O Mother of the world! Cause mercy on me, who has
indeed lost his radiance, who has lost his memory due to the trap of
preceptor, who is without knowledge, and who is saddened. Please bestow
conscience, memory, knowledge, power, power to awake pupils, power to
write treatise, and well established good pupils.
The natural talent (pratibhā), the meeting of
intellectuals, the auspicious potential to think, which have disappeared
due to destiny or fate Sarasvatī, Who is Brahman-svarūpā, Who is the
supreme, Who is the [knowledge]-light and Who is eternal please make
them new just like the demi-god brings a burnt plant to life again.
That Who is the Goddess of all the knowledge,
salutations for that Goddess Vāṇī. That Who is the ruler of visarga,
bindu, and mātrā, salutations for That Goddess, Who is Nīti (law). That
Goddess is vyākhyā (explanation) and She is governing the
That without whom the calculation-minded will not be
able to calculate salutations to that Goddess, Who is in the form of
logical-reasoning and enumeration. That Who is in the form of
misleading-principles, that Who is the memory-power, knowledge-power,
and wisdom-power salutations for that Goddess.
That Who is natural talent (pratibhā) and
imagination-power salutations for that Goddess. Truly, when
Sanatkumāra asked Brahma of supreme-knowledge, He became quiet, and even
He was unable to explain the principles. Then the supreme-existence
Śrīkṛṣṇa arrived there.
He (Kṛṣṇa) spoke, O Prajāpati! Eulogize that
Vāṇī. Then Brahmā, the Paramātman, satisfied Her by the order. Due to
the graciousness of that, He obtained the best principles. When
Vasundharā asked about the supreme-knowledge to Ananta (Śeṣanāga),
He [Ananta] became quiet and was not able to discern
the principles. Then, by the order of Kaśyapa, He who was troubled
meditated upon Her (Sarasvatī), and obtained the clear-principles which
destroy confusion. Once Vyāsa asked Vālmīki about the Purāṇa-sūtras..
Vālmīki remembered only that Jagadambikā, and due to
that, the best-among sages obtained the principles as a boon. Having
obtained the clear-knowledge which is like lamp for darkness-like
doubts, and having heard the Purāṇa-sūtras, Vyāsa, Who is a partial
incarnation of Kṛṣṇa,
[Vyāsa] held that Śivā [in thoughts] in Puṣkara
(region) and then indeed he obtained the boon of being the best poet.
Then he divided the Veda into three-Veda and created the Purāṇa. When
Mahendra (Indra) asked about tattvajρāna (supreme-reality) to Sadāśiva,
[Sadāśiva] Vibhu in a moment, having meditated upon
That Śivā, gave knowledge to him (Mahendra). Mahendra then asked the
knowledge of syllables to Bṛhaspati. Bṛhaspati held that Śivā [in
thoughts] for a thousand divine-years in the Puṣkara-region; then he
obtained the boon after a thousand divine-years.
Then he spoke the treatise of sounds and its meaning
to the King of Sura (Deva). Those students who have been taught by
Bṛhaspati, and all the learned sages who have studied under him, they
became successful only after studying about the Goddess. She is
eulogized and honored by the best-sages, by the men,
[She is eulogized by] the king of demons, the demi-gods,
the trinity of Brahma, Viṣṇu and Śivā. The thousand-heads, the
five-heads, and the four-heads associated with Śeṣa, Śiva, and Brahma
become dumb when it comes to eulogizing You. Then, how can a simple
human with one head will eulogize You? Having uttered thus, Yājρavalkya
whose shoulders were bent with devotion, saluted [Her] without food and
cried often. Then, Mahāmāyā in Her resplendent was seen by him. She
spoke to him, May you become the best poet and then go to Vaikuṇṭha.