सरस्वती वंदना -Sarawati Invocation

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता

या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।

या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता

सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा॥१॥

Ya Kundendu Tusharahara Dhavala Ya Shubhra Vastravrita

Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara Ya Shveta Padmasana

Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaih Sada Pujita

Sa Mam Pattu Saravatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapaha॥1॥

Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.

शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं

वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्‌।

हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम्‌

वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्‌॥२॥

Shuklam Brahmavichara Sara, Parmamadyam Jagadvyapineem

Veena Pustaka Dharineema Bhayadam Jadyandhakarapaham।

Haste Sphatikamalikam Vidadhateem Padmasane Samsthitam

Vande Tam Parmeshvareem Bhagwateem Buddhipradam Sharadam॥2॥

Meaning – One Who is fair in complexion, Who is the essence of Brahman, one Who pervades the universe, with Veena in one hand and the Vedas in the other, bestower of fearlessness and remover of ignorance, with a Sphatik rosary in her hand, seated on a Lotus, the source of all intellect, to that Maa Saraswati I bow down.

Composed by Agastya Rishi