Saraswati is the Hindu goddess and of the arts. She is the consort of Lord Brahma and is peaceful. Her consort is the bodhisattva Manjushri. In Buddhism, Saraswati includes. Magzor Gyalmo is an attendant of the terrific wrathful protector, Palden Lhamo(also known as Shri Devi, but this is not to be confused with Lakshmi). Saraswati is also a kind of the goddess Tara. In Tibet, She’s called Yang Chenno or when Piwa Karpo, in musical form. In Mongolia, she is Keleyin ukin Tegri. She is Tapien-ts’ai t’iennu or Miao-yin mu. She is the goddess Benten. She is the goddess of rivers and water and is the source of illumination. Chanting her mantras will grant her protection forth, and will ensure her blessings of success in studies, education, music, art. Since she is the patron of musicians and students, this will ensure success in performances and tests
Casting Instructions for ‘Ritual of Saraswati’
First, fast and do not do any sinful things . On a Thursday or the day of this new year’s waxing moon, wear. Unless you’re a woman and it’s Saraswati’s sacred day, then put on a light orange color called besanti(though that is optional, it is traditional). Do not wear jewelry, any perfume, or makeup and be sure you’re clean. Place Saraswati in front of your picture or statue to the white candles in front of her and the north. Place incense or the ghee lamp in front of her. Have the flowers and petals decorate the altar that is today made and prepare the offerings. Don’t forget to put the books, instruments, writing tools, and/or school supplies before her.
After you’re done with that, light incense and the candles. Then light it, if you have a ghee lamp. If you have a conch or horn or any gongs, bells, or singing bowls blow horn or the conch, or ring the gong, bell, or singing. But anyhow, after lighting the candles and incense, enter prayer position in your knees. Close your eyes while thinking of Saraswati and simmer at least 5 malas(540 times):
“Om namah padmasne shabadrupe aim hreem kleem vad vad vag vadini swaha”
“Om shreem hreem Saraswati namaha”
Yaa Kundendu Tushaara Haaradhavalaa
Yaa Veenavara Dandamanditakara, Yaa Shwetha Padmaasana
Yaa Brahmaachyutha Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jaadyaapaha”
Bow down respectfully when you’re done. Then make a prayer. Present Saraswati with the fruit offerings and blossoms and petals while stirring three times:
“Saraswati maha-bhage vidye kamala lochane
Vishalakshi vidyangdehi namastute
Esho shachandana pushpa bilvapatranjali
Namo Saraswatvayi devyayi namo”
Bow down respectfully to her and then ask her to take. Then, make another brief prayer for joining you, of thanking her to Saraswati and ask her. Bow down, and then say farewell or good bye to her. The ritual is then over.