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Jai Mahalaxmi Maa (1976)

  • GenreMythological
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3874.49 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-80731-MUM
  • Certificate Date16/02/1976
  • Shooting LocationBasant, Asha, Shree SOund, Jyoti and Swati Studios
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On the annals of Hindu Mythology, the name of Goddess Mahalaxmi is known to all and she is worshipped in every Hindu family. One day Maharishi Narad approached the Goddess and asked her to be just and let him know which was greater - good or evil. The goddess replied that the symbols of good and evil alone could decide this.

The symbol of evil was Jagirdar, a proud man lost in wealth and vice. He had three daughters Gauri, Champa and Bela. Gauri worshipped Goddess Laxmi whilst the other two daughters adopted their father's habits.

Jagirdar usually boasted that everyone's livings depended on him. This was agreed to by Bela and Champa when he said this one day to his three daughters. But Gauri refused, saying she lived of her own luck and depended on nobody. Jagirdar was enraged by her answer and out of spite married her to a poor wood cutter whiles Bela and Champa were married to rich men - Mansingh and Shersingh.

Gauri's husband Bansi was a simple man and great devotee of Goddess Laxmi. But Bela and Champa's husbands were good for nothing - drunkards and gamblers. Seeing Gauri happy, Jagirdar inflicted more evils on her. The forces of evil tried to deviate Bansi and Gauri from truth, husband and wife were separated and a princess who could not have her desires fulfilled, blinded Bansi. Gauri went from place to place finding her husband. She was then told by a devotee of the Laxmi Temple to keep a fast. The Goddess then helped the husband and wife to reunite. Bansi gained his sight and Goddess also gave them a gift in the form of a tree of pearls.

When Bansi went to sell these pearls in the market, the evil forces again showed their hand and Bansi was taken prisoner by the king's men.
What took place in the king's Darbar?

How was it proved that Gauri and Bansi had not stolen the pearls?

How did Goddess Laxmi decide which was greater ....... good or evil?

You can have the answer only on the silver screen which this miracle packed, musical, devotional, great Mythological picture of Pearls Pictures "Jai Mahalaxmi Maa" will grace very shortly in your town.

(From the official press booklet)
 

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