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Goddess Sharada – Story and Information About Goddess Sharada Devi

Goddess Sharada is the goddess of learning. Sharada Devi means the goddess who imparts the essence of knowledge. Sarada, also known as Saraswati, is a manifestation of the Supreme Truth. She blesses devotees with knowledge and spiritual wisdom.

She is depicted as pure white in color. She is of exquisite beauty and is worshiped as seated on a lotus. She holds in her four hands, a lute (Veena), book, rosary and one hand is in blessing posture.

Sharada is the Goddess of knowledge. She is the Goddess of all spiritual streams. She is also Yogamaya. Goddess Sharada as Yogamaya both conceals and reveals the Divine to the seeker. In this capacity, She naturally becomes the Divine as well as the experiential knowledge of the Divine.

Story and Information About Goddess Sharada Devi

The most famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sharada is located at the Sringeri Matha, also known as Sarada Peetham. 

Adi Shankaracharya installed Goddess Sharada as a Sri Yantra on a rock; and another, her murti form in a sandalwood.

The original Sharada Peeth, located in the village of Shardi in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

She is widely worshipped in Kashmir and was an important deity of the reigon during ancient times.

The importance of the name Sharada can be gauged by the fact that the name of the Goddess in Kashmir has also emerged as the name of a Kshetra; as a name of a river; and later as a name of the script of a people.