Greatness of Goddess Saraswati
Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge, and an embodiment of intelligence and wisdom. Being the consort of Brahma, the Lord of creation, she is the Goddess for all kinds of arts, sciences and learning. Goddess Saraswati is also believed to be the giver of speech to the human race and hence, is known as Vak Devi, the Goddess of speech and sound. She is looked upon as the mother of the Vedas. She can bestow one with peace of mind and success, and bless the devotees with expertise in arts and academics. Hence, artists, students, creative persons, worship this provider of knowledge and wisdom and all others who strive to learn in order to rise to higher levels in life.
Saraswati stands as a symbol of purity and white is considered her favorite color. She is a beautiful woman, who is dressed in pure white garments and is seated on a white lotus or on a swan that symbolize truth and knowledge. She has four hands. She holds in them the Vedic texts, which is the source of all knowledge; a rosary; the spatik (crystal) mala, which denotes the meditative power; and a vessel of sacred water that can purify and rejuvenate. She is also seen playing the Veena (musical instrument), the vibrating strings of which send all the creative instincts to the world.
Efficacy of Saraswati Mantras
Mantras are powerful incantations that are packed with immense spiritual energy. There are precise guidelines as to how a Mantra should be chanted, and when done so with devotion, they can create vibrations that can bring peace and joy to the devotees. Saraswati mantras are potent prayers, which can drive out the darkness of ignorance and illuminate the mind with knowledge. They can also bestow sharp intelligence, confidence, communication skills and oratorical skills. Chanting of these mantras with faith can make people, great scholars.
Let us, here, go through some of the powerful mantras of Goddess Saraswati.
‘Om SaraswathiMayaaDrishtwa, VeenaPustakDharnim, Hans VahiniSamayuktaaMaaVidyaDaanKarotu Me Om!’
This is the sacred Saraswati Dhyaan Mantra, which when recited can bless devotees with Goddess’ grace.
‘Aing!’ is the fundamental Beej Mantra that is chanted in praise of Saraswati.
‘Om Aing Namah!’ and‘Om Aing Kleeng Sauh!’ are the two important Saraswati Mantras.
‘Om Aing Mahasaraswatyai Namah!’ is the mantra dedicated to the worship of Maha Saraswati.
These apart, there are sacred mantras for the achieving specific purposes in life.
‘Vad Vad Vaagwaadinee Swaha!’
It is said that reciting this Saraswati Mantra for Hundred Thousand (one Lakh) times can lead to acquisition of immense knowledge and getting public recognition.
‘Om Aing Hreeng Shreeng Vaagdevyai Saraswatyai Namah!’
Chanting this Saraswati mantra for Hundred Thousand (one Lakh) times with faith is believed to bestow people with sharp intelligence, sound knowledge and good creativity.
‘Om Arham Mukha Kamal Vaasinee Paapaatma Kshayam Kaari Vad Vad Vaagwaadinee Saraswati Aing Hreeng Namah Swaaha!’
It is believed that reciting this Saraswati Mantra for Hundred Thousand (one Lakh) times can earn the Goddess’ immense blessings for the devotees, and one can be blessed with good knowledge, ample wealth and overall well-being.