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July 27, 2006

Saraswati Slokas

Filed under: Hinduism,Kids,Slokas — hindumommy @ 10:56 pm

Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning


Human beings attain the highest level of wisdom by worshipping Saraswati and obtaining true knowledge.Before kids are taught to read and write, their parents obtain blessings from Goddess Saraswati by performing the ‘akshara abhyasam’.

Saraswathi Namasthubyam,
Varadey Kaamarupinee!
Vidhyarambham Karishyami,
Sidhir bhavathu mey sada

Oh  Goddess, Saraswathi, my humble salutations to you, who are the fulfiller of all my wishes. I start my studies with the request that thou will bestow Thy blessings on me

This prayer is chanted before beginning a class or at the beginning of one’s studies so that all learning may resolve in knowledge alone.  It is addresses to Goddess Saraswathi, who symbolizes all forms of knowledge, including the knowledge of the performing arts.  

Another sloka for kids is

Gnanananda Mayam Devam
Nirmala Spatika Kruthim
Aadharam Sarva Vidyanam
Hayagrivam Upasmahe

I promise myself before the Goddess who is the personification of knowledge and Happiness, who is very pure, and who is the basis of all learning



  1. Hi Hindumommy
    Me again, after visiting your blog on Ganesa.
    Do visit my blog on Saraswati Mata on WordPress. I hope you will find it interesting.
    Kind regards
    Raj Arumugam

    Comment by Raj — October 24, 2006 @ 9:50 pm | Reply

  2. hi, Hindu Mommy!

    Was delighted to discover this post, after all, loving books the way I do, the Goddess Saraswati always has a special place in my heart and in my home. There is a indo-jazz group called “Autorickshaw” and on their last album they wrote a song for Saraswati Mata incorporating the ‘akshara abhyasam’. It is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. The lead singer is Shubha Sankaran, she’s a trained musician in Carnatic classical music and Western jazz.

    Comment by Lotus Reads — December 1, 2006 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  3. Lotus Reads:

    thanks for pointing me to the jazz group….I love jazz and will definitely check it out soon

    Comment by hindumommy — December 3, 2006 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

  4. Hai,

    Pls suggest at which age Akshara abyasam to be done to the child.

    Comment by atjanarthanan — January 25, 2010 @ 4:52 am | Reply

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