Ashta Lakshmi stotram
(Swami Adhyathmanandaji (http://www.divyajivan.org/) writes about Ashta Lakshmis as follows:-
“Lakshmi is commonly known as Goddess of wealth. Wealth is not only the money. Tradition and
values of life is also wealth. Our family and progress is also wealth. Our belongings such as land,
properties, animals, grains, etc as well as virtues like patience, persistence, purity etc in the form of a
character are nothing but our wealth and so also glory or victory. Thus this eightfold Sri Lakshmi is
known as Sri Ashta Lakshmi.
Mother Lakshmi is the source and provider of the following enumerated well-known sixteen types
of wealth and many more. (1) Fame (2) Knowledge (3) Courage and Strength (4) Victory (5) Good
Children (6) Valour (7) Gold and other gross properties (8) Grains in abundance (9) Happiness (10)
Bliss (11) Intelligence (12) Beauty (13) Higher Aim, High Thinking and Higher Meditation too (14)
Morality and Ethics (15) Good Health (16) Long Life. Let us glance upon the glory of mother Ashta
Lakshmi’s individual nature and forms.
1. Adi Lakshmi: Mother Lakshmi resides with Lord Narayana in the Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord
Narayana. She is known as Ramaa, means bringing happiness to the mankind. She is also known
as Indira (who holds lotus or purity in the hands or heart.) Divine Mother’s this form is normally
seen serving Sri Narayana. Lord Narayana is omnipresent. Adi Lakshmi or Ramaa Lakshmi
serves Sri Narayana is symbolic of her serving the whole creation. Though Sri Narayana is
attended by innumerable devotees, still she personally loves to serve the Lord. Actually mother
Adi Lakshmi and Narayana are not two different entities but one only. Many a place we see her
form sitting in the lap of Sri Narayana.
2. Dhanya Lakshmi: Dhanya means grains. This includes all kind of p