intelligence, wisdom and learning are essential for the performance of all actions (Karma) and it
is the awarding of these three components of Jnana (knowledge) that the boons of Goddess
Saraswati play an important role in the wordly life. Goddess Saraswati, related to Savitri (Sun)
is one of the trinity, the others being Gayatri, and Savitri or the Bag (Vak) devi of the vedas
Saraswati is the Goddess of learning intelligence, wisdom and the consort of B'rhma, the
As is the case with B'rhma, on whom the published literature and also worship is less, so is the
case with Saraswati. Though she I she Goddess of knowledge, yet the writes have not done justice
to their Goddess. Even in devotion, the temples, shrines and pilgrimage places of this Goddess,
are few and far between.
In this small book, which is meant to enlighten the readers about this important Goddess, an
attempt has been different aspects, as a river, river Goddess, a Puranic (postvedic) Goddess and
in her manifestation as Gayatri, Savitri and Bag (Vak) dive. Different versions of her origin,
pilgrimage places and Kurushetra of (MAHABHARATA) have been described in some greater details.
The description in the book is based on the sacred scriptures, epics and the Puranas and is
This small book, its reading and the performance of the worship ritual in it will not only, be of
interest to the readers, but also will bring blessings of the Goddess, it adopted in daily
practice. Iconographers, artists will find some points of interest in the book. Pilgrims will be
greatly benefitted by the study of the book.
We have made great efforts to collect and present all about the Goddess. The authors will be
obliged to know its shortcoming from the readers.
We are obliged to Shri S.C. Sethi executive manager, Jaico enterprise for his all time
encouragement and suggestions.
We are thankful to CREST PUBLISHING HOUSE for the illustrious publication of the book, in its
Tracing the heavenly origin of this Goddess, as a Vedic river Goddess, Puranic braminical
Goddess, has been described in this short book, in her different manifestation and various and as
The ritual of her worship, different prayers, shrines and temples in reverence to her, have been
described in chapters IX-XII.
Important pilgrimage to Kurushetra and pilgrimage places have been described in some details in V
The book will of interest to those, who seek true scriptural facts, to theosophists, scholars and
artists. Though the book is small, yet there is enough for every to learn from it.
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