Sri Saraswathi Stotram

Sri Saraswathi Stotram
Sri Saraswathi Stotram

Sri Saraswathi Stotram is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Saraswathi Devi, the Goddess of education, knowledge and wisdom. The Slokam was composed by the Sage Sri Agasthya.

Sri Saraswathi Stotram contains twenty-one stanzas each describing the attributes and compassion of Maa Saraswathi Devi. The benefits of chanting this Slokam are given in the end.

The Slokam is presented in Devanagari and English Scripts with a simple English translation.

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवः सदा पूजिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वति भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा (1)

yaa kundhaendhu-thuShaara-haara-Dhavalaa yaa shubhra-vasthra-avrhthaa
yaa veeNaa-vara-dhaNda-maNditha-karaa yaa shvetha-padhma-asana
yaa brahma-achyutha-shankara-prabhruthibhir-dhaevah sadhaa poojithaa
saa maaM paathu sarasvathi bhagavathee nih-sheSha-jaaddyaapahaa

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is as white as jasmine flower; She is as cool as the moon; She has the brightness of snow; She dazzles as the garland of pure pearls; She adorns pure white dresses; She holds the musical instrument Veena and the wand which bestows boons; She sits on the white lotus; She is worshipped by Sri Brahma, Sri Vishnu, Sri Shiva and other Devas. Sri Saraswathi Devi, I humbly request you to bless your protection and completely remove my ignorance.

दोर्भिर्युक्ता चतुर्भिं स्फटिकमणिनिभैरक्षमालान्दधाना
हस्तेनैकेन पद्मं सितमपि च शुकं पुस्तकं चापेरण
भासा कुन्देन्दुशङ्खस्फटिकमणिनिभा भासमानाऽसमाना
सा मे वाग्देवतेयं निवसतु वदने सर्वदा सुप्रसन्ना (2)

dhorbhir-yukthaa chathurbhiM sphatika-maNi-nibhair-akShamaalaan-dhaDhaanaa
hasthaenai-kaena padhmaM sitham-api cha shukaM pusthakaM cha-apaeraNa
bhaasaa kundhae-indhu-shanGgkha-sphatika-maNi-nibhaa bhaasamaana-(A)samaanaa
saa me vaag-dhaevathe-yaM nivasathu vadhanae sarvadhaa suprasannaa

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She has four hands; She holds the garland of beads which dazzle like precious pure crystal gems; She holds the white lotus and the book in Her hands; Her resplendent form is incomparable even with the combination of jasmine, moon, pure crystal and conch. I sincerely pray to Sri Saraswathi Devi, the Goddess of speech to stay in my tongue and shower and bestow Her blessings.

सुरासुरसेवितपादपङ्कजा करे विराजत्कमनीयपुस्तका
विरिञ्चिपत्नी कमलासनस्थिता सरस्वती नृत्यतु वाचि मे सदा (3)

sura-asura-saevitha-paadha-panGgkajaa karae viraajath-kamaneeya-pusthakaa
virincchi-pathnee kamala-asana-sThithaa  sarasvathee nruthyathu vaachi mae sadhaa

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. Her lotus feet were worshipped by Devas and asuras; She has an excellent book in Her hand; She is the consort of Sri Brahma; She sits on the lotus. I sincerely pray to Sri Saraswathi Devi to always live and dance in my speech.

सरस्वती सरसिजकेसरप्रभा तपस्विनी सितकमलासनप्रिया
घनस्तनी कमलविलोललोचना मनस्विनी भवतु वरप्रसादिनी (4)

sarasvathee sarasija-kaesara-prabhaa thapasvinee sita-kamala-asana-priyaa
ghana-sthanee kamala-viloala-lochanaa manasvinee bhavathu vara-prasaadhinee

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She glistens like a lotus flower; She is the personification of yogic meditation; She loves to sit on the lotus; She is good hearted; Her eyes are filled with serenity and compassion; They resemble pure lotus petals; She is the embodiment of wisdom and She fully occupies the mind. I sincerely pray to Sri Saraswathi Devi to shower and bestow Her blessings on us.

सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि
विद्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा (5)

sarasvathi namasthubhyaM varadhae kaama-roopiNi
Vidhya-arambhaM kariShyaami sidhDhir-bhavathu mae sadhaa

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes; Her appearance is lovable. I sincerely pray to Sri Saraswathi Devi to always shower Her blessings to enable me to understand as and when I commence learning anything.

सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यं सर्वदेवि नमो नमः
शान्तरूपे शशिधरे सर्वयोगे नमो नमः (6)

sarasvathi namasthubhyaM sarva-dhaevi namo namah
shaantha-roopae shashi-Dharae sarva-yogae namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the personified form of all the Goddesses together; My humble salutations to Her; She appears tranquil; She adorns the crescent moon; She is the personified form of all yogic attributes. My humble salutations to Her.

नित्यानन्दे निराधारे निष्कलायै नमो नमः
विद्याधरे विशालाक्षि शूद्धज्ञाने नमो नमः (7)

nithya-anandhae nira-aDhaarae niShkalaayai namo namah
vidhyaa-Dharae vishaala-akShi shoodhDha-jnyaanae namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is pure eternal ultimate bliss; She is independent; She is whole and complete without any divisions; My humble salutations to Her; She showers and supports all knowledge; She has broad eyes; She is the personified form of all knowledge and wisdom. My humble salutations to Her.

शुद्धस्फटिकरूपायै सूक्ष्मरूपे नमो नमः
शब्दब्रह्मि चतुर्हस्ते सर्वसिद्ध्यै नमो नमः (8)

shudhDha-sphatika-roopaayai sookshma-roopae namo namah
shabdha-brahmi chathur-hasthae sarva-sidhDhyai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. Her appearance is like the pure crystal precious gem; Her form is also extremely subtle; My humble salutations to Her; She is the personification of the vociferous Brahmam; She has four hands; She bestows all yogic attributes. My humble salutations to Her.

मुक्तालङ्कृतसर्वाङ्ग्यै मूलाधारे नमो नमः
मूलमन्त्रस्वरूपायै मूलशक्त्यै नमो नमः (9)

muktha-alanGgkrutha-sarva-anGgyai moola-aDhaarae namo namah
moola-manthra-svaroopaayai moola-shakthyai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is decorated with the jewels made of pearls; She is the ultimate basis providing support to the entire existence and sustenance; My humble salutations to Her; She is the personified form of the root mantra; She is the embodiment of the root energy for the universe. My humble salutations to Her.

मनो मणिमहायोगे वागीश्वरि नमो नमः
वाग्भ्यै वरदहस्तायै वरदायै नमो नमः (10)

manoa maNi-mahaa-yogae vaage-eshvari namo namah
vaagbhyai varadha-hasthaayai varadhaayai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is like the precious gem shining in the mind where She is being meditated upon; My humble salutations to Her; She is the source from which speech originates; She has the abundance blessing hand; She blesses abundance. My humble salutations to Her.

वेदायै वेदरूपायै वेदान्तायै नमो नमः
गुणदोषविवर्जिन्यै गुणदीप्त्यै नमो नमः (11)

vaedhaayai vaedha-roopaayai vaedhaanthaayai namo namah
guNa-dhoSha-vivarjinyai guNa-dheepthyai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the content of the Vedas; She is the personified form of Vedas; She is the content of the Vedhanta; My humble salutations to Her; Her transcendental appearance is beyond virtues and vices; She is resplendent with all the virtues. My humble salutations to Her.

सर्वज्ञाने सदानन्दे सर्वरूपे नमो नमः
सम्पन्नायै कुमार्यै च सर्वज्ञे नमो नमः (12)

sarva-jnyaanae sadha-anandhae sarva-roopae namo namah
sampannaayai kumaaryai cha sarvajnyaae namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the embodiment of all wisdom; She is always the eternal bliss; She is in all the forms; My humble salutations to Her; She is complete with every perfection; She is the young maiden; She knows everything. My humble salutations to Her.

योगानार्य उमादेव्यै योगानन्दे नमो नमः
दिव्यज्ञान त्रिनेत्रायै दिव्यमूर्त्यै नमो नमः (13)

yogaan-aarya umaa-dhaevyai yoga-anandhae namo namah
dhivya-jnyaana thri-nethraayai dhivya-moorthyai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the master of Yoga; She is Sri Uma Devi; She is the bliss of yoga; My humble salutations to Her; She is the divine wisdom; She has three eyes; She is of divine form. My humble salutations to Her.

