12 names of Maa Saraswati
By Anuj Om Kumar Bhat - Astrology
|Prathamam Bharati naama Dwitiyam Cha Saraswati
Thritiyam Sarada Devi Chaturkam Hamsavahini
Panchamam Jagadidhyaata Shastam Vaageshwari
Saptamam Kumudhe Proktha Ashtamam Brahmacharini
Navamam Budhaamaanacha Dashamam Varadaayani
Ekadasham Chandraghanthethi Dwadasham Bhunaveshwari ||
First name Bharathi means, she is the motherland, second name Saraswati means, the primordial flow of consciousness. Third name Sarada means, the essence of all that is pure and good; fourth name Hamsavahini means, the one seated on the celestial swan or hamsa. The fifth name Jagadidhyaata means, on her the entire cosmos rests. Sixth name Vageshwari means, she is the Goddess of primordial sound OM, Seventh name Kumudhe Proktha means, she is the ultimate existence. Eighth name Brahmacharini means, she is the unblemished one, pristine and pure. The ninth name Budhaamana means, she is the cosmic intelligence. Tenth name Varadaayani means the bestower of boons, eleventh name Chandraghanthethi means she wears the crescent moon. The esoteric meaning is she controls all the phases of the Moon and ultimate controller of time. The twelfth name Bhuvaneshwari means she is the supreme controller of the cosmos.
Benefit of recitation:
Anyone who recites this Dwadasha Stotra of Saraswati by knowing the meaning of the names will accrue immense merit or punya, say the texts. They will also be blessed with increased levels of awareness and wisdom. They will occupy high posts and positions in their career and jobs and enjoy all round happiness by the grace of Goddess Saraswati.