Worship Ashtlakshmi, eight forms of lakshmi to get prosperity

Ashta Lakshmi (Sanskrit: अष्टलक्ष्मी) or Ashtalakshmi are a group of eight manifestations of Devi Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. She presides over eight sources of wealth: "Wealth" in the context of Ashta-Lakshmi means prosperity, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny, and power.

The Ashta Lakshmi are always depicted and worshipped in a group in temples.

The prayer "Shri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram" lists all of the Ashta Lakshmi's in which all of the Ashta Lakshmi's are depicted as seated on a lotus.

These eight forms are as follows:

(1) Adilakshmi: Mother Lakshmi resides with Lord Narayana in Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Narayana. She is known as Rama, which means "bringing happiness to the mankind". She is also known as Indira (who holds lotus or purity). In this form, Lakshmi is normally seen serving Sri Narayana. Adi Lakshmi or Rama Lakshmi serving Sri Narayana is symbolic of her serving the whole creation. Adi Lakshmi and Narayana are not two different entities but one only. Lakshmi is Shakti. Lakshmi is the Power of Narayana.

(2) Dhanyalakshmi: Dhanya means grains. Lakshmi is the Goddess of the Harvest and the Devi who blesses with abundance and success in harvest.

(3) Dhairyalakshmi: This form of mother Lakshmi grants the boon of infinite courage and strength. Those, who are in tune with infinite inner power, are always bound to have victory. Those who worship mother Dhairya Lakshmi lead a life with tremendous patience and inner stability.

(4) Gajalakshmi: In the holy book of Srimad Bhagavata the story of the churning of the ocean by Gods and demons is explained in detail. Sage Vyasa writes that Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan). So she is known as a daughter of the ocean. She came out of the ocean sitting on a full-bloomed lotus and also having lotus flowers in both hands with two elephants by her sides holding beautiful vessels.

(5)Santanlakshmi: In the family life, the children are the greatest treasure. Those who worship this particular form of Sri Lakshmi, known as a Santan Lakshmi, are bestowed with the grace of mother Lakshmi and have wealth in the form of desirable children with good health and a long life.

(6) Vijaylakshmi: Vijay is victory. Vijay is to get success in all undertakings and all different facets of life. Vijay is to conquer the lower nature. Hence those, with grace of mother Vijay Lakshmi, have victory everywhere, at all time, in all conditions.

(7) Dhanalakshmi: Dhana is wealth. Wealth comes in many forms: Nature, Love, Peace, Health, Prosperity, Luck, Virtues, Family, Food, Land, Water, Will Power, Intellect, Character, etc. With the grace of mother Dhana Lakshmi we will get all these in abundance.

(8) Vidyalakshmi: Vidya is education. Serenity, Regularity, Absence of Vanity, Sincerity, Simplicity, Veracity, Equanimity, Fixity, Non-irritability, Adaptability Humility, Tenacity, Integrity, Nobility, Magnanimity, Charity, Generosity and Purity are the eighteen qualities imbibed through proper education that only can give immortality.

It is considered to be auspicious to keep ashtalakshmi stotram in your home. Establishing Ashtlaxmi Yantra brings success in business.




Below are few Temples of AshtaLaxmi

  • Ashtalakshmi Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: The Ashta Lakshmi Kovil, built in 1974, is the first shrine dedicated exclusively to the Ashta Lakshmi where Lakshmi is given greater importance than Vishnu. It has eight small shrines arranged in clockwise direction, dedicated to the Ashta Lakshmi and then a ninth shrine dedicated to Vishnu and Lakshmi together, unlike the traditional separate shrines.
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple, Vasavi Colony, Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sydney Durga Temple - The Hindu Temple, located in Regents Park, Sydney, Australia has 8 small sanctums dedicated to the Ashta Lakshmi.
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple, Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple, North Hollywood, California, United States
  • At the entrance - leading from Vittavasal Street to Meenakshi Temple, Madhurai, a mandapam (Hall) called Ashta Lakshmi Mandapamis dedicated to the Ashta Lakshmi, the statues of which support the roof on either side.
  • Parashakthi Temple, Pontiac, Michigan has the deities installed there.
  • Asta Lakshmi Devasthanam, Fremont, California. Address incorrect, call to find out.

Below are Strotrams of Ashtlaxmi:


सुमनस वन्दित सुन्दरि माधवि, चन्द्र सहोदरि हेममये 

मुनिगण वन्दित मोक्षप्रदायनि, मञ्जुल भाषिणि वेदनुते । 
पङ्कजवासिनि देव सुपूजित, सद्गुण वर्षिणि शान्तियुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, आदिलक्ष्मि परिपालय माम् ॥ 1 ॥

Victory and victory to Adhi lakshmi
Oh, darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who is worshipped by all good people,
Who is pretty and sister of the moon,,
Who looks as if she is made of gold,
Who is saluted by all groups of sages,
Who grants salvation,
Who talks sweet words,
Who is praised by Vedas,
Who lives on the Lotus flower,
Who is worshipped by all devas,
Who showers good qualities on people,
And who is the personification of peace,
Please protect me always. 

