oṁ hrīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ śrīṁ lakṣmī vāsudevāya namaḥ | | [AKL]

Bīja meditation is the repetition of a single sound, with full attention and felt resonance:



The form of the goddess to visualize while meditating with the Śrīṁ bīja:

Seated on a lotus she is so beautiful with the effulgence of gold, she has a lustrous crown on her head, she is covered in silk which shines over her rounded buttocks, in her two upper hands she holds lotuses, and with the other two she makes the gestures of blessing (vara) and protection (abhaya). Four elephants resembling the Himālaya mountains are pouring nectar over her out of golden jars held in their uplifted trunks (8.4 Mantra Mahodadhiḥ).



Ten Lettered Mantra (3 words, 10 letters)

Namaḥ kamala-vāsinyai svāhā

Praises to the one residing in the lotus.


The form of the goddess to visualize while meditating with this mantra:

Seated on a lotus with a smiling face, she holds two lotuses [in her upper hands],

Her [two lower] hands are in the gesture of giving (dāna) and protection (abhaya). 

Wonderfully beautiful like lightening, with

Shining strings of pearls decorating her large, perky breasts,

Kamalā nourishes and gives bliss to her husband (Hari) with her majestic glance. (8.38)



Twelve Lettered Mantra (8 words, 12 letters)

Oṁ aiṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ klīṁ hsauḥ jagatprasūtyai namaḥ

[invocation] Praises to the She who birthed the universe.


The form of the goddess to visualize while meditating with this mantra (8.53-88):

One visualizes a beautiful park with trees having beautiful flowers, and flowers and herbs growing all around beautifully scenting the gently blowing air. There are beautiful birds all around and swans in a lake with lotuses. By the lake is a Pavilion decorated with white flowers (pārijāta), gold and gems, and illumined like the rising Sun by a light as cool as the Moon. There are four entrances and gates decorated by the gems of the nine planets. There are flags flowing above it and many coloured banners hanging inside with the light of oil lamps flickering. In the center of this pavilion, whose floors are covered with flowers, is the Pārijāta tree under which the attractive Mahālakṣmī sits on a jewelled throne. The newly risen Sun…………


Twenty-seven Lettered Mantra (13 words, 27 letters)

Oṁ śrīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ kamala kamalālaye prasīda prasīda śrīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ mahālakṣmai namaḥ