Shree Lakshmi Chalisa : श्री लक्ष्मी चालीसा

Lakshmi Mata

Devotional hymn to Lakshmi Mata, of 40 verses

Shree Lakshmi Chalisa : श्री लक्ष्मी चालीसा

॥दोहा॥

मातु लक्ष्मी करि कृपा, करो हृदय में वास।
मनोकामना सिद्ध करि, परुवहु मेरी आस॥

॥सोरठा॥

यही मोर अरदास, हाथ जोड़ विनती करुं।
सब विधि करौ सुवास, जय जननि जगदम्बिका॥

॥चौपाई॥

सिन्धु सुता मैं सुमिरौ तोही। ज्ञान, बुद्धि, विद्या दो मोही॥
तुम समान नहिं कोई उपकारी। सब विधि पुरवहु आस हमारी॥

जय जय जगत जननि जगदम्बा। सबकी तुम ही हो अवलम्बा॥
तुम ही हो सब घट घट वासी। विनती यही हमारी खासी॥

जगजननी जय सिन्धु कुमारी। दीनन की तुम हो हितकारी॥
विनवौं नित्य तुमहिं महारानी। कृपा करौ जग जननि भवानी॥

केहि विधि स्तुति करौं तिहारी। सुधि लीजै अपराध बिसारी॥
कृपा दृष्टि चितववो मम ओरी। जगजननी विनती सुन मोरी॥

ज्ञान बुद्धि जय सुख की दाता। संकट हरो हमारी माता॥
क्षीरसिन्धु जब विष्णु मथायो। चौदह रत्न सिन्धु में पायो॥

चौदह रत्न में तुम सुखरासी। सेवा कियो प्रभु बनि दासी॥
जब जब जन्म जहां प्रभु लीन्हा। रुप बदल तहं सेवा कीन्हा॥

स्वयं विष्णु जब नर तनु धारा। लीन्हेउ अवधपुरी अवतारा॥
तब तुम प्रगट जनकपुर माहीं। सेवा कियो हृदय पुलकाहीं॥

अपनाया तोहि अन्तर्यामी। विश्व विदित त्रिभुवन की स्वामी॥
तुम सम प्रबल शक्ति नहीं आनी। कहं लौ महिमा कहौं बखानी॥

मन क्रम वचन करै सेवकाई। मन इच्छित वाञ्छित फल पाई॥
तजि छल कपट और चतुराई। पूजहिं विविध भांति मनलाई॥

और हाल मैं कहौं बुझाई। जो यह पाठ करै मन लाई॥
ताको कोई कष्ट नोई। मन इच्छित पावै फल सोई॥

त्राहि त्राहि जय दुःख निवारिणि। त्रिविध ताप भव बन्धन हारिणी॥
जो चालीसा पढ़ै पढ़ावै। ध्यान लगाकर सुनै सुनावै॥

ताकौ कोई न रोग सतावै। पुत्र आदि धन सम्पत्ति पावै॥
पुत्रहीन अरु सम्पति हीना। अन्ध बधिर कोढ़ी अति दीना॥

विप्र बोलाय कै पाठ करावै। शंका दिल में कभी न लावै॥
पाठ करावै दिन चालीसा। ता पर कृपा करैं गौरीसा॥

सुख सम्पत्ति बहुत सी पावै। कमी नहीं काहू की आवै॥
बारह मास करै जो पूजा। तेहि सम धन्य और नहिं दूजा॥

प्रतिदिन पाठ करै मन माही। उन सम कोइ जग में कहुं नाहीं॥
बहुविधि क्या मैं करौं बड़ाई। लेय परीक्षा ध्यान लगाई॥

करि विश्वास करै व्रत नेमा। होय सिद्ध उपजै उर प्रेमा॥
जय जय जय लक्ष्मी भवानी। सब में व्यापित हो गुण खानी॥

तुम्हरो तेज प्रबल जग माहीं। तुम सम कोउ दयालु कहुं नाहिं॥
मोहि अनाथ की सुधि अब लीजै। संकट काटि भक्ति मोहि दीजै॥

भूल चूक करि क्षमा हमारी। दर्शन दजै दशा निहारी॥
बिन दर्शन व्याकुल अधिकारी। तुमहि अछत दुःख सहते भारी॥

नहिं मोहिं ज्ञान बुद्धि है तन में। सब जानत हो अपने मन में॥
रुप चतुर्भुज करके धारण। कष्ट मोर अब करहु निवारण॥

