Sri Saraswathi Dwadasha Nama Stotram is the Slokam in praise of Sri Saraswathi Devi, the God of education. This Slokam describes the twelve basic names of Sri Saraswathi which denote Her attributes.
The Slokam is presented in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation. The benefits of chanting the Slokam is embedded in the text itself.
सरस्वती त्वयं द्रुष्ट्या वीणा पुस्तक धारिणि
हंसवाह समायुक्ता विद्यादानकरी मम (1)
sarasvathee thvayaM dhruShtyaa veeNaa pusthaka DhaariNi
haMsavaaha samaayukthaa vidhyaa-dhaana-karee mama
Sri Saraswathi Devi, we yearn for Your vision on us. You hold the Veena and the Books. You are ever ready to mount the Swan, Your vehicle. We humbly worship and pray to You to grant us the education, knowledge and the wisdom.
प्रथमं भारती नामा द्वितीयं च सरस्वती
त्रुतीयं शारदादेवि चतुर्थं हंसवाहना (2)
praThamaM bhaarathee naamaa dhvitheeyaM cha sarasvathee
thrutheeyaM shaaradhaa-dhevi chathurThaM haMsa-vaahanaa
Sri Saraswathi Devi, Firstly, You are prayed as Sri Bharathi. Secondly, You are prayed as Sri Saraswathi. Thirdly, You are prayed as Sri Sharada Devi. Fourthly, You are prayed as Sri Hamsa Vahini.
पञ्चमं जगतीख्यातं षष्टं वागीश्वरी तथा
कौमारी सप्तमं प्रोक्तमष्टमं ब्रह्मचारिणी (3)
pancchamaM jagatheekhyaathaM ShaShtaM vaageeshvaree thaThaa
kaumaaree sapthamaM proktham-aShtamaM brahmachaariNee
Sri Saraswathi Devi, Fifthly, You are prayed as Sri Jagatheekyathi, the Devi with the fame in the universe. Sixthly, You are prayed as Sri Vageswari, the Goddess bestowing talking prowess. Seventhly, You are prayed as Sri Kaumari, the divine maiden. Eighthly, You are prayed as Sri Brahmacharini, the consort of Sri Brahma.
नवमं बुद्धिधात्री च दशमं वरदायिनी
एकादशं क्षूद्रकण्ढा द्वादशं भुवनेश्वरी (4)
navamaM budhDhi-Dhaathree cha dhashamaM varadhaayinee
ekaadhashaM kShoodhra-kaNDaa dhvaadhashaM bhuvaneshvaree
Sri Saraswathi Devi, Ninthly, You are prayed as Sri Buddhi-Dhathri, the bestower of wisdom. Tenthly, You are prayed as Sri Varadhayini, the bestower of boons. Eleventhly, You are prayed as Sri Kshoodra Kanta, the slender necked Devi. Twelfthly, You are prayed as Sri Bhuvaneshwari, the Lord of the Universe.
ब्राह्मी द्वादश नामानि त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेन्नरः
सर्व सिद्धीकरी तस्य प्रसन्न परमेश्वरी
सा मे वस्तु जिह्वाग्रे ब्रह्मरूपा सरस्वती (5)
braahmee dhvaadhasha naamaani thrisanDhyaM yah paTennarah
sarva sidhDhee-karee thasya prasanna parameshvaree
saa mae vasthu jihvaagre brahma-roopaa sarasvathee
The persons who sincerely and devoutly read and recite this Dwadashanama Stotram thrice a day shall be blessed with all Siddhies (Yogic attributes). They will be blessed with good knowledge and wisdom. Sri Saraswathi shall be at the tip of their tongue propelling them to speak with in-depth knowledge.