Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sri MahaLakshmi Ashtakam in Kannada

Lakshmi MaaMahalakshmi, who is the consort of Vishnu is worshipped as goddess of wealth by the Hindus. In the beginning of creation she took form from the left side of Vishnu and was later born again from the sea of milk, when the devas churned it for getting nectar. She resides on the chest of Maha Vishnu as Sri Vatsa. It was she who took birth as Seetha and Rukmani. Lakshmi is enchantingly beautiful, and is standing on a lotus holding lotuses one in each of her hands and is called Padma, or Kamala. She is also adorned with a lotus garland. Often, elephants are shown on each side, emptying pitchers of water over her, the pitchers being presented by celestial maidens. She is variously described as dark, pink, golden, yellow or white. This very simple prayer is very ancient and has been chanted by generations for solving all their problems. This is written by Indra Lord of Asuras. Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam originally appeared in Padmapuranam (Padma Purana).

Benefits of Chanting this Sloka: The one who chants the above sloka with devotion will get all desires fulfilled and will inherit great land. Chanting this sloka once daily destros all sins. Chanting this sloka twice daily will bring the devotee wealth and grains. Chanting this sloka three times a day will help destroy powerful enemies. It will always enable to obtain the direct, auspicious grace of Maha Lakshmi.

Devotees are urged to learn the proper pronunciation of the sloka with the help of someone who knows the Sanskrit version.

Download the Shri MahaLakshmi Ashtakam in Kannada (Pdf + mp3 + Brh).

You can see the Flash version of the MahaLakshmi Ashtakam and Sri Yantra.