In this last part, of ShriLakshmi Charit, I have described the Kripa (Mercy) of Devi Lakshmi, and the opulences she can provide. She being the Supreme Mother, there is absolutely nothing impossible for her. Therefore, she provides to one the blessings of wealth (Dhan), crops(Dhaanya), progeny (Santaan), Victory (Vijay), Dhairya (Patience), Boons (Vardaan), devotion to her and Narayana (Bhakti) and lastly the most important goal of human life, Liberation (Mukti). She is the one who guides the path of sages, she is the one who provides one the supreme knowledge to attain Moksha and service to ShriLakshmiNarayana. She destroys all inauspiciousness and gives rise to all kinds of auspiciousness for us and her devotees, Sharnagatas! She is the Goddess of My Heart ❤ Hence I pray to her to provide endless mercy to that person who recites this hymn 'ShriLakshmi Charit' daily or routinely.
श्रीलक्ष्मी चरित ९ -भव्या गोगिया
मुनिगन मार्ग दर्शिनी लक्ष्मी गुरु सम विद्या दायिनी लक्ष्मी धन धान्य आदि महालक्ष्मी संतान सुख प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी विजय धैर्य वर दायिनी लक्ष्मी वैकुंठ वासी वंदित लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |१२|
सकल पाप विनाशिनी लक्ष्मी भव सागर तारिणी श्रीलक्ष्मी सर्व मंगल जननी लक्ष्मी सर्व अमंगल नाशिनी लक्ष्मी मम-हृदय देवी जय जय लक्ष्मी भक्ति मुक्ति प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी अनंत कृपा वर्षिनी लक्ष्मी पाठ करे जो नित्य लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |१३|
The one who is the guide of the path followed by Munis is Lakshmi The one provides knowledge like a preceptor is Lakshmi The one who provides wealth and cereals(food) as Dhan Lakshmi and Dhaanya Lakshmi is the great (Maha) Lakshmi The one who provides the bliss of progeny is Lakshmi The one who provides Victory (Vijaya), Patience (Dhairya) and boons and blessings (Var) as Vijaya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi and Var Lakshmi is Lakshmi The one worshipped by the residents of Vaikuntha (Nityas and Muktas) is Lakshmi The daughter of the Ocean is the youthful Lakshmi Victory Victory & Victory be to Shridevi Lakshmi |12|
@ally_18 Thank You Soooooo Much Didi for all your praise and blessings!! I am really humbled. ☺☺ ShriLakshmiNarayana bless you too for you're their sweet child! Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana!
ally_18@shrihari_nandini thankyou soooo much for the blessings dear! If I am their sweet child then you must be the sweeter than sweet for them❤️❤️ it is all to your humbleness and kindness dear! Stay remain the same always! Jai ShriHari!❤️❤️
shrihari_nandini@ally_18 Nooo all are equal in their eyes but the people humble like yourself, are always special to them! ❤❤☺☺ I pray you stay so and your devotion increases day by day! Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana! ☺❤
वैष्णव जन संपूजित लक्ष्मी सर्व वैष्णव आराध्या लक्ष्मी विष्णु भक्ति प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी मोक्ष फल प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी सकल सिद्धि स्वरूपा लक्ष्मी सकल चराचर स्वामिनी लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |१०|
अनंत करुणा जलधि लक्ष्मी अनंत आनंद दायिनी लक्ष्मी केशव चरण उपस्थित लक्ष्मी नारायण हृदयेश्वरी लक्ष्मी शरणागत आश्रय श्रीलक्ष्मी भक्त जन सेवित जय जय लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |११|
The one well worshipped by Vaishnavas is Lakshmi The deity of all Vaishnavas is Lakshmi The one who provides devotion to ShriVishnu is Lakshmi The one who provides the fruit of Liberation is Lakshmi The personification of all qualities is Lakshmi The Mistress of the entire movable and non movable matter is Lakshmi The daughter of the Ocean is the youthful Lakshmi Victory Victory & Victory be to Shridevi Lakshmi
The ocean of endless mercy is Lakshmi The provider of endless bliss is Lakshmi The one who is always present on the feet of Keshav is Lakshmi The Goddess of Narayana's heart is Lakshmi The shelter of those who seek refuge in her is Lakshmi The one served by all devotees is Lakshmi The daughter of the Ocean is the youthful Lakshmi Victory Victory & Victory be to Shridevi Lakshmi
Explanation: ShriLakshmi has an important role is Sharnagati. In fact in ShriVaishnav Tilak the two white lines represent Jeeva and Parmatma and the red line in between represents Ma Lakshmi. In the ninth para, I have described her rulership over everything, therefore she can provide the Supreme Bliss to anyone by her grace alone. She very mercifully provides her grace to the ones who take shelter in her. (Sharnagatas). She always present on the feet of Narayana where one jeeva can approach him, not only this she is also present in his heart forever. Therefore, she from one side she welcomes the Jeevas in serving Hari and on the other side she being the Queen of Hari's Heart, makes him forgive all sins and trespasses of Jeevas and makes them eligible to serve them. And then, she very lovingly gives them the fortune of serving both her and her Lord forever in ShriVaikuntha. This is her mercy!!!!!
