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Saraswati

Puj a

Hindu Student Council will practice, promote, and strive to learn about Hindu culture and ideals. By doing such, HSC will foster a community centered on the principle of Sanatana Dharma. Our mission will be to awakes people to the vast wisdom inherent within our scriptural, cultural, and religious heritage.
WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS FRIDAYS

Hindu Student Council Presents
Saraswati Puj a

WEEKLY KIRTAN SATURDAYS

2003 BOARD MEMBERS Amit Rajani, president Suniti Maheshwari, vice president Shailesh Balasubramanian, secretary Kavitha Mukund, treasurer Krishna Raghavan, publicity chair Kush Varshney, technical coordinator Swati Mohan, ex officio Navneeta Pathak Mark Rondinaro Ashwin Sridharan

Hindu Student Council 118 Anabel Taylor Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 hindu@cornell.edu http://hsc.cornell.edu
December 5, 2003 7:30pm

Om Jaya Jagadeesha Hare Saraswati
Saraswati, the goddess of learning and knowledge is the wife of Brahma, the creator of the world. She is represented as an extremely beautiful woman with milk-white complexion sitting or standing on a water lily, playing a veena. She presides over and protects the arts and is credited with the invention of writing. The worship of this goddess is performed in front of her image or can even be performed without her image in front of a vessel containing a pen, inkstand, and book. These articles are supposed to form a proper substitute for the goddess, who is also named Vadvadini, the deity of eloquence. Offerings are placed with flowers on these objects and prayers are chanted from scripture. Saraswati is also the goddess of speech, the power through which knowledge expresses itself in action. Om Jaya Jagadeesha Hare, Swami Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Bhakhta Jano Ke Sankat, Daasa Jano Ke Sankat Khshan Mein Dur Kare, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Jo Dhyaave Phal Pave, Dukh Binase Man Kaa, Swami Dukh Binase Man Ka Sukh Sampati Ghar Aave, Sukh Sampati Ghar Aave Kasht Mite Tan Ka, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Maata-Pita Tum Mere, Sharan Kahoom Kiskee, Swami Sharan Kahoom Kiskee Tum Bin Aur Na Duja, Tum Bin Aur Na Duja Aas Karun Me Jiskee, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Tum Puran Paramatma, Tum Antaryami, Swami Tum Antaryami Par-Brahm Parmeshwar, Par Brahm Parmeshwar Tum Sabhke Swami, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Tum Karuna Ke Saagar, Tum Palankarta, Swami Tum Palankarta Mein Moorakh Khal Kami, Mein Sewak Tum Swami Kripa Karo Bharta, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Tum Ho Ek Agochar, Sabke Pran Pati, Swami Sabke Pran Pati Kis Vidhi Milun Dayamaya, Kisi Vidhi Milun Krupaamaya Tumko Mein Kumti, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Deenbandhu Dukh Harta, Tum Rakshak Mere, Swami Tum Rakshak Mere Apne Hath Utaao, Apne Charan Badaao Dwar Padaa Tere, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Vishay Vikaar Mitao, Paap Haro Deva, Swami Paap Haro Deva Shradha Bhakti Badaao, Shrada Prema Badaao Santan Ki Seva, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare Tan Man Dhan Sab Hai Tera, Swami Sub Kuch Hai Tera Tera Tujhko Arpan, Tera Tujhko Arpan Kya Lage Mera, Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

Ending Shlokas
Tvameva Mata Cha Pita Tvameva Tvameva Bandhuschasakha Tvameva Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva Tvameva Sarvam Mama Devadeva Om Saha Naavavatu, Saha Nau Bhunaktu, Sahaveeryam Karvaavahi. Tejasvinaavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahi.

Vaayorvaa Apaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yo Vaayor-aayathanam vedha Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Vaayor-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Asauvai Tapannapaa-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yo Mushyathapatha-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Amushyathapatha-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Chandramaavaa Apaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yaschandramasa Aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Chandramasa Aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi

Nakshathraanivaa Apaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yo Nakshathraanaa Apaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Nakshathraanaa Aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Parjanyovaa Apaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yah Parjanyasy-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Parjanyasy-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Samvathsarovaa Apaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yah Samvathsarsy-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Samvathsarsy-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopsu Naavam Prathishtitham Veda Prathyeva Thishtathi

Saraswati Puja Vidhi
Place the Goddess Saraswati’s image or idol facing east or west next to books and musical instruments representing Saraswati. Books are wrapped in red or pink silk cloth. First light the oil lamp. Apply sandalwood paste and kumkum to the forehead, palms, and feet of the Goddess and then garland with flowers. Also apply on the books and musical instruments. Sit with folded legs facing the Goddess.

