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I belong to Smarta family. Till photography became popular in India in Mid 19th century and selling of photos/colour paintings of Gods had become a commercial business, idols of Gods were used to be worshipped. Way back in late 1980s, when I was still in early twenties, I had observed in houses of our relatives and family friends, people of old generation,...


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The episode of Saraswati Devi incarnating as Ubhaya Bharati has been mentioned in Sankara Digvijaya: The Traditional Life of Sri Sankaracharya by Madhava Vidyaranya According to it, Saraswati Devi laughed at the Durvasa after hearing his out of tune utterance of Vedic mantras. Durvasa then cursed Saraswati due to her misdeed and out of leniency, showed her a ...


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चत्वारि वाक्‌ परिमिता पदानि तानि विदुर्व्राह्मणा ये मनीषिण: | तानि विदुर्व्राह्मणा ये मनीषिण: गुहा त्रीणि निहिता नेङ्गयन्ति तुरीयं वाचो मनुष्या वदन्ति ॥ R.V. 1.164.45 || Four are the definite grades of speech: those Brahmans who are wise know them : three deposited in secret, indicate no meaning: men speak the fourth grade of speech. (H.H....


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The number of times a Mantra is required to be chanted during Purascharana depends on the number of letters the Mantra is formed of. It is usually N lakh where N denotes the number of letters the Mantra has. For example, the Gayatri Mantra is 24-syllabled. So, 24 lakh is the prescribed number for it's Purascharana. So, for mono-syllabled Mantras (like aim, ...


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As you can see below, all of the mantras in your question (and the YouTube video you linked) are sourced from the Ṛgveda. I included the English translations for these from the Oxford translation of Ṛgveda by Stephanie Jamison and Joel Brereton. You can find alternative translation of these verses on this website (Sarasvati in the Veda - Part 1 thru 4) but ...


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Prayers to Sarasvatī Ṛg Veda RV 1.3.10 पावका नः सरस्वती वाजेभिर्वाजिनीवती । यज्ञं वष्टु धियावसुः pāvakā ǀ naḥ ǀ sarasvatī ǀ vājebhiḥ ǀ vājinī-vatī ǀ yajñam ǀ vaṣṭu ǀ dhiyā-vasuḥ ǁ Sarasvatī is the queen of the words. She grants us her boon through words. Let pure Sarasvatī, providing us with most auspicious words, be satisfied with our prayers, ...


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Yes, the lines you quoted in your question are actually present in original Devi Bhagavata Purana. The passage is a translation of Shloka no. 88 -Chapter4 - Book 9. Below is the original Sanskrit shloka. गुरुमभ्यर्च्य विधिवद्वस्त्रालङ्‌कारचन्दनैः । प्रणम्य दण्डवद्‍भूमौ कवचं धारयेत्सुधीः ॥ 88 ॥ One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...


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In Hinduism Devi Saraswati is goddess of speech , learning ,music ,art. She is depected as sitting on a white swan and holding a Vina (stringed instrument) in her hands. She clad in white clothes and a book in her other hand , which are Vedas. According to Pancharatra texts she is one of the twenty-four emanations of Lakshmi accompanying Narayana. i.e. ...


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Rig-Veda. 6. 61 is the Sukta which is devoted to Sarasvati. In this sukta she is praised as Goddess and adored as river. The sanskrit mantras and H.H.Wilson translation is as follows. The Translation of H.H. Wilson is based on commentary of Sayana. इयं शुष्मेभिर्बिसखाइवारुजत्सानु गिरीणां तविषेभिरूर्मिभिः । पारावतघ्नीमवसे सुवृक्तिभिः सरस्वतीमा ...


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Keeping in mind the various points of view expressed in the OP and the comments above, it would be best if we approach this from the point of view of etymology. The word "sarasvatī सरस्वती" etymologically means one who has a lot of speed and flow, from the root dhātu "sṛ सृ". So the word would be originally used to describe a mighty river ...


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Lakshmi is also Durga because she is a Shakti. All the Shaktis are Durga so that means Durga killed Mahisasura but then Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati all killed Mahisasura too by collecting their powers and making a form who is Durga. Durga is a incarnation of Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati. Just how all the Gods form Bramhan, all the Goddesses form Durga ...


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Namaste Trace everything honestly and join the dots : Devi Mahatmya, MarkanDeya Puran, Devi Bhagwat, Rahasya-TrayaM (the three-fold secret). The secret: MahaLakshmi = Adi ParA Shakti who becomes the various Goddesses. EDIT: REF: Please see quotes added at the end of this answer from Rahasya TrayaM I - Pradhanika Rahasya DurgA is a manifestation of MahA ...


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I think the flow of knowledge shown, ie.,Ambhinî from Âditya, the Sun and Vâk from Ambhinî, in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, should be viewed in esoteric manner only. Rig Veda eulogise Sun or Savitr as the deity for ILLUMINATION or BLISS. Gāyatrī Mantra known as the Sāvitri Mantra will praise Sun for Illumination. Here, Ambhini might be referring to ...


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