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Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.

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Is prana shakthi a form of Saraswathi according to scriptures?

Today, I heard from a person that the following picture of ma Saraswathi has some deep interpretation according to scriptures.                                        We can see that goddess has hamsa ...
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Is there only single 'Gnana Saraswathi temple' In India?

When I search online, I can find only a single temple for Ganana Saraswathi in India. The temple is located in Basar, Telangana. The legend of the temple is mentioned on the temple website Legend ...
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Is there any short and powerful Saraswathi naama/mantra available for Sudras?

There are several names/mantras available for Sudras that are very powerful. I am using the word 'powerful' to stress that the mantra is capable of giving both temporal pleasures and eternal moksha. I ...
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Do the tridevi (Saraswati,Lakshmi,Parvati) play any role in the Mahabharata?

Sita as Lakshmi's avatara, plays a primary role in Ramayana. The three Moola female deities don't seem to participate actively as their spouses do in the epic and there are conflicting theories as to ...
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Saraswati mantra for students who have lost concentration in studies

There is a 2 line Saraswati mantra and the first word is very long and it starts with 'k'. This is all I know about the mantra. Can someone guide what is the mantra, its meaning, and in which book it'...
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Is the notion of goddess Sarasvati sitting atleast once per day on every beings tongue found in scriptures?

It is generally said, at least so have I heard in my area, from elders, that goddess Sarasvati sits on every human's tongue, at least once a day. Therefore we should always try to speak about good ...
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What are symbols for worshipping Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma of the trinity pantheon?

It is often said that when there was a feud/ struggle for Swarga between deisms (led by Lord Indra) and devils(led by Jalandhar) the deisms were unable to assassinate Jalandhar due to piousness of her ...
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Hymn of lord Shiva by Ma Saraswati

Has devi Saraswati composed any hymn herself on Lord Shiva or on any other deity, if yes please provide a source? This is inspired by the couplet of shiva mahimna stotr
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What is the source of Saraswati Stotram?

श्वेतपद्मासना देवी श्वेतपुष्पोपशोभिता । श्वेताम्बरधरा नित्या श्वेतगन्धानुलेपना ॥ १॥ श्वेताक्षी शुक्लवस्त्रा च श्वेतचन्दनचर्चिता । वरदा सिद्धगन्धर्वैरृषिभिः स्तूयते सदा ॥ २॥ स्तोत्रेणानेन तां देवीं ...
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Is the River Sarasvati from Rig Veda Mandala 6 an Afghani River?

I've seen claims that apparently the oldest Sarasvati of Mandala 6 is actually from Afghanistan, how accurate is this claim?
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What exactly reaches the chidakasam?

An yogi with proper practice can reach chidakasam, which is generally treated as Samadi state. The chidakasam (space of intelligence) is beyond chittakasam (space of mind) and stulakasam (space of ...
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Sanskrit mantra of Sarasvati in agni purana to expand intelligence

Consider the following verses from Agni Purana regarding the goddess Sarasvati The chief mantra, that is (known as) Sarasvati (Goddess of learning), that which has the letters that have the directive ...
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Is Mata Saraswati really the Goddess of knowledge? [closed]

We generally say that Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom and all the knowledge that can ever be attained by the mankind was originated from herself. So if she is indeed the ...
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Who is Goddess Sarasvatī? How the Goddess of River transformed into the Goddess of Knowledge?

The identity of the Goddess Sarasvatī changed over time. Initially, she was the personification of the sacred river. Later she was transformed into the Goddess of Knowledge. How did that happen?
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Which texts mention Saraswati as a mighty river and which texts say that it had dried up?

Rig Veda talks about Saraswati as a mighty river (from Quora) 2.41.6 - Sarasvati is described as naditama, ambitama, devitama or the best river, best mother and best Goddess 6.52.6 - Sarasvati is ...
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What are some texts ( or sects ) which declare Devī Sarasvati as Supreme.?

All the five deities - (Brahmā, Vishnu-Lakshmi, Shiva-Uma) within the Tridev-Tridevī continuum, enjoys a Brahman or the Supreme deity status either explicitly (with dedicated sects) or implicitly (...
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Why did Goddess Saraswati lift the Sindhu river?

