HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 28-2.1-2.
28- Vara Lakshmi Vrata-2.-1.2
1. The Giver of Prosperity and Happiness-2
Without Lakshmi even Sannyasins cannot do propaganda or preaching work or run their institutions.
They are in fact more in need of Lakshmi than the householders because they have to do great dynamic work for human weal.
Sri Shankara worshipped Devi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi for success in his work.
All great prophets and divine messengers who have done great spiritual work in the past were devotees of Mother Lakshmi, Devi and Saraswathi.
May Goddess Lakshmi bless you all!
Om mahaadevyai cha vidmahe;
Vishnu patnyai cha dheemahi
Tanno lakshmi prachodayat.
Let us repeat Her Mantra: - .....
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