The Garuda Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1908 | 245,256 words | ISBN-13: 9788183150736

The English translation of the Garuda Purana: contents include a creation theory, description of vratas (religious observances), sacred holidays, sacred places dedicated to the sun, but also prayers from the Tantrika ritual, addressed to the sun, to Shiva, and to Vishnu. The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and preci...

Chapter X - The mode of worshipping the goddess Lakshmi

Hari said:— I will describe the adoration of Shri and other deities in Sthandilas[1] for the attainment of Siddhis[2]

Om, Shrim, salutation unto the great Lakshmi.

Shram, Shrim, Shrum, Shraum, Shras. He should gradually worship the heart, head, the tuft of hair, amulet, the eyes, the seat and the image. One who wishes to attain his desired for objects should offer oblations to the Mandala, the sun, moon, Lakshmi and her limbs in one corner, Durga, Gana, preceptor and Kashtrapala (Vishnu) in the Mandala having the figure of a lotus drawn inside it, four doors painted with dust and sixty four corners.

With the mantram, “Om, Gham, tam, dham, Ham, salutation unto the great Lakshmi” he should adore Lakshmi together with all the members of the family as narrated before.

Om, Saum, salutation unto Sarasvati. Om, Hrim, Saun, salutation unto Sarasvati. Om, Hrim, say, say. O goddess of speech, Svaha. Om, Hrim, salutation unto Sarasvati.

Footnotes and references:

1.

A level square piece of ground prepared for a sacrifice.

2.

Supernatural powers acquired by Yoga. The word Siddhi may also mean “the accomplishment of the object for which a religious rite is undertaken.”

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