Sarasvati: the Goddess of Inspiration
author: R. L. Kashyap
edition: 2005, Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture
Summary: This book discusses most of those verses from the Rigveda-samhita in which Sarasvati is mentioned, of which some are repeated in the Yajurveda. Sarasvati is the name of a a river that once flowed in North India in Rig-vedic times but also represents the goddess of inspiration.
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Introduction:Sarasvati : The Goddess of Inspiration (Veda Mantras for Manifesting Inspiration) (Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation). ASIN: B00EVVGL6G. Sarasvati or Sarasvati is described or mentioned in 72 mantra-verses of Rig Veda Samhita, some of which are repeated in Yajur Veda. This book is the first one to discuss in detail 62 of the 72 mantras to Sarasvati in RV.
Contents of this online book (index):
The full text of the Sarasvati: the Goddess of Inspiration in English can be quickly summarized in the following table of contents. Becaue these pages are not available to read online, I would recommend you buy the book.
Chapter 2: Nature of Inspiration and Developing It [link]
Chapter 3: Understanding Veda: Sri Auribindo's Approach [link]
Chapter 4: Epithets of Sarasvati Dealing with Consciousness [link]
Chapter 5: Mantra: Its Source and Power [link]
Chapter 6: Sarasvati in the Tantra Books and Puranas [link]
Chapter 7: 40 Riks Dedicated only to Sarasvati [link]
Chapter 8: The Goddesses Sarasvati, Ila and Bharati (Mahi) [link]
Chapter 9: Sarasvati with other Gods and Rivers [link]
Chapter 10: Usha, the Divine Dawn [link]
Seven Rivers of Inspiration [link]