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How To

  • This Vrat should be done on Fridays.
  • Light the oil lamp. Place the ‘Shri Yantra’ (Photograph) in front of you in the puja room.
  • Place a plain red piece of cloth on Aasanam (seat or mat) in front of the yantra.
  • Spread a handful of rice on the piece of cloth.
  • Now place a copper or brass kalash (pot shaped vessel) filled with water on the spreaded rice. Keep a small cup (Arghyam cup) with a silver or gold coin on the Kalash. One can also keep a rupee coin if one has no silver or gold coin.
  • Now apply sandalwood paste and kumkum to the kalash and coin. Offer red flowers (preferably). One should then recite the shlokas as mentioned in the Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat book.

Procedure for doing this Vrat

  1. One should look at the “Shree Yantra ” the Amulet of Goddess Laxmi uttering Salutation (homage) to the “Amulet of Goddess Laxmi ” (the photograph is given in this text). One should bow down one’s head to it and then apply one’s hands to one’s own eyes.
  2. Then one should bow down one’s head to the photographs of the eight incarnations of Goddess Laxmiji, and touch with hands to one’s eyes. The incarnations of Goddess Laxmiji are as follows:
    • Dhan Laxmi or the incarnation of Vaibhava Laxmi
    • Shri Gaja Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shri Adhi Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shri ViJaia Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shri Aishvarya Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shree Veera Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shri Dhanya Laxmi Goddess.
    • Shri Santan Laxmi Goddess.
  3. Then one should recite the following hymn or praise of Goddess Laxmi:

Mahadevi Mahalakshmi Namaste Tvam Vishnu Priye

Shaktidayee Mahalakshmi Namaste Dukha bhajani “1″

Shraaiya Prapti Nimittaya Mahalakshmi Namamyaham

Patitodhdharinee Devi Namamyaham Punaha Punaha “2″

Vedanstvam Sanstuvanti Hee shastrani Cha murhumuhu

Devastvam Pranamanti Hee Laxmi Devi Namostute”3″

Namaste Mahalakshmi Namaste Bhavabhanjanee

Bhaktimukti Na Labhyte Mahadevi Tvayee Krupa Vina”4″

Sukh Saubhagyam Na Prapnoti Patra Laxmi Na Vidyate

Na Tatfalam Samapnoti Mahalakshmi Namamyaham “5″

Dehi Saubhagyamarogyam Dehi Me Paramam Sukham

Namaste Aadyashkti Tvam Namaste Bheed, Bhanjanee”6″

Viddhehi Devi Kalyanam vidhehi Paramamshriyam

Vidyavantam Yashasvantam Lakshmvantam Janam Kuru”7″

Achintya Roop-charite Sarvashatru Vinashinee

Achintya Roop-charite Sarvashatru Pradayeenee “8″

Namamyaham Mahalakshmi Namamyaham Sureshvaree

Namamyaham Jagdhdhatree Namamyaham Parameshvaree”9″