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"Shree Lakshmi-Stotram" composed by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya)...

IF YOU LOVE RARE STOTRAS DEVOTED TO SHREEMATI MAHALAKSHMI-DEVI, THEN "SHREE LAKSHMI-STOTRAM" WRITTEN BY MADHVACHARYA (ANANDATIRTHA) WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST CHERISHED DISCOVERIES!
THE FOLLOWING EXPLANATION AND TRANSLATION IS FROM #"DVADASA STOTRAM (TWELVE HYMNS) OF SRI MADHVACHARYA" BY KOWLAGI SESHACHAR#:

"As regards the relative position of this Canto in the Dvadasastotra there seems to be some difference of opinion. The late C. M. Padmanabhacharya in his edition of the Dvadasastotra records that this Canto appears as the 12th Canto in the manuscript written by H. H. Hrishikeshatirtha, one of the direct disciples of Sri Madhva and the first pontiff of the Palimar Matha, Udupi. 

But the extant editions of the Dvadasastotra including
the Pejavar Matha edition have not toed the order of the Canto as set forth by H. H. Hrishikeshatirtha. 

The entire Canto is devoted to the glorification of Lakshmi, the Divine Consort of Vishnu. 

The whole process of creation, sustenance and destruction of the universe, the various activities of the gods beginning from Brahma, the multifarious penances, meditations and such other acts of devotion conducted by sages and saints, in respect of the Lord and accompanying auspiciousness, fortune and bliss are all regulated by the Benign Grace of Lakshmi, Who in Her turn derives all Her Greatness from Vishnu. 
This vertical pluralism worked out by Sri Madhva attuned to the harmonious hierarchy of sentient beings proclaims unequivocally the Absolute Majesty and Supremacy of the Ajita named Vishnu.
SANSKRIT:

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.1: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance that Excellent SHREE has been rendered powerful and whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) mere fragment of side glance maintenance, destruction and creation of the Universe, great prosperity, activity, knowledge, control, ignorance, bondage, and release are brought about".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.2: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari (Ajita named Narayana) by whose side glance the Incomprehensible SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance this succession of leading divinities namely Brahma, Rudra, Indra, Surya, Yama, and Chandra, causes the prosperity of the Universe".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.3: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance The Adorable SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance those (such as Indra and other gods) who are themselves revered by the virtuous engaged in merit, bring about auspiciousness beginning with merit, wealth, wish, right knowledge, and the increase of these, to the entire (group) of holymen".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.4: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance the sages, who have divested themselves of all imperfections by conquering the group of six internal enemies namely desire, anger, avarice, arrogance, infatuation and jealousy, meditate upon Vishnu, and by approaching whom (sages) man becomes free from misery".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.5: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance the creator creates the entire Universe composed of wonderful and diverse deed-accomplishment of divinities headed by Shesa, Garuda, Rudra, Indra, Manu and others".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.6: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance Shiva with his manifested great prowess having destroyed the entire Universe dominated by Indra, Surya, Candra and Yama, dances (performs the Tandava dance)".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.7: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance SHREE has been rendered powerful and resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance the lord of serpents - AdiShesha - whose feet are adored by Sarva (Rudra) and others, obtained the status of being the eminent couch of His (the unconquered) Lord, which Status is beyond the reach of other divinities".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.8: "I offer my obeisance to the Unconquered Lord Hari by whose side glance SHREE has been rendered powerful and by resorting to whose (श्री, लक्ष्मी - Shree's, Lakshmi's) fragment of side glance the enemy of serpents (Garuda) having terrific strength and heroism and excellent speed obtained the status of becoming the vehicle of Vishnu which (status) is beyond the ken of multitudes of divinities headed by Indra".

"Dvadasha-Stotram" by AnandaTirtha (Shree MadhvAcharya), 7.9: "He who having enshrined the Unconquered Lord Hari in his heart recites with devotion this hymn of excellent import, chiefly pleasing to the hearts of Rama and Hari, and emanating from the worthy lotus-face of the saint Anandatirtha, obtains from them the desired object".

Cited from 
English translation by Kowlagi Seshachar 
~Sri RamaKrishna Math edition~

See also श्रीपद्मावतीस्तोत्रम् (shrIpadmAvatIstotram)http://vishnudut1926.blogspot.ru/2015/01/shripadmavatistotram-pdf-version-for.html

OCR by Vishnudut1926, Moscow, December 2017