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108 Names of Sarasvati Sharda - Vasant Panchami 2010 (Basant Panchmi 2010)

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Sarasvatyaṣṭottara- śatanāmastotram

(The one-hundred eight names of Sarasvatī are) 1) Sarasvatī; 2) Mahābhadrā, Who is supremely auspicious; 3) Mahāmāyā; 4) Varapradā, Who bestows boons; 5) Śrīpradā, Who bestows wealth; 6) Padmanilayā, Whose home is in a lotus; 7) Padmākṣī, Whose eyes are like lotus; 8) Padmavaktragā, Whose face is like lotus.[1] 9) Śivānujā, Who is the younger sibling of Śiva; 10) Pustakadhṛt, Who is holding a book; 11) Jñānamudrā, Who sits in the mentioned posture; 12) Ramā, Who is enticing; 13) Parā, Who is beyond everything; 14) Kāmarūpā, Who takes various forms as desired; 15) Mahāvidyā; 16) Mahāpātakanāśinī, Who is the destroyer of fallen-beings.[2]

17) Mahāśrayā, Who is the supreme refuge; 18) Mālinī, Who has a garland; 19) Mahābhogā, by Whom great enjoyment is being caused; 20) Mahābhujā, Whose arms are great; 21) Mahābhāgā, Whose luck is great; 22) Mahotsāhā, Whose strength is supreme; 23) Divyāṅgā, Whose limbs are divine; 24) Suravanditā, Who is adored by the demi-gods.[3] 25) Mahākālī; 26) Mahāpāśā, Whose noose is eminent; 27) Mahākārā, Whose form is supreme; 28) Mahāṅkuśā, Whose stick (goad) is eminent; 29) Sītā, Who bestows fruits of the earth; 30) Vimalā, Who is spotless; 31) Viśvā, of Whom is the entire world; 32) Vidyunmālā, Whose body is surrounded by lightening; 33) Vaiṣṇavī.[4]

34) Candrikā, Who is like moonlight (gentle); 35) Candravadanā, Whose face is like the moon; 36) Candralekhāvibhūṣitā, Who is adorned by a digit of the moon; 37) Sāvitrī; 38) Surasā, Who is charming; 39) Devī; 40) Divyālaṅkārabhūṣitā, Who is adorned by divine ornaments.[5] 41) Vāgdevī, Who is the Goddess of speech; 42) Vasudhā, Who is the earth; 43) Tīvrā, Whose speed is fast; 44) Mahābhadrā, Who is supremely beautiful; 45) Mahābalā, Whose strength is supreme; 46) Bhogadā, Who bestows enjoyment; 47) Bhāratī; 48) Bhāmā; 49) Govindā; 50) Gomatī; 51) Śivā.[6]

52) Jaṭilā, Who is an ascetic; 53) Vindhyavāsā, Whose dwelling place is Mount Vindhya; 54) Vindhyācalavirājitā, Who is fixed (as a ruler) in Mount Vindhya; 55) Caṇḍikā; 56) Vaiṣṇavī; 57) Brāhmī; 58) Brahmajñānaikasādhanā, Who is the only means of getting the quintessential knowledge of Brahman (Upaniṣat).[7] 59) Saudāminī, Whose resplendence is like lightening; 60) Sudhāmūrtiḥ, Whose form is like nectar; 61) Subhadrā, Who is extremely beautiful; 62) Surapūjitā, Who is worshipped by demi-gods; 63) Suvāsinī, Who is fragrant; 64) Sunāsā, Whose nose is beautiful; 65) Vinidrā, Who is sleepless; 66) Padmalocanā, Whose eyes are like lotus.[8]

67) Vidyārūpā, Who is knowledge personified; 68) Vishālākṣī, Whose eyes are large; 69) Brahmajāyā, Who is the daughter of Brahmā; 70) Mahāphalā, Who is the greatest retribution; 71) Trayīmūrtī, Who is the trinity; 72) Trikālajñā, Who has the knowledge of all times; 73) Triguṇā, Who is the three qualities; 74) Śāstrarūpiṇī, Who is the treatises personified.[9] 75) Śumbhāsurapramathinī, Who tormented the demon Śumbha; 76) Śubhadā, Who bestows auspicion; 77) Sarvātmikā, Who is the soul of everyone; 78) Raktabījanihantrī, Who is the slayer of Raktabīja; 79) Cāmuṇḍā; 80) Ambikā.[10]

81) Muṇḍakāyapraharaṇā, Who is the dispeller of Muṇda; 82) Dhūmralocanamardanā, Who is the killed of Dhūmralocana; 83) Sarvadevastutā, Who is eulogized by all noble ones; 84) Saumyā, Who is placid; 85) Surāsuranamaskṛtā, Who is saluted by demi-gods and demons.[11] 86) Kālarātrī, Who is the night of deluge; 87) Kalādhārā, Who is the support of artistry; 88) Rūpasaubhāgyadāyinī, Who is the giver of beauty and good fortune; 89) Vāgdevī, Who is the goddess of speech; 90) Varārohā, Who is elegant; 91) Vārāhī; 92) Vārijāsanā, Who is seated on a white lotus.[12]

93) Citrāmbarā, Whose clothes are variegated; 94) Citragandhā, Whose fragrance is variegated; 95) Citramālyavibhūṣitā, Who is adorned with variegated flowers; 96) Kāntā, Who is beautiful; 97) Kāmapradā, Who bestows desires; 98) Vandyā, Who is worthy of worship; 99) Vidyādharasupūjitā, Who is well worshipped by knowledge-holders.[13] 100) Śvetāsanā, Whose seat is white in color; 101) Nīlabhujā, Whose arms are of blue color; 102) Caturvargaphalapradā, Who bestows retribution to the four-sections of society; 103) Caturānanasāmrājyā, Whose empire is the world created by four-headed Brahmā; 104) Raktamadhyā; 105) Nirañjanā, Who is dispassionate.[14]

106) Haṁsāsanā, Whose seat is of swan; 107) Nīlajaṅghā; 108) Brahmaviṣṇuśivātmikā, Who is the soul of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. These are one-hundred and eight names of Goddess Sarasvatī.[15]

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Translator: Animesh Kumar

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