Vijayawada

Saraswati alankaram today

The deity will appear as Sri Saraswati Devi on the seventh day of Dasara festivities at theKanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada on Monday.—Photo: By Arrangement  

During Dasara festival, Aswiyuja suddha saptami, moola nakshatram, the presiding deity at Indrakeeladri is adorned as Sri Sarswati Devi on seventh day of the festival this year.

Goddess Kanaka Durga is decorated as Saraswati Devi as she defeated Sumbha and Nisumbha. She is attired in white silk sari (swetha vastra dharini), and has a beautiful white swan as ‘vahana’ (vehicle). She brings in her hands a Veena (symbolising the arts) and a lotus (or a parchment - symbolising learning) and a rosary. Her ‘vahana’ (vehicle) is a swan (or a peacock).

Moola Nakshatram is nakshatram of Sri Saraswati Devi who designed and planned ‘yuddha tantra’(war plan) for goddess Durga Devi to fight Mahishasura.

She is goddess of education, literature, and music, etc. are easily learnt with her blessings. With her ‘kripa kataksham’ (grace), even a fool can become a scholar. Vyasa, Valmiki, Kalidas etc were gifted ‘Vakvaibhavam’ by her. On this day, people especially students pray her for all these.

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