अयिकलि कल्मष नाशिनि कामिनि, वैदिक रूपिणि वेदमये 

क्षीर समुद्भव मङ्गल रूपिणि, मन्त्रनिवासिनि मन्त्रनुते ।
मङ्गलदायिनि अम्बुजवासिनि, देवगणाश्रित पादयुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, धान्यलक्ष्मि परिपालय माम् ॥ 2 ॥

Victory and victory to Danyalakshmi
Oh darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who destroys bad effects of kali Yuga,
Who is most desirable god,
Who is personification of Vedas,
Who is pervaded by the Vedas,
Who arose out of milk,
Who is the form of all that is good,
Who lives in the sacred chants,
Who lives on the lotus flower,
And whose feet is worshipped by devas,
Please protect me always

जयवरवर्षिणि वैष्णवि भार्गवि, मन्त्र स्वरूपिणि मन्त्रमये 

सुरगण पूजित शीघ्र फलप्रद, ज्ञान विकासिनि शास्त्रनुते । 
भवभयहारिणि पापविमोचनि, साधु जनाश्रित पादयुते 
जय जयहे मधु सूधन कामिनि, धैर्यलक्ष्मी परिपालय माम् ॥ 3 ॥

Victory and victory to Dairyalakshmi
Oh, darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who is described by victorious and blessed,
Who is the shakthi which came out of Vishnu,
Who is the daughter of sage Bhargava,
Whose form is that of sacred chants,
Who is pervaded by sacred chants,
Who is worshipped by all devas,
Who gives results fast,
Who improves knowledge,
Who is worshipped by shastras,
Who destroys fear,
Who gives redemption from sins,
And whose feet is worshipped by holy people,
Who lives on the lotus flower,
Please protect me always

जय जय दुर्गति नाशिनि कामिनि, सर्वफलप्रद शास्त्रमये 

रधगज तुरगपदाति समावृत, परिजन मण्डित लोकनुते । 
हरिहर ब्रह्म सुपूजित सेवित, ताप निवारिणि पादयुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, गजलक्ष्मी रूपेण पालय माम् ॥ 4 ॥

Victory and victory to Gajalakshmi
Oh darling of the killer of Madhu,
Victory and victory to you,
Who removes bad fate,
Who is desirable God,
Who is the personification of shastras,
Which bless one with all that is asked,
Who is surrounded by an army of elephants,
Chariots, horses and cavalry,
Who is worshipped and served by,
Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma,
And whose feet provides relief from suffering,
Please protect me always

अयिखग वाहिनि मोहिनि चक्रिणि, रागविवर्धिनि ज्ञानमये 

गुणगणवारधि लोकहितैषिणि, सप्तस्वर भूषित गाननुते ।
सकल सुरासुर देव मुनीश्वर, मानव वन्दित पादयुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, सन्तानलक्ष्मी परिपालय माम् ॥ 5 ॥

Victory and victory to Santhanalakshmi
Oh, darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who rides on the bird,
Who is an enchantress,
Who is the consort of he who holds the Chakra,
Who pacifies emotions,
Who is pervaded by knowledge,
Who is ocean of good qualities,
Who has her mind in the good of all the world,
Who is worshipped by the Music of seven swaras,
And who is worshipped by all devas, asuras,
Sages and all humans,
Please protect me always. 

जय कमलासिनि सद्गति दायिनि, ज्ञानविकासिनि गानमये 

अनुदिन मर्चित कुङ्कुम धूसर, भूषित वासित वाद्यनुते । 
कनकधरास्तुति वैभव वन्दित, शङ्करदेशिक मान्यपदे 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, विजयलक्ष्मी परिपालय माम् ॥ 6 ॥

Victory and victory to Vijayalakshmi
The darling of the killer of Madhu,
Victory to she who sits on the lotus,
Who blesses us with salvation,
Who spreads our knowledge,
Who is pervaded with music,
Who is coated with the saffron powder,
Which is daily used to worship her,
Who is worshipped by playing of musical instruments,
And who was pleased by the prayer,
Of the golden rain by the great Sankara,
Please protect me always. 

प्रणत सुरेश्वरि भारति भार्गवि, शोकविनाशिनि रत्नमये 

मणिमय भूषित कर्णविभूषण, शान्ति समावृत हास्यमुखे ।
नवनिधि दायिनि कलिमलहारिणि, कामित फलप्रद हस्तयुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, विद्यालक्ष्मी सदा पालय माम् ॥ 7 ॥

Victory and victory to Vidhyalakshmi
Oh, darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who is the pleased goddess of devas,
Who is he goddess of Bharatha,
Who is the daughter of sage Bhargava,
Who removes all sorrows,
Who is fully ornamented by precious stones,
Who wears several gem studded ornaments,
Whose ear is decorated,
Who is the abode of peace,
Who has a smiling face,
Who blesses us with nine types of wealth,
Who steals away bad effects of kali,
And whose hands blesses us,
For fulfillment of our wish,
Please protect me always

धिमिधिमि धिन्धिमि धिन्धिमि-दिन्धिमि, दुन्धुभि नाद सुपूर्णमये 

घुमघुम घुङ्घुम घुङ्घुम घुङ्घुम, शङ्ख निनाद सुवाद्यनुते ।
वेद पूराणेतिहास सुपूजित, वैदिक मार्ग प्रदर्शयुते 
जय जयहे मधुसूदन कामिनि, धनलक्ष्मि रूपेणा पालय माम् ॥ 8 ॥

Victory and victory to Danalakshmi
Hey, darling of the killer of Madhu,
Who is fully complete with,
Dimidimi sounds of the drum,
And the majestic Sound of conch,
Gumguma, ghummkuma, gunguma,
Who is worshipped by Vedas and puranas,
And who shows the path of religious discipline,
Please protect me always

श्लो॥ अष्टलक्ष्मी नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि । 

विष्णुवक्षः स्थला रूढे भक्त मोक्ष प्रदायिनि ॥

श्लो॥ शङ्ख चक्रगदाहस्ते विश्वरूपिणिते जयः ।
जगन्मात्रे च मोहिन्यै मङ्गलं शुभ मङ्गलम् ॥

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