|JAI SARASVATII MAATAA, JAI JAI HE SARASVATII MAATAA
SADGUNA VAIBHAVA SHAALINII, TRIBHUVANA VIKHYAATAA
Glory, glory, all glory to you, O Mother Saraswati; you are renowned
throughout the three spheres as the treasure-house of all great noble
virtues. Let all sing to the glory of your name!
CHANDRAVADANII PADMAASINII DYUTI MANGALAKARE
SOHE SHUBHA HANSA SAVARE, ATULA TEJADHARE
O infinitely radiant Goddess, you are beautiful and right as the moon and
are seated in lotus posture; you are lustrous in appearance and source of
all blessings; your vehicle, the auspicious swan, looks elegant.
BAAYE KARA MEIN VIINAA, DAAYEN KARA MAALAA
SHIISHA MUKUTA MANI SOHE, GALA MOTIYANA MAALAA
In your left hand, O Mother Saraswati, is the lute (Veena) and in the
right a wreath; on your head lies a splendid coronet of gems and around your
neck a string of pearls.
DEVII SHARANA JO AAE UNAKAA UDDHAARAM KIYAA
PAITHI MANTHARAA DAASII, RAAVANA SANHAARA KIYAA
O Goddess, whosoever sought refuge in you was released from the cycle of
birth and death. By perverting the mind of Kaikayee’s dull-witted handmaid,
Manthara, you became instrumental in the destruction of Ravana.
VIDYAA GYAANA PRADAAYINII, JAGA MEIN GYAANA PRAKAASHA BHARO
MOHA AURA AJNAANA TIMIRA KAA JAGA SE NAASHA KARO
O bestower of learning and skill, illumine the world with light of
knowledge and dispel the darkness of ignorance and infatuation.
DHUUPA DIIPA PHALA MEVAA MAAN SVIKAARA KARO
GYAANA CHAKSHU DE MAATAA, JAGA NISTAARA KARO
O Mother, pray accept my gift of incense, light, both green and dry
fruits and endowing the world with eyes of knowledge ferry it across the
ocean of this phenomenal world.
MAAN SARASVATII KII ARATII, JO KOII JANA GAAVAI
HITAKAARII SUKHAKAARII GYAANA HAKTI PAAVAI
Whosoever sings this hymn to Mother Saraswati becomes a recipient of
knowledge and devotion, both of which are beneficial and yield great
AARATII GANGAA MAIYAA,
MAAN JAI SURASARI MAIYAA
BHAVA VAARIDHI UDDHAARINII,
ATI HI SUDHRUUDHA NAIYAA
May we offer this prayer to Ganga, the divine mother and wave the festal
lamp before her; may we glorify her who delivers us from the cycle of
transmigration and the ocean of this world as if she were a steady boat.
HARI PADA PADMA PRASUUTAA,
You are born of he lotus-feet of Vishnu and are famous as a stream of
unpolluted water. You are Brahma in a streaming, flowing form brought to
earth by Bhagiratha, sacred and a repository of all virtues.
SHSNKARA JATAA VIHAARINII, HAARINII TRAYA TAAPAA|
SAGARA PUTRAGANA TAARINII, HARANII SAKALA PAAPAA
Shiva’s locks are as it were your bower of bliss where you enjoy roaming
about; you are the destroyer of all the three kinds of afflictions,
physical, mental and providential, deliverer of the sons of Sagara and
redresser of all sins.
GANGAA GANGAA JO JANA, UCCHARATA MUKHA SON|
DUURA DESHA STITHA BHII, TURATA TARATA SUKHA SON
He who chants your name even from a long distance is instantaneously
rewarded with great comfort and pleasure and attains deliverance as well.
MRUTA KII ASTHI TANIKA TAVA, JALADHAARAA PAAVAI|
SO JANA PAAVANA HOKARA, PARAMADHAAMA JAAVAI
Just a few drops of your holy stream sanctify the bones of the dead, who
touching them, go straight to heaven.
TAVA TATAVAASII TARUVARA, JALA THALA CHARA PRAANII|
PAKSHII PASHU PATANGA, GATI PAAVAI NIRVAANII
The countless creature that live in the water or on land, the innumerable
birds, cattle, insects as well as the trees growing on your banks are all
entitled to salvation (by their association with you).
MAATU DAYAAMAYII KIIJAI, DIINANA PARA DAAYAA|
PRABHU PADA PADMA MILAAKARA, HARI LIIJAI MAAYAA
O compassionate goddess, be kind to the poor and the destitute and
revealing to them the lotus-feet of the Lord, lift the veil of delusion
which covers their conscience.