Saraswati Yoga

Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, arts, music and wisdom. She is the consort of Lord Brahma. There is a yoga (combination) in astrology called Saraswati Yoga. Roughly speaking, this combination takes place when Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are (together or separately) in angles, trines or second house and are strong. Jupiter is exalted in the skies right now. Mercury is in its own sign Gemini and will join Jupiter later today. Venus will join them both on August 7. We will see this yoga for at least a few hours everyday (depending on which sign is rising) until the end of August.

Go ahead and take advantage of these planetary combinations by immersing yourself in the divine knowledge, learning, arts, music and writing.

Here is a beautiful prayer to Saraswati.

O Mother Goddess, may you remove my ignorance!

या कुंदेंदु तुषारहार धवला, या शुभ्र वस्त्रावृता |
या वीणावर दण्डमंडितकरा, या श्वेतपद्मासना ||
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभ्रृतिभिर्देवै: सदा वन्दिता |
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेष जाड्यापहा ||
शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमां आद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं
वीणा पुस्तक धारिणीं अभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापाहां|
हस्ते स्फाटिक मालीकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थितां
वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धि प्रदां शारदां||


Picture: “Mysore Painting” by Durgada Krishnappa

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