Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:
„Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha.”
Mantra translation in English:
„Om greetings to the great Goddess Lakshmi Fortune.”
This mantra is called money mantra. But it is a chant not only to gain financial benefits, but also to give us the intelligence and intuition, to enlighten our minds with wisdom to gain spiritual wealth.She is the physical embodiment of all that brings good fortune, beauty, abundance, money, and prosperity.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of fortune, wealth, abundance, and prosperity (both spiritual and material). Moreover, She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu.
The word Lakshmi in Sanskrit is derived from the root word laksa and laks, which means „to perceive, know, observe, understand” and „target, objective, physical or spiritual destination, goal, aim” respectively. These roots give the Goddess the symbolism: understand and know your goal. A related term is laksaṇa, which means „sign, target, aim, characteristic, quality, symbol, attribute, auspicious opportunity, trait, lucky mark.”
More importantly, the Goddess is also known as Thirumagal or Sri because she is endowed with 6 auspicious and divine strength even to Lord Vishnu (the spiritual master of all nonmoving and moving living beings). When Lord Vishnu descended on the Earth as the avatars Lord Krishna (the source of all that exists) and Lord Rama (the main figure of the Hindu ancient sacred text Ramayana), the Goddess descended as his respective consorts: Lord Rama’s wife (Sita) and Lord Krishna’s wife (Rukmini).
In the ancient scriptures of India, all women are declared to be the embodiment of Goddess. The relationship and marriage between Lord Vishnu and the Hindu Goddess as husband and wife, according with Patricia Monaghan (a poet, a spiritual activist, a writer), is „the paradigm for rituals and ceremonies for the bride and groom in Hindu traditional weddings.”
Moreover, numerous sacred ancient Sutras and Stotram of Hindu spiritual tradition chant hymns dedicated to Goddess of abundance. She is also a major goddess in the Itihasa (which consists of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) and Puranas of Hinduism.
„Every woman is an embodiment of you. You exist as little girls in their childhood, as young women in their youth, and as elderly women in their old age.” – quote from Sri Kamala Stotram
The Goddess is usually portrayed with four hands, which represents the 4 principal goals of human life, which are considered important to the Hindu way of life – artha, dharma, kama, and moksha.
Physical representations of the Hindu Goddess are found in Jain monuments. For instance, in Buddhist sects of Nepal, Tibet, and southeast Asia, goddess Vasudhara mirrors the attributes, traits, and characteristics of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi with slight iconographic differences.
Chanting Lakshmi Mantra benefits:
Chanting this mantra before sunrise, 108 times daily and with a sincere heart and a pure mind, bestows the devotee with riches, wealth, abundance, beauty, happiness, youth and health. Regular recitation (mentally or aloud) of the mantra for wealth, abundance, happiness, and prosperity brings in abundance in finances, spirituality, health and relationships.
Devotees who are currently in a job can recite the money mantra regularly to get promotions. Furthermore, devotees who are presently in trade, by practicing this mantra, can benefit by attracting new customers, and finally, devotees who find themselves in business can recite the mantra for minimum 108 times per day to increase profits. More importantly, regular reciting of this potent mantra brings peace of mind, inner peace, dissolves negative emotions, and keeps away the negative influences and energies in your lives.
As a final note, the intense vibratory healing energy produced by daily reciting of the powerful mantra produces an energy field which attracts fortune, happiness, mental peace, and abundance.
Image source – exquisevents.com