Sri Saraswathi Dhyaanam and Sthavam

Goddess Sarasvathi

Sarasvathee namasthubhyam veena pusthaka dharinee

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes


shree saraswathee dhyaanam

sarswathee namasthubhyam varade kaamaruupinee
vidyaarambham karishyaami siddhirbhavathu me sadaa
padmapathra vishaalaakshi padma kesara varnanee
nithyam padmaalayaam deveem saamaampaathu
sarasvathee bhagavathee bhaarathee nisshesya jaadyaapaha


shree saraswathee sthavam

shaarada neeradenedu ghanasaara pateera
maraala mallikaahaara thushaara phena
rajathaa chalakaasha phaneesha kundamandaara
sudhaapayodhi sitha thaamara saamara
vaahinee shubhakaaratha noppu ninnu
madigaanaga nennadu galgu bhaarathee.


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.