Saraswati, the Goddesses and her significance

Saraswati, the Goddesses and her significance

is the of and . She is also the goddesses of and poetry. She is believed to be the consort of the Lord . Considered as the mother of language she is identified in different , Bharati (eloquence), (existence), Vedamata (mother of the Vedas), Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari. Saraswati first appeared in the  and, in later texts.

Goddesses of Wisdom

Sanskrit word Sara means ‘essence’ and saw means ‘self’.  Thus Saraswati implies ‘the essence of self’. Talking about her appearance she is framed playing a musical instrument called . She plays the music of  and life. The Goddesses is seen flaunted in White Sari – the symbol of and sits on a White Swan – symbolizing Sattwa , purity and discrimination. She is a prominent figure in –the consort of .

There are many in dedicated to Saraswati. Behind the hilltop of , there is a temple dedicated to Manjusri or Saraswati – the Goddess of learning.

In , there are several chanted during of Goddesses Saraswati.

Saraswati Namasthubhyam Varade Kamarupini Vidhyarambam Karishyami Siddhir Bavathume Sadha

Significance of Ma Saraswati 

  •  Saraswati sits on , which signifies she is herself originates from the supreme purity and offers divine knowledge. Her white sari denotes that she is the embodiment of pure knowledge.
  • Two of her front hands denotes her activity in the physical world and the other two denotes her presence in the spiritual world. Each of the four hands reveals something:
  • Front Right Hand: denotes
  • Front Left Hand: denotes intellect
  • Rear Left Hand: denotes
  • Rear Right Hand: denotes ego
  • on Saraswati is considered to be much beneficial for and students.
  • The Goddess is framed playing a musical instrument, Veena. It conveys that a human must tune his mind and intellect properly to live in perfect harmony with the world.
  • There is a great festival called “Saraswati Puja” celebrated during Vasanta Panchami (in the month of January/February) dedicated to her divine knowledge in Sanskrit and Music.

Mantra of Swarswati

ॐ श्री सरस्वती शुक्लवर्णां सस्मितां सुमनोहराम्।। कोटिचंद्र प्रभा मुष्ट पुष्ट श्रीयुक्तविग्रहाम्। वह्निशुद्धां शुकाधानां वीणापुस्तकमधारिणीम्।। रत्न सारेन्द्र निर्माण नव भूषण भूषिताम्। सुपूजितां सुरगणैब्रह्मविष्णुशिवादिभि:।। वन्दे भक्तया वन्दिता च मुनीन्द्रमनुमानवै:।

 

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