Here, I have described about ShriLakshmi's Avatars along with Narayana. We discussed previously, that both are equal in qualities and compassion. And out of that compassion to save the Jeevas from Samsar Sagar, they both descend time after time. After being the wife of Narayana, Lakshmi takes up this duty along with him, being a constant companion fulfilling the Sankalpa(will) of Narayana to save all Jeevas.
श्रीलक्ष्मी चरित ७ -भव्या गोगिया
हरि संग सदैव उपस्थित लक्ष्मी नित्य अवतरित हरि व लक्ष्मी अधर्म विनाशिनी देवी लक्ष्मी भक्त जन पालिनी देवी लक्ष्मी पतिव्रता तुलसी श्रीलक्ष्मी भृगु पुत्री श्रीभार्गवी लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |८|
प्रह्लाद वंदित नरसिंह लक्ष्मी उपेंद्र प्रिया पद्मा लक्ष्मी जनक सुता राम संगिनी लक्ष्मी पवित्र पुनीता सीता लक्ष्मी यदुकुल श्रेष्ठ अर्धांगिनी लक्ष्मी सत्या रुकमिणी नप्पिनाई लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |९|
The one who is always present with Hari is Lakshmi Those who always descend (for us) are Hari and Lakshmi The one who destroys Adharma is Goddess Lakshmi The Nurturer of Devotees is Devi Lakshmi The chaste wife Tulsi is ShriLakshmi The daughter of Bhrigu, hence called ShriBhargavi is Lakshmi The daughter of the Ocean is the Youthful Lakshmi Victory Victory & Victory be to Shridevi Lakshmi |8|
Explanation: Lakshmi is always present with Hari and both out of their compassion to save us, destroy Adharma and nurture devotees descend in various forms. Tulsi Devi, the pious chaste wife is said to be a form of ShriLakshmi only, she was married to ShriVishnu. Then, she became the daughter of Bhrigu and Khyati and married ShriVishnu. When Bhagwan came as ShriNarsimha, she came as Chenchu Lakshmi. When Bhagwan became Vaaman, she was called Padma. When he was the upholder of Dharma, ShriRaam, she was the purest and the most pious Devi Seetha. When he came as the gem of Yadukul, (dynasty of King Yadu) and the child of Braj Bhumi, she descended as Rukmini Ma. Nila Devi became Ma Nappinai or Ma Nagnjeeti and Bhudevi became Ma Satyabhama. Here, Bhudevi and Niladevi are seen as forms of Lakshmi as we discussed previously (Antaryamitva and qualities).
गोविंद सम नित्य श्रीलक्ष्मी वेद पुराण वंदित श्रीलक्ष्मी पतिव्रता देवी श्रीलक्ष्मी केवल कृष्ण समर्पित लक्ष्मी कृष्ण प्रेम पूजित श्रीलक्ष्मी आदि युगल श्रीविष्णुलक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |७|
Explanation: As the Primordial Couple ShriLakshmiNarayana got married, I have further described, the qualities of ShriLakshmi with respect to ShriVishnu being her husband. Both have an equal status, being eternal and all pervading. Both are the object of worship by the Vedas, Puranas, and Itihaas too.
Vishnu Puran Book 1 Chapter 8 Shloka 17 ShriParashar said: Oh Best Among Twice Born Ones! The one who never leaves the side of Vishnu, the Mother of the World, ShriLakshmi is eternal and all pervading just like him.
Further in Shloka 34 To say in brief, in Devatas, Manushyas and all entities, the Masculine Form is that of Vishnu and the Feminine is that of Lakshmi (Antaryamitva), there is nothing that exists besides these too.