केहि प्रकार मैं करौं बड़ाई। ज्ञान बुद्धि मोहि नहिं अधिकाई॥

॥दोहा॥
त्राहि त्राहि दुःख हारिणी, हरो वेगि सब त्रास।
जयति जयति जय लक्ष्मी, करो शत्रु को नाश॥

रामदास धरि ध्यान नित, विनय करत कर जोर।
मातु लक्ष्मी दास पर, करहु दया की कोर॥

Lakshmi Mata

Shree Lakshmi Chalisa IN English

||Doha||

Maatu Lakshmi Kari Kripa, Karahu Hriday Mein Vaas |
Manokaamana Siddh Kari, Puravaahu Jan kii Aas ||

||Chauratha||

Sindhusuta Main Sumiron Tohii, Jnaan Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi |
Tum Samaan Nahiin Kou Upakari, Sab Vidhi Prabhu Aas Hamari ||

||Chaupaai||

Jai Jai Jagat Janani Jagadamba, Sab Ki Tumahi Ho Avalamba
Tumahi Ho Ghat Ghat Ki Vaasi, Binti Yahi Hamarii Khaasi

Jagajananii Jay Sindhu Kumaarii, Diinan Kii Tum Ho Hitakaari
Binavon Nitya Tumhe Mahaaraanii, Krapa Karo Jag Janani Bhavaani

Kehi Vidhi Astuti Karon Tihaarii, Sudhi Lijain Aparaadh Bisaarin
Krapaadrasti Chitabahu Mam Ori, Jagat Janani Binatii Sunu Mori

Jnaan Buddhi Jay Sukh Kii Daata, Sankat Harahu Hamaare Maata
Kshiir Sindhu Jab Vishnumathayo, Chaudah Ratn Sindhu Upajayo

Tin Ratnan Manh Tum Sukhrasi, Sevaa Kiinh Banin Prabhudasi
Jab Jab Janam Jahaan Prabhu Liinha, Ruup Badal Tahan Sevaa Kiinha

Svayam Vishnu Jab Nar Tanu Dhaaraa, Liinheu Avadhapurii Avataaraa
Tab Tum Prakati Janakapur Manhin, Sevaa Kiinh Hraday Pulakaahii

Apanaavaa Tohi Antarayaamii, Vishvavidit Tribhuvan Ke Svaamii
Tum Samaprabal Shakti Nahi Aanii, Kahan Lagi Mahimaa Kahaun Bakhaanii

Man Kram Bachan Karai Sevakaaii, Manuvaanchhint Phal Sahajay Paai
Taji Chhal Kapat Aur Chaturaai, Puujahi Vividh Bhaanti Man Lai

Aur Haal Main Kahahun Bujhaii, Jo Yah Paath Karai Man Laaii
Taakahan Kouu Kast Na Hoii, Manavaanchhit Phal Paavay Soii

Traahimahi Jay Duhkh Nivaarini, Vividh Tap Bhav Bandhan HaariniZ
Jo Yah Parhen Aur Parhaavay, Dhyan Lagavay Sunay Sunavay

Taakon Kou Na Rog Sataavay, Putr Aadi Dhan Sampati Paavay
Putrahiin Dhan Sampati Hiinaa, Andh Vadhir Korhii Ati Diinaa

Vipr Bulaaii Ken Paath Karaavay, Shaankaa Man Mahan Tanik Na Laavay
Path Karaavay Din Chalisa, Taapar Krapaa Karahin Jagadiishaa

Sukh Sampatti Bahut Sii Paavay, Kamii Nanhin Kaahuu Kii Aavay
Jo Yah Parhen Aur Parhaavay, Dhyan Lagavay Sunay Sunavay

Taakon Kou Na Rog Sataavay, Putr Aadi Dhan Sampati Paavay
Putrahiin Dhan Sampati Hiinaa, Andh Vadhir Korhii Ati Diinaa

Vipr Bulaaii Ken Paath Karaavay, Shaankaa Man Mahan Tanik Na Laavay
Path Karaavay Din Chalisa, Taapar Krapaa Karahin Jagadiishaa

Sukh Sampatti Bahut Sii Paavay, Kamii Nanhin Kaahuu Kii Aavay
Baarah Maash Karen Jo Puujaa, Ta Sam Dhani Aur Nahin Duujaa

Pratidin Paath Karehi Man Manhii, Taasam Jagat Katahun Kou Naahiin
Bahuvidhi Kaa Men Karahun Baraaii, Lehu Pariikshaa Dhyaan Lagaaii

