Goddess Lakshmi

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जय जय जय श्री लक्ष्मी I कीजै कृपा अपार II
दीजै धन जन जानि निज I लीजै शरण मंझार II
O Laksmi ! To you — glory, glory, all glory,
May you be merciful to me endlessly,
Give me men, refuge and money,
Consider me as your own devotee.

जयति जयति जगनिधिवती I भाग्यवती धनवन्ती II
जय जय जलज विलासिनी I घट घट महँ विचरन्ती II
The world’s treasure owner to you victory,
Blessed with good luck and fortune totally,
Goddess luxuriating in water-born lotus — glory,
Wandering from heart to heart unendingly.

जय जय श्री कमले हरि प्रिये I जलनिधि तनये अम्ब II
विनवत सुन्दरदास I इक माँ तेराहिं अवलम्ब II
Glory, glory to you, O Mother Laksmi,
Beloved of Vishnu, daughter of Jalanidhi,
Sunderradas tells you with prayerful humility,
O Mother you are his only support truly.

सब सुख भरणी लक्ष्मी अम्बा I दिनन पर कहँ करति विलम्बा II
तू त्रिभुवन तम नासनी हारी I हो जग जननी विष्णु की प्यारी II
You fulfil every want and grant happiness fully,
Why delay being merciful to the helpless only,
The ancient world’s origin, consort of Vishnu truly,
Dispeller of gloom covering the three spheres wholly.

भेद तुम्हारा ना कोऊ पावत I क्षण महँ सुख सम्पति उपजावत II
पावत शेषादिक नहिं अंता I महिमा अनुपम अगम अनंता II
To none has truth been comprehensible — your mystery,
In a moment you sow seeds of harvest and prosperity,
The Evil fails to uncover your secret infinite actually,
So matchless, mysterious, and endless is your glory.

मुकुट बिच शिशु चन्द्र विराजत I तीसर नयन भाल बिच साजत II
झूमत झूमक मणिन लड़न की I सोहत चोली हरित वरण की II
The new moon lies on your crowned head brilliantly,
Your third eye adorns the middle of your forehead surely,
Gems strings sway around your neck as pendants dazzlingly,
While your green bodice on your body looks splendidly.

पुष्पराज हिम हार विराजत। लखि छवि सहस वदन मन लाजत॥
फहरत अरुण रंग की सारी। मर्कत मणि शुचि जड़ित कीनारी॥
The garland of lotuses on your bosom looks superbly,
Shames the thousand-faced Serpent-King with its beauty,
You are clad in a russet sari the border of which is skilfully,
Studded with pure emerald — flutters in the wind magnificently.

कटि किंकिनी गुच्छित त्रिमणियाँ। पद कमलन झनकत पैजनियाँ॥
शोभा अमित तेज की खानी। लसित शस्त्र अष्टादश पाणी
A bunch of triple bells studded with gems on your girdle be,
And ankle-bells gingling on your lotus-feet magnificiantly,
You are verily a source of inextinguishable refulgence infinitely,
Endowed with eighteen arms equipped with weapons beautifully.

गदा पद्म त्रिशूल कृपाणन। चक्र राजित धनुबाणन॥
वज्र कुण्डिका पाशु कुठारी। अति शुचि अक्षमाल कर धारी॥
Outstanding are a club, lotus, a three-pronged trident truly,
A sword, a conch, a disc, a bow and arrows impressively,
A thunderbolt, vessel of wood or earth, noose or trap surely,
An axe and a sacred string of Rudraksa seeds remarkably.

सुधा कलशरस हस्त विराजत। घण्टा विजय घनाघन बाजत॥
माँ उत्पत्ति कथा सुखदायी। वेद पुराण सदा यश गायी॥
A vessel with nectarine juice adorns one of your hands justly,
The gong rings deeply proclaims over demons your victory,
O Mother, the story of your origin is delightful incessantly,
So say the Vedas and Purans who join in singing your glory.

एक समय अस विधि भये बामा। मचिगे देवासुर संग्रामा॥
सुर असुरन महँ अति भयकारी। मच्यो युद्ध तिहुँ लोक मझारी॥
When Brahma was displeased with the demons angerly,
A war broke out between them and the gods ultimately,
It was so dreadful a battle that all feared and were rickety,
All the three spheres turned into a vast battlefield eventually.

तब महिषासुर निज भुजबल से। सुरबि पराजित कीन्ह्यो छल से॥
बनि आपुहि देवन कहँ राजा। इन्द्रासन पर जाय विराजा॥
Then demon Mahisa displaying his spirited might clearly,
Vanquished the gods with the help of a deception unfairly,
And crowning himself king of the celestials ultimately,
Sat celebrating on the throne of Indra puffed triumphantly.