ShriVishnu is solely dedicated to ShriLakshmi and ShriLakshmi is solely dedicated to ShriVishnu. Both are revered as Divya Dampatis, the Primordial Couple!
ally_18Aha..❤️❤️❤️ each time reading ShriLaxmicharitt I feel sooo calm and relax, Yes They are the divine couple of the universe very very beautifully explained dear! May your all wishes come true, Maa and Our blue Pitaji would be the happiest one to see this❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Thankyou for writing this dear! Jai ShriVishnuLaksmi!♀️♀️
Explanation: Here the position of Lakshmi is explained being VishnuPatni- the wife of ShriVishnu and her glories apart from that as well. Being the empress, and the origin of all Goddesses, ShriLakshmi is worshipped by Shiv Ji, Brahma Dev etc. They all rever her! She is the friend of Parvati and Saraswati Devis who always worship her and adore her, as she is their origin. She is the great MahaLakshmi! She always dons a form alike that of Bhagwaan Narayana, as per his desire and mindset. This is also described in greater detail in the Book 1 Chapter 8 and 9 of ShriVishnu Puran (it's so sweet to read ) When Bhagwan dons a human form, she too becomes a human wife according to him. Even in Matsya, Kurma avatars she accompanied him, always in different forms. Bhagwaan and Devi are never separate. They are like Sun and Sunlight, Flower and Fragrance. She is always presiding on the chest of ShriVishnu. The ShriVatsa mark on his chest marks her presence on it eternally and forever...
After knowing about her beauty and chief characteristics, everyone wished to have her- The Matchless Goddess. All the apsaras (celestial nymphs) that arose from the Ocean were not even a spark of Lakshmi's beauty. But to be Lakshmi Pati- The Husband of Lakshmi, only a person who is equal to her was eligible. Only Parmatma ShrimanNarayana could be her bridegroom. In ShrimadBhagwatam, Gopikas describe him as Shriyah Ekant Vallabham- The Sole Husband of ShriLakshmi. In fact Lakshmi is the defining feature of Parmatma. Vedas call the one Parmatma, who is the 'Husband of Lakshmi' and none else. When her marriage was being conducted, Lakshmi looked around for her suitable bridegroom (of course she knew, it was just a leela). Everyone whether Asuras or Devatas had one or the other taints, none was completely pure. Then Lakshmi's eyes fell on Vishnu, who was the blemishless Parmatma, the Antaryami of All, the Abode of Shudh Satva, whom sins never touch. ShriVishnu who is always ShriyahPati got enchanted by the beauty of her beloved wife. And Lakshmi too got enchanted by the matchless form of ShriHari. Hence, she garlanded Vishnu as her Husband, and this was their another leela of being united. In Vishnu Puran, Rishi Matreya asks Rishi Parashar, that if Lakshmi arose from Ocean and has a birth then how come, she be eternal like Vishnu? To which Rishi Parashar replies, that Lakshmi is Vishnu's eternal companion. And both of them are always engaged in their infinite pastimes and keep enjoying their union in each leela. The Samudra Manthan was another of their leela to get united and enjoy their love pastimes. Lakshmi is all pervading alike Vishnu, she always resides on his chest as the Shrivatsa Mark. When he becomes Raam, She becomes Seetha, when he is Krishna, she becomes Rukmini. They are never separate.
@harvest_of_mind It depends on the context actually. Here it refers only to ShriVishnu. Since he is not separate from Lakshmi, whose another name is Shri, so when we call ShriHari Or Shri with any of Hari's names, it automatically includes her. However, Shri is also to give respect, so if we have to say their name separately (which is actually impossible ) we say ShriVishnu and ShriLakshmi. Thank you so much! Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana! ❤
@ally_18 Well said Didi!!! A big thanks to you for all your praise. All glories go to them and ShriVaishnavas only ☺ Jaya Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana! ❤
*Abhaya Pose is the pose of right hand raised upright which displays, that She grants us fearlessness from all fears. Varadaa Pose is the left hand pointing downwards showing that she grants us various things and boons (gold coins are seen flowing from her left hand)
Continuing my series, Shri Lakshmi Charit, the auspicious story of ShriMahaLakshmi recited as a hymn. As we saw previously, Devi Lakshmi emerged from Ksheer Sagar and came to be known as the daughter of the Ocean. She was welcomed and eulogized by everyone. Let's see her description as percieved by everyone when she appeared.
श्रीलक्ष्मी चरित २ - भव्या गोगिया
जलधि दुर्लभ रत्न श्रीलक्ष्मी कमल नयना कमल प्रिया लक्ष्मी कमल बदन कमल हस्ता लक्ष्मी शत्चंद्र तेजमुखी श्रीलक्ष्मी अनेकालनकार सज्जित लक्ष्मी श्वेत वस्त्र सुशोभित लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |३|
Note: We generally know Devi Lakshmi as wearing a red or bridal Saree but many great poets and scriptures have described her as one adorned in a white Saree. (Took this information from @parth_madhav bhaiya )