Kari Vishvas Karay Brat Nemaa, Hoi Siddh Upajay Ati Prema
Jay Jay Jay Lakshmi Mahaaraanii, Sab Mahan Vyaapak Tum Gunkhaanii

Tumhro Tej Praval Jag Maannhin, Tum Sam Kou Dayaalu Kahun Naahiin
Mo Anaath Kii Sudhi Ab Lijay, Sannkat Kaati Bhakti Bar Dijay

Bhuulchuuk Karu Chhimaa Hamaarii, Darasan Dijay Dasaa Nihaarii
Binu Darasan Byaakul Ati Bhaarii, Tumhinn Akshat Paavat Dukh Bhaarii

Nahinn Mohi Jnaan Buddhi Hai Tan Mann, Sab Jaanat Tum Apane Man Men
Roop Chaturbhuj Kari Nij Dhaaran, Kasht Mor Ab Karahu Nivaaran

Kehi Prakaar Mein Karahun Baraaii, Jnaan Buddhi Mohin Nahin Adhikaaii
Uthi Kainn Praatakaray Asanaanaa, Jo Kachu Banay Karay So Daanaa

Ashtami Ko Brat Karay Ju Praanii, Harashi Hraday Puujahi Mahaaraanii
Solah Din Puujaa Vidhi Karahii, Aashvin Krishn Jo Ashtamii Parahii

Takar Sab Chhuutain Dukh Daavaa, So Jan Sukh Sampati Niet Paavaa

||Doha||

Traahi Traahi Dukh Haarini, Harahu Begi Sab Traas |
Jayati Jayati Jai Lakshmi, Karahu Shatru Ko Naas ||
Raamadaas Dhari Dhyaan Nit, Vinay Karat Kar Jor |
Maatu Lakshmiidas Pay, Karahu Krapaa Kii Kor ||

Lakshmi Mata

Shree Lakshmi Chalisa TRanslation IN English

JAI JAI SHRII LAKSHMII
KIIJAI KRIPAA APARA
DIIJAI DHANA JANA JAANI NIJA
LIIJAI SHARANA MANJHAARA

Glory, glory, all gloryto you, O Lakshmi! May you be infinitely merciful to me and give me men andmoney, and considering me as your own devotee, be my refuge.

JAYATI JAYATIJAGANIDIVATII
BHAAGYAVATII DHANAVANTII
JAI JAI JALAJA VILAASINII
GHATA GHATA MAHAN VICHARANTII

Victory, all victory to you,O owner of the world’s treasure; you are blessed with good luck and immensefortune. Glory, glory to you, O Goddess who luxuriates in the water-borne lotus(where you abide) and who wanders from heart to heart!

JAI JAI SHRII KAMALE HARIPRIYE
JALANIDHI TANAYE AMBA
VINAVATA SUNDARADAASA
IKA MAAN TERAAHIN AVALAMBA

Glory, glory to you, OMother Lakshmi, beloved consort of Vishnu and daughter of Jalanidhi (Ocean).With prayerful humility does Sundardasa tell you that you are, O Mother, hisonly support.
SABA SUKHA BHARANIILAKSHMII AMBAA
DIINANA PARA KAHAN KARATI VILAMBAA
TUU TRIHUVANA TAMA NAASANII HAARII
HO JAGA JANANII VISHNU KII PYAARII

O mother Lakshmi, you fulfilvery want (grant all happiness); what makes you delay being merciful to thehelpless? O primordial origin (and source) of the world, beloved consort ofVishnu, you are the dispeller of the gloom covering the three spheres!

BHEDA TUMHAARAA NAA KOUPAAVATA
KSHANA MAHAN SUKHA SAMPATI UPAJAAVATA
PAAVATA SHESHAADIKA NAHIN ANTAA
MAHIMAA ANUPAMA AGAMA ANANTAA

To none has your mysterybeen comprehensible (by none can the depth of your truth be fathomed); (endowedwith miraculous powers that you are) you sow the seeds of prosperity and harvestit all in a moment. As you are infinite, the Serpent King and others fail todiscover your secret, so matchless, mysterious and endless is your glory.

MUKUTA BICHA SHISHUCHANDRA VIRAAJATA
TIISARA NAYANA BHAALA BICHA SAAJATA
JHUUMATA JHUUMAKA MANINA LADANA KII
SOHATA CHOLII HARITA VARANA KII

The new moon liesresplendent amid the crown upon your head while your third eye adorns the middleof your forehead. Strings of gems are swaying glitteringly around your neck likependants (attached to your earrings) while your green blouse looks splendid onyour body.

