Blessings of Goddess Lakshmi’s Rain of Gold Hymn
Akshaya Tritiya is a once-a-year 24-hour powertime filled with the cosmic energy of ever-growing wealth consciousness, and is also the powertime of fortune-bestower Mahalakshmi.
“Many mythological stories have stemmed from the Akshaya Tritiya festival. One, in particular, is the story of Kubera, the Banker of Heaven, who was blessed by Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. So this is a day of celebration for both Lakshmi and Kubera.” – Dr. Pillai
The Rain of Gold Hymn, known as the Kanakadhara Stotram, is a potent hymn spontaneously composed by the great saint Adi Shankara. The hymn extolls the beauty, personality, power, and graciousness of Goddess Lakshmi. According to sacred texts, Goddess Lakshmi was extremely pleased by this heartfelt rendition and poured out her blessings in the form of a rain of golden gooseberries.
This hymn is said to possess highly secretive sounds, and it is believed that chanting this hymn while performing a Fire Lab to Kanaka Lakshmi (Lakshmi as Supreme Bestower of Gold) can change people’s destiny, rescue them from lack of money and distress, rejuvenate their mental and physical health, and absolve them of bad money karma that prevents them from enjoying material success.
This hymn contains 21 verses. The first 10 are as follows:
Rain of Gold Hymn
Verses 1-10 + English Translation
Angam hare pulaka bhooshanamasrayanthi,
Bhringanga neva mukulabharanam thamalam,
Angikrithakhila vibhuthirapanga leela,
Mangalyadasthu mama mangala devathaya.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, who dwells like a delightful ornament within Hari, like bees that are attracted to the half-open buds of the black Tamala tree and decorate them with their humming sound. The one who carries within her the opulence of the entire world and showers wealth through her divine glance. May that glance bring auspiciousness and prosperity into my life.”
Mugdha muhurvidhadhadathi vadhane Murare,
Mala dhrishotmadhukareeva maheth pale ya,
Sa ne sriyam dhisathu sagarasambhavaya.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, whose glances are directed towards the face of Hari (Murari). Charmed by his face, her glances are filled with love and bashfulness, as they return to his face time and again. Her glances are like the honey-bees that hover around the huge water lily. She who has risen from the ocean of milk, may she bestow her glance filled with good fortune upon me.”
Ameelithaksha madhigamya mudha Mukundam
Akekara stiththa kaninika pashma nethram,
Bhoothyai bhavenmama bhjangasayananganaya.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, who has captured the joyous face of Mukunda through her fully opened eyes, her gaze remaining on his ecstatic face with closed eyes. Her glance is filled with happiness and love. Let a glance that lavishes Mukunda, he who rests on the snake, from the corner of her eyes, come to rest on me.”
Bahwanthare madhujitha srithakausthube ya,
Haravaleeva nari neela mayi vibhathi,
Kamapradha bhagavatho api kadaksha mala,
Kalyanamavahathu me kamalalayaya
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, who resides in the heart of the Conqueror of the demon Madhu, where lies the Kausthuba Mani (a most valuable gem in the world). Her glances shine like a bluish-yellow string of pearls that raise love in Hari. Through her string of side glances, may the one who resides in lotuses bless me with those side glances, touch my life, and bring auspiciousness and wealth to me.”
Kalambudhaalithorasi kaida bhare,
Dharaadhare sphurathi yaa thadinganeva,
Mathu samastha jagatham mahaneeya murthy,
Badrani me dhisathu bhargava nandanaya
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, she who hovers like a bee, like a streak of lightning flashing over the bosom that resembles a black cloudy sky, the bosom of the one who killed Kaithaba. The gracious Mother of the whole universe, the daughter of the mighty sage Bhargava. May her auspicious form touch my life and bring me prosperity.”
Praptham padam pradhamatha khalu yat prabhavath,
Mangalyabhaji madhu madhini manamathena,
Mayyapadetha mathara meekshanardham,
Manthalasam cha makaralaya kanyakaya.
Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, through whose power Manmatha, the God of Love, was able to reach the one who slew Madhu-Hari, who is always connected with the one who bestows happiness. May the power from the glance of that kind and gentle half-open eyes, full of love, and blessings, a glance so soft, of the daughter of the ocean, fall upon me.”
Viswamarendra padhavee bramadhana dhaksham,
Ananda hethu radhikam madhu vishwoapi,
Eshanna sheedhathu mayi kshanameekshanartham, I
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, she, who with a mere side glance, could grant the exalted position of the King of the three worlds to Indra. This made the enemy of Madhu, who is the Supreme Bliss, overwhelmed with joy. I pray that a glance through the splendor of those half-closed eyes resembling blue lotuses could rest on me, for just a moment.”
Ishta visishtamathayopi yaya dhayardhra,
Dhrishtya thravishta papadam sulabham labhanthe,
Hrishtim prahrushta kamlodhara deepthirishtam,
Pushtim krishishta mama pushkravishtaraya.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. With just her divine glance, even the most difficult desires, like obtaining a place in heaven, can be achieved. This is the power of her moist, compassionate eyes, the kindest eyes one can ever see. Her glance that bears the splendor of a lotus in bloom, that magical, joyous moment; may it come my way. May the merciful glance of the one seated in a lotus nourish my wishes.”
Asminna kinchina vihanga sisou vishanne,
Dhushkaramagarmmapaneeya chiraya dhooram,
Narayana pranayinee nayanambhuvaha.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, and may she bestow the wind of her mercy and shower her wealth on this destitute, helpless like the child of a bird, driven by poverty. May she remove the impact of the burden of sins from my life. May she bestow the shower of rain of mercy from her eyes, she, the beloved of Narayana.”
Gheerdhevathethi garuda dwaja sundarithi,
Sakambhareethi sasi shekara vallebhethi,
Srishti sthithi pralaya kelishu samsthitha ya,
Thasyai namas thribhvanai ka guros tharunyai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of Knowledge and Speech. She is the beautiful consort of the one who carries Garuda as his emblem. She who sustains everyone with nature and vegetation, the beloved, and consort of the one with the crescent moon. She who observes the divine play of creation, maintenance, and destruction. The youthful consort of the Guru of all the worlds, the three worlds offer her their revered salutations.”
Rituals for Ever-Increasing Abundance
“I want people to take advantage of this very precious astronomical moment of Akshaya Tritiya. We have special celebrations to develop this never-ending prosperity consciousness.” – Dr. Pillai
Join Pillai Center‘s exclusive Akshaya Tritiya rituals to invoke Divine blessings of Fortune Bestower Mahalakshmi as Shodasa Mahalakshmi and Supreme Bestower of Gold, Kanaka Mahalakshmi to acquire ever-growing abundance on this auspicious Akshaya Tritiya Day.
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