• Saraswati

Saraswati Temple

This 100-year-old Saraswati temple has, as its main deity, a carving of Goddess Saraswati in marble. The peacock, on which the idol sits, is also carved out of marble and it has a pearl necklace in its beak. Goddess Saraswathi is in her traditional form with four arms, and an excellent crown graces her head. The Goddess is flanked by a marble idol of Hanuman besmeared with red lead on the left side and a marble idol of Ganapati on the right side. A modern sabha mandap, supported by 10 wooden poles, is present in front of the idols.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Education
  • Intelligence
  • Wisdom
Shlokas

Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati

Meaning -May Goddess Saraswathi who is the Goddess of knowledge and is appreciated by the learned ones who have mastered the Shastras and who is the wife of the creator, reside on my tongue.

Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me

Meaning -I bend down unto you O Goddess, the one who grants all her devotees' wishes, to uplift me with knowledge.

Gnanananda Mayam Devam Nirmala Spatika Kruthim Aadharam Sarva Vidyanam Hayagrivam Upasmahe

Meaning -I commit myself to the embodiment of knowledge and bliss, the Goddess who is very pure and forms the basis of all learning.

Yaa Kundendu Tushaarahaara Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra Vastraavritaa Yaa Veenaa Varadanda Manditakaraa Yaa Shveta Padmaasanaa Yaa Brahmaachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi Devaih Sadaa Pujitaa Saa Maam Pattu Sarasvatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jaadjyaapahaa

Meaning -May the blessed Saraswathi, Goddess Bhagavati, who is the deity for learning and who removes our laziness, protect us. She who is like the jasmine flower, pure and white, who is like the full moon, who is dressed in a clean robe and holds the veena. She who sits on a white lotus and is revered by the holy trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and other Gods.

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