Oct 082010

Saraswati represents the truth audition, Sruti, which gives the inspired word. She is white. Her swan is a symbol of the soul on the higher plane. Perfection and the order in the work are the important powers of Goddess Saraswati. She is the most skillful in the executive faculty and the nearest to physical nature. The science and art and technique of things are Maha Saraswati’s province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen, the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. Carelessnes and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistant and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of ever present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm , quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the integrality of the higher nature.

Shuklam brahmavicharasaraparamam adyam jagadvyapinim
Vinapustakadharinimabhayadam jadyandhakarapaham
Haste sphatikamalikam cha dadhatim padmasane samsthitam
vande tam parameshwari bahgawatim buddhipradam sharadam

Salutations to Goddess Saraswati, the white one, the ultimate object of thoughts reflecting upon the Supreme being, the goddess who encompasses the whole world, holding a book and Vina in her hand, she grants boon of fearlessness, dispels the darness of ignorance. The garland of grystal beads shines in her hand, she is seated upon a lotus. Salutations to her, the giver of wisdom.

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