O DEVĪ KAMALĀ, 3 beloved of Viṣṇu,
Adored by the three worlds,
As Thou art constant to Viṣṇu, be Thou constant to me.
Whoever worshipping Lakṣmī, reads these twelve names of Her--
Iśvarī, Kamala, 4 Lakṣmī, Calā, 5
Bhūti, 6 Haripriyā, 7 Padmā, 8 Padmālayā, 9 Sampat, 10
Uchaih, 1 Śrī 2 Padmadhārinī, 3
With such an one, his wife and children,
Lakṣmī ever abides.
54:1 Lakṣmī, commonly called Śrī, Devī of prosperity and beauty: the Śakti, or Spouse of Viṣṇu, who rose resplendent from the sea at the churning of the ocean by the Devas and Asuras, and then reclining on the breast of Hari, gazed upon the enraptured Devas. As her Lord assumes various forms, so does She.
54:2 P. 577.
54:3 Because She appeared from the lotus.
54:4 Feminine of Īśvara, or Lord, or Ruler.
54:5 Or Cancalā, the fickle one, for nothing is so fickle as wealth and prosperity--"here to-day and gone to-morrow."
54:7 Beloved of Hari (Viṣṇu).
54:9 Who dwells in the lotus.
55:1 The exalted One, for prosperity exalts.
55:2 Beauty and prosperity.
55:3 Holding the lotus in her hands.