Aarthi Sri Saraswathi ji ki
( I found this prayer in Hindi in a small book published by B.M.Praminder Publications, Delhi -51.Aarthis are sung before the gods/goddesses in Hindu homes/temples in North India.)
1.Om Jaya Vinee vali , maiya , jaya Veene vali,
Rhidhi , sidhi ki rahthi , hath there thali
Om Victory to the one who has a Veena,
Oh Mother, Victory to one who has the Veena,
By your blessings , growth and power always exist.
2.Rishi , muniyon ki budhi ko shudha thu hi karthi,
Swarna ki bhanthi Shudha thu hi karthi.
You make the knowledge of sages and saints pure,
You make them as pure as gold.
3.Jnan pitha ko dethi , Gagan Shabdha se thu,
Viswa ko uthpanna karthi , AAdhi shkthi se thu.
You give wisdom to the father by the sound in the sky,
And you create this world with your primeval power.
4.Hamsa vahini dheejai , bhiksha darshan ki,
Mere jag may keval , icha darshan ki
Oh Goddess who rides on the swan,
Give me the alms of seeing you ,
For in my mind there is only,
The desire to see you.
5.Jyothi jagakar nithya, yah aarthi jo gave,
Bhava sagar ke dukh mein, Gotha na kabhi khave.
After lighting the lamp daily ,
He who sings this prayer ,
Would never suffer the tosses ,
In the ,ocean of sorrow of birth.