Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Maa Saraswati: Goddess of music in spiritual indian

Maa saraswati is the goddess of Music in india.In ancient india,maa saraswati represents knowledge,music,river.The name "saraswati" came came from "saras" (meaning "flow") and "wati" (meaning "a woman").

The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white often seated on a white lotus, which symbolizes that she is founded in the experience of the Absolute Truth. Thus, she not only has the knowledge but also the experience of the Highest Reality. She is mainly associated with the color white, which signifies the purity of true knowledge. Occasionally, however, she is also associated with the colour yellow, the colour of the flowers of the mustard plant that bloom at the time of her festival in the spring. She is not adorned heavily with jewels and gold, unlike the goddess Lakshmi, but is dressed modestly — representing her preference of knowledge over worldly material things.In Hindu beliefs, great significance is attached to offering honey to this goddess, as honey is representative of perfect knowledge. Hymns dedicated to her include Saraswati Vandana Mantra.
She is generally shown to have four arms, which represent the four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. Alternatively, these four arms also represent the 4 Vedas, the primary sacred books for Hindus. The Vedas, in turn, represent the 3 forms of literature:
  • Poetry — the Rigveda contains hymns, representing poetry
  • Prose — Yajurveda contains prose
  • Music — Samaveda represents music.
The four hands also depict this thus — prose is represented by the book in one hand, poetry by the garland of crystal, music by the veena. The pot of sacred water represents purity in all of these three, or their power to purify human thought.In the Rigveda, Saraswati is a river as well as its personification as a goddess. In the post-Vedic age, she began to lose her status as a river goddess and became increasingly associated with literature, arts, music, etc. In Hinduism, Saraswati represents intelligence, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, the arts, eloquence and power. Hindus worship her not only for "academic knowledge", but for "divine knowledge" essential to achieve moksha.
She is shown to hold the following in her hands:
  • A book, which is the sacred Vedas, representing the universal, divine, eternal, and true knowledge as well as her perfection of the sciences and the scriptures.
  • A mālā (rosary) of crystals, representing the power of meditation and spirituality.
  • A pot of sacred water, representing creative and purification powers.
  • The vina, a musical instrument that represents her perfection of all arts and sciences. Saraswati is also associated with anurāga, the love for and rhythm of music which represents all emotions and feelings expressed in speech or music.

            In india Maa saraswati revered most as goddess of knowledge and music.Maa carrying Veena & sitting on lotus allures everyone & compels everyone to resort Knowledge & Music.

                                      JAI MAA SARASWATI

1 comment:

  1. Indian Music based on Seven Swar...Thay are -Sa Re ,Ga,Ma ,Pa,Dha,Ni,Sa...These are 7 and 5 are komal swar called soft swar ...
    Though each has a meaning ...
    Sa named shadja,
    Pa-pancham, Dha-
    dhaivat and
    Ni- nishad, Collectively these notes are known as the sargam....
    Swara Expansion Meaning Animal Chakra God
    Sa Shadja (षड्जं) Sagar (ocean) peacock mūlādhāra मूलाधार ([base of spine) Ganapati
    Re Rishabha (ऋषभ) Aparajit skylark svādhiṣṭhāna स्वाधिष्ठान (genitals) Agni
    Ga Gandhara (गान्धारं) Gagan (sky) goat maṇipūra मणिपूर (solar plexus and navel) Rudra (Shiva)
    Ma Madhyama (मध्यमं) middle dove/heron anāhata अनाहत (heart) Vishnu
    Pa Panchama (पंचमं) fifth cuckoo/nightingale viśuddha विशुद्ध (throat) Naarada
    Dha Dhaivata (धैवतं) Dharti (earth) horse ājñā आज्ञा (third eye) Sadasiva
    Ni Nishada (निषादं) outcast/hunter elephant sahasrāra सहस्रार (crown of the head) Surya (Sun)

    add to your knowledge that there are two forms of Indian Music ...
    1)Carnatic music
    2)Hindustani classical music...