Mantra is a Sanskrit word consisting of the root man manas or mind and the suffix tra meaning, tool, hence a literal translation would be mind tool. Mantras interpreted to be effective as sound (vibration), to the effect that great emphasis is put on correct pronunciation (resulting in an early development of a science phonetics in India). They are intended to deliver the mind from illusion and material inclinations. Chanting is the process of repeating a mantra. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, luxury,beauty,power,generosity and auspiciousness. Mahalakshmi is claimed to fulfill the promises of material, wealth and contentment. Goddess Lakshmi represents fortune, purity, courage and fertility. Mahalakshmi Mantra forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Lakshmi Mantra / Mantras of Goddess Lakshmi are as follows: Sarvagyay Sarvavarday Sarvadushbhaydkree Sarvadukhaharay Devi Mahalakshmi Namostutay
Meaning: O Maa Lakshmi, you know everything, you grant favour to all, you are a terror to the evil and your art removes the misery of all. O propitious goddess, I surrender to you. Siddhi Buddhipraday Devi Bhuktimuktipradayeenee
Mantramurtay Sada Devi Mahalakshmi Namostutay
Meaning: O divine goddess, you are the provider of success and intelligence. You are the benefactor of both wordly pleasure and freedom. The magical sound symbols the Mantras, verily comprise their form with your grace. Propitious Mother, I surrender to you always.