Why did Goddess Saraswati lift the Sindhu river? Please provide the background/context for why the goddess needed to lift the river.
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Does Gods knows our thoughts? [duplicate]

Do Gods know everything about us, like our thoughts and our intentions behind them? If yes, then are all 33 crores gods omniscient (all knowing)? If demigods are not all-knowing, then how is it that ...
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Who is Goddess Gayatri? Is she another form of Saraswati or Saraswati in Parashakti form?

Summary: Is Goddess Gayatri another form of Savitri (Saraswati) or Savitri in Parabrahman form? If yes, can we conclude that the word ‘Savita’ in the Gayatri mantra is representative of Savitri and ...
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Did Shankaracharya mention Saraswati as Para Brahman?

Did Adi Shankaracharya (directly) mention anywhere in his writings, Saraswati as Para-Brahman?
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Is it true brahma masturbated to urvasi and collected semen in pot and saraswati was born from it? [closed]

I have seen many people claiming this but i couldn't find the story in any puranas. Are they just rumours or is there really some story. If yes please quote the exact verse.
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Details On Smriti, and Kalpana?

Please someone provide detail on Smriti, Kalpana and its working.. from Hinduism side of view.. For Example: I recently came to know about Vak, and its working.. on answer written HERE Im looking for ...
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Which scripture says the initiation by Saraswathi to Nala on Chintamani mantra?

It is said that Saraswathi initiated the Nala on the Chintamani mantra at the time of Damayanthi swayamvaram. I heard this from preaching of H.H Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamy. Which scripture ...
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How to increase Memory? [duplicate]

Is there any practice, mantra/stotra in Hinduism to Increase Memory. I want to read about Smriti-Sakti, Jnana-Sakti, Buddhi Sakti, Kalpana Sakti, Pratibha Sakti... Im trying to collect everything in ...
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Story where rishi Durvasa cursed Mother Saraswati

In particular, I'm looking for the story, where rishi Durvasa cursed mother Saraswati, because he couldn't pronounce something that lord brahma had taught him and mother Saraswati laughed at him when ...
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What is the real source of these stotram or sloka?

“ওঁ পূর্ণ পরমজ্যোতি...” OM PURNA PARAMJYOTI... সায়াহ্নে সরস্বতী রবিমণ্ডল মধ্যস্থা শুক্লবর্ণা দ্বিভূজা ত্রিশূলডম্বরু করাবৃযতাসনারূঢ়া বৃদ্ধা রুদ্রানী রুদ্রদৈবতা সামবেদোদাহৃতা ধ্যেয়। SAYAHNE SARASWATI ...
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How many times the Saraswati Beeja mantra needs to be repeated?

Assume that a guru gave upadesa of Saraswati mantra to a person. ऐं । is the Beeja mantra for Saraswati Devi. Does the exact number of times the Beeja mantra should be repeated is mentioned in ...
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Saraswati mantra for recitation and need for guru

What is the meaning of the following mantra? (om) वद वद वाग्वादिनी स्वाहा । Does this Saraswati mantra need a guru's initiation to recite (without om)?
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Can anyone provide the sloka, which narrates what Saraswati ji said in Ramayana? [duplicate]

When gods approached Saraswati ji to change the mind of Manthara, she said one shlok (my grandmother told me long ago). I don't remember what she said. If someone could tell me what the sloka was, ...
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Saraswati Sooktam (Rigveda Samhitaa)

Good day, I am searching a good translation of the Saraswati Sooktam as per title, in English. Anyone has a good referral website ? As suggested , i copy here the text of this Suktam i found. ...
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Which is correct wrt to Saraswati river? Did it flow from Haryana to Gujarat or did it meet Ganga and Yamuna at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/23551/19725 - acc to this answer Saraswati goes from Haryana to Gujarat. But Triveni Sangam is said to be the confluence point of Ganga Yamuna and Saraswati. ...
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Which is the saraswati rahasya upanishad among the given two?

I came across two texts: The first one The second one Yet they both say that they're saraswati rahasya upanishad, and they're slightly different. Which one is the correct one or are they ...
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What is the inner meaning of Saraswati following Sage Kavasa?

The following is an extract from Aitareya brahmana. In the Eausitaki Br&htnanam (12, 3), the story of Kavasa is reported in the following way: the Risis, called the "middle ones" (...
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Story of Godess Saraswati?

