Maa Saraswati - The Mother Of Vedas
By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 19, 2017
In Hindu religion, there is thousands of God and Goddesses are represented in every aspect of life. Among those Supremes, Maa Saraswati is known as the goddess of knowledge, art and music. As she is called as the mother of Vedas, she is referred as Vak Devi, the goddess of speech. According to Hinduism Saraswati endows human being with the power of speech, wisdom and learning. She is also known as a part of the trinity devis. In the Hindu traditions from the Vedic period to modern times, she is also worshiped outside the Hindu country India and Nepal.
The goddess is believed to have emerged from Brahma’s mouth in order to commence the existence of world and the humans that reside in it.
Goddess Saraswati is seen in white colored and wearing radiant white saree that shows her pure sattvic nature. She carries the vina, which symbolizes the vibrational harmony of life. She holds the Vedas and a japamala which symbolizes constant meditation upon the divine name. She is also shown having four hands that represents the four aspects of human personality in learning- mind, intellect, alertness and ego.
A white swan is located next to goddess Saraswati’s feet. According to Hindu tradition, the swan represents discrimination between the good and bad. Basant panchami is celebrated on the fifth lunar day of magha, which is between the month of January and February. The students worship maa saraswati to perform well in their studies. The saraswati vandana should chant in this occasion to improve memory, power and concentration in studies.
Saraswati also stands in yoga as the sushumna channel through which the kundalini energy may rise upwards. By breath control, the solar and lunar energies are merged into the neutral kundalini energy. The lunar and solar energy symbolizes the river Ganga and Yamuna where the central neutral channel symbolizes saraswati. The upward flow of kundalini through the saraswati channel then pierces the chakra and being liberation.