In India there is a long-held practice of invoking Sarasvati when embarking on projects related to the arts and knowledge. Students and writers will invoke Sarasvati before commencing their work, and musicians, singers, and dancers will invoke her at the beginning of a performance. The invocation is often a hymn in praise of Sarasvati’s qualities.
The invocation that follows is a verse from the Sarasvatistotram. In this verse, we praise Sarasvati as the embodiment of the creative force and as the innate knowledge present in each of us—and we invite her qualities to flow through us.
Recited by the music ensemble in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
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