Saraswathi Devi Alankaram: Dussehra is the most prominent festival, in my Today. Tody is Goddess Sri Durga Devi is Decorated as “Sri Saraswathi Devi” Alankaram is worshiped as the goddess at atop of the Indrakeeladri of 27th September during “Ashwayuja Shuddha Saptami” tidhi moola nakshatram. She is decorated as Saraswati Devi as she defeated Sumbha and Nisumbha.
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Saraswathi Devi Alankaram
She is attired in white silk sari (swetha vastra dharini), and has a beautiful white swan as ‘vahana’ and with four hands in one hand holding a book, in one hand playing veena (symbolising the arts) in one hand japa mala (rosary) this representing the power of meditation & spirituality and in the other hand Kamandalam(or a parchment – symbolising learning) representing creative and purificatory powers.
Moola Nakshatram Importance
Moola Nakshatram is nakshatram of Sri Saraswati Devi who designed and planned ‘yuddha tantra’(war plan) for goddess Durga Devi to fight Mahishasura.
Saraswathi Devi Significance
Saraswathi Devi is the goddess of education are easily successful with her blessings. The great Vyasa, Valmiki, Kalidas etc were gifted ‘Vakvaibhavam’ by her ‘kripa kataksham’ (grace). On this day, people especially students pray her for all their bright features.
On this Navaratri especially Saraswathi Devi is worshiped and all students are traditionally required to study on this day and also start the study of something new on the same day. Kids under five years start to write their first alphabet which is called Vidyarambham is take part today. Gurus (teachers) are worshiped today as embodiments of Saraswathi. Offering honey is very important in Saraswathi pooja, as honey represents perfect knowledge. Payasam is offered as parasadam on this day.
Poojas are performed and different kinds of eatables are offered to the goddess as naivedyam.
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