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 ….