu,
Representations of Goddess Lakshmi are also found in Jain dharma monuments.
In Buddhist sects of Nepal, Tibet, and southeast Asia, goddess Vasudhara mirrors the attributes and characteristics of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi with negligible iconographic differences.
The festivals of Sharad Purnima (Kojagiri Purnima) and Diwali are celebrated by Hindu devotees in the Goddess honor.
Practicing this mantra benefits:
Recitation of this mantra can bring abundance upon the practitioner. State your intention and then just recite the mantra. The more you practice with the mantra, the more you attract abundance as the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi.
Image source – sarathi.org