Ganapti Dhyanam
Do salutation and contemplate in Lord Vigneshwara chanting: Om Shuklam bharadharam Vishnum, Shashi varnam chaturbhujam Prasanna vadanam dyayeth, srva vighno upashanth aye

Puja Sankalpam
Let the right palm rest on the right knee facing upwards. Cover with the left palm and chant the following mantra: OMamopaatha Samashta, Duritha kshaya dwara, Shri parameshwara preethyartham, Asmin shubha muhurthey, Jnyaana Vairagya Siddhyartam, Vidhya-vinaya praapthyartham Shri sadguru prasaada-siddhyartam cha Shri Saraswati pujaam karishyey

Ring the bell as you chant the following mantra: Aagamaartham tu Devanaam, Gamanaartham tu rakshaam. Kurvey ghantaa ravam thathra Devataahvaan—lakshanam Chant the following mantras with contemplation: Vakra tunda mahakaya, suryakoti samarprabha, Nirvighnam kuru mey devaa, sarva karyeshu sarvadaa. Om shri Maha Ganapataye namaha. Offer a flower. Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur devoh Maheshwaraha, Guruh saakshaath, param brahma, tasmai shri guruvey namaha. Om shri Gurubhyo namaha. Offer a flower. Om Shri Saraswatyey namaha 1. Yaa kundendu tushaara haara dhavalaa Yaa shubhra vastraa vritha Yaa veena vara danda maditakara Yaa shweta padmaasanaa Devai sadaa vandita Saa maam paatu Saraswati Bhagavati Nishyesha Jaadyaa pahaa 2. Namaste sharada devi Kashmira puravasini Tva maham prarthye nityam, vidhyaanam cha dehi mey 3. Saraswati thriyam drishta veena pustaka dhaarini Hamsa vaahana samyukta vidya daanakaree mamah 4. Padma patra vishalakshi padma kesara varninee Nityam padmaalaya devi, saamaam paatu saraswati 5. Sharada sharadaambhoja vadana vadanaam bhuje Sarvada sarvadaasmakam sannidhi sannidhim kuru

Ashta Lakshmi Kalai Magalum, Malai Magalum, Oatridum Thirumagal Alai Magale Alai Kadal Udiththa Aadhi Lakshmi, Shelvangal Aliththidum Dhana Lakshmi Thiruvarul Thandh-idam Dhaanya Lakshmi, Bhava Bhayam Poakidam Dhairya Lakshmi Thaamare Poovil Gaja Lakshmi, Maga Udan Madiyil Santhaana Lakshmi Veeraththai Aliththidum Vijaya Lakshmi, Arimai Aliththidum Vidhya Lakshmi Maha Lakshmi Aval Vara Lakshmi, Mangala Roopini Ashta Lakshmi, Aval Mangala Roopini Ashta Lakshmi

Mantra Pushpam
Yopaam Pushpam Veda Pushpavaan Prajaavaan Pasumaan Bhavathi Chandramaa vaa Apaam Pusham Pushpavaan Prajaavaan Pasumaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Veda Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Agnirvaa Aapaam-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Yo Aghner-aayathanam Vedha Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Aapovai Agner-aayathanam Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi Ya Yevam Veda Yopaam-aayathanam Vedha Aayatha-navaan Bhavathi continued

Bhagyad Lakshmi Baaramma Bhagyada Lakshmi Baaramma Nammamma Nee Sow-Bhaagyada Lakshmi Baaramma Hejjaya Mele Hejjaya Nikkutha, Gejjaya Kaalina Naadhava Thoarutha Sajjana Saadhoo Poojaya Velage, Majjige Olagina Benne Anthe (Bhagyada…) Kanaka Vristiya Karayutha Baare, Manake Maanava Siddhiya Thorey Dinakara Koti Theyjadhi Holeyyuva, Janakka Raayana Kumaari Baare (Bhagyada…) Ath-ithalugadhey Bhaktara Manayali , Nithya Mahotsava Nithya Sumangala Sathyava Thorutha Saadhu Sajjanaraa, Chiththadhi Holeyyuva Puththali Bumbey (Bhagyada…) Shankhe Illadha Bhaagyava Kottu, Kankhana Kaiyya Thirugutha Baarey Kunkumanaankithey Pakaja Lochana, Venkata Ramanana Mohada Raani (Bhagyada…) Sakkarey Thuppava Haalige Berasi, Shukra Vaaradha Poojaya Velage Akkarey Ullaa Alagiri Rangana, Chokka Sri Purandhara Vittalana Raani (Bhagyada…) Bhagyada Lakshmi Baaramma Nammamma Nee Sow-Bhaagyada Lakshmi Baaramma

Devata Aavaahanam
Touch iyour chest with your left palm. Also touch the feet of the goddess with your right palm and say: Aagachch deva deveshey, tejo raashey jaga janini, Kriya maannaam mayaa puja, gruhaan sura sattamey. Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Aavaahayaami.

