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Goddess Saraswati

Posted on: October 22, 2011

Saraswati

 

Characteristics : Knowledge
Other Names : Vaagdevi, Sharda
Consort : Lord Brahma
Vehicle (Vahana) : Swan
Mula Mantra : Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah
Saraswati Gayatri Mantra: Aum Saraswatye Cha Vidmahe
Brahmaputriye Cha
Dheemahi Tanno
Saraswati Prachodayat

 

Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of arts, music, knowledge, and
wisdom. Saraswati is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the
Creator of the universe. Goddess Saraswati is said to possess the powers of
speech, wisdom and learning. Saraswati is regarded as the dispeller of chaos and
confusion.

Saraswati – the Consort of Brahma
Lord Brahma is
known for creating the universe. Since knowledge is required for creation, Maa
Saraswati signifies the creative power of Brahma. An apt creation requires sound
knowledge. The creation of Lord Brahma became fruitful with the knowledge
provided by Goddess Saraswati.

Maa Saraswati – The
Image

Goddess Saraswati is usually depicted as a beautiful woman with
yellow skin dressed in a pure white saree. Saraswati is portrayed sitting on a
white lotus with veena (a musical instrument) in her hands. The book in her hand
signifies the eternal and universal knowledge as well her perfection of the
scriptures. Lotus symbolizes the supreme reality and it suggests that the
goddess herself is rooted in the supreme reality.

The color white
represents purity and her rejection of everything that is base and
materialistic. The Swan represents the discrimination between the evil and the
good, the eternal and the transitory. The four arms of the goddess suggest the
four aspects of human personality i.e. mind, intellect, vigilance, and ego. The
pearl string represents the power of spirituality. The peacock standing near Maa
Saraswati represents arrogance and pride over its beauty. The Goddess teaches
that physical appearance could be deceptive, by not taking peacock as the
vehicle. Goddess Saraswati suggests that one should be wise regarding the
eternal truth.

Saraswati – Bestower of Knowledge
Musical
instruments, books, speech, knowledge, intellect are regarded as symbols of
Saraswati. Saraswati is believed to be the provider of knowledge that dispels
ignorance and unhappiness. Saraswati is worshipped by seekers of knowledge
especially students, scholars and scientists.

Basant
Panchami

Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season. The
festival of spring is celebrated with full vivacity and joy amongst the Hindu
people. In Hindi language, the word ” basant / vasant” means ”spring” and
”panchami” means the fifth day. In short, Basant Panchami is celebrated as the
fifth day of Spring Season.

 

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