Kanakadhara Shothram

kanakadhara shothram chanting is believed to shower gold or wealth in one's life. Many times the belief does out to be disappointing because the results come in different degrees to the devotees. Why this sloka chanting does not give equally prosperity to all?.

Wealth is energy and energy cannot be created from nothing, it can only be transformed from another energy form. Sacrifice is a form to transform energy from one form to another. Practically doing sacrifice is known as "Thyaga" and when done technologically it is known as "Yagyna".

To understand this one has to analyze logically the history behind the creation of this sloka by Adi Sankara. When he was young he took alms from different houses for daily meal. To give alms (Dhaana) is considered meritorious  because through giving donation (food  or money forms of energy), one can transform it into luck-prosperity or SAL Energy.

One day Sankara reached the house of a poor lady for Biksha (Alms). She was very poor and short of clothing and food. She had no food left to give to Sankara but only had one pickled gooseberry in her kitchen.   Sankara saw the highest  sacrificial act  and felt that the highest Dhaana or sacrifice is not in "giving what one has, but in giving whatever one has". 

He saw that she has transformed her compassion filled sacrificial act into eight form of SAL Energy or Ashta-Lakshmi's.  He sang the Kanakadhara sloka immediately praising the Energy (Lakshmi) and her husband Vishnu (Consciousness). The romantic love between them is the symbolic  connection of God Consciousness and functional Energy.

To this Sankara’s song, Goddess Lakshmi poured golden amalaka fruits into the poor lady's courtyard. Important point:  To not all people who gave alms, Sankara chanted Kanakdhara and rained gold in their house. Only to this lady who did a sacrifice, the luck-energy manifested as wealth.  

It is a superstition (violation of natural law) to think that without doing any action, one can generate any Energy (luck, prosperity, wealth etc) in life.

The message for us is that this song when chanted will create that awareness and compassion in us to do sacrificial acts and create luck, prosperity in life.

If one does only chanting, then the small amount of "Time-Energy" and mind focusing energy is transformed to equivalent luck energy.

If one does a lot of charity work, donations to create more awareness in the society, then one transforms more luck energy in life.

We have to understand that not all could be totally selfless like the poor-lady, and so will get only accordingly the merits of our actions.

Sloka line 17 says "Seva Kasya Sakala Artha Sampathaha". 

This means only through Seva (Selfless work), we can attain propserity (Sampathaha)  to fulfill all (Sakala) artha (desires). 

To chant the Kanakadhara sloka click this  Angam hare pulaka .

The implied meaning of the sloka.


Angam hare pulaka bhooshanamasrayanthi,
Bhringanga neva mukulabharanam thamalam,
Angikrithakhila vibhuthirapanga leela,
Mangalyadasthu mama mangala devathaya.

To the Consciousness (Vishnu) who wears unconditional happiness as Ornament,
The Goddess Lakshmi (Energy) always revolve around him,
Like the black bees getting attracted,
To the unopened buds of black Tamala[1] tree,
Let her who is the embodiment of completeness (prosperity),
Grant me the vision that will bring prosperity.

 

 