Aasanam
Offer a flower (akshata) at the feet of the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Aasanam samarpayaami.

Paadhyam
Offer a spoonful of water at the feet of the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Paadhyam samarpayaami.

Arghyam
Offer a spoonful of water to the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Arghyam samarpayaami.

Aachamanam
Pour down a spoonful of water, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Aachamanam samarpayaami.

Snaaneeyam
Gently sprinkle water, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Snaaneeyam samarpayaami.

Vastram
Offer a flower (akshata) at the feet of the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Shubra vastram samarpayaami.

Bhajans
Varuvai Amma Varuvai Varuvai Varuvai Amma (Undhan) Thiruvai Uruvai Varuvai Amma (Endhan) Irulai Neekkida Varuvai Amma Undhan Arulai Pozhindhidu Varuvai Amma Varuvai Varuvai Varuvai Amma Kalyaani Karumaari Kaamaakshi Neeye Mahalakshmi Maathangi Meenakshi Neeye Varalakshmi Vaarahi Vishalaakshi Neeye Ulagelum Maaye Prashaanthi Thaaye Amma…Amma…Amma…Amma

Gandha lepanam
Apply sandalwood paste and kumkum to the forehead and feet of the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Gandham samarpayaami.

Akshata
Smear rice with kumkum. Offer it at the feet of the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Akshataan samarpayaami.

Pushpam
Offer a garland of flowers to the Goddess, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Pushpaani samarpayaami.

Mangala Neerajanam
Light camphor, show it to the Goddess. While ringing bell with left hand, say: Na tatra suryo bhaati, na chandra taarakam Nemaa vidyutp bhaanti kuthoyam agnihi Tameva bhaantam anubhaati sarvam, Tasya bhaasa sarvamidham vibhaati Om shri saraswatyey namaha Karpoora neeraajanam samarpayaami Mangala neeraajanam samarpayami

Archana
Take a flower; chant one name of the Goddess; offer the flower at the feet of the Goddess: 1. Om Saraswatyey namaha 2. Om Mahaabhadraayey namaha 3. Om Mahaamaayaayey namaha. 4. Om Varapradaayey namaha. 5. Om Padmanilayaayey namaha. 6. Om Padmaakshyey namaha. 7. Om Pustakabhruthey namaha. 8. Om Jnanamudraayey namaha. 9. Om Kamarupaayey namaha. 10. Om Mahaavidyaayey namaha. 11. Om Mahaapaathaka Naashinyey namaha. 12. Om Vidyaadhara Supujitaayey namaha.

Pushpaanjali
With folded hands, pray and offer flowers. Say: Om shri saraswatyey namaha Pushpaanjalim samarpayaami

Dhupam Deepam
Light the agarbatti and small lamp; show it to the Goddess; ring the bell with the left hand, and say: Om Shri Saraswatyey namaha Dhupam Aaghraapayaami Om Shri Saraswatyey namaha Deepam Darshayaami

Pradakshina Namaskaram
Turn around in the same spot three times in a clockwise direction with hands together in prayer, saying: Yaani kaani cha paapaani janmaantara kritaani cha Thaani thaani vinashyanti pradakshina padey padey Prostrate to the Goddess

Naivedyam
Keep the prasad in a plate in front of the Goddess. Put a tulsi leaf on it. Close your eyes, put your hands together, and say the mantra: Om bhur bhuvasuvaha, tat savitur varenyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat Take two spoonfuls of water in your right hand and sprinkle drops of water around the plate, saying: Deva savita prasuva

Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying: Nivedanan antaram aachamaniyam samarpayaami Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying: Madhyey Madhyey amrita paaniyam samarpayaami Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying: Amritaapidhaa namasi Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying:

Again two spoonfuls as above: Hasta prakshaalanam samarpayaami Satyam tvarthena parishinchami Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying: Take two spoonfuls of water in your right hand and drop it on your right side near the prasad, saying: Amratahopastarana masi Make gesture of offering to the Goddess, saying: Om pranaaya svaha Om apaanaya svaha Om vyaanaya svaha Om udaanaaya svaha Om samaanaaya svaha Om brahmaneya svaha Drop two spoonfuls of water through your right palm on the right side of the plate, saying: Om shri saraswatyey namaha. Naivedyam nivedayaami Paadha prakshaalanam samarpayaami Drop two spoonfuls of water on the right side of the plate, saying: Aachamaniyam samarpayaami Offer tulsi leaves or flowers at the feet of the Goddess after saying: Poogi phala samaayuktam, Naagavalli dalai yurtham Karpoora churna sanyuktam Taamboolam prati gruhataam Taamboolam samarpayaami