लखि शिव विष्णु कुपित चित भयऊ। अति रिसबाढ़ि भृकुटि छिड़ गयऊ॥
महालक्ष्मी तू ही स्थल से। प्रगटि तेज पुंज के बल से॥
Observing this Vishnu and Shiv lost their temper wholly,
Raised their eyerbrows with growing intense and fury,
Goddess Laksmi, you appeared from the rich soil brilliantly,
By your energy and radiance congealed within your body.

लखि सुर मुनि प्रसन्न मन भयऊ। निज-निज शक्ति मातु कहँ दयऊ॥
मुख मे बसे तेज बनि शंकर। विष्णु ओज बनि बसे भुजन पर॥
When gods and ascetics saw you they were joyous finally,
Each blessed you their weapon of power unhesitatingly,
In your face dwells Samkara as your radiance surely,
On your arms lies Vishnu as your lustre and vigour loftly.

चरण ब्रह्मा अंगुलि महिँ भानु। बस्यो किरण बनि द्रगन कृशानु॥
दिये प्रजापति दशन ललामा। धरे कुबेर लक्ष्मी नामा॥
Brahma became your feet and Sun your fingers brightly,
Agni, the fire god, became the light of your eyes glowingly,
Prajapati gave you the rows of beautiful teeth shiningly,
And Lord Kubera gave you your name Laksmi befittingly.

सबै शक्ति देवन सो पाई। माँ भई तेज पुंज अधिकारी॥
अट्टहास करि गरज्यो जबहिं। कंपि उठ्यो दसहु दिशि तबहिं॥
You thus got all your might from gods unquestionably,
You become the embodied strength of the gods finally,
When you laughed and roared like thunder-clouds loadly,
All ten quarters shook and trembled with fear unmistakably.

उछल्यो उदधि चलित भये धरनी। मच्यो युद्ध तस जाय न वरणी॥
सक्यो न सहि महिभार अपारा। थक्यो शेष कीन्ह फुंकारा॥
The ocean leapt and the earth moved drastically,
A fierce battle raged not describable accurately,
Earth’s burden was unbearable for Serpent-King truly,
And with utter weariness made him hiss violently.

डगमग डोलत भये गिरि कैसे। राम विमुख ना नहि थिर जैसे॥
महिषासुर जब रचि बहु माया। महा थकित भा पर पार न पाया॥
Even the Mountains trembled ever uncontrollably,
As do men’s mind who think of Ram adversely.
When Mahisa used his powers in all ways ineffectively,
He consequently got wearied of all their invulnerability.

तब माँ केश पकड़ि वध कीन्ह्यो। देवन गगन दुंदुभि दीन्ह्यो॥
धनि हो धन्य लक्ष्मी माता। शेष महेश आदि गुण गाता॥
Then you caught hold of his hair and slew him finally,
And celestial Deities beat their kettle drums joyously
Blessed, all blessed are you O Mother Sri reverently,
Your praise is sung by Shiv and many others happily.

तव समान को अस जग जननी। अति दरिद्रानि सुख सम्पति भरनी॥
सत्य सनेह मातु कहँ लागत। ह्वै दुख दूर सकल भय भागत॥
O cosmos originator none match you in generosity,
You bless even the wretched with bliss and prosperity,
O Mother, if any one is devoted to you with sincereity,
He will be rid of all his fears, afflictions and anxiety.

लक्ष्मी सत्य की चेरी। करहि वास सत्यहि उर हेरी॥
करत सत्य जो माँ गुण गाना। भरत सु भवन अटूट खजाना॥
O Laksmi, are ever in service of Truth consistently,
And reside in the hearts of the truthful devotees
O Mother, if one sings your glories with all sincerity,
You fill his home with inexhaustible treasures in reality.

दरसत माँ छवि परसत चरणन। बरसत मुद्रा छननन छननन॥
हेरसत मन तन तरसत पुनि पुनि। देहिँ दरस माँ टेरहिं सुनि-सुनि॥
Riches pour down on one who observes the beauty,
Of your countenance and touches your feet reverently,
Filled with elated delight and yearns for your sight daily,
Mother, hear my repeated cries show yourself lovingly.

सुन्दरदास सुमिरि दुर्वासा। गह्यऊ मातु चरणन की आसा॥
अस धन कोष मातु से पायो। जो न घट्यो नित अति सुख छायो॥
With the sage Durvasa in his mind consistently,
Sundaradasa holds on your feet of mother Laksmi,
He has been rewarded by her with a treasure truly,
Instead of diminishing brings increasing bliss daily.

Lord Vishnu: Primer * Mantra * Stotra * Chalisa *
Goddess Lakshmi: Primer * Stuti * Chalisa *
* Other Works

* eBook