The festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh month. Mother Saraswati is worshiped on the day of Basant Panchami. This festival of Basant Panchami is celebrated today on Thursday, 26 January 2023. Mother Saraswati is considered the goddess of knowledge and wisdom. This day is very special for the students. On this day, worshiping Mother Saraswati with a true heart gives knowledge. On this occasion of Basant Panchami, today we are going to tell you about such a temple of Maa Saraswati which is very unique and by visiting here every wish of the devotees is fulfilled. Let’s know about this special temple-
In Kashi, the city of religion, there is a temple of Goddess Saraswati with twelve forms. It is claimed that in the whole of North India such a unique temple is only in Kashi. This temple located in Sampurnanand University of Varanasi was established two and a half decades ago. Since then this temple of Maa Vagdevi has great importance.
Vision of Maa Vagdevi increases concentration and memory power
You must have often heard the mention of twelve Jyotirlingas, but do you know that in Kashi, the city of religion and spirituality, there is also a temple of Mother Saraswati with twelve forms. Built in Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in the heart of the city about two and a half decades ago, this temple is liked by the devotees so much that they often come to pay obeisance in the temple. Especially not only the students of this university, but students from all over the city do not forget to pay obeisance. Students claim that mere sight of Maa Vagdevi here increases concentration and memory power in studies.
Maa Vagdevi Temple
The temple was completed on 27 May 1998
Prof. Mahendra Pandey, the administrator of Maa Vagdevi i.e. Maa Saraswati Temple and Head of the Department of Vedas of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, told that on April 8, 1988, the construction of the temple was approved. Former Vice Chancellor Dr. Vibhuti Narayan Singh and former Vice Chancellor Venkatachalan had conceptualized the temple. After which this temple was completed at the time of former Vice-Chancellor Pro Mandal Mishra ji. This temple was completed and inaugurated on 27 May 1998 and at the same time the responsibility of the temple was handed over to the university. At that time Uttar Pradesh’s Construction and Tourism Minister Kalraj Mishra and Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and the then Vice Chancellor Mandal Mishra were present.
Why is the color of the idol of Maa Vagdevi black?
He further told that one such temple was established at the time of Raja Bhoj in the Dhar region of Madhya Pradesh, but after being fragmented, it was conceptualized by the efforts of former Vice-Chancellor Venkatachalam ji in Sampurnanand, and then after the efforts of former Vice-Chancellor Mandal Mishra. This temple could be completed. In this temple there are idols of Dwadash Saraswati, which are not found anywhere else in North India. These twelve idols have different names too. In which Saraswati Devi, Kamalakshi Devi, Jaya Devi, Vijaya Devi, Sarangi Devi, Tumbari Devi, Bharti Devi, Sumangala Devi, Vidyadhari Devi, Sarvavidya Devi, Sharda Devi and Sridevi are there.
Explaining about the black character of Maa Vagdevi’s idol, he said that this idol was brought from Tamil Nadu and the meaning of this idol can be extracted in such a way that this character of Maa Saraswati is to protect our Shastras, Vedas and Puranas. It is black, the way it is of Mother Kali. Apart from this, the style of the temple is also similar to that of South India. This whole temple is built in Dakshina style.
Parents bring children for darshan
At the same time, Santosh Kumar Dubey, assistant administrator of Maa Vagdevi temple, told that the forms of Dwadash Saraswati means the goddess of all kinds of learning. The students of his Sampurnanand Sanskrit University study only after visiting the Vagdevi temple. The mandap and shikhara of the temple are quite amazing. He told that before starting the education of the children, the parents bring the children here for darshan.