Meaning & Benefits of Chanting Kanakadhara Stotram On Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya is a 24-hour powertime filled with the cosmic energy of ever-growing wealth consciousness that comes once every year. It also happens to be the powertime of fortune-bestower Mahalakshmi.
Kanakadhara Stotram (aka Rain of Gold Hymn) was composed by one of India’s foremost spiritual saints, Sri Adi Shankaracharya. He dedicated the Stotram to Goddess Lakshmi, which is set in 21 hymns. Anyone suffering from poverty or past misdeeds can recite this Stotram, especially during an auspicious day like Akshaya Tritiya, for relief.
This stotram includes the chanting of 21 verses. Verses 1-10 can be found here, and verses 11 to 21 are as follows:
Rain of Gold Hymn
Verses 11-21 + English Translation
Sruthyai namosthu shubha karma phala prasoothyai,
Rathyai namosthu ramaneeya gunarnavayai,
Shakthyai namosthu satha pathra nikethanayai,
Pushtayi namosthu purushotthama vallabhayai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, she who symbolizes the Vedas, that help produce auspicious and positive results in life. She who is Rathi, an ocean of good qualities. She who is revered as Shakti, one who resides in the abode of hundred petals. Salutations to you, as the one who nourishes, the Goddess of plenty, the beloved of Purushottama.”
Namosthu naleekha nibhananai,
Namosthu dhugdhogdhadhi janma bhoomayai,
Namosthu somamrutha sodharayai,
Namosthu narayana vallabhayai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi, the one who has the face of a lotus in full bloom. Salutations to you, the one born of the ocean of milk, along with the moon and the divine nectar. Salutations to you, the most beloved of Narayana.”
Namosthu hemambhuja peetikayai,
Namosthu bhoo mandala nayikayai,
Namosthu devathi dhaya prayai,
Namosthu Sarngayudha vallabhayai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. She who is seated on the golden lotus. Salutations to the one who is the Goddess of the Earth. Salutations to the one who shows mercy and showers her compassion on the Devas. I prostrate before you, O consort of Narayana, who wields the bow of Saranga.”
Namosthu devyai bhrugu nandanayai,
Namosthu vishnorurasi sthithayai,
Namosthu lakshmyai kamalalayai,
Namosthu dhamodhra vallabhayai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. My prayers to the one who is the daughter of Brighu. To the one who adorns the broad chest of Maha Vishnu. Salutations to the one seated on a lotus. Salutations to the one who is the consort of Damodara.”
Namosthu Kanthyai kamalekshanayai,
Namosthu bhoothyai bhuvanaprasoothyai,
Namosthu devadhibhir archithayai,
Namosthu nandhathmaja vallabhayai.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. I prostrate before thee, the light in the lotus flower, the lotus-eyed one. Salutations to the one who is the earth and bestows prosperity. Salutations to the one worshiped by the Devas. Salutations to the consort of the son of Nanda.”
Sampath karaani sakalendriya nandanani,
Samrajya dhana vibhavani saroruhakshi,
Twad vandanani dhuritha haranodhythani,
Mamev matharanisam kalayanthu manye.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. To the one whose lotus eyes are the cause of all prosperity, and who is the cause of great joy in all senses. She of the lotus eyes who has the power to bestow kingdoms. Singing your glories brings forth your grace that removes all difficulties, miseries, and the sins from our life. Mother, may I always be blessed to serve you and sing your glories.”
Yath Kadaksha samupasana vidhi,
Sevakasya sakalartha sapadha,
Santhanodhi vachananga manasai,
Twaam murari hridayeswareem bhaje
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. The worship of your side glance that is blessed by the entire wealth and prosperity you bestow upon me. May my thoughts, words, and deeds be enveloped by your worship, you who are the beloved Goddess residing in the heart of Murari.”
Bhagavati Hari-Vallabhe Manojnye,
Tri-Bhuvana-Bhuuti-Kari Prasiida Mahyam
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. She who abides in the lotus and holds the lotus in her hands. She who is dressed in dazzling white, and is adorned with the most fragrant garlands, and radiates a divine aura. She who is the most beloved of Hari and the source of immense happiness and is captivating. She who is the source of prosperity and well-being for all the three worlds. O Mother, please grace me with your compassion.”
Dhiggasthibhi kanaka kumbha mukha vasrushta,
Sarvahini vimala charu jalaapluthangim,
Prathar namami jagathaam janani masesha,
Lokadhinatha grahini mamrithabhi puthreem.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. She who is bathed by the holy waters of the Ganges that flows from Heaven showered from all directions in golden pitchers by the eight elephants. The water is pure and flows from the celestial region and beautifies her. I salute the Mother of the eternal universe early in the morning, she who is the consort of the Supreme Being, the Preserver, and the daughter of the ocean that gives nectar.”
Kamale Kamalaksha vallabhe twam,
Karuna poora tharingithaira pangai,
Prathamam pathamakrithrimam dhyaya
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. She who is the lotus-eyed of her beloved Hari. She whose eyes are filled with kindness and compassion, please look at me, this utterly destitute, and make me the first, deserving to be in the path of your unconditional compassion.”
Sthuvanthi ye sthuthibhirameeranwaham,
Thrayeemayim thribhuvanamatharam ramam,
Gunadhika guruthara bhagya bhagina,
Bhavanthi the bhuvi budha bhavithasayo.
“Salutations to Mother Lakshmi. Those who sing this hymn every day and glorify she who is the Supreme Goddess, the embodiment of the Vedas, the Mother of the three worlds, will receive blessings of virtues in abundance. They shall be blessed to have the wise in their destiny and will become wise by her awakening of their wisdom.”
Benefits of Chanting the Kanakadhara Stotram During Akshaya Tritiya
The Kanakadhara Stotram describes the beauty, grace, wisdom, and power of the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The prayer is a poem that facilitates the flow of wealth. Kanak means gold, and Dhara means flow.
Chanting the powerful Stotram can help eliminate poverty and brings happiness. Chanting the Stotram with full devotion can elevate people to a higher level of spiritual consciousness and shift one’s perspective on life. The Stotram helps push away negative energy and allows people to use spiritual teachings in their daily lives.
It is believed that chanting this hymn while performing the Fire Lab to Kanaka Lakshmi (Lakshmi as Supreme Bestower of Gold) can change people’s destiny, rescue from lack of money and distress, rejuvenate mental and physical health, and absolve bad money karma that prevents enjoying material success.
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