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Prayers and Mantras Dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi

Saraswati Beej MantraOM Aim Saraswati NamahProstrations to Mother SarasvatiGoddess Saraswati ShlokaSaraswathi
Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambam Karishyami
Siddhir Bhavatu Me SadaO Goddess Saraswathi;
Salutations to you
The giver of boons - The one who fulfills desires.
I shall begin my studies.
May there always be accomplishment for me. Saraswati Vandana

May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the Jasmine colored moon
and whose garland is like frosty dew drops,
who is adorned with radiant white clothes
and on whose beautiful palm and arm rests the Veena,
those throne is a white lotus, and who is surrounded and
respected by Gods beginning with Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and
Lord Mahesh, protect me. I beseech Her to totally
remove my laziness and sluggishness.Saraswathi Gayatri MantraOm Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe,
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe,
Thanno Vani Prachodayath.Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech,
Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Vani illuminate my min…

Shani Pradosham – Sani Pradosham

Shani Pradosham is the Pradosha Vrata falling on Shanivar (Saturday). Sani Pradosham is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shaniwar, or Saturday, is dedicated to Shani, one of the Navgrahas. Shani is widely believed to be a troublemaker and it is believed that fasting and praying on Pradosham day will help in keeping the harmful effects of Shani away.

Pradosham falls on the 13th day (during the waxing and waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in playful mood during this period and therefore they will readily fulfill the wishes of the devotees.

It is believed that people under the bad influence of Shani can escape it by praying to Shiva on the day.

You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham Vrata? Importance of Pradosham Shanivar Vrat dedicated to Lord Shani