Monday, January 30, 2012

Saraswati Stuti 5 - ब्रह्म-स्वरूपा परमा

Salutations and salutations to the one who is like Brahma, the Supreme, Illuminating, Eternal, overseer of all knowledge, to Speech. || 5 ||

Knowledge, truth is God, the Supreme, illuminating and eternal. We may find them temporally, but they are themselves eternal. 

The brahman (ब्रह्मन् ) is eternal, knowledge is supreme, it illuminates our path through the darkness of ignorance, and once known it is known foreever. Truth doesn't change, its interpretations and applications may change. Science is same, technology can change to suit the people and economies.

She being the divinity of knowledge, presides over all aspects of knowledge. She is like the Chancellor of the University, which has many departments of studies.

Watch out for more shloka-s from Saraswati Stuti coming up.

And now the language aspects -

ब्रह्म-स्वरूपा परमा ज्योति-रूपा सनातनी ।
सर्वविद्याधिदेवी या तस्यै वाण्यै नमो नमः ॥५॥

brahma-svarūpā paramā jyoti-rūpā sanātanī ।
sarva-vidyādhi-dévī yā tasyai vāṇyai namo namaḥ ॥5॥ (IAST)

brahma-svarUpA paramA jyoti-rUpA sanAtanI ।
sarva-vidyAdhi-devI yA tasyai vANyai namo namaH ॥5॥ (ITRANS)

brahma-svarUpA = one who is like the brahma
paramA = the supreme (fem.)
jyoti-rUpA = in the form of light, illumination (fem.)
sanAtanI= eternal (fem.)
sarva-vidyAdhi-devI = presiding divinity (devI) of all (sarva) knowledge (vidyA)
yA = one who is (fem.)
tasyai = for her
vANyai = for Speech (vANI)
namo = namaH = salutation
namaH= salutation

(c) shashikant joshi । शशिकांत जोशी । ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः ।
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