Greatness of Goddess Lakshmi
Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fertility and fortune. She is the divine consort of Lord Vishnu or Narayana, the supreme God of preservation and sustenance. Lakshmi is the universal mother, who is the embodiment of auspiciousness and prosperity, and hence, she is hailed as ‘Shri’ or ‘Shridevi’. Lakshmi stays inseparable from Vishnu, and together they are regarded as a single entity, called Lakshmi Narayana. Laskshmi’s principal abode is the very heart of the Lord himself. This is the reason, the Lord is also known as Shrinivasa, with Nivasa meaning the place of residence of Shri, Goddess Lakshmi.
Also known in various names like Kamala, Kalyani, Padma, Vishnupriya etc., she is normally depicted as seated on a lotus and having four hands. These are said to represent the four fundamental purposes of human life, that is, Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (worldly desires) and Moksha (liberation). She also carries a lotus in hand denoting consciousness and beauty. Money in the form of coins are seen flowing out of one of her open hands.
Efficacy of Lakshmi Mantras
Mantras are powerful incantations that are packed with immense spiritual energy. There are precise guidelines as to how a Mantra should be chanted, and when done so with devotion, they can create vibrations that can bring peace and joy to the devotees. Lakshmi mantras are potent prayers, which can bestow one with not only financial well-being, but also with intelligence, health, beauty, fortune, peace and enlightenment. The mantras can bless one with a life of auspiciousness.
Let us, here, go through some of the powerful mantras of Goddess Lakshmi.
‘Om Shring Hring Kling Tribhuvan Mahalakshmyai Asmaakam Daaridray Naashay Prachur Dhan Dehi Dehi Kling Hring Shring Om!’
It is said that the Lakshmi Mantra mentioned above should be recited for 1.25 lakh times in a period of 72 days, ceremonial worship should be made during the chanting, and that Homam needs to be done on completion.
‘Om Shring Hring Kling Aing Saung Om Hring Ka A Ee La Hring Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hring Sakal Hring Saung Aing Kling Hring Shring Om!’
It is recommended that the above hymn be chanted for 108 times and that it should be repeated for 21 cycles, especially on the sacred day of Diwali.
‘Om Hring Shring Kreeng Shring Kreeng Kling Shring Mahaalakshmi Mam Grihe Dhanam Pooray Pooray Chintaayai Dooray Dooray Swaha!’
It will do good to the working people if they chant the above-mentioned mantra every day before starting to work.
‘Om SarvabaadhaaVinirmukto, DhanDhaanyahSutaanvitah | ManushyoMatprasaadenBhavishyati Na Sanshayah Om!’
This is the sacred Mahalakshmi Mantra. Chanting this hymn with faith is believed to bestow the devotees with the Goddess’ blessings, along with a happy and a prosperous life.
‘Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidraahe Vishnu Patrayai Cha Dheemahi,Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om!’
This is Lakshmi Gayathri Mantra. Gayathri Mantra itself is a potent incantation and this mantra dedicated to the divine mother Lakshmi is regarded as one of the very powerful hymns in praise of the Goddess, which can bless the devotees with wealth and success.
‘Om ShringShriyeNamah’ is the Beej Mantra, the most fundamental hymn in praise of the Goddess.