Lakshmi Stuti By Indra

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Lakshmi Stuti is a prayer for Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. The prayer is found in ancient scriptures from Sanatana Dharma.

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According to the Vishnu Purana, Durvasa Muni (Lord Shiva's incarnation) gave Indra a flower necklace. Indra put it on his elephant, who threw it down. Angry, Durvasa cursed Indra that he would lose his kingdom. Soon enough, the world became Sri-less, and Indra and Gods lost. They all came to Brahma, who also accompanied them to the Ksheer sagar. There, they all prayed to Vishnu. Vishnu appeared and advised them to do Sagar Manthan with the help of demons.

Sagar Manthan was performed with the help of Sri Vishnu himself. Vishnu empowered the Gods and Demons, as well as the great Snake Vasuki, and also held the great mountain used to churn the ocean. From Sagar Manthan came many great wonders. Lakshmi appeared, and after being worshiped by the ocean personified, and all the sacred rivers and Gods, took place in the heart of Lord Vishnu (Vaksha Sthal - chest). Then Amrit appeared, and Lord Keshav tricked the demons and Gods drank Amrit. Gods then defeated Demons.

Thereafter, Indra worshiped Lakshmi with this stuti. Thereafter, Lakshmi appeared and granted a wish to Indra. Indra asked that Lakshmi Ma never give up this world ever again (because when Lakshmi Ma gives up her sight from this world, this world loses all virtues and becomes Sattva Heen. All Tap is lost and Yajyas are lost too). Secondly, he asked that whoever worships Lakshmi with this prayer, may Lakshmi never leave that person. Lakshmi granted these wishes.

Lakshmi Stuti[edit]

Indra then recited the prayer. After reciting this prayer, the Lakshmi said that she was satisfied by the prayer and would bestow Indra with a wish. Indra wished that she would never give up on the 3-worlds. He then asked for a second wish, which would be that who ever praises Lakshmi with this prayer that she never leave them. Lakshmi replied that she would not leave this world and was satisfied Indra's worshiping prayer, thereby granting the wish that every human being (or man ?) who praises her with this prayer twice a day in the morning and evening, she will never leave him.

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