Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, art, music, and nature, represents the free flow of knowledge and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas and chants directed to her, known as the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ usually begins and the end of the Vedic lessons.
Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga gave birth to Maa Saraswati. It is said that Maa Saraswati bestow people with the powers of speech, wisdom, and learning. Her four hands represents: mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. You will also see lotus in one hand which symbolize true knowledge. She wears white saree—a symbol of purity—and rides on a white swan, symbolizing Sattwa Guna (purity and discrimination).
Benefits of Saraswati Puja
- Getting blesses with the loads of power of knowledge and intellectuality.
- The thinking level of the devotee gets to elevate.
- Saraswati is incredibly a lot of revered among those who are dedicated to the art, be it painting, writing, dancing, singing or enjoying musical instruments.
- Worshipping Goddess Saraswati will increase and hones your skills. You can become a more talented, seasoned and experienced.
Goddess Saraswati is that the sign of purity and peace. Once worshiping Saraswati puja, you get flooded with the tranquility of the mind. She signifies the culture, arts, learning, and information.
Saraswati Vandana (following lines of the prayer)
All the Indians read these following lines of prayer (Saraswati Vandana) on Saraswati Puja to worship Maa Sarawasti. Given below is Saraswati Vandana with its meaning:
|| Ya kundendu tushar haar dhavala, ya shubravastravreta
Ya veenavaradandamandita-kara, ya shweta-padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara-prabhritibhi devaih sada vandita
Sa Ma patu Saraswati bhagawati, nihshesh-jadyapaha ||
(Salutations to the Goddess who is pure white like jasmine, and who has the coolness of the moon, brightness of snow and who shines like a garland of pearls;
Who hands hold a veena and shower boon; and who is seated on a pure white lotus;
Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and other gods;
O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and completely remove my ignorance)
Muhurat of Saraswati Puja in 2019
The tithi of Panchami begins from: 9th February 2019 – 12:20 PM
The tithi of Panchami ends at: 10th February 2019 – 02:10 PM
Muhurat of Saraswati Puja 2019: 10th February 2019 – 07:15 to 12:52