Curated By: Laura Whitney
Last Updated: February 08, 2024, 19:18 IST
The mantra of Saraswati is Om Hri Clean Mahasaraswati Devya Namah.
Blessings of Mother Saraswati are deemed essential for economic well-being.
Basant Panchami, to be celebrated on February 14 this year, holds significance as devotees pay homage to Goddess Saraswati, symbolising art, intelligence and knowledge. Many believe that her blessings can lead to remarkable achievements, particularly in professional pursuits. For many, Goddess Saraswati’s blessings are integral to excel in academics and arts.
On this auspicious occasion, students partake in age-old customs to honour Goddess Saraswati, believing that their deep reverence paves the path for success in their endeavours. Wishes expressed during this time are believed to hold greater value and are often fulfilled. Seeking insights into this auspicious timing, a Deoghar-based astrologer was contacted to learn when Mother Saraswati is most receptive to prayers and aspirations.
The astrologer highlights a significant period during the day when Goddess Saraswati’s influence is potent. This period is known as the Brahma Muhurta. This period, occurring after 3 am and before sunrise is believed to be particularly powerful and lasts for 48 minutes. During Brahma Muhurta, it is advised to speak thoughtfully, avoiding harsh words, as wishes directed to Goddess Saraswati during this time are believed to be granted. Additionally, students who worship Goddess Saraswati during Brahma Muhurta, while studying, are thought to experience enhanced intelligence and mental development.
Elders stress the importance of thoughtful speech, cautioning against harshness as words can impact both oneself and others. Speaking carefully is crucial during critical moments to avoid causing harm.
The chanting mantra for Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, is Om Aim Hreem Kleem Maha Saraswati Devyai Namaha. Students are encouraged to recite this mantra daily for improved concentration and mental development. It is vital to remember that alongside worship, performing good deeds is essential. Engaging in puja alone may not yield positive outcomes if it disregards others. Despite the blessings of Mother Saraswati, it is crucial to avoid inadvertently harming anyone, to choose words wisely and to show respect towards elders and those in need.