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Shri Suktam

 

hiranya-varnam harinim suvarna-rajatas-rajam |

candram hiranmayim laksmim jatavedo ma avaha || 1 ||

 

 "Jatavedas is implored on behalf of the devotee to invoke Laksmi, who is hiranya-varna, hiran-mayi, 'radiant as gold,' harini, 'reddish yellow,' who is bedecked with a necklace of gold and silver and suvarna-rajatasraja-candra, 'radiant as the moon."

 

tam ma avaha jatavedo laksmim-anapa-gaminim |

yasyam hiranyam vindeyam gam-asvam purusan-aham || 2 ||

 

Jataveda is implored to invoke the presence of Laksmi, who is firm and steady (anapa-gamini), and bestows gold, cattle, horses and human-beings."

 

asva-purvam ratha-madhyam hasti-nada-prabodhinim |

shriyam devim-upahvaye shrima devi jusatam || 3 ||

 

"Shri is the mistress of all creatures 'Isvari' and has the best of horses (asva-purva); she is seated on the middle of the chariot (ratha-madhya); she is delighted by the roaring of the elephant (hasti-nada-pramodini). ?????NEXT LINE?????

 

kam sosmitam hiranya-prakaram ardram jvalantim trptam tarpayantim |

padme sthitam padmavarnam tvam ihopahvaye shriyam || 4 ||

 

" She is dressed in gold (hiranyaprakara), she is moist (ardra), she is seated on a lotus (padmesthita) and she has the colour of a lotus (padmavarna)."

 

candram prabhasam yasasa jvalantim shriyam loke deva-justam udaram |

tam padminimim saranam aham prapadye'laksmir me nasyatam tvam vrne || 5 ||

 

 "Goddess Shri is radiant as the moon, lustrous like fire (jvalanti), she is honoured by all the demigods; She is bountiful (udara); she appears like a lovely lotus (padmanemi); Goddess Shri is resorted to so that Alaksmi (the personification of poverty) may be removed."

 

aditya-varne tapaso-`dhijato vanaspatis-tava vrkso'tha bilvah |

tasya phalani tapasa nudantu mayantarayas ca bahya alaksmih || 6 ||

 

"Goddess Shri is resplendent as the sun (aditya-varna); through her austerities, the Bilva tree was born; the goddess is prayed to so that through her mercy the Bilva fruits may dispel Alaksmi."

 

upaitu mam deva-sakhah kirtis ca manina  saha |

pradurbhuto'smi rastre'smin kirtim rddhim dadatu me || 7 ||

 

"????? FIRST LINE?????Shri is implored to bestow fame and prosperity. Shri is prayed for banishing abhuti - want, asamrddhi - poverty and Alaksmi, who is characterized by dirty qualities of hunger and thirst

 

ksutpipasamalam jyestham alaksmim nasayamy-aham |

abhutim asamrddim ca sarvan nirnuda me grhat(e) || 8 ||

 

 

 

Shri Laksmi in the Shri Sukta

(in translation)