Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sri Saraswathi Ashtakam – Sri Padmapuranam - Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









Sri Saraswathi Ashtakam –


I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Saraswathi who is pure, she is worshiped by the whole Universe, she holds lotus flower, she is attired in pure crisp white garment, she has most desirable, attractive limbs, she is adorned in various ornaments of gems and precious yellow metal, I shall prostrate  before Goddess Saraswathi who is  Bharathi and has fair complexion,  her two hands are in Varadha and Abhayahastha posture which showers abundance of boons and refuge to worshiper who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she holds Rudraksha as prayer beads and sacred scriptures, she is stunningly gorgeous, passionate, and gracious seated on the lotus flower, I shall prostrate before Goddess Saraswathi who  is the essence of Universe and its living beings, she is most desirable, she has pleasant disposition, she resides in the abode of lotus flower, she is sweet, she has the luster of flowers of Kundha, I shall always prostrate before supreme Goddess Saraswathi, she holds Rudraksha as prayer beads, she holds golden pot and lotus flower, she symbolizes auspiciousness, I shall prostrate before Goddess Saraswathi whose beautiful eyes has the resemblance to lotus flower petals which is capable to shower abundance of auspiciousness, she is attired in crimson colored silk garment decorated with gems, she is Goddess of speech who is adorned in gem decorated ornaments, she resides in the heart of passionate devotees, I shall prostrate before Goddess Saraswathi who is Adi Shakthi, she is the consort of Chathurmukha/Lord Bhrama, she is the essence of four branches of Veda/Rig, Yajur, Sama and Adharvana, she has powerful four arms, I shall prostrate before Goddess Saraswathi who  is the provider of Chathurvargaphala/Dharma, Arththa, Kama and Moksha, she is worshiped in the whole Universe, she is lustrous like moon, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Saraswathi who resides on the tip of everyone’s tongue,  above are the glorious verses praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Saraswathi, whoever reads or listens to it on regular basis during the hours of dawn, would be blessed with supreme intellect, worshiper would be relieved from ignorance, and the worshiper would get fulfilled all their desires with the grace of Goddess Saraswathi.


 Sri Shathaneeka speaks “ Oh! Mahamathe/magnanimous, Oh! Mahaprajja/omniscient, Oh! Sarvashasthravisharadha who is prominent in all Shashthras, Oh! Aksheenakarmabandhu who is unfailing in performing in righteous deeds, Oh! Purusha, Oh! Dhvijasaththama/twice born, Oh! Mahamune/illustrious saint, I would like hear the sacred hymns which should be remembered at the time of death bed that could provide liberation from repeated births, kindly narrate the same.”


Shaunaka speaks “It was narrated by Bheeshma Pithamaha to Dharmaputhra Yudhishtira.”

Yudhishtira speaks” Oh! Pithamaha,  Oh! Mahaprajja, Oh! Sarvashathravisharadha who is eminent in all Shasthras, illustrious Sage Bhrihaspathi eulogized Devi Saraswathi who is the Goddess of speech, envisioned supreme Goddess who has the radiance of thousands of millions of Surya.”

Devi Saraswathi speaks “ Oh! Sage, I am highly pleased I would like to offer boons.”

Sage Bhrihaspathi speaks “Oh! Devi, kindly provide me divine knowledge as boon.”
Devi speaks “ I shall provide  highest of the wisdom which is capable to eradicate all the dullness/evilness, wickedness, sentiments to all those wise/intellectuals/learned men who eulogize my splendor with sacred texts.”

Sage Bhrishaspathi speaks “ It is impossible to attain highest of the wisdom, even to the deities, fortunately, it is available for the righteous people who eulogize the glories of Mahamaya on regular basis.”

Devi Saraswathi speaks “whoever reads or listens to the glorious verses of Ashtakam during the hours of dawn, noon, and dusk, with intense devotion and faith I shall reside on their throat permanently.”


Shathaneeka Uvacha –

Mahamathe  Mahaprajja  Sarvashasthravisharadha | Aksheena Karmabandhasthu Purusho Dhvijasaththama ||

Marane  Yajjapejjapyam Yam Cha  Bhavamanusmaran | Param  Padhamavapnothi Thanme Bhroohi Mahamune ||

Shaunaka Uvacha –

Idhameva  Maharaja  Prishtavamsthe  Pithamaha: | Bheeshmam Dharmavidham Prishtedham Dharmaputhro Yudhishtira: ||

Yudhishtira Uvacha –

Pithamaha Mahaprajja  Sarvashasthra Visharadha | Bhrihaspathisthutha Devi Vageeshaya  Mahathmane |Athmanam Dharshayamasa  Soorya Koti Samaprabham ||

Saraswathir Uvacha –
Varam Vrineeshva  Bhadhram They Yaththe Manasi Varththathe ||

Bhrihaspathir Uvacha –
Yadhi Mey Varadha Devi Dhivyajjyanam Prayaccha mey ||

Devyuvacha –
Hanthe They  Nirmalam Jjyanam Kumathi Dhvamsakarakam | Sthothrenanena  Ye Bhakthya  Mam Sthuvanthi Maneeshina: ||

Bhrihaspathiruvacha –
Labathe Paramam Jjyanam Yath Surarapi Dhurllabham | Prapnothi Purusho Nithyam Mahamayaprasadhatha: ||

Saraswathyuvacha –
Thrisandhyam  Prayatho Nithyam Padeth Ashtakam Uththamam | Thasya Kande  Sadhavasam Karishyami Na Samshaya : ||

Sri Saraswathi Ashtakam -

Amala Vishvavandhya Sa Kamalakaramalini | Vimalabhranibhavoavyath Kamala Ya Saraswathi ||

Varnnasamsthangaroopa  Ya Swarnnarathnavibhooshitha | Nirnnaya  Bharathi Shvethavarnna  Voavyathsaraswathi ||

Varadhabhya Rudraksha Varapusthakadharini | Sarasa Sa  Sarojastha  Sara  Voavyasthsaraswathi ||

Sundhari  Sumukhi  Padmamandhira  Madhura Cha  Sa | Kundhabasa Sadha  Voavyadhvandhitha  Ya Saraswathi ||

Rudraksha Lipitha  Kumbhamudhra Dhrithakarambhuja | Bhadhrarththadhayini Savyadhbhadhrabjakshi  Saraswathi ||

Rathnakausheya  Rathnadya  Vyakthabashanabhooshana | Bhakthahrithpadmasamstha  Sa Shaktha  Voavyathsaraswathi ||

Chathurmukhasya Jaya  Ya Chathurvedhaswaroopini | Chathurbhuja  Cha  Sa  Voavya Chathurvarga Saraswathi ||

Sarvalokaprapoojya  Ya Parvachandhranibhanana | Sarvajihvagrasamstha Sa Sadha  Voavyathsaraswathi ||

Saraswathyashtakam Nithyam Sakrith Prathar Japen Nara: | Ajjyair Vimuchyathe Soayam Prajjyairishtashcha  Labyathe ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||