Devi Stotram – Mahalakshmi Ashtakam in English
Shree Pithe Sura Poojite
Shanka Chakra Gadha Haste
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 1 ||
Sarva Papa Hare Devi
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 2 ||
Sarvajne Sarva Varade
Sarva Dushta Bhayankari
Sarva Duhkha Hare Devi
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 3 ||
Siddhi Buddhi Prade Devi
Bhakti Mukti Pradayini
Mantra Moorte Sada Devi
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 4 ||
Adyanta Rahite Devi
Adi Shakti Maheshwari
Yogaje Yoga Sambhute
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 5 ||
Sthula Sukshme Maha Raudre
Maha Shakti Mahodari
Maha Papa Hare Devi
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 6 ||
Padmasana Sthithe Devi
Parameshi Jagan Mata
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 7 ||
Shwetambara Dhare Devi
Maha Lakshmi Namoostute || 8 ||
Maha Lakshmyashtakam Stotram
Yah Patheth Bhakti Man Narah
Sarva Siddhi Mavapnoti
Rajyam Prapnoti Sarvada || 9 ||
Eka Kalam Pathennityam
Maha Papa Vinashanam
Dwikalam Yah Pathennityam
Dhana Dhanya Samanvitah || 10 ||
Trikalam Yah Pathennityam
Maha Shatru Vinashanam
Maha Lakshmi Bhavennityam
Prasanna Varada Shubhah || 11 ||
Devi Stotram – Mahalakshmi Ashtakam Meaning:
Salutations to you O Great Maya, One who resides in Sri Chakra and is adored by the Gods, One who holds the Conch-shell, the Discus and the Mace, I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
Salutations to the One who is riding the Eagle Garuda (Lord Vishnu’s vehicle). To the One, who destroyed the demon Kola Asura. To the One, who can destroy all sins caused by the mind, body and soul. I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
To the One, who is aware of everything in the creation, One who can fulfill all desires, One who is the destroyer of all evils, One who removes all miseries. I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
To the one who bestows success and intelligence. To the one who gives liberation or Moksha (Salvation). To the one who is an embodiment of all Mantras, I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
To the one who has no beginning or end, to one who the primordial energy of this cosmic creation. To one who is the divine fire born of all Yoga, to the one who is in the minds of all Yogis, I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
To the one who is the gross and subtle manifestation of Lord Rudra, to that ultimate strength who holds the entire creation within you, to the one who is the greatest energy of the cosmos and to the one who can eliminate all the hurdles of the progress. I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
To the one who is seated in the yogic lotus posture, to the one who can assume the form of Supreme Brahman, to the one who is the supreme and universal mother of the entire creation, I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
One who is clad in pure White clothes (Symbolic of purity, sanctity and truth), One who is adorned with many ornamentations, One who is the Universal Divine Mother of the entire Cosmic genesis of all time and space, and the Mother of all creation, I worship to thee, Sri Maha Lakshmi.
The devotee who chants this verse of eight stanzas to Goddess Lakshmi gains all success and gains sovereignty at all times.
He who always recites once daily gains destruction of great sin; he who recites twice daily always is endowed with wealth and food.
He who recites it three times daily always gains destruction of great enemies, and (Goddess Lakshmi) the pure giver of boons, would be always pleased (with the person).
Goddess Lakshmi, salutations to you.
॥ Here ends Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam ॥