Kanakadhara Sthothram

Om Sath Gurubhyo Sankara Sri Acharya Namaha

Om Hari Shri Ganapathaye Namaha

Om Narayanaye Vidmahe, Vasudevaya-dhee-mahi Tanno Vishnu Prachodayathh

Aum Mahalakshmaye Vidmahe, Vishnupathne cha Dhimahi,

Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayat

Anggam  Hare hey, Pulaka  Bhooshanam   Aashrayantee

Bhringga  Anggana  eva,  Mukulaa  abharanam Tamaalam  

Anggee  Krta  Akhila,  Vibhootir  apaangga  Leelaa

Maanggalya  Daa  Astu, Mama Manggala  Devataayaaha   1

Mugdhaa  Muhur  Vidadhatee,  Vadane  Muraarehe

Prema  Trapaa,  Prannihi-taani  Gataaga-taani  

Maalaa Drishor  Madhu-kareeva, Mahot-pale Yaa

Saa  Me Shriyam, Dishatu Saagara  Sambha-vaayaaha    2

Aameelita  Aksham  Adhigamya, Mudaa Mukundam

Aananda  Kandam,  Animesham  Anangga  Tantram  

Aakekara  Sthita  Kanee, nika  Pakshma  Netram

Bhootyai  Bhaven  Mama, Bhujanga  Shaya  Anga-naayaaha    3

Baahvu  Antare, Madhu  Jitah Shrita  Kaustubhe Yaa

Haaraa-valeeva, Hari-neela-mayee Vibhaati  

Kaama  Pradaa, Bhagavato  Api Kataaksha  Maalaa

Kalyaanam  Aavahatu Me, Kamala  aalayaayaha    4

Kaala  ambu  daali,  Lalitor asi Kaitabha  arer

Dhaaraa-dhare , Sphurati  Yaa tadid  Anggane  aiva  

Maatuh  Samasta  Jagataam,  Mahaneeya  Moortir

Bhadraanni   Me  Dishatu,  Bhaargava  Nandanaayaah     5

Praaptam  Padam, Prathamatah  Kalu Yat  Prabhaavaan

Maangalya  Bhaaji  Madhu  Maathini,  Manmathena   

Mayyaa  Pateyet  Tad  eeha, Mantharam  eekshana  Ardham

Manda  Alasam  Cha,  Makaraalaya  Kanyakaayaaha      6

Vishva  Amare,  Indra  Pada  Vibhrama  Daana  Daksham

Aananda  Hetur  Adhikam,  Mura  Vidvisho  Api 

Eeshan  Nisheedatu  Mayi, Kshanam  eekshana  Ardham 

Indee-varou  dara,  Sahodaram   Indiraayaah   7

Ishtaa Vishishta Mata Yo  Api, Yayaa Dayaa  Aardra

Drshtyaa Trivishtapa  Padam, Sulabham Labhante 

Drshtih Praharshta  Kamalou  dara,  Deepti  Rishtaam

Pushtim Krsheeshta, Mama Pusskara Vissttaraayaah   8

Dadyaad  Daya  Anupavano,  Dravina  Ambu  Dhaaraam

Asmin  Akin  chana , Vihanga  Shishau Vissanne

Dushkarma  Gharmam  Apaneeya, Ciraaya Dooram

Naaraayana  Prannayinee,  Nayana  Ambu  Vaahah   9

Geer  Devataa  iti, Garudda  Dhvaja  Sundaree   iti

Shaakambharee   iti, Shashi  Shekhara Vallabhe  iti 

Srshti  Sthiti  Pralaya  Kelissu, Samsthi-taayai

Tasmai  Namas  Tri  Bhuvanai,  eeka Guros  Tarunnyai   10

Shrutyai Namo  Astu, Shubha  Karma  Phala  Prasootyai

Ratyai Namo  Astu,  Ramaneeya  Guna  Arnavaayai  

Shaktyai Namo  Astu, Shatha Patra  Niketanaayai

Pushtyai Namo  Astu, Purushotama Vallabhaayai   11

Namo  Astu, Naaleeka Nibha aana-naayai

Namo  Astu, Dugdhou dadhi  Janma  Bhootyai 

Namo  Astu, Soma  Amrta  Sodaraayai

Namo  Astu, Naaraayana Vallabhaayai   12

Namo Astu,  hemam buja peeti kaayai

Namo Astu,  bhoo mandala naayi-kaayai

Namo Astu,  devaadi daya paraayai

Namo Astu,  saarng aayudha vallabha yai   13

Namo Astu,  devyai bhrgu nandana yai

Namo Astu,  visnour asthi shithi-taayai

Namo Astu,  laksmyai kamala laya yai

Namo Astu,  daamodara vallabha yai    14

Namo Astu,  kaantyai kamaleksana yai

Namo Astu,  bhutyai bhuvana prasoot yai

Namo Astu,  devadi bhirar-chita yai

Namo Astu,  nanda atmaja vallabha yai    15

Sampat  Karaanni Sakale, indriya  Nandanaani

Saamraajya  Daana,  Vibhavaani  Saroruh  aakssi  

Tvad  Vandanaani Duritaa,  Haranoau dya-taani

Maam  Eva Maatar,  Anisham Kalayantu Maanye  16

Yat  Kattaakssa,  Sam-upaasanaa  Vidhih

Sevakasya  Sakala,  Artha  Sampadaha

Samtanoti  Vacana,  Angga  Maanasai he

Tvaam  Muraari,  Hrdaye  ishvareem Bhaje  17

Sarasija  Nilaye, Saroja  Haste

Dhava-latama  Amshuka,  Gandha  Maalya  Shobhe 

Bhagavati  Hari , Vallabhe Manojnye

Tri Bhuvana  Bhooti  Kari, Praseeda Mahyam  18

Dig-hastibhi Kanaka,  Kumbha  Mukha  Ava srshta

Svar  Vaahinee, Vimala  Caaru  Jala  Pluta  Anggeem 

Praatar  Namaami,  Jagataam Jananeem  Ashessa

Loka  Aadhi-naatha,  Grhineem  Amrta  Abdhi Putreem   19

Kamale, Kamala  Aksha Vallabhe Tvam

Karunnaa  Poora, Tarang-gitair  Apaangaih  

Avalokaya  Maam,  Akin  chanaanaam

Prathamam Paatram,  Akrtrimam Dayaayaah   20

Stuvanti Ye, Stutibhir  Amoobhir-Anvaham

Trayeemayeem, Tri  Bhuvana  Maataram Ramaam  

Guna  Adhikaa, Gurutara  Bhaagya  Bhaagino

Bhavanti Te Bhuvi, Budha  Bhaavita  Shayaah    21

Suvarna dhara stotram
Shankara acharya nirmitam
Trisandhyam yah patthen-nityam
Sa-kubera samo bhavet

http://greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/devi_lakshmi-kanakadhara_stotram.php

 http://www.epurohith.com/viewtopics.php?page=5&cat_id=22

http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/kanaka-tr.pdf

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