Tuesday, 25 September 2012


saraswati is not only goddess of inspiration, she is at one and same time one of seven rivers in early aryan world. saraswati is important not only in herself but in her connections with other rivers and also other goddesses who are plainly psychological symbols especially with bharti or mahi and ila.  

"ila saraswati mahi, tisro devir mayobhuvah; barhih sidantvasridhah."
"may ila saraswati and mahi, three goddesses who give birth to bliss, take their place in sacrificial seat, they who stuble not."

"eva hyasya sunrta, virapsi gomati mahi; pakva sakha na dasuse"
"mahi for indra full of rays, overflowing in her abundance, in her nature a happy truth, becomes as if a ripe branch for the giver of sacrifice. "

rays in vedas are rays of surya, but not physical light, nor the word "go" can be translated as an animal. mahi is full of rays of surya; she carries in her this illumination. she is "सून्र्ता", she is word of blissful truth.

it has been said of saraswati that she is impeller of happy truth, "चोदयित्री सून्र्तानां". saraswati is an awakener of the consciousness to the right thinking or right state of mind, " चेतन्ती सुमतीनाम". she is mother of the rays, the herds of sun, full of energy and brings knowledge. as saraswati represents the truth audition, sruti, which gives the inspired word, so the ila represents dristi, the truth vision. bharti or mahi is largeness of truth consciousness. 

पावका नः सरस्वती वाजेभिर्वाजिनीवती | यज्ञं वष्टु धियावसुः || 
" may purifying saraswati with all her plenitude of her forms of plenty, rich in substance by thoughts, desire our sacrifice."

चोदयित्री सून्र्तानां चेतन्ती सुमतीनाम | यज्ञं दधे सरस्वती || 
"she, the impeller to happy truths, the awakener in consciousness to the right mentalisings, saraswati upholds the sacrifice."

महो अर्णः सरस्वती पर चेतयति केतुना | धियो विश्वा वि राजति ||
"saraswati by the perception awakens in consciousness the great flood (the vast movement of ritam ) and illumines entirely all the thoughts. "

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