अर्धचन्द्रजटाधारि चन्द्रबिम्बे नमो नमः
चन्द्रादित्यजटाधारि चन्द्रबिम्बे नमो नमः (14)

arDha-chandhra-jataa-Dhaari chandhra-bimbae namo namah
chandra-adithya-jataa-Dhaari chandra-bimbae namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She adorns the crescent moon on Her mane; She dazzles like the reflection of the moon; My humble salutations to Her; She wears the moon and the sun as Her mane ornaments; She dazzles like the reflection of the moon; My humble salutations to Her.

अणुरूपे महारूपे विश्वरूपे नमो नमः
अणिमाद्यष्टसिद्ध्यायै आनन्दायै नमो नमः (15)

aNu-roopae mahaa-roope vishva-roope namo namah
aNima-adhy-aShta-sidhDhyaayai aanandhaayai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is of minutest atom form; She is of the enormous form; She is of the universal form; My humble salutations to Her; She is accomplished in all the eight yogic attributes; She blesses happiness to all.  My humble salutations to Her.

ज्ञानविज्ञानरूपायै ज्ञानमूर्ते नमो नमः
नानाशास्त्रस्वरूपायै नानारूपे नमो नमः (16)

jnyaana-vijnyaana-roopaayai jnyaana-moorthae namo namah
naanaa-shaasthra-svaroopaayai naanaa-roope namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is in the form of all kinds of wisdom and intelligence; She embodies all knowledge; My humble salutations to Her; She is in the form of various disciplines of knowledge; She is the essence of all disciplines of knowledge. My humble salutations to Her.

पद्मदा पद्मवंशा च पद्मरूपे नमो नमः
परमेष्ठ्यै परामूर्त्यै नमस्ते पापनाशिनि (17)

padhmadhaa padhma-vaMshaa cha padhma-roope namo namah
parameShTyai paraa-moorthyai namasthe paapa-naashini

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the bestower of lotus; She descends from the lotus; She is in the form of lotus; My humble salutations to Her; She is supreme; She is eternal; She annihilates the sins. My humble salutations to Her.

महादेव्यै महाकाल्यै महालक्ष्म्यै नमो नमः
ब्रह्मविष्णुशिवायै च ब्रह्मनार्यै नमो नमः (18)

mahaa-dhaevyai mahaa-kaalyai mahaa-lakShmyai namo namah
brahma-viShNu-shivaayai cha brahman-aaryai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is Sri Maha Devi; She is Sri Maha Kali; She is Sri Mahalakshmi; My humble salutations to Her; She is the core and essence of Sri Brahma, Sri Vishnu and Sri Shiva; She is the ultimate supreme consciousness. My humble salutations to Her.

कमलाकरपुष्पा च कामरूपे नमो नमः
कपालि कर्मदीप्तायै कर्मदायै नमो नमः (19)

kamala-akara-puShpaa cha kaama-roopae namo namah
kapaali karma-dheepthaayai karma-dhaayai namo namah

Humble Salutations to Sri Saraswathi Devi. She is the source of purity that is the lotus; She is of lovable appearance; My humble salutations to Her; She is the receiver of offerings in the yagnas; She shines with energy; She is the energy for the activities.  My humble salutations to Her.

सायं प्रातः पठेन्नित्यं षण्मासात् सिद्धिरुच्यते
चोरव्याघ्रभयं नास्ति पठतां शृण्वतामपि (20)

saayaM praathah paTaen-nithyaM ShaN-maasaath sidhDhir-uchyathae
chora-vyaaghra-bhayaM naasthi paTathaaM shruNvathaam-api

The persons who sincerely read and recite this Slokam in the evenings for six months shall be blessed with the yogic attributes; They will not have the fear of theft or the attack of wild animals.

इत्थं सरस्वतीस्तोत्रम् अगस्त्यमुनिवाचकम्
सर्वसिद्धिकरं नॄणां सर्वपापप्रणाशणम् (21)

ithThaM sarasvathee-sthothram agasthya-muni-vaachakam
sarva-sidhDhi-karaM nruNaaM sarva-paapa-praNaashaNam

This Saraswathi Stotram composed by the Sage Sri Agasthya leads to accomplishment of all yogic attributes and diminishes all the sins.

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