Shree Suktam – Illustration -7

Aadram pushkarinim pushtim suvarnam hemamalinim

suryam harinmayim lakshmim jatvedo ma avaha.

ardram yah karinim yastim pingalam padmamalinim

chandram hiranmayim Lakshmim jatavedo ma avaha.

Invoke for me O Agni , Lakshmi who shines like gold, is brilliant like the sun, who is powerfully fragrant, who wields the rod of suzerainty ,who is of the form of supreme rulership, who is radiant with ornaments and is the goddess of wealth. Invoke for me ,O Agni , the Goddess Lakshmi who shines like gold , blooms like the moon, who is fresh with anointment (of fragrant scent ), who is adorned with lotuses (lifted up by celestial elephants in the act of worship), who is the presiding deity of nourishment, who is yellow in colour, and who wears garlands of lotuses.