Shree Suktam – Illustration -4

upaitu mam devasakhah kirtischa manina saha

pradurbhuto smi rastresmin kirtimruddhim dadatu me

ksutipipasamalam jyesthamalakshmim nasayamyaham

abhutimasamriddhim ch a sarvam nirnuda me gruhat.


O Lakshmi ! I am born in this country with the heritage of wealth . May the friend of the Lord Shiv [ Kuber] and Kirti [fame] come to me. May these [ having taken their abode withme ] bestow on me fame and prosperity. I shall destroy the elder sister of Lakshmi, the embodiment of inauspiciousness and such evil as hunger , thirst, and the like . O Lakshmi ! drive out from my abode all misfortune and poverty.

to be continued ….