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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 Sarswati embodied in a computer?

So my school computer was in front of my feet and while sitting and watching the TV I gently rested my legs on it. My mother told me not to put my legs on Sarswati and that all knowledge systems are ...
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Did Brahma have any children from his consorts?

It is well-known that Brahma has many mind-born children. But, Did Brahma has any children from his consorts, Saraswati and Gayatri? If yes, who are them and is any details about them?
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Difference between Medha suktam and Saraswati Vandana?

What is the difference in the purpose of chanting Medha suktam and Saraswati Vandana? What should a student chant , and what are the various benefits of doing them ?
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How to know more about goddess Saraswati?

What are some good books to know more about goddess Saraswati and are there any books which specifically provides necessary information about the ritualistic worship of goddess Saraswati ?
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Which deity is associated with knowledge, intelligence ,omniscience ,intellect all at once?

We know that Rama devotee Hanuman is the bestower of knowledge, Maa Saraswati is the bestower of literature, Maa Durga and lord Shiva as the bestower of omniscience and omnipotence and Lord Ganesha as ...
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Where to buy figurines where pranapratishtha was performed?

I was thinking of performing pranapratishtha for some statuettes (Shree Ganesha and Saraswati) but I learned that it is only for trained priests to do this practice, so I would like to buy them. Do ...
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What are the different origins of Saraswathi?

It is well known from the scriptures that devathas use to manifest themselves from various origins. The origins may vary from kalpa to kalpa, but there is always an inner meaning. For example, the ...
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What are the scriptures of Tantra that explicitly deals with the (all) devi forms of ma Saraswathi?

Although I do not know all the forms of Saraswathi that are explained in the Scriptures, I heard about Swetha Saraswathi, Neela Saraswathi, and some others. Each such devi has a visual form, mantra, ...
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Are there any Saraswati sahasranaamas other than those from Skanda purana and Rudra Yamala Tantram?

There are at least two Saraswati sahasranaamas, that I know, are available. #1: From Skanda purana 1,2 At the request of Narada, Sanat Kumara Maharshi enumerated these sahastranaamas. #2: From Rudra ...
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The story of the sage Rishyasringa

The Wikipedia article for the Sringeri Sharadamba Temple mentions that: As per Hindu legend, the place is associated with sage Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandakamuni. He did severe penance at this place,...
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What to do on navratri?

What are the best thing to do on navratri, Any type of yoga,or mantra(pls don't suggest any which need initiation) or anything else
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Mention of Valmiki installing the Saraswathi idol in Brahmanda Purana

The following excerpt is taken from the puranic story of Basara Gnana Saraswathi temple ఆది కవి వాల్మికి ఇక్కడ సరస్వతీ దేవిని ప్రతిష్టించి రామాయణం వ్రాసాడని బ్రహ్మాండ పురాణం వివరిస్తుంది. Brahmanda ...
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Reason behind crossed eyes of Gnana Saraswati Devi

In Sanatan Dharma, the forms and shapes of any goddess are not random. Great rishis experience the form and shape of Goddesses along with the knowledge of details of those particular forms and shapes. ...
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Why do we signify particular aspect if parabrahman has all aspects?

Let us consider Ma Saraswathi for this question. The following are some of the sloka and names for the Saraswathi śaradiṃdu samākāre parabrahma svarūpiṇe vāsarā pīṭha nilaye sarasvatī namostute ॐ शिवा...
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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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Are there any commentaries on Saraswati sahastra naamas?

Lalitha sahastra naamavali (1000 names of Lalitha) is present in Brahmanda Purana. It is popular and has some Telugu commentaries like Sowbhagya Bhaskara Bhashyam. Saraswathi sahastranaamam is present ...
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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 one of the preachings of H.H Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamy. I think ...
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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 occupied Kashmir is one of the oldest surviving temples of Saraswati. Is there any other temple ...
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