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    Goddess Saraswati/Sarasvati is the goddess of knowledge, learning, music, art, speech, wisdom, and patron of arts and sciences. She is known as eloquence (Bharati), existence (Shatarupa), mother of the Vedas(Vedamata), Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari.

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    i) How many avatars did Goddess Saraswati/Sarasvati take and why did she take such avatars?
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  • According to the legend of Goddess Saraswati appearing in the Rana, after completing the creation of the universe when Brahma saw his creation, he felt that his creation is as calm as a dead body. It has neither voice nor speech. Seeing his indifferent creation, Brahma Ji became frustrated and sad. Brahma Ji went to Lord Vishnu and told about his indifferent creation. Hearing the words of Brahma Ji, Lord Vishnu said that you invoke Goddess Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati can solve your problem.

    According to the statement of Lord Vishnu, Brahma invoked Goddess Saraswati Devi. Goddess Saraswati appeared with a veena in her hands. Brahma Ji requested him to fill his creation with her veena. As soon as Goddess Saraswati touched the strings of Veena, the word 'Sa' erupted. This is where the first note of music was born.

    The sound of vibrations started coming in the silent creation of Brahma with the vibration of a small voice. The winds, the sea, animals, birds, and other creatures got the voice. The sound of gurgle started bursting from the rivers. Brahma Ji was very happy with this, he addressed Saraswati as the goddess of speech and named Vageshwari. It is also a name for Mata Saraswati. Mother Saraswati is also called Veenapani due to having Veena in her hands.

    Goddess Saraswati is the main goddess of Hinduism, which is considered as the goddess of knowledge and learning. It is said about this goddess worshiped under the names Vagdevi, Bharti, Sharada, etc,. There are also 12 other holy names of Desi Saraswati -

    1. Bharti
    2. Saraswati
    3. Sharda
    4. Hanswahini
    5. Awakening
    6. Vagishwari
    7. Kumudi
    8. Brahmacharini
    9. Buddidatri
    10. Vardayini
    11. Chandrakati
    12. Bhuvaneshwari.

  • Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. She is the wife of Brahma, the creator.
    Saraswati is known by many names in ancient Hindu literature.
    1. Brahmani
    2. Brahmi
    3. Bharathi
    4, Vani
    5. Varnesvar
    6, Kavijihvagravasini
    7. Vidyadatri
    8. Veenavadini
    10. Veenapani
    11. Hansavahini
    12. Vagdevi

    There are many avatars of Saraswathi.
    1. Mahasaraswati: This avatar is in the Kashmir Shakti Peetha.
    2. Vidhya Saraswati: This avatar is in Basara and Vargal temples. People from both the Telugu States visit these places and offer prayers. The general feeling of the people in this region is the Goddess in these two temples will see that the students worshipped her will get their wish fulfilled and get a good education.
    3.Sharadamba> in sringeri. Saradapeetham this Goddess is worshipped as Shradamba.
    4. Gayatri: She is the the personification of the Vedas.
    5. Savitri: She is the personification of purity.

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  • Saraswati Devi is the Goddess of learning and knowledge. No art or scholarly work can be achieved without her blessings. She is the source of all intellect and learning in this cosmos and it is believed that she is instrumental in providing the momentum of knowledge to the divine trio that is Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh.

    The literal meaning of the word Saraswati itself is very obvious and it means continuous and consistent flow of knowledge. Basically she is known to have great affect in three main areas of human perusal of arts and learnings and these are speech, music, and knowledge and that is the reason why she is depicted with some objects like that in her perceived picture by the artists.

    Saraswati Devi is having many forms some more popular and some less but all are related to knowledge, wisdom, intellect, and talent. Some of these forms are -

    1. Vanidayini - 'Vani' means speech and this form gives us proficiency in speech.
    2. Swaradayini - 'Swara' means musical note and this form is related to music.
    3. Dnyanadayini - 'Dnyan' or 'Gyan' means knowledge and it gives us the knowledge.
    4. Sharada - One of the most popular and worshipped form which inspires us for studies of all knowledge existing in this world.

    There are some other names also by which Goddess Saraswati is known and they are Vak, Vagdevi, Vagishwari, Vani, Bharati, and Vinapani.

    Apart from this she has two more forms which are Mahasaraswatidevi which is a manifestation of bigger powers in her in addition to the intellect and knowledge and other form is Tripurasundari in which she is a part of the trio - Shri Saraswati, Shri Lakshmi, and Shri Kalimata.

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  • Saraswathi, according to Hinduism, is the Goddess for Wisdom. Goddess Saraswathi is designated God for one's Wisdom, Knowledge, Speech etc., One demon who called Mahishasuran, who did penance towards God to get a boon as no person should be in this world to kill him. No God will give boon as the devotee want but is according to his/her Karma. To destine this demon Saraswathi sent to twist his tongue while asking boon and accordingly he asked the boon by saying that he would not be killed by any person in this world, by skipping women in his list. Accordingly when his ruins and tortures are increased God decided to kill him and decided to send Parasakthi to kill him. When Parasakthi took avatar of Lalithambigai to kill the demon Pandasuran, Sumban, Nisumban and Mahishasuran, she was aided with so many Sakthis to kill Mahishasura.
    Saraswathi is the Goddess gave speech to Mookan, a Shepard, who later gave 'Mooka pancha sathi' praising Goddess.
    Saraswathi twisted the tongue of Kumbakarna of Ramayan, while doing penance to get boon as 'nithiraithvam' instead of 'nithyathvam'.
    Mahakali sent Saraswathi to make a shepard as wise man, in the name of Kalidasa, who gave many poems such as Megasandesam, Kumara sambavam, Raghuvamsan etc.,
    In India, in almost all temples, there are shrines of Saraswathi. In Tamil nadu, near Peralam, one village Koothanur has a temple for Saraswathi only. This temple was built by the famous poet, Ottakkooththan, who was in the kingdom of Kulothungan II (1136-1150) by praising Saraswathi.
    Saraswathi is worshiped not only in India but also in many eastern countries like Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia etc., In Japan She is worshiped in the name of Ben-Ten. Picture of Saraswathi in Japan is attached

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  • Saraswati is regarded as the Goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and conciouness She is the mother of Vedas chanting Saraswati Vandana. She is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga having excellent quality in the art of speech, wisdom and learning. Deities of Saraswati are dedicated to Goddess with the expectation that they would be benifited with supreme knowledge and wisdom benificial to the entire mankind.
    Saraswati's birth day VasantPanchami is the Hindu Festival celebrated every year on the fifth day of the lunar Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervour and their enthusiasm can be seen in temples, homes and educational institutions alike. The Hindus conduct special prayers for Goddess Sarswati on this day in their schools and institutions.
    She is known as different names though their basic charecters remain unaltered. Some of her favourite names are as follow -
    1) Bharati 2) Chandrika 3) Chitraganda 4) Sanatani 5) Kadmbari 6) Vama
    7) Medhavi 8) Mahamaya 9) Saudamani 10) Saumya 11) Savitri 12) Shakti13) Sarada
    14) Suprabha 15) Subhasini 16) Pragya 17) Padmakshi 18) Mahabhadra etc

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