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Ashtalakshmi - The 8 Forms of Lakshmi


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Ashtalakshmi - The 8 Forms of Lakshmi
Gaja-Lakshmi: Gaja-Lakshmi or "Elephant Lakshmi," who was born out of the churning of the ocean - the fabled Samudra Manthan of Hindu mythology, is the daughter of the ocean. Myths have it that Gaja-Lakshmi helped Lord Indra regain his lost wealth from the depth of the ocean. This form of Goddess Lakshmi is the bestower and protector of wealth, prosperity, grace, abundance and royalty. Gaja-Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful goddess flanked by two elephants bathing her with water pots as she sits on a lotus four-armed, wearing red garments, and holding two lotuses, the other two arms being in abhaya and varada mudra.

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

Jaya, Jaya, Dhurgathi, Naashini, Kaamini Sarva Phalapradha, Shaastramaye, Rathagajathuraga Padhaathi Samaavrutha Parijanamanditha Lokamathe, Hariharabhrahma Supoojitha Sevitha Thaapanivaarini, Paadhayute, Jaya Jaya He, Madhusoodhana Kaamini Shri Gajalakshmi, Paalayamaam ||

Listen / Download - Ashta-Lakshmi Stotra (MP3)

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