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Invoking Saraswati River in Rig Veda

Motherliest of mothers, noblest of rivers, godliest of goddesses! O Saraswati! We are as if of little repute; Mother, grant us high renown (Rig Veda 2.41.16)

O Saraswati! That exhaustless breast of thine which is the source of all wellbeing, through which you nurse all that is desirable, the storehouse of treasures, the possessor of wealth, the giver of goodness, that thou provide for our nourishment. (Rig Veda 1.164.49)

Inspirer of the truthful, rouser of the noble-minded, Saraswati accepts sacrifice. (Rig Veda 1.3.11)

Saraswati, the mighty ocean of light, illumines all with her light. She brightens all intellects. (Rig Veda 1.3.12)

May the divine Saraswati, rich in power, inspire our minds and protect us. (Rig Veda 6.61.4)

O Devi Saraswati, strong in wealth and power, protect us in conflicts. Like Pushan, grant us opulence. (Rig Veda 6.61.6)