|Megha Saraswati Sadhana|
Early in the morning get up and have a bath. Wear yellow or saffron robes. Then in a clean room sit with your family members. Before yourself place a picture of Goddess Saraswati. Then concentrating on her holy form chant the following Mantra.
Shuklaam Brahmvichaar Saar Paramaadyaam Jagadvyaapineem Veennaa Pushtak Dhaarinneebhamay Daam Jaad Yaapandhkaaraapahaam.
Haste Sfatik Maalikaam Vidhateem Paramaasane Sansthitaam Vande Taam Parameshwareem Bhagwateem Buddhi Pradaam Shaaradaam.
i.e. I pray to Bhagwati Saraswati who has a fair complexion, who is the first and foremost divine energy, who is present in the world in the form of knowledge, who wields a Veenaa, Vedas, Sfatik rosary in her hands and one of whose hands is raised in blessing. She is capable of removing ignorance and bestowing intelligence.
Then in a plate draw a Saraswati Yantra with a silver straw or wire. If not possible use a copper wire. For ink use Ashtgandh and draw the Yantra. Ashtgandh is a mixture of eight fragrant articles and it is a divine Sadhana article.
It is said that the fragrance of Ashtgandh used to continuously emanate from the form of Lord Krishna.
Then on the Yantra thus inscribed place a Saraswati Yantra in the form of an amulet. If trying the ritual for your children then you should have a Yantra for each child. Make a mark of Ashtgandh on the Yantra and offer yellow flowers.
Light incense and ghee lamp. Then offer a sweet made from milk. After that chant the following Saraswati Mantra just 108 times. Make the children too chant the Mantra 108 times if they can.
|Om Ayeim Saraswatyei Ayeim Namah.|
After that offer prayers to the picture of Goddess Saraswati. Offer flowers and make marks of Ashtgandh on the foreheads of the children. Put a garland of yellow flowers around each child's neck.
Then with a silver or copper wire (take care it is not sharp ended) write on the tongue of the each child with Ashtgandh. Also do the same to your wife and yourself. Wash the wire before using it each time.
Vasant Panchami is the best day for writing the Saraswati Beej Mantra on the tongue of your child and making him or her wear a Saraswati Yantra in a silk thread. If not possible on this day then do it on a Monday.
It is the greatest fortune to accomplish this ritual pertaining to Goddess Saraswati and wear the Saraswati Yantra on the day of Vasant Panchami. Wear it yourself and make your children wear the Yantra too.