Sri Suktam Homam
The Sri Suktam Homam is a popular and significant homam believed to usher in prosperity and wealth to those who perform it. People seeking wealth and prosperity in life can commission this homa. The Sri Suktha homa acts as a remedy to those facing financial difficulties and to people wishing to accumulate more wealth.
Sri Sukta Homa hymn
The pandits performing the Sri Suktha Homa chant the below mantras whilst performing the Sri Suktha Homa.
Om, Hiranya varnam harinim Suvarna rajatasrajam Chandraam hiranmayim Lakshmim jatavedo ma avaha
Sloka 1 – O all-knowing fire-God (Agni), would you kindly propitiate Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity, one whose body has the golden colour; one who is decked with gold and silver garlands; one whose sari is yellow coloured and one Whose face is like the full moon and whose eyes bless humanity with soothing grace. O Jata Veda, the fire-God, kindly tell Her of our supplications.
Tamaavaha jatavedo Lakshmimananpagaminim Yasyaam hiranyam vindeyam Gamasvam purushanaham
Sloka 2 – O, Agni, the great fire-God, with the blessings of Mahalakshmi, wealth and prosperity, gold and cattle, horses and useful animals, family and children and every type of prosperity will come to me. By the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in my home, the prosperity will be imperishable. Health, friends, knowledge, everlasting peace and finally freedom — all these types of wealth will be mine by the arrival of the Universal Mother, Lakshmi, into my home.
Ashwapurvam Rathamadhyam Hastinada Prabodinim Sriyam Devimupahvaye Shrirmadevirjushatam
Sloka 3 – That Goddess Lakshmi in whose procession the celestial horses and the divine chariots are used, as the elephants roar the OM sound which pleases that Goddess. She being Gajalakshmi or Lakshmi Who is worshipped by the elephants. O Agni, I am invoking that power, the spouse of Vishnu. May I attain Her grace.
Kamsosmitam Hiranya Prakaramardram Jvalantim truptam tarpayantim Padmestitam padmavarnam Tamihopahvaye sriyam
Sloka 4 – One Who is sitting on the blossomed thousand-petalled lotus; one whose body has the colour of the lotus; may that great Goddess. The compassionate, radiant, ever-smiling, fulfiller of all the desires of Her votaries, hear my prayers. I invoke that mother, Mahalakshmi of golden colour.
Chandramprabhasam yashasajvalantim Sriyamloke devajustamudaram Tam Padminimim Saranamaham Prapadye Alakshmirme Nashyatam twam vrune
Sloka 5 – I invoke Mahalakshmi Who shines like the full moon and like lightning. Her fame is all-pervading. Denizens of heaven constantly worship Her. She is magnificent. Her benevolent hands are like lotuses. I take refuge in Her lotus feet. Let Her destroy my poverty forever. O Mother Mahalakshmi, I take shelter at Your lotus feet.
Aadityavarne Tapasodhijato Vanaspatistava Vrukshothabilvaha Tasya phalani Tapasanudantu Mayantarayascha Bahya Alakshmihi
Sloka 6 – O Universal Mother, shining like the sun, it is through Your penance that the holiest trees of Bilva and Tulasi are born. They symbolize the tree of life. The fruit of that tree of life removes our poverty from both within and without. In other words, bless us with inner light and outer independence and abundance.
Upaitumam Devasakhaha Kirtishcha Maninaa Saha Praddurbhuto smi rastresmin Kirthimrudhim dadatume
Sloka 7 – O Devi, the great Goddess, with Your blessings let Kubera, the treasurer of the gods; his friend, Manibhadra, the protector of wealth, and Keerti, the goddess of fame who was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati.
Kshutpipasamalam JyesthaAm Alakshmim nashayamyaham Abhutimasamruddhim cha Sarvam Nirnuda me grihat
Sloka 8 – That goddess of hunger and thirst, one who is reduced to a skeleton; I would like the death of the goddess of poverty. O Mahalakshmi, may You kindly drive away any fear of poverty and inauspiciousness from my home. In other words, bless me always with abundance and joy.
Gandhadvaram duradharsham Nitya Pushtam Karishinim Eshvarim sarvabhutanam Tamihopahvaye Sriyam
Sloka 9 – I invoke that supreme Goddess Lakshmi to dwell in my home forever. She is the supreme power of protection and Goddess of all the universes and cosmic elements. She is Mother Earth, the bestower of great contentment. Her blessings are bringing us the fragrance of the sandalwood paste. May that Ishwari is ever-present in me.
