Among the slokas dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Devi, the Saraswati Namastubhyam stands out in its popularity. This is because almost every student learns this Saraswati Namastubhyam lyrics and usually recites it daily before starting his education.
This tradition is not just a recent one. It roots back to the Gurukula system of education, where the Saraswati dhyana slokas are recited daily.
In Hinduism, Goddess Saraswati is considered as the Goddess of education, learning, music, arts, and even speech. She is also the consort of Brahma and one of the Tridevi.
So worshipping Saraswati devi became a part while starting any education related tasks to seek blessings.
Reciting the lyrics and understanding the Saraswati Namastubhyam meaning will make you feel the divine bliss of the Goddess.
Along with Goddess Saraswati, it is always recommended to worship God Shiva as Shiva is the bestower of wisdom, auspiciousness, and Grammatical knowledge.
Saraswati Namastubhyam lyrics and Meaning (English and Sanskrit)
सरस्वति नमस्थुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि
विध्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवथु मे सदा
Saraswati Namastubhyam Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambham Karsihyami Siddhir Bhavathu Mey Sada
Salutations to the Goddess Saraswati, one who bestows all the wishes, who resembles the form of passion, beauty, and wish-fulfilling nature (Kamarupini)
I am going to start my studies, O Goddess please bestow me always with the powers to accomplish the tasks (Siddhi).
Word by word Saraswati Namastubhyam Sloka Meaning
Saraswati – Goddess Saraswati
Namastubhyam – My salutations to you or I bow to you
Varade – Bestow me all my wishes
Kamarupini – O the form of Ultimate passion or beauty of wish-fulfilling nature
Vidyarambham – I am starting my studies (Vidya- study, Armbham – starting)
Karsihyami – I am going to do it
Siddhir – (with the) Power of accomplishing a task.
Bhavathu – Bless
Mey – Me
Sada – Always
One can recite this holy sloka at any point of time, not just while starting education-related tasks or while learning.
Alongside the Saraswati Namastubhyam, devotees can also recite the Saraswati mantra, Stotras, and Saraswati Ashtothram or 108 names to worship the Devi.