Monday, June 7, 2010

Maa Saraswati - Goddess of Knowledge, Music, Art,Saraswati Vandana (Yaa Kundendu..),Video,Different names

Maa Saraswati - Goddess of Knowledge, Music, Art,Saraswati Vandana (Yaa Kundendu..),Video,Different names
Saraswati Vandana Mantra is an important hindu mantra that is recited for higher knowledge and wisdom

She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.

Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom and learning. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness and ego.

The goddess Saraswati is the authority on academics and the arts. Everybody from musicians to scientists in India pray to her for guidance and knowledge. The Saraswati Vandana Mantra is recited by her devotees every morning for good luck.

Saraswati Vandana: Sanskrit Mantra:


या कुंदेंदु तुषार हारा धवला
या शुभ्र वस्त्रावृता
या वीणा वारा डंडा मंदिताकारा
या श्वेता पद्मासना

या ब्रह्मा अच्युतः शंकर प्रब्रिथिभिः
देवी सदा पूजिता
सा माम पातु सरस्वती भगवती
निश्येशा ज्याद्यापः


Yaa Kundendu tushaara haara-dhavalaa,

Yaa shubhra-vastra'avritha

Yaa veena-vara-danda-manditakara,

Yaa shwetha padma'asana

Yaa brahma'achyutha shankara prabhritibhir Devai-sadaa Vanditha

Saa Maam Paatu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadyaa-pahaa.

Shuklam Brahm Vichar Saar parma Madhyam Jagadvyapini,

Haste Sfatik Malikam Kamlam Padmasane Sanstitham .

Vandetam Parmeshwari Bhagwati.....

English Translation:

"May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon,
and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops;
who is adorned in radiant white attire,
on whose beautiful arm rests the veena,
and whose throne is a white lotus;
who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me.
May you fully remove my lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance."

Different Names of Saraswati

Vedaroopa - There is nothing in the universe, which is not in the Vedas, and Saraswati is the concrete form of the Vedas.

Vedavaadini - The reciter of the Vedas.

Sarvashukla - Associated to everything, immaculately white and pure.

Shweta - One who is clad and adorned with white.

Vaak - Speech.

Vidya - Knowledge.

Bhaarati - Eloquence, or the soul of Bhaarata, or India

Mahavidya - Ttranscendent knowledge.

Vaak - Speech.

Vaani - Transcendent word.

Aaryaa - The noble one.

Braahmi - Power of the immense being (and also, as the consort of Lord Brahma).

Kaamadhenu - The wish cow.

Bijagarbhaa - Womb of the seed or womb of the elements of speech.

Dhanesvari - Divinity of wealth.

Vaagdevi - Divinity of speech.

Vinapani - The one that holds the vina.

Saarada - Giver of essence.

Vaageshvari - Goddess of speech.

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