Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of consciousness and wisdom. She is the mother of the Vedas, and sacred chants to her, called the „Saraswati Vandana” usually begin and end Vedic teachings and lessons.

Saraswati is the daughter of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. It is considered that Goddess Saraswati empowers human beings with the powers of speech, learning, and wisdom.

Mantra for yoga lyrics:

Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha

Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha

Om Eim Saraswatiyei Namaha

Om Eim Saraswatiyei Namaha

Om Hraum Mitraya mantra translation:

May the light of friendship shine through me, drawing noble companionship. Om and Salutations to the feminine Saraswati principle.

Iconography:

In Her popular pictures and images, the Goddess is generally depicted with 4 arms (some pictures may show only 2 arms), seated on a white lotus and wearing a white sari.

She holds a book and a rosary in Her rear 2 hands, while the front two hands are engaged in the playing of a veena (lute).

Her right leg is shown slightly pushing against Her left leg. Saraswati uses a swan as Her vehicle. There is a peacock by the Goddess side gazing at Her.

In the yoga tradition, Saraswati embodies the essence of creativity, intuition and wisdom. Goddess name also means „the flowing one.” Goddess Saraswati is the flash of insight, the instinctual wisdom, and the knowledge that’s deeper than words.

The Goddess is the connection with the rotation of the moon and the feminine rhythm that reveals wisdom from within. Goddess Saraswati is the free-flowing creative energy that lives within everyone.

This mantra is interpreted by Deva Premal.

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