Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi
5th day of Navratri 2020 Ashwayuja suddha Panchami, Shashthi
Decoration of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi on 5th day (shani, kuja, raahu, kethu, poorna Chandra (full moon))
Parrot green colour saree (Budha)
Jaggery Nivedhan (Prasad) (shani+ brihaspati)
Payasam (Pudding) (sukra, moon)
Mantra to be recited
Om shreem hreem kleem gloum gam ganapathaye varavarada sarvajanamye vashamanayaswaha
The above mantra should be recited for 1108 times.
indra uvāca –
namastē:’stu mahāmāyē śrīpīṭhē surapūjitē |
śaṅkhacakragadāhastē mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 1 ||
namastē garuḍārūḍhē ḍōlāsurabhayaṅkari | [*kōlāsura*]
sarvapāpaharē dēvi mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 2 ||
sarvajñē sarvavaradē sarvaduṣṭabhayaṅkari |
sarvaduḥkhaharē dēvi mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 3 ||
siddhibuddhipradē dēvi bhuktimuktipradāyini |
mantramūrtē sadā dēvi mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 4 ||
ādyantarahitē dēvi ādiśakti mahēśvari |
yōgajñē yōgasambhūtē mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 5 ||
sthūlasūkṣmamahāraudrē mahāśakti mahōdarē |
mahāpāpaharē dēvi mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 6 ||
padmāsanasthitē dēvi parabrahmasvarūpiṇi |
paramēśi jaganmātaḥ mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 7 ||
śvētāmbaradharē dēvi nānālaṅkārabhūṣitē |
jagatsthitē jaganmātaḥ mahālakṣmi namō:’stu tē || 8 ||
mahālakṣmyaṣṭakaṁ stōtram yaḥ paṭhēdbhaktimānnaraḥ |
sarvasiddhimavāpnōti rājyaṁ prāpnōti sarvadā || 9 ||
ēkakālē paṭhēnnityaṁ mahāpāpavināśanaṁ |
dvikālaṁ yaḥ paṭhēnnityaṁ dhanadhānyasamanvitaḥ || 10 ||
trikālaṁ yaḥ paṭhēnnityaṁ mahāśatruvināśanaṁ |
mahālakṣmīrbhavēnnityaṁ prasannā varadā śubhā || 11 ||
iti śrī mahālakṣmyaṣṭakam ||
(This should be recited for 11 times)
What to do? When to do? Why to do?
On 5th day, the goddess is decorated as Maha Lakshmi Devi and the devotees should offer a light green color saree, recite mantra’s, offer Jaggery and Payasam (pudding) as an offering.
Also under no circumstances one should engage in arguments today or be subjected to unnecessary rage. In this way if the environment around the house is unhygienic the Planet saturn’s(shani) influence is likely to increase and it may cause delays in your work or face serious professional difficulties. Also, especially while worshipping, lack of water in the house can lead to unnecessary travel and financial exposure due to the adverse effects of the moon.
Participating in unnecessary disputes today is likely to have the effect of Mars causing debt problems.
By seeking the blessings of their uncles and worshiping with garika to Lord Vinayak on this day can be auspicious for those who are facing issues in academic matters
Those who are facing issues in their job will benefit by making sesame paste and feeding it to Gomata on this day.
Those who suffer from financial problems can get rid of the problem by Daddojanam with Onions to monks or those in old age homes.
Also if the women, especially married ones visit their hometown and cook masala food or add onion slices to the curd rice and serve it to their family members , they can avoid the doshas being caused by Saturn and Moon. Jyotishya naadi and tantric Siddhartha’s are telling that by doing this the Shani and Chandra doshas in their horoscope will get reduced. Financial problems get decreased.
Note: The persons who perform the pooja on this day shouldn’t hurt women and women shouldn’t shout or speak with rage to anyone at any incident of time.