New Delhi: It is that time of the year when the entire nation is soaked in the festive spirit of Basant or Vasant Panchami. Goddess Saraswati is invoked on the day and devotees throng temples to seek her blessings.
Rituals begin from early morning and devotees dressed in their traditional best start their day with prayers to the goddess. Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, arts, music, wisdom and performing arts.
Many followers throng Saraswati temples, play music and chant her name the whole day. It also happens to be the day when parents introduce letters to their children. They initiate them into writing letters of alphabet or study together. This is also known as Akshar Abhyasam or Vidyaarambham (meaning initiation of education).
You can chant these Saraswati mantras to begin your day with peace. Chanting of these mantras everyday can help you attain blessings of the goddess.
Saraswati Shloka is as follows:
Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sadaa
Saraswati Gayatri Mantra
ॐ ऐं वाग्देव्यै विद्महे कामराजाय धीमहि। तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात्॥
Om Aim Vagdevyai Vidmahe Kamarajaya Dhimahi।
Tanno Devi Prachodayat॥
ॐ अर्हं मुख कमल वासिनी पापात्म क्षयम्कारी
वद वद वाग्वादिनी सरस्वती ऐं ह्रीं नमः स्वाहा॥
Om Arham Mukha Kamala Vasini Papatma Kshayamkari
Vad Vad Vagvadini Saraswati Aim Hreem Namah Svaha॥
ॐ ऐं महासरस्वत्यै नमः॥
Om Aim Mahasarasvatyai Namah॥
ॐ ऐं नमः॥
Om Aim Namah॥
ॐ ऐं क्लीं सौः॥
Om Aim Kleem Sauh॥