Thursday, December 24, 2009

Shri Saraswati Ashtakam

Shri Saraswati Ashtakam
Shri Saraswati Ashtakam is in Sanskrit. It is from Padmapurana. It is a discussion between Shatanik (Name of the disciple) and Shounak (Guru). Shatanik is asking his Guru, O! Mahamate, MahaPradnya (One who is very intelligent and knowledgeable) which Japa at the time of death, is to be recited to be free from Karma Bandhana (Bondage of Death and Life)? So that Param Padam (Moksha) is experienced after death.
Shounak says this was earlier asked by Dharm putra Yudhishtir to Pitamaha Bhishmacharya. Pitamaha you know all the Shastras please tell me How God Brahma praised Goddess Saraswati? And how we have to praise Goddess Saraswati so that she will give her blessings to us?
Pleased by the praise, Goddess Saraswati asked God Brahma what was his desire?
Then God Brahma asked Goddess Saraswati to bless him by giving divine knowledge. Goddess Saraswati said those devotees who will recite this stotra with faith and concentration, will receive divine knowledge.
God Brahma said I received that divine knowledge; without goddess’s blessings it is very difficult to receive such knowledge.
Goddess said those devotees who will recite this stotra three times in a day; I will always be with them to guide them.
Here completes this Shri Saraswati Ashtakam which is from PadmaPurana.

Mercury or Budha in the third house is for intelligence, journey. People are found liking for acquiring knowledge. These people are found accommodative. They like reading. They love literature and Science. They can get skill in both the subjects. Mercury in this house makes people writer, Journalist and favorable for success in publications, News paper publication. Mercury in this house having good aspects or yogas with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn or Neptune gives success in writing, poetry, Arts, drawings, singing and playing instruments. Good yoga with Neptune shows comedy writings. Good yoga with Saturn shows scientific writings, researches etc. Good yoga with Venus shows literature writings. Good yoga with Jupiter shows spiritual, intelligent, inference writings. Good yoga with Harshal indicates new ideas, creating lot of energy writings. Good yoga with Mars shows mathematical, scientific writings.
Mercury in bad aspects or badly placed indicates worries, mental tensions. Excessive worries and tensions drive them into madness etc. Mercury in bad aspects with Mars or Saturn indicates troubles in journey, mental tensions etc. These people are found liars. A bad aspect of Saturn with Budha makes people deaf. A bad aspect of Harshal with Budha makes people selfish, passive, with depression. A bad aspect of Mars with Budha makes people exaggerated in talking. A bad aspect of Neptune with Budha makes people daydreamers.

Thought for the Day
When did I realize I was God? I was praying and suddenly realized I was talking to myself. –Peter O’Toole

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
--Victor Hugo
Shri Saraswati Ashtakam

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