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Aarti of Mata Lakshmiji : Only after Lord Ganesha Aarti


Lakshmiji (Laxmi) Ki Aarti

आरती श्री लक्ष्मी जी की


 ॐ जय लक्ष्मी माता,  मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता ।

तुमको निशदिन सेवत, हर विष्णु विधाता ॥ टेक ॥

उमा, रमा, ब्रह्माणी, तुम ही हो जग-माता ।

सूर्य चन्द्रमा ध्यावत, नारद ऋषि गाता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

दुर्गा रुप निरंजनि, सुख-सम्पत्ति दाता ।

जो को‌ई तुमको ध्यावत, ऋद्घि-सिद्घि धन पाता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

तुम पाताल बसंती, तुम ही शुभदाता ।

कर्म प्रभाव प्रकाशिनि, भवनिधि की त्राता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

जिस घर में तुम रहती, सब सद्‍गुण आता ।

सब सम्भव हो जाता, मन नहीं घबराता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

तुम बिन यज्ञ न होवे, वस्त्र न को‌ई पाता ।

खान पान का वैभव, सब तुमसे आता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

शुभ-गुण मंदिर सुन्दर, क्षीरोदधि-जाता ।

रत्‍न चतुर्दश तुम बिन, कोई नहीं पाता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

श्री महालक्ष्मीजी की आरती, जो को‌ई नर गाता ।

उर आनन्द समाता, पाप उतर जाता ॥ ॐ जय... ॥

Meaning (Aarti Laxmiji Ki) :

"Glory to you, O Mother, glory to you, mother Lakshmi. Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma meditate on you everyday and night."

"You are yourself the consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu and the mother of the world. The sage Narada sings your praises and the Sun and the Moon meditate on you."

"As Durga, you grant both happiness and prosperity; and he who centres his attention on you becomes a recipient of all riddhis and siddhis-Prosperity and Accomplishment."

"None but you dwell in the nether regions of the earth and you alone ensure good luck, bring to light the effect of Karma (action) and protect all worldly treasures."

"All the virtues collect themselves where you have your dwelling ; with your grace and favour even the impossible becomes possible without causing any nervous agitation."

"No sacrifice can be performed without you (your grace), no one can obtain any garment (to cover his body); it is from you that one obtains one's sustenance (food and drink)."

"O daughter of the Ocean of Milk and the beauteous temple of all propitious virtues, you are a living mass of all the fourteen gems with which none else is endowed."

"Whosoever hymns this prayer to Lakshmi is purged of his sins and experiences the ecstasy of joy."

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1. Deity (statue/photo), Chunari, Shringaar items 
2. Two big lamps (with wicks, oil/ghee), 
3. Matchbox, Agarbatti 
4. Karpoor, Gandha Powder, Kumkum, gopichandan, haldi 
5. Sri Mudra (for Sandhyaavandan), Vessel for Tirtha, Yajnopavita , Roli, Moli(Kaleva)
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8. Decorated Copper or Silver or other Kalasha, Two pieces of red cloth (new),
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Ghat Sthapan Muhurat - 06:15 to 08:05 AM 
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