Sri saraswati prarthana in english with meanings

Shree Sarasvatee Praarthanaa

Prayer to Sri Sarasvati for receiving educative eloquence
sarasvati namastubhyam
varadE kaamaroopiNi I
vidyaarambham kariSHyaami
siddhirbhavatu mE sadaa II
Salutation to You O! Sarasvati! Who confers boons and is the very form of the One desired for. I commence my learning, may You kindly make me achieve successful acquisition. 1
yaa kundEndu-tuSHaara-haara-
dhavalaa yaa shubhra-vastraavRtaa
yaa veeNaa vara-daNDa-maNDita-
karaa yaa padmaasanaa I
yaa brahmaachyuta-shankara-
prabhRtibhirdEvaihi sadaa poojitaa
saa maam paatu sarasvatee
bhagavatee nishshESHa jaaDyaapahaa II
One who is dazzlingly white as the Kunda flower, snow and pearl necklace, clothed in white robes, one whose hand is adorned with the Vina who is seated on a white lotus, who is worshipped by Gods like Brahma, Vishnu (Achyuta) and Shankara, may that Goddess Sarasvati who removes all ignorance (dull-wittedness) protect me. 2
padmapatra vishaalaakSHee
padmakEsaravarNinee I
nityam padmaalayaa dEvee
saa maam paatu sarasvatee II
May that Goddess Sarasvati who has broad eyes like the lotus- leaf, who is of the saffron hue of the lotus fibre and who is ever seated on the lotus protect me. 3
sarasvateetyaym hrshtaa
veeNaa-pustaka-dhaariNee I
hamsavaahana-samyuktaa
vidyaadaanakaree mama II
May Sarasvati who is seen as delighted One, bearing the lute and the book and is with the swan vehicle of hers confer learning and knowledge to me. 4
namastE shaaradaadEvi
kaashmeera puravaasini I
tvaamaham praarthayE nityam
vidyaadaanam cha dEhi mE II
Salutation to You O! Goddess Sharada! Resident of Kashmir, I propitiate You always; kindly bestow the gift of Knowledge on me. 5

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