Sri Sukta/Sri Suktam, is a vedic hymn from the Rig Veda which is in propitation of Shree or Mahalakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
The Sri Suktam assumes specific significance because of Sri Mahalakshmi’s presence on Lord Sri Venkateswara (at Tirumala) or Vishnu’s chest, at the Heart. Lakshmi is the embodiment of Love, from which devotion to God or Bhakti flows from. It is through Love/Bhakti or Lakshmi that the atma or soul is able to reach God or Vishnu.
Sri or Lakshmi is also the personification of the Spiritual energy within us and universe called Kundalini. Also, She embodies the Spiritual World or Vaikunta; the abode of Lakshmi-Narayana or Vishnu, or what would be considered Heaven in Hinduism. She is also the Divine qualities of God and the soul. Lakshmi is God’s superior spiritual feminine energy or the Param Prakriti, which purifies, empowers and uplifts the individual. Hence, She is called the Goddess of Fortune.
The following video has an easy sing along english text and meanings as well..
If you look at the slokas in both sanskrit & tamil, there is a slight difference.
Verses 13 & 14 if you look at tamil version, it reads
aadram pushkarineem pushtim pingalam padmamalineem, where as the sloka in sanskrit reads
aadram pushkarineem pushtim suvarnam hema malineem..
I have heard these recitals a few times and see it match the tamil version of the document…but i may have heard only one version…can anybody throw some light here
Thankyou for reading this rant
Wonderful! this is something i have been searching for. thank you. and excellent rendering by Sowmya.
Narayanan, most sites seem to give the version you call ‘Sanskrit’.
I would go with that.
i would like to inform u that the sri sukta is incomplete ,please see matra pushpam for full fledge version on sri suktam thanks
YE MANTRAA BAHUT MULYVAN HE JO KAHI NAHI MILA VO YAHI MILLA DHANYVAD
execellent i like it too much what a clarion voice also superb
narayan dont confuse everything is same as in tamil and sanskrit open ur eyes and see two stanza start with aadram
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