JAI SARASVATII MAATAA, JAI
JAI HE SARASVATII MAATAA
SADGUNA VAIBHAVA SHAALINII, TRIBHUVANA VIKHYAATAA
Glory, glory, all glory to you, O Mother Saraswati; you
are renowned throughout the three spheres as the treasure-house
of all great noble virtues. Let all sing to the glory of
SOHE SHUBHA HANSA SAVARE, ATULA TEJADHARE
O infinitely radiant Goddess, you are beautiful and right
as the moon and are seated in lotus posture; you are lustrous
in appearance and source of all blessings; your vehicle,
the auspicious swan, looks elegant.
BAAYE KARA MEIN VIINAA, DAAYEN
SHIISHA MUKUTA MANI SOHE, GALA MOTIYANA MAALAA
In your left hand, O Mother Saraswati, is the lute (Veena)
and in the right a wreath; on your head lies a splendid
coronet of gems and around your neck a string of pearls.
DEVII SHARANA JO AAE UNAKAA
PAITHI MANTHARAA DAASII, RAAVANA SANHAARA KIYAA
O Goddess, whosoever sought refuge in you was released
from the cycle of birth and death. By perverting the mind
of Kaikayee’s dull-witted handmaid, Manthara, you
became instrumental in the destruction of Ravana.
VIDYAA GYAANA PRADAAYINII,
JAGA MEIN GYAANA PRAKAASHA BHARO
MOHA AURA AJNAANA TIMIRA KAA JAGA SE NAASHA KARO
O bestower of learning and skill, illumine the world with
light of knowledge and dispel the darkness of ignorance
DHUUPA DIIPA PHALA MEVAA MAAN
GYAANA CHAKSHU DE MAATAA, JAGA NISTAARA KARO
O Mother, pray accept my gift of incense, light, both green
and dry fruits and endowing the world with eyes of knowledge
ferry it across the ocean of this phenomenal world.
MAAN SARASVATII KII ARATII,
JO KOII JANA GAAVAI
HITAKAARII SUKHAKAARII GYAANA HAKTI PAAVAI
Whosoever sings this hymn to Mother Saraswati becomes a
recipient of knowledge and devotion, both of which are beneficial
and yield great happiness.
AARATII GANGAA MAIYAA,
MAAN JAI SURASARI MAIYAA
BHAVA VAARIDHI UDDHAARINII,
ATI HI SUDHRUUDHA NAIYAA
May we offer this prayer to Ganga, the divine mother and
wave the festal lamp before her; may we glorify her who
delivers us from the cycle of transmigration and the ocean
of this world as if she were a steady boat.
HARI PADA PADMA PRASUUTAA,
You are born of he lotus-feet of Vishnu and are famous
as a stream of unpolluted water. You are Brahma in a streaming,
flowing form brought to earth by Bhagiratha, sacred and
a repository of all virtues.
SHSNKARA JATAA VIHAARINII,
HAARINII TRAYA TAAPAA|
SAGARA PUTRAGANA TAARINII, HARANII SAKALA PAAPAA
Shiva’s locks are as it were your bower of bliss
where you enjoy roaming about; you are the destroyer of
all the three kinds of afflictions, physical, mental and
providential, deliverer of the sons of Sagara and redresser
of all sins.
GANGAA GANGAA JO JANA, UCCHARATA
DUURA DESHA STITHA BHII, TURATA TARATA SUKHA SON
He who chants your name even from a long distance is instantaneously
rewarded with great comfort and pleasure and attains deliverance
MRUTA KII ASTHI TANIKA TAVA,
SO JANA PAAVANA HOKARA, PARAMADHAAMA JAAVAI
Just a few drops of your holy stream sanctify the bones
of the dead, who touching them, go straight to heaven.
TAVA TATAVAASII TARUVARA,
JALA THALA CHARA PRAANII|
PAKSHII PASHU PATANGA, GATI PAAVAI NIRVAANII
The countless creature that live in the water or on land,
the innumerable birds, cattle, insects as well as the trees
growing on your banks are all entitled to salvation (by
their association with you).
MAATU DAYAAMAYII KIIJAI, DIINANA
PRABHU PADA PADMA MILAAKARA, HARI LIIJAI MAAYAA
O compassionate goddess, be kind to the poor and the destitute
and revealing to them the lotus-feet of the Lord, lift the
veil of delusion which covers their conscience.