PUSHPARAAJA HIMA HAARAVIRAAJATA
LAKHI CHAVI SAHASA VADANA MANA LAAJATA
PHAHARATA ARUNA RANGA KII SAARII
MARKATA MANI SHUCHI JADITA KIINAARII

The garland of lotuses onyour bosom looks splendid, and shames the thousand-faced Serpent-king when helooks at its beauty. You are clad in a russet sari the border of which isstudded with pure emerald and which flutters in the wind.

KATI KINKINII GUCCHITATIRMANIYAAN
PADA KAMALANA JHANAKATA PAIJANIYAAN
SHOBHAA AMITA TEJA KII KHAANII
LASITA SHASTRA ASTAADASHA PAANII

You wear a winning bunch oftriple bells studded with gems on your girdle and ankle-bells, which jingle onyour lotus-feet. Infinitely winsome, you are verily a source of inextinguishablerefulgence and a goddess endowed with eighteen arms all beautifully equippedwith weapons and other objects.

GADAA PADMA TRISHUULAKRIPAANANA
SHANKHA CHAKRA RAAJITA DHANUBAANANA
VAJRA KUNDIKAA PAASHU KUTHAARII
ATI SHUCHI AKSHAMAALA KARA DHAARII

The most outstanding of themare a club, a lotus, a three-pronged trident, a sword, a conch, a disc, a bowand arrows. In addition to these you also hold a thunderbolt, a vessel made ofwood or earth (used for keeping water by ascetics and religious students), anoose or trap (used as weapon), an axe and a sacred string of Rudraksha seeds.

SUDHAA KALASHARASA HASTAVIRAAJATA
GHANTAA VIJAYA GHANAAGHANA BAAJATA
MAAN UTPATI KATHAA SUKHADAAYII
VEDA PURAANA SADAA YASHA GAAYII

A vessel containing anectarine juice (or the very essence of nectar) adorns one of your hands, whilethe gong, proclaiming your victory over the demons, is producing a deep ringingsound. O Mother, the story of your origin is delightful, so say the Vedas andthe Puranas, who always join in singing your glory.

EKA SAMAYA ASA VIDHIBHAYE BAAMAA
MACHIGE DEVAASURA SANGRAAMAA
SURA ASURANA MAHAN ATI BHAYAKAARII
MACHYO YUDDHA TIHUN LOKA MAJHAARI

Once upon a time when Brahmawas displeased with the demons, a war broke out between them and the gods. Itwas so dreadful a battle that all the three spheres turned into a vastbattlefield.

TABA MAHISHAASURA NIJABHUJABALA SE
SURAHIN PARAAJITA KIINHYO CHALA SE
BANI AAPUHIN DEVANA KAHAN RAAJAA
INDRAASANA PARA JAAYA VIRAAJAA

It was then the redoubtabledemon Mahisha displaying his own indomitable might, vanquished the gods with thehelp of a ruse and crowning himself king of the celestials, sat glorious onIndra’s throne.

LAKHI SHIVA VISHNU KUPITACHITA BHAYAUU
ATI RISABAADHI BRUKUTI CHIDA GAYAUU
MAHAALAKSHMI TUU HII STHALA SE
PRAGATI TEJA PUNJA KE BALA SE

Observing this (victory ofthe demon), Vishnu and Shiva lost their temper and with their fury growingintense, raised their eyebrows (at the demon’s behaviour). O great goddessLakshmi, you sprang from the rich soil all by your own great mass energies andradiance congealed into your own body.

LAKHI SURA MUNI PRASANNAMANA BHAYAUU
NIJA-NIJA SHAKTI MAATU KAHAN DAYAUU
MUKHA MEIN BASE TEJA BANI SHANKARA
VISNU OJA BANI BASE BHUJAN PARA

When the gods and asceticssaw you, they were filled with joy; each of them gave you a weapon (endowed youwith his own power). In your face dwells Shankara as your radiance and on yourarms lies Vishnu as your lustre and vigour.

CHARANA BRAHMAA ANGULIMAHIN BHAANU
BASYO KIRANA BANI DRAGANA KRISHAANU
DIYE PRAJAAPATI DASHANA LALAAMAA
DHARE KUBERA LAKSHMII NAAMAA

Brahma became your feet andthe Sun your fingers; Agni, the god of fire, became the light of your eyes;Prajapati gave you the rows of beautiful teeth and Kubera your name Lakshmi.