Why is She called Vidyadatri (Goddess who provides knowledge) Vagdevi (Goddess of speech) Veenapani (Goddess carrying veena in her hands) Hansavahini (Goddess who sits on swan) Is there any ...
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Is there any reincarnation of Ma Saraswati?

Does any reference of Ma Sarswati being reincarnated as another Devi? Ancient Sharada Peeth in Pakistan’s Azad Kashmir is one of the oldest surviving temples of Saraswati. Is there any other temple ...
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Who are the 7 sisters of Saraswati mentioned in Rig Veda?

Rig Veda VI.61.12 says Seven-sistered, sprung from threefold source, the Five Tribes' prosperer, she must be Invoked in every deed of might. At another mantra in Rig Veda, seven rivers - सप्त सि...
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What should be the daily schedule of a student preparing for an exam, according to Vedas and our ancient teachings? [closed]

I'm preparing for an exam and my mother told me that I should wake up at 3.30 in morning and chant this shloka and start studying कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः करमध्ये सरस्वती । करमूले स्थिता गौरी मंगलं ...
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Number of times to chant ऐं (aim) to attain siddhi [duplicate]

ऐं (aim) is said to be beeja mantra for vaak. In general, every mantra has a corresponding number associated with it such that if repeated under proper conditions attains to siddhi. How many times ...
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What are four grades/stages or types of Vāk?

I've come across mention of four types of Vāni in several texts e.g., Ganapathi Atharvashisrsha, Saraswati Sukta, etc. One of the direct references is Rigveda 1.164.45: HYMN CLXIV. Viśvedevas. ...
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Clarification about eligibility to perform Saraswathi kavacha from devi baghavatham

Consider the following words from Chapter 4 - On the hymn, worship and Kavaca of Sarasvatī Devī of devi baghavatham regarding Saraswathi kavacha One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...
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Which scripture tells about Saraswati upasana?

Which scripture tells us about the rules and procedures for doing Saraswati upasana?
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Who were Paravatas and Bṛsaya mentioned in the Rig Vedic mantras?

Rig Veda VI.61 describes elimination of Paravatas and Bṛsaya by Saraswati. 2 She with her might, like one who digs for lotus-stems, hath burst with her strong waves the ridges of the hills. Let us ...
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Is it the Saraswati in Brahma loka or her partial incarnation married to Matinara?

The following passage says that Saraswati appeared in person before the Matinara and chose him for husband. The passage was narrated by Vaisampayana to Janamejaya And of her was born a son named ...
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Origin and meaning of the Saraswathi shloka

What is the origin and meaning of the following shloka Om Sri Gnana Saraswathi devathayai namaha, śaradiṃdu samākāre parabrahma svarūpiṇe vāsarā pīṭha nilaye sarasvatī namostute
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What is the basis for Vaishampayana's claim that the Saraswati became invisible because of her contempt for Sudras and Abhiras?

As mentioned in the Mahabharata: Vaishampayana said, "Then Valadeva, O king, proceeded to Vinasana where the Sarasvati hath become invisible in consequence of her contempt for Sudras and Abhiras. ...
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What is the relation of Vasant Panchami with Goddess Saraswati?

Tomorrow is Vasant Panchami and my Bengali friends shall be celebrating Saraswati Puja. I wanted to know if the worship of Saraswati is mentioned in any scripture on this particular day.
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Sarasvatii - a goddess or a river first?

Historians (Marxists) claim that Rig Vedic Sarasvati is an imaginary river born out of minds of Rig Vedic Rishis, because there is no physical evidence of this river as Yamuna has. We, the adherent of ...
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Did saraswati/savitri slay vritra or vetra according to rigveda?

According to wikipedia article of Vritra - In one verse of a Rig-Vedic hymn eulogising Sarasvati, she is portrayed as the one who slayed Vritra. Mention of this occurs nowhere else. The verse the ...
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How did Saraswati end up as "wife" of Brahma?

According to Shatapatha Brahmana, Brahma conceives a passion for his own daughter but the gods condemn Brahma, even the goddess goes away from Brahma. Prajāpati conceived a passion for his own ...
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Is the daughter of Brahma in shatpatha brahmana Sandhya the nymph or saraswati?

The story of Brahma lusting after his daughter due to arrow struck by kama deva is present in shatpatha brahmana, my question is, is the daughter called Sandhya or saraswati, because there is ...
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