Mantras of Hindu Goddess Saraswati

Goddess is the feminine divine energy of cosmos, the prakriti. Secret of the world can be decoded by the sadhana of Goddesses. Tridevi – the three goddesses in Hinduism represent the three energies, the energy of creation, maintenance and sustenance, third one is energy of destruction. This triad is personified as Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi/Laxmi and Goddess Parvati/Mahakali.

Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati is the intelligence and wisdom behind the creation. She is devi of knowledge known as ‘Vidya ki Devi‘. She also represents music, arts, speech. The goddess of creativity signifies the sattva guna from the three gunas. She is the Jnana shakti which purifies the mind and establish one in true self.

Physical Depiction and Spiritual Meaning

In hinduism she is depicted as the one dressed in pure white sitting on lotus, having four hands. She is holding Veena (the music instrument) with two hands and other two carries a book and rosary or mala.

  • White clothes – symbol of purity, simplicity, the color which has all other colours.
  • Lotus – the ultimate truth, spiritual enlightenment (one being in mud blooms every day remaining untouched by the impurities)
  • Veena – music, happiness, Beside this it’s strings are the feelings & emotions and instrument body is the mind. Goddess Saraswati plays the veena that depicts full control over the mind, feelings, thoughts, vrittis resulting in happiness.
  • Book – the vedas, source of knowledge, intelligence and wisdom
  • Mala or rosary –  Mala is used in mantra to count, prayers, intentions or breaths. It’s a tool for focusing the mind. Alertness, focus, concentration are the fruits of mantra japa.

Mantra for Saraswati Devi

Beej Mantra

ऐं – Aim

………………………………………….

ॐ ऐं नमः – Om Aim Namah

Saraswati Devi Mantra in Veda

अपो अस्मान मातरः शुन्धयन्तु घर्तेन नो घर्तप्वः पुनन्तु |
विश्वं हि रिप्रं परवहन्ति देविरुदिदाभ्यः शुचिरापूत एमि ||
— Rigveda 10.17

May the waters, the mothers, cleanse us,
may they who purify with butter, purify us with butter,
for these goddesses bear away defilement,
I come up out of them pure and cleansed. (Source for this mantra – wikipedia)

Saraswati Dhyan Mantra (Meditation Mantra)

ॐ सरस्वती मया दृष्ट्वा, वीणा पुस्तक धारणीम् । हंस वाहिनी समायुक्ता मां विद्या दान करोतु में ॐ ।।

Om Saraswati Mayaa Drishtwa, Veena Pustak Dharnim | Hans Vahini Samayuktaa Maa Vidya Daan Karotu Me Om ||

Mantra for studies, knowledge and wisdom

सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि ।
विद्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा ॥

Saraswati Namastubhyam Varade Kaamarupini
Vidyarambham Karishyami Siddhirbavatu me Sadaa

Salutations to Devi Saraswati, who is the giver of boons and fulfiller of wishes, O Devi, when I begin my studies, Please bestow on me the capacity of right understanding and succeed me, always.

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सरस्वति महाभागे विद्ये कमललोचने ।
विद्यारूपे विशालाक्षि विद्यां देहि नमोस्तुते ॥

Saraswati Mahabhage Vidye Kamalalochane
Vishwaroope Vishaalaakshi Vidyam dehi namosthuthe

O Devi Saraswati, the most auspicious goddess of knowledge, O the one with lotus-like eyes, O Large Eyed as you are the form of knowledge, bless me with knowledge and wisdom. I Salute you.

Mahasaraswati Mantra

ॐ ऐं महासरस्वत्यै नमः – Om Aim Mahasaraswatyai Namah

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ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं महासरस्वती देव्यै नमः – Om Aim Hrim Kleem Maha Saraswati Devayai Namah

Saraswati Gayatri Mantra

ॐ वागदैव्यै च विद्महे कामराजाय धीमहि।
तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात् ।।

Om vaagdevyai cha vidhmahe kaamraajaaya dheemahi
Tanno devi prachodayaat

Saraswati Puranokta Mantra

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु विद्या-रूपेण संस्थिता |
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Vidya-rupena Samsthitaa
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Goddess Saraswati who is in all the matter and things as knowledge. Salute, Salute, Salute I salute to the goddess.

Saraswati Dwadash Namavalih- 12 names of Saraswati Devi

सरस्वतीद्वादशनामावलिः

ॐ ऐं भारत्यै नमः ।
ॐ सरस्वत्यै नमः ।
ॐ शारदायै नमः ।
ॐ हंसवाहिन्यै नमः ।
ॐ जगतिख्यातायै नमः ।
ॐ वाणीश्वर्यै नमः ।
ॐ कौमार्यै नमः ।
ॐ ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः ।
ॐ बुद्धिदात्र्यै नमः ।
ॐ वरदायिन्यै नमः ।
ॐ क्षुद्रघण्टायै नमः ।
ॐ भुवनेश्वर्यै नमः ।

इति सरस्वतीद्वादशनामावलिः समाप्ता ।


*Note – At some places you will notice Aing instead of Aim. Both Aim and Aing are correct. It is the matter of cult one belongs to and the master who give initiation to the disciple.

Saraswati mantras are the dispeller of ignorance, confusion, tamas, darkness and bestow intelligence to the devotee. Recite the mantras with faith and devotion as many times as possible. These mantras will purifies the mind and fill it with positive energy of knowledge, gyana.

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