Shree Suktam – Illustration 2

asvapurvam  rathamadhyam hastinadapramodinim,

sriyam devimupahvaye srirma devirjusatam,

kam sosmitam hiranyaprakaramardram jvalantim traptam tarpayantim

padme sthitam padmavarnam tamihopahvaye sriyam.

I invoke Shri Lakshmi , who has a line of horses in front of her , a series of chariots in the middle, who is being awakened by the trumpeting of elephants, who is divinely resplendent. May that divine Lakshmi grace me. I here by invoke that shri Lakshmi who is an embodiment of Absolute Bliss ; who is of pleasant smile on her face ; whose luster is like that of burnished gold ; who is wet , as it were [ just from the milky ocean, kshir sagar ], who is blazing with splendour , and is the embodiment  of the fulfillment of all wishes; who satisfies the desires of her votaries ; who is seated on the lotus and is beautiful like the lotus.

to be continued ….