Sarasvati Puja
February 5th, 2011 by Sowmya

In Hinduism, Saraswathi is the Goddess of Learning and Knowledge. She is the wife of the Creator Brahma and is often picturised dressed in white symbolising purity of knowledge.

She is also often picturised with four arms which represent the four vedas (rig, yajur, sama and atharvana). In her four arms, she is show carrying the following:

The veena, a musical instrument that represents that she is also the Goddess of all arts and sciences.
A book representing the Vedas and knowledge.
A mālā / garland with crystal beads, representing the power of meditation and spirituality.
A pot of sacred water, representing creative and purification powers.

It is believed that praying to the Goddess Saraswathi will provide her blessings for excellence in academics, arts and sciences.

The 9th day of Navarathri is celebrated to pray to Goddess Saraswathi. In the South of India, on this day, people place books, musical instruments etc at altar after praying to the Goddess. These are covered by cloth and the custom is to not read anything after the prayers are done. Again on the Vijayadasami day, the Goddess is worshipped again and propitiated and then the books are removed and each person in the household refreshes their knowledge of various subjects. It is also an auspicious day to start learning a new art or craft or have very young children start school. It is also a sacred day for teaching children to write for the first time.

Sarasvati Namastubhyam Varade Kaamarupini
Vidyarambam Karishyami Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sadaa

Oh Goddess Sarasvati, I Salute you, please grant me all boons as your very form represents fulfilment of wishes. I would like to start my learning today. Please let me be successful in all such ventures.

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8 Responses  
  • Prasanthi writes:
    February 5th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Dear Sowmya ji,

    Thank you very much for the Sarasvathi puja file. We will do the puja on sri panchami day. Pranams


  • Sowmya writes:
    February 5th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Dear Prasanthiji

    You are welcome. I have created and uploaded a telugu version as well. Pl. take a look and let me have your feedback on errors if any.

    For our Malayalee Satsanghis I have also created and uploaded a Malayalam version.


  • Beena Mohan writes:
    February 7th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Dear Sowmyaji,

    Thank you very much for the Saraswathi Puja file in Malayalam & the Puja Calendar . I had eagerly been waiting for these to be published. You have done a great job.

    Beena Mohan

  • Sowmya writes:
    February 7th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Beenaji

    Thanks for your comments. Glad it is useful to you. Watch the site – more pujas are going to be available in Malayalam as well..


  • atanu satpati writes:
    June 14th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Sarswati is the manas kanya of brahma not his wife. Mail me at if u want details about her creation

  • Ksenia writes:
    February 14th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you so much dear Sawmya ji!

  • Subhasish Bhattacharya writes:
    January 24th, 2015 at 11:41 am

    The Mantras available here are of very high quality.

    Sarasvati Puja is very popular and highly celebrated all around West Bengal. Can you please make a Bengali version of this Mantra? It will be very helpful to numerous people.

  • Krishna writes:
    July 22nd, 2015 at 11:06 am

    It is a Great pdf work. Very much useful. Ma saraswati blesses your efforts.
    You have taken care of minute parts too. Great explanation. Thanks a lot.

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