Friday-Goddess Laxmi

Friday or Shukrawar is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. There are many forms and names of the Goddesses.People fast on Fridays to please Goddess Lakshmi to fulfill all desires,gain of wealth, etc.Generally ladies follow this Friday fast process. Fasting process starts with sunrise and lasts till sunset. Devotees wear white clothes do puja to Goddess Laksmi with white flowers, present Nayvedhyam, Bengal Gram, Jaggery, White coloured food or desert with rice kheer or payasam and seasonal fruits.

During the fast, devotees consume only water, juice or fruits. In case of any health problems, devotees can consume fruits during the fast. After the sunset, pray to the Goddess and consume food. It is mandatory to avoid sour items.

There is a famous type of fast observed for consecutive fridays called “Solah Shukravar” to please Goddess Lakshmi. Shukravar Vrat Katha can be recited in the evening. Donating Curd, rice and milk to a cow is considered beneficial.

Maha mantra of the Goddess Lakshmi is as follows:

“Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto,
Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah,
Manushyo Matprasaaden,
Bhavishyati Na Sanshayah Om”


“Om Shring Shriye Namah”

“Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidraahe Visnu Patrayai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om”

“Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyai Namah”

“Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namah”

“Om Shreem Shree-aee Namaha”

“Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namaha”

Shukra Beej mantra can be recited 108 times to reduce the negative effects of Venus which is as follows:

“Om Draam Dreem Draum Sah Shukraya Namah”

“Om Sri Durgaya Namah”

Chanting of Shukra Mantra, facing South-East direction can also reduce the malefic effects and influence of Venus which is as follows:

“Om Aim Aim Gam Grahesvara Shuraya Namah”

By chanting the mantras, we get rid of all the negative energy and surround ourselves with positive energy. There is no specific time or place to recite the mantras, but the most important rule while chanting the mantras is to chant them with full devotion and faith then you can see result on your own.

Mantra:

सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु क्षान्तिरूपेण संस्थिता ।
या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरूपेण संस्थिता।
या देवी सर्वभुतेषु मातृरूपेण संस्थिता।
या देवी सर्वभुतेषु बुद्धिरूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

ॐ जटा जूट समायुक्तमर्धेंन्दु कृत लक्षणाम|
लोचनत्रय संयुक्तां पद्मेन्दुसद्यशाननाम ||

रिपव: संक्षयम् यान्ति कल्याणम चोपपद्यते|
नन्दते च कुलम पुंसाम माहात्म्यम मम श्रृणुयान्मम||

ॐ सर्वाबाधा विनिर्मुक्तो, धन धान्यः सुतान्वितः।
मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशयः ॐ ।।

शान्तिकर्मणि सर्वत्र तथा दु:स्वप्नदर्शने|
ग्रहपीडासु चोग्रासु माहात्म्यं श्रृणुयान्मम||

बालग्रहभिभूतानां बालानां शांतिकारकं|
सङ्घातभेदे च नृणाम मैत्रीकरणमुतमम ||

शरणागत दीनार्तपरित्राण परायणे।
सर्वस्यातिहरे देवि नारायण नमोस्तुते।।
सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वेशक्तिसमन्विते ।
भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।
रोगनशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा। रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान्।।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां। त्वमाश्रिता हृयश्रयतां प्रयान्ति।।
सर्वाबाधा प्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्दैरिविनाशनम्।।
सर्वाबाधा विर्निर्मुक्तो धनधान्यसुतान्वित:।
मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशय:।।
जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी ।
दुर्गा शिवा क्षमा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते ।।

ॐ श्री संतोषी महामाया गजानंदम दायिनी शुक्रवार प्रिये देवी नारायणी नमोस्तुते ||

जय माँ संतोषिये देवी नमो नमः

श्री संतोषी देव्व्ये नमः

ॐ श्री गजोदेवोपुत्रिया नमः

ॐ सर्वनिवार्नाये देविभुता नमः

ॐ संतोषी महादेव्व्ये नमः

ॐ सर्वकाम फलप्रदाय नमः

ॐ ललिताये नमः