Oh BHARATI! The Goddess of learning! You are kindly
disposed in protecting your devotees from primordial miseries.
Your face is as beautiful as the autumnal moons orb.
You are praised by INDRA and the celestials. You are adorned with ornaments
as bright as a hundred suns. Your winsome smile excels the jasmine buds.
Your neck is bedecked with purest of pearls. Graceful in gait like the
elephant, you are assiduous in dispensing knowledge to the devotees
of this world. From your effulgent form emanates the fragrance of sandal,
KASTURI and flowers. You are the repository of sublime virtues.
You abide in the hearts of the ascetics like NARADA. Suzerain of the
three worlds, you are enthroned in AJNAPITHA your hands are adorned
with bangles. Eyes like lotus in full bloom, you give joy to the entire
world. Your eyebrows are charming like the bow of Cupid. Oh SARASVATI,
darling of BRAHMA, your dainty fingers move with great felicity on the
You are the form and the essence of all scriptures. You are the mother
of the entire universe. Your speech is nectarine. You are the repository
of noble virtues. Your compassionate disposition redeems the hapless
ones from miseries. Personification of the arts, you are worshipped
by SUKA and SANAKA who offer obeisance at the lotus feet of Lord PADMANABHA.
You are beautiful and your flawless forehead resembles the crescent