Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Saraswathi Mata

Saraswathi Mata

by Mantra & shlokas on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:24pm

Devi prapanarti hare prasida Prasida
matar jagato'khilasya
Prasida vishveshvari pahi vishvam
Twam ishvari devi characharasya.

Devi, removing the suffering of those who have taken refuge in you, manifest your purity (prasida); mother of the entire universe; Vishveshvari (all-governing), protect the world; you are Ishvari (supreme Goddess), Devi, of all that is animate and inanimate.

Vishveshvari twam paripasi vishvam
Vishvatmika dharayasiti vishvam
Vishvesha-vandyam bhavati bhavanti
Vishvashraya ye tvayi bhakti-namrah.

O ruler of the universe, you protect the universe. As the essence of the universe, you support the universe. You deserve the praise of the Lord of the universe. Those who are surrendered in devotion to you become the refuge of all.

Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvartha sadhike
Sharanye tryambake gauri, Narayani namostute

I salute the three-eyed Divine Mother Narayani, who brings auspiciousness and who fulfills all the spiritual and material desires of Her devotees.

Jai Mataji! Welcome to the Divine Mother's home page. This page is presented as a public service of the Ministry of Dharma of the Inner Realm of Patria.

Saraswati, pictured at the top of this page, is, by act of the 44th Congressus Patriaƫ in 1992, Queen, Head of State, and Ishta-Devata, the "favourite" or presiding deity of the Inner Realm of Patria. She is the patron and protector of the Sanskrit language and of all who study it.
Saraswati is the shakti, the power and the consort of Brahma the creator. Hence she is the procreatrix, the mother, of the entire creation.Literally Saraswati means "the flowing one". In the Rigveda she represents a river and the deity presiding over it. Hence, she is connected with fertility and purification. Here are some of the names used to describe her: Sarada (giver of essence), Vagishvari (mistress of speech), Brahmi (wife of Brahma), Mahavidya (knowledge supreme), etc...The "flowing one" can represent speech also if taken in an allegorical sense. Perfect speech supposes power and intelligence. Hence Saraswati represents power and intelligence from which organized creation proceeds.She is considered as the personification of all knowledge - arts, sciences, crafts and skills. Knowledge is the antithesis of the darkness of ignorance. Hence she is depicted as pure white in colour. Since she is the representation of all sciences, arts, crafts and skills she has to be extraordinarily beautiful and graceful. Clad in spotless white apparel and seated on a lotus seat, she holds in her four hands a vina (lute), akshamala (rosary), and pustaka (book).As usual, the four arms show her unimpeded power in all directions or her all-pervasiveness.

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