Saraswathi Pooja during dasara and Sweet Dosa

Based on our Hindu calendar, during the 7th day or the 8th day we perform Saraswathi Pooja. Goddess Saraswathi is the mother of all knowledge, wisdom and learning. She plays the veena instrument. She is a lover of music.

During dasara, on this day, books and instruments are placed before Saraswathi, and we perform pooja to her.

We say the following sloka or prayer to her, and I should mention that this is one of the first payers we learnt in our family, and I guess is being learnt in any Hindu family.

Saraswathi Namasthubyam,
Varadey Kaamarupinee!
Vidhyarambham Karishyami,
Sidhir bhavathu mey sada

It means:

Oh Goddess, Saraswathi, my humble salutations to you, who are the fulfiller of all my wishes. I start my studies with the request that thou will bestow Thy blessings on me.

Here is a link to a picture of Goddess Sarawathi and the sloka as well.

1. Picture and Sloka

2. Saraswathi Stotra

My mom used to make Sweet dosa when we were little. Here is a recipe for the same.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Great post. Dosa sounds yum too:))
    Happy Dasara.

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  2. Posted by meeraghu on October 17, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Asha,
    Thanks and have a Joyous Dasara too.

    Reply

  3. Posted by siva kumar juluru on October 18, 2007 at 7:34 am

    nice article, and good song.

    Reply

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  5. Hi Meera,
    Happy Dasara to you and your family

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  6. Posted by meeraghu on October 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Ramesh,
    Thanks and same to you all.

    Reply

  7. Posted by Varsha on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Meera
    This is a wonderful blog. I actually came across this blog yesterday accidently and since yesterday i am reading each and every posts here. listening to the songs aarathi belegiri and isha ninna brought back all childhood memories . my mother used to sing these songs all the time. great work

    varsha

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  8. Posted by meeraghu on October 16, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Varsha,
    Thanks so much for your nice comments. There are close to 200 posts, so take your time and let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks again.

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  9. Happy Dasara to All

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  10. Thank U Meera Aunty. :-)
    Can you please let me know the significance of Saraswati avahana on this day. Some people celebrate Saraswati Pooja today as moola nakshatra has come today. Which one is correct.Please let me know.

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