Twelve Names of Goddess Saraswati Chanted Daily



According to Suta Samhita of Skanda Purana, devotees praying for knowledge, enlightenment and for help in studies, art and for performing well in exams chant the twelve names of Goddess Saraswati. The twelve names that are chanted are Bharati, Saraswati, Sarada, Hamsavahini, Jagatikhyta, Vagishwari, Kaumari, Brahmacharini, Budhi Dhatri, Varadayini, Ksudraghanta and Bhuvenshwari.

It is said that all those who repeat the twelve names three times a day will secure the grace of Goddess Saraswati and it will enable them to do well in life.

The Sanskrit Shloka containing the twelve names is given below:

Saraswathitviyam drsta Veena, Pustaka dharini,
Hamsa Vahana samayukta Vidyadanakari namah

Prathanam Bharati nama
Dwitiyama Saraswati
Tritiyam Sarada Devi
Chaturtham Hamsa Vahini
Panchaman Jagatikhyata
Sastam Vagiswari tatha
Kaumari saptaman
Proktasamstakam brahmacharini
Navaman budhi dathri
Dasamam Varadayini
Ekadasam Ksudraghanta
Dwadasam Bhuvenshwari

Brahmi dwadasa namani trisandhyam yah paten narah,
sarva siddhi karitasya prassanna Maheshwari.
Tameva santu jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati

The names are:
  1. Bharati
  2. Saraswati
  3. Sarada devi
  4. Hamsa Vahini
  5. Jagatikhyata
  6. Vagishwari 
  7. Kaumari
  8. Brahmacharini
  9. Budhi Dhatri
  10. Varadayini
  11. Ksudraghanta
  12. Bhuvaneshwari