Manasaha-Kamamakutim Vachasatya mashimahi Pashunam Rupamanasya mayi Srishrayatam yashaha
Sloka 10 – May Mahalakshmi fulfil all my desires. May I attain perfection. May my words come true. May I be bestowed with cattle, wealth, food, milk and honey to share with all. May that Sri Devi comes to my home in the form of undying fame.
Kardamena Prajabhuta mayi Sambhava Kardhama Shriyam Vasayame Kule Mataram Padma malinim
Sloka 11 – We are the progeny of our forefather, Sage Kardama, who is one of the sons of Goddess Lakshmi. We invoke that Sage Kardama to install in his family the Universal Mother, Mahalakshmi, who is decked with the garland of lotuses. So be it.
Aapha srujantu Snigdhani Chiklita Vasa Me Gruhe Nicha devim Mataram Sriyam Vasay me kule
Ardram pushkarinim Pushtim Pingalam Padmamalinim Chandram hiranmayim Lakshmim Jatavedo Ma avaha
Sloka 13 – O Agni, may You propitiate Mahalakshmi, the destroyer of demons but merciful to Her devotees, abode of auspiciousness, bestower of total protection, extraordinarily beautiful, bedecked with valuable ornaments, shining like a thousand suns; may that Hiranmayi, the golden coloured Goddess, be pleased with us.
Ardram Yah karinim yastim Suvarnam hemamalinim Suryam Hiranmayim Lakshmim Jatavedo Ma avaha
Sloka 14 – O Agni, the fire-God, I once again pray unto you to invoke the presence of the Lakshmi Devi with us. The Mother Who is merciful blessings with Her lotus hand. May that yellow-clad, lotus-garlanded, moon-faced Goddess shower Her choicest cup of blessings upon us.
Tama avaha Jatavedo Lakshmimanapagaminim Yasyam Hiranyam Prabhutam gavo Dasyoshvam Vindeyam Purushanaham
Sloka 15 – O Agni, please pray to that Lakshmi that we should be blessed with inexhaustible wealth. May that wealth bring that greatest joy and peace along with all material comforts of cows, servants, horses, family and good children, and the highest of all, freedom.
Om Mahadevyaicha vidmahe Vishnu Pathnyaicha dhimahi Tanno Lakshmih prachodayatu Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi
Sloka 16 – Let that Mahalakshmi is invoked on Whom I meditate upon, who is the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Mother. Let peace prevail everywhere.
Significance of Shri Suktam
Sri Suktham is a Sanskrit hymn of exquisite beauty and grace. It appears in Atharva Veda and is also found as a supplement to Rigveda. In Rigveda, Sri Suktham appears at the end in Parisistabhanga. Many Vedic scholars opine that Sri Suktham origins date even before Rigveda.
A sadhaka uses the Sri Suktha mantra to invoke, Maha Lakshmi, the Goddess for Wealth. He will ready the sacred fire and start the Sri Suktham by chanting the verse, “Aarogyam Bhaskarat Itchath Sriyam Itchath Hutasanath” – which means, ‘One can achieve health by praying the Sun, and can achieve wealth by praying Goddess Maha Lakshmi through Sacred Fire’. The word ‘Sri’ refers to “Maha Lakshmi” and the word, ‘Suktham’ means “well said”.
Importance of Chanting Sri Suktam Path
Here are some of the benefits of Sri Suktam Path
- Chanting of Sri Suktham would help you overcome financial difficulties.
- Continuous chanting of this mantra will bestow abundance of wealth & prosperity.
- The doshas, malefic effects in your horoscope and your Karmic would dissolve.
- Chanting this mantra brings in peace, happiness, harmony & good health.
- One can get rid of his misfortunes and negativity.
Sri Suktham Homa Procedure
If the Sri Suktham homa is performed using all the ingredients as prescribed in puranas, tantras and agamas, one will be blessed with several benefits. The Kasyapa-Gnanakandam (Vaikhanasam) scripture describes the glory of Sri Suktham, it declares, ‘One who performs Maha Lakshmi mantra japa for 120,000 times continuously for 12 days and performs homa on the last day, attains all siddhis.”
Performing this homa with Bilva leaf and Bilva fruit will ensure continuous blessings with wealth and prosperity. Performing the Sri Suktha homa with Tulasi, and Ghee of Kapila Dhenu (Black colour with brown spots cows) brings best results.« Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: A Divine Celebration and Its Importance 32 forms of Ganesha »