Uploaded on Mar 26, 2010
This video is a humble offering at the feet of our mother Saraswathi.
Saraswathi is the goddess of arts, music, knowledge, and wisdom. Saraswathi is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe. Saraswathi is regarded as the destroyer of chaos and confusion.
Om Saraswathi Namasthubyam Vardey Kaamarupini
Vidhyarambham Karishyami Siddhir bhavathu mey sada
Sanskrit to English Word Meaning
Saraswathi- O Goddess of Knowledge Saraswathi, Namsthubyam-salutation to you;
vardey-one who gives boons; kaamarupini- one who fulfills desires;
vidhyarambham-to begin my studies; karishyami-I am going; siddhirbhavatu-may
there be accomplishment; mey- for me; sada- always.
O Goddess Saraswathi, salutations to you, the giver of boons and the one who fulfills all desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.
This prayer is chanted before beginning a class or at the beginning of ones studies so that all learning may resolve in knowledge alone. It is addresses to Goddess Saraswathi, who symbolizes all forms of knowledge, including the knowledge of the performing arts. Knowledge is a fundamental pursuit of human life, and a life of study and learning provides nourishment and discipline to the human intellect. In the Vedic culture, study is considered ones duty.
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