About Goddess Lakshmi
and this Chant
ABOUT THE MANTRA
This mantra is named after the Goddess Lakshmi, who is traditionally identified in Hindu mythology as the Goddess of Wealth, Prosperity, and Abundance. The Lakshmi Mantra is recited to empower your goal, and as a means to realize that goal. This Mantra is synonymously also called Money Mantra.
MEANING OF THE MANTRA
“Om Sri Mahalakshmi Yai Ya”
”Praise to the great Goddess Lakshmi of good Fortune.”
But this soothing mantra is not only a prayer to gain financial prosperity but also to give us the intelligence and wisdom to enlighten our minds with understanding. Lakshmi is the personification of all that brings good fortune, prosperity, and beauty.
ABOUT THE GODDESS
Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful Goddess of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity, and fertility. Her four hands represent the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, “kama” or desires, “artha” or wealth, and “moksha” or liberation from the cycle of birth and death. She shows the “abhaya mudra” or the “gyan mudra” with her right hand and holds a potful of gold in her left arm and paddy sheaf in her left hand.
Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, suggesting that those who worship her gain wealth. She always wears gold embroidered red clothes. Red symbolizes activity and the golden lining indicates prosperity.
About Section adapted from Soul Miracles on Medium.com
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Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is the CEO and founder of Epic Leadership, a training organization for conscious leadership. He is the author of Permission to Glow— A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership, which guides his team’s coaching of Fortune 100 executive leaders at Amazon, AT&T, eXp Realty, Edward Jones, and many more. ‘KC’ is also a professional songwriter, TEDx speaker, and international retreat leader. He lives in Akron, OH with his wife of 23 years and their three children. For more info, visit epicleadership.org