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Ashtalakshmi - The 8 Forms of Lakshmi


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Ashtalakshmi - The 8 Forms of Lakshmi
Aadi-Lakshmi: Aadi-Lakshmi or "Primeval Lakshmi" a.k.a. Maha-Lakshmi or "The Great Lakshmi," as the name suggests, is a primeval form of Goddess Lakshmi, regarded as the daughter of sage Bhrigu and wife of Lord Vishnu or Narayana. Aadi-Lakshmi is often depicted as the consort of Narayana living with him at his home in Vaikuntha, or sometimes seen as sitting in his lap, and her serving of Lord Narayana is symbolic of her serving the entire universe. She is portrayed as four-armed, holding a lotus and a white flag in her two hands, while the other two are in Abhaya Mudra and Varada Mudra. Variously known as Ramaa or the bestower of happiness, and Indira, holding close to her heart the lotus, a symbol of purity, Aadi-Lakshmi is the first of the eight forms of Lakshmi called the Ashta-Lakshmi.

Aadi-Lakshmi Prayer Song: Lyrics of the hymn or stotram dedicated to this form of Lakshmi

Sumanasa Vandhitha, Sundhari, Madhavi Chandhrasahoodhari, Hemamaye, Munigana Vandhitha, Mookshapradhayini Manjula Bhaashini, Vedhamathe, Pankajavaasini, Dhevasupoojitha Sadhguna Varshini, Shanthiyuthe, Jaya Jaya He, Madhusoodhana Kaamini Aadhilakshmi, Jaya, Paalayamaam ||

Listen / Download - Ashta-Lakshmi Stotra (MP3)

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