SABAI SHAKTI DEVANA SOPAAII
MAAN BHAIIN TEJA PUNJA ADHIKAARII
ATAAHAASA KARI GARAJYO JABAHIN
KANPI UTHYO DASAHU DISHI TABAHIN

You derived all your mightfrom the gods and thus, O Mother, did you become the embodied strength of thegods. When you burst into guffaws and roared like thunder-clouds, all the tenquarters shook ad trembled with fear.

UCHALYO UDADHI CHALITABHAYE DHARANII
MACHYO YUDDHA TASA JAAYA NA VARANII
SAKYO NA SAHI MAHIBHAARA APAARAA
THAKYO SHESHA KIINHA PHUNKAARAA

The ocean leapt and theearth moved and a fierce battle raged which cannot be described. The infinitelyheavy burden of the earth was more violently with utter weariness.

DAGAMAGA DOLATA BHAYEGIRI KAISE
RAAMA VIMUKHA NARA NAHIN TIRA JAISE
MAHISHAASURA JABA RACHI BAHU MAAYAA
MAHAA THAITA BHAA PARA PAARA NA PAAYAA

Mountains trembled as do theminds of men averse to Rama (If one’s mind rambles, it is on account of hisaversion to Rama) When the demon Mahisha exercised his delusive powers invarious ways with no effect (on the gods or on the course of the battle), heconsequently got wearied (and abandoned his attempt to subdue the gods or tocomprehend the mystery of their invulnerability).

TABA MAAN KESHA PAKADIVADHA KIINHYO
DEVANA GAGANA DUNDUBHI DIINHYO
DHANI HO DHANYA LASKHMI MAATAA
SHESHA MAHESHA AADI GUNA GAATAA

Then, O Mother, you caughthold of his hair and slew him, which caused the celestial deities to beat theirkettledrums in joy. Blessed, all blessed are you, O Mother Shri, whose praise issung by the Serpent-King, the great Lord Shiva and many others.

TAVA SAMAANA KO ASA JAGAJANANII
ATI DARIDRAANI SUKHA SAMPATI BHARANII
SATYA SANEHA MAATU KAHAN LAAGATA
HVAI DUKHA DUURA SAKALA BHAYA HAAGATA

O originator of the cosmos(the very source of all life), is there anyone who can match you I generosity?You bless even the most wretched and impecunious with happiness and prosperity.If one is truly devoted to you, O Mother, he is rid of all his fears andafflictions.

SADAA LAKSHMII SATYA KIICHERII
KARAHIN VAASA SATYAHIN URA HERII
KARATA SATYA JO MAAN GUNA GAANAA
BHARATA SU BHAVANA ATUUTA KHAJAANAA

You, O Lakshmi are ever Iservice of Truth and dwell in the hearts of the truthful (of those who are trulydevoted to you). O Mother, if one sings your glories with all sincerity, youfill his home with inexhaustible treasures.

DARASATA MAAN CHAVIPARASATA CHARANANA
BARASATA MUDRAA CHANANANA CHANANANA
HARASATA MANA TANA TARASATA PUNI PUNI
DEHINDARASA MAAN TERAHIN SUNI SUNI

Riches pour down on one whoobserves the beauty of your countenance and touches your feet. He is filled withrapturous delight, and yet yearns again and again for a sight of you. O Mother,hearing my repeated cries do show yourself to me.

SUNDARADAASA SUMIRIDURAVAASAA
GAHYAUU MAATU CHARANANA KII AASAA
ASA DHANA KOSHA MAATU SE PAAYO
JO NA GHATYO NITA ATI SUKHA CHAAYO

With the sage Durvasa in hismind, Sundardasa holds on to the feet of mother Lakshmi, his only hope. She hasrewarded him with a treasure which, instead of diminishing, contributes to deepfelicity everyday.
He who hymns this praise ofthe great goddess Lakshmi with attention and observes purity and rules ofreligious conduct, attains prosperity though he may be deep in debt.

NITA NAVA SUKHA SAMPATIBADHAI,
KAHAI SHASTRA SATA GRANTHA
ANTA SHANTI AANANDAMAYA,
LAHAI MUKTI KAA PANTHA

Increasingly prosperous andhappy does he become, proclaim the Shastras and the Scriptures. O Mother, theembodiment of bliss, you reward him ultimately with great felicity and peace andenable him to attain the path of liberation.

Lakshmi (Sanskrit:लक्ष्मी, lakṣmī, ˈləkʂmiː) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Vishnu.Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha. The Lakshmi Chalisa is the prayer to Maha Laxmi the goddess of wealth and fortune. This forty verse prayer is an ideal way to pray to the much revered goddess. The hymn is a narration of the divine acts of the goddess and also praises her motherly love and affection she showers on her children

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