About Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in the month of Vishakha (April–May). According to Hindus, the day of Akshaya Tritiya is a great day for making new beginnings, and any venture started on this day will enjoy success and good fortune. As everyone knows, making an auspicious start to something is half the battle won, so it is very important that we find the right Muhurat to launch a new endeavor. Akshaya Tritiya fits the bill perfectly as every moment of this day is auspicious. This is also a day when thousands of marriages take place throughout the country and even community weddings are held to facilitate matters for those who are monetarily constrained. Businessmen and entrepreneurs, too, make the most of this day to expand and venture into new projects.
Legend states that Goddess Lakshmi blessed Lord Kubera to be the custodian of wealth on this day. Thus, worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on Akshaya Tritiya can bless one with everlasting and never diminishing wealth. Chanting Stotras to Lakshmi can bring the blessings of the Goddess for wealth and prosperity in life. One can even chant the hymn every day to enjoy financial prosperity and monetary gain.
Sri Maha Lakshmi Stotram
“Namaste stu mahamaye sripithe sura-pujite,
Sankha-chakra-gada-haste mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Oh Mahalakshmi, who is also called Mahamaya, I bow to thee. You are the abode of fortune to whom Gods and humans pray to. You are the one that holds the Shankhs, Chakra, Gada in your hands. I forever worship you Goddess Maha Lakshmi.
“Namaste Garudarudhe kolasura-bhayankari
Sarva-papa-hare devi Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
I bow to you, the one who rides the Garuda and the one who destroyed the Asura named Kolasura. You are the one who steals away all sins of her devotees. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi!
Sarvajne Sarva Varade
“Sarvajne sarva varade sarva-dusta-bhayankari,
Sarva-dukha-hare devi Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
I bow to Maha Lakshmi who is omnipotent and is the giver of boons. You are the remover of all pains and the reasons of sadness. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi!
Siddhi buddhi Prade Devi
“Siddhi-Buddhi-Prade Devi bhukti mukti-pradayini Mantra-Murte sada Devi Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Goddess, you are the giver of wisdom and intelligence. You give your devotees pleasure and liberation. You are the one who is present in all the holy symbols. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi!
Adyanta Rahite Devi
“Adyanta-rahite devi adyasakti Mahesvari
Yogaje yoga-sambhute Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Goddess, you are free of start and endings. You were the first power to be born out of the universe. You were born out of the pure energy and you are the one that sustains it. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.
Maha-papa-hare Devi Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Goddess, you are the energy that fuels even the smallest of organisms. You are the greatest energy and you are the one responsible for happiness and prosperity. You destroy even the greatest of sins. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi.
“Padmasana-Sthite Devi Parabrama Svarupini,
Paramesi jagan matar- Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Oh! Goddess who is seated upon the lotus flower, you are the form of Parabrahma. You are the supreme power and the mother of the world. I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi!
“Svetambara-Dhare Devi Nanalankara-bhushite,
Jagat-sthite jagan-matar- Mahalaksmi namo stu te”
Oh! Goddess who wears white clothes, and is decorated with precious gems and jewelry, you are ever present in the universe. Oh! Mother of the world, I forever worship you, Goddess Maha Lakshmi!
“Mahalaksmyastakam stotram yah pathed bhaktiman narah,
Sarva-siddhim-avapnoti rajyam prapnoti sarvada”
Who so ever chants this holy Stotram with full devotion will receive all kinds of skills and wisdom. He will own all material luxuries and will fulfill worldly desires.
Eka-kale pathen nityam
“Eka-kale pathen nityam maha-papa vinasanam Devi-Kalam yah pathen nityam dhana-dhanya-samanvitah Tri-kalam yah pathen nityam mahasatru-vinasanam, Mahalakshmir-bhaven-nityam prasanna varada subha”
The one who reads this Stotra will be freed from great sins, the one who chants it twice will have prosperity and wealth showered upon him. All the enemies of the one who reads this thrice will be destroyed and Goddess Maha Lakshmi shall always be pleased with that person.