Oh Goddess Saraswati (ହେ ମାତା ସରସ୍ୱତୀ)

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Note about this Odia Poem:
"Oh dear Mother, you are Goddess Saraswati. Knowing that you are giver of Vidyaa (Education and Spiritual knowledge) , we are praying you beholding both hands. First chalk-pen is touched on slate's table and I have written your name in this, Oh dear Mother Bharati, the goddess of Vani (word, letters and speech) . In every school today your pandal is decorated and fried rice, rice seasoned with jaggery and sweet cakes are offered as holy food of worship. Today is the day of Basanta Panchami. We have prepared garland of flowers. Decorating flowers I have made garland for you, oh dear Goddess, giver of Vidyaa. Oh dear Goddess Mother, you accept our offer of holy palm of flowers. Getting your graceful vidyaa, Budhashaya completes this song and surrenders before your holy feet.

ହେ ମାତା ସରସ୍ୱତୀ

ମାତା ତୁମ୍ଭେ ସରସ୍ୱତୀ ଗୋ, ବିଦ୍ୟା ଦାୟିନୀ ଜାଣି,
ଡାକୁ ଅଛୁ ଆମ୍ଭେ ତୁମ୍ଭଙ୍କୁ, ଯୋଡି ଗୋ ବେନି ପାଣି.

ପ୍ରଥମ ଖଡ଼ି ଗୋ ଛୁଆଇଁ, ସିଲଟ ରେ ସାରଣୀ,
ଲେଖିଛି ତୁମ୍ଭର ନାମ ଗୋ ମାତା ଭାରତୀ ବାଣୀ.

ପ୍ରତି ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟେ ଆଜି ଗୋ, ତୁମ୍ଭ ମଣ୍ଡପ ମଣି,
ଲିଆ ମୁଆଁ ଖଜା ଭୋଗରେ, ପୂଜା ପରବ ପୁଣି.

ବସନ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚମୀ ଆଜି ଗୋ, ସଜ କୁସୁମ ବେଣୀ,
ସଜାଡି ଗୁନ୍ଥିଛି ମାଳ ଗୋ, ଆହେ ବିଦ୍ୟା ଦାୟିନୀ.

ଘେନ ଘେନ ଆହେ ମାତା ଗୋ, ପୁଷ୍ପାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ପାବନୀ,
ବିଦ୍ୟା ପାଇ ବୁଦ୍ଧଶୟା ଗୋ, ତୁମ୍ଭ ଚରଣେ ଭଣି.


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© Budhashaya Behera,30 January 2020. All rights reserved.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Savita Tyagi 03 February 2020

Such a lovely prayer to Goddess Saraswati. In her humble worship we offer all our praise and our efforts. Thanks for putting the English notes. Wish you a happy Basant Panchami and a happy stay at PH.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 February 2020

A true Odia Poem, so many gods and goddesses to devote and praise and prayed to, so many loveliest names to offer delicate food and lovely flowers, all names dazzling for my eyes, but I have read this with full attention and say WELCOME to Poem Hunter Poems Site to you. Enjoy! Today (31 Jan 2020) is the day of Basanta Panchami.CONGRATS to you.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 February 2020

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 February 2020

Goddess Saraswati is worshiped in India as goddess of art, education, science, music and culture! She is very kind and she gives beauty to inner life. By her grace you have become a poetess! Basanta Panchami is well celebrated in Odisha, West Bengal. Hindu students of Dhaka University in Bangladesh celebrate Saraswati Puja in Jangannath hall and there it is very famous. You have excellently expressed your view of devotion in this heart touching song poem....10

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Flower Prince 03 February 2020

Wow! Goddess Sarswati is greatest goddess of wisdom. She will definitely hear your prayer and bless you. Odia letters I cannot read. Thank you for English note. Odia letters are like flowers and beautiful. Thank you Mother Budhashaya for writing this lovely poem...Full vote!

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 November 2020

Today is the day of Basanta Panchami. We have prepared garland of flowers. Decorating flowers I have made garland for you, oh dear Goddess, giver of Vidyaa. Oh dear Goddess Mother, you accept our offer of holy palm of flowers. Beautiful ideas. please teach us more about Hindu ways and theology. pl read Geeta Radhakrishnan's poems. she also taught me so much of Hindu ideals. thank you. tony

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Rajnish Manga 20 March 2020

This being your first poem on PH, it gives us a fairly good idea of your approach and style of poetry. Thanks and good wishes for your future endeavors.

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Rajnish Manga 20 March 2020

Though, I am unable to follow our original Odia offering at the feet of Goddess Saraswati, I could grasp your feelings of devotion through your detailed Notes. I would like to join you and offer my prayers to be blessed with Vidya and Vani (knowledge and facility of speech and thought) . Thanks very much.

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Valsa George 11 February 2020

A fine dedication to Goddess Saraswathi.... the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom. Saraswathi pooja is done with ostentation in most of the parts of our country! Let her wipe away illiteracy and superstition!

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 February 2020

well note// I'm sorry that I'm not familiar with Odia Language // hope that the couplet also is devotional

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