In Hinduism, Maa Saraswati- Goddess of knowledge is also considered the queen of art, music, and science. She is the companion of Lord Brahma and is the key for all worldly formulations. She is the daughter of Maa Durga and sister to Lord Ganesha.
She is an essential source of energy and wisdom, along with Goddess Kali and Devi Laxmi she performs a pivotal role in maintaining all earthly occurrences.
Goddess Saraswati also executes an essential position in Buddhism as a divine believer of Gautama Buddha making sure his teachings exist in practice. The Lotus on which Devi Saraswati rests is respected as a representative of supreme enlightenment.
The Veena that Saraswati Maa holds does not only signify music but also means knowledge and understanding. As per Vedas, about 4000 years ago in India, a river raced by the name of Saraswati. It was a natural form of Saraswati Mata. Parashuram, the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu, purified himself in this stream after finishing the Kshatriyas.
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Vaastu Placement Of Saraswati Idol
Saraswati Mata is the source of infinite knowledge and wisdom, considered as the goddess of knowledge, and is worshipped before all the significant rituals and ceremonies. Few things a person should keep in mind before placing Maa Saraswati statue at home.
- An idol of Maa Saraswati should be installed in the West southwest as the place symbolizes education.
- The Idol must face East direction and must have sunlight entering that room.
- Along with the statue of Saraswati, you should also place Saraswati Yantra near the study table or on side of the bed. It will support in getting goods from the Saraswati Maa.
- In eastern India specifically in Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, and Assam, Saraswati Puja is celebrated in the month of January or February. It pairs with Vasant Panchami, the fifth day of the glorious fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. People place books near the Goddess Saraswati statue. Respecting the books and studies is the central aspect on that day.
The symbolism of Maa Saraswati: Goddess Of Knowledge
Saraswati Mata with Peacock: The peacock resembles self-importance and contentment over its superiority. By holding a peacock as her mount, the Goddess educates not to be concerned about outside features and be concerning the eternal truth.
Saraswati Mata Dress in White: Saraswati is essentially connected with the color white which implies the purity of knowledge. In most of her paintings, she carries a white sari and sits on a white lotus. White sari explains she is the personification of pure knowledge.
Lotus: Lotus in Hinduism is a representative of Supreme Reality, the white lotus expresses Supreme Reality. Resting on the white lotus, Saraswati is rooted in the Supreme Reality thus symbolizes the Supreme Knowledge. The lotus always blooms in mud, which signifies that no matter how much impurities surround a soul, a person with his good deeds and thoughts can outstand this worldly environment and can achieve wisdom.
Veena: Veena is a string instrument that needs excellent command and a skilled manner with a musical mind. By performing Veena, it communicates that people should harmonize the spirit and ability to live in peace with the world and achieve a more profound understanding of life. As Veena denotes music that needs control and experiences, it also bestows that Saraswati is the Goddess of creativity, craft, and technology.
Swan: Swan signifies the potential to distinguish between good and bad, right and wrong, the important and worthless. Another important characteristic of a swan is that it can stay and swim in water without getting affected by the waves. This explains one to implement knowledge with judgment and to float beyond the streams of life to see the Divine Spirit without being affected.
Four Arms: Saraswati Mata is immensely beautiful and can be seen with her four arms, holding various meaningful objects. The four hands also symbolize the four components of the inner self, which are mind (manas), intellect (buddhi), pure consciousness (chitta), and ego (ahamkara).
Mantras Of Goddess Saraswati
It’s recommendable to chant few significant mantras of Maa Saraswati, here we have jotted a few of them to get a closer look at the rituals of performing prayers Goddess Saraswati.
Siddhir Bavathume Sadha
Meaning: Greetings to Goddess Saraswati, the one who delivers boon and gifts wishes
As I start my education, shower me with the knowledge and understanding I need to achieve wisdom.
Ya Kundendu Tushara Hara Dhavala, Ya Shubhra VastravritaSaraswati Vandana
Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara, Ya Shveta Padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi, Devaih Sada Pujita
Sa Mam Pattu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapaha॥1॥
Meaning: Greetings to Goddess Saraswati, who carries a garland of white pearls; the one who is draped in white; the one who carries a Veena in her hand; the one who keeps the blessing mudra; and the one who is seated on a white lotus. Brahma, Vishnu, and Shankara hail and worship you, O Goddess Saraswati, bless me and remove all my darkness.
Saraswati MahabhageSaraswati Mantra
Vidyam dehi namosthuthe
Meaning: Greetings to Goddess Saraswati, who has eyes as pretty as lotus,
You are the demonstration of immense wisdom, shower me with your graces.
Saraswati has essentially been praised as the Goddess of knowledge and consciousness because of her artistic ability and her role as Vak, pointing to her connection with the Supreme being thus the true consciousness. As Goddess Saraswati, she resides significantly nowadays and is much commonly praised than Brahma.
Saraswati the goddess of wisdom, who is adored by enlightened, who is the companion of the creator, may she dwell on the tip of my tongue.
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