Prayer to Sharadamba for attainment of Wisdom
jaayaa padmOdbhavasya praNatajanatanEhE
sarvamiSHTam dishantee I
sEyam shreeshaaradaambaa sakalasukhakaree
mangalaani prapadyaat II
May God Sharada, who is endowed with rosary, book, pot of nectar and the jesture of knowledge in her hand, who shines with lustre of crores of Sun, who is consort of Lotus-born Brahma, who provides all that is desired on those who bow to her, One who is worshipped by Indra, Vishnu etc., One who is the mother of three worlds, One who promulgates speech and who is the refuge of three worlds; be propitous.