(The SAnslrit original of this prayer is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/sarasstuti.html?lang=sa )
1.Ya kundendu thushara hara davalaa,
Ya shubhra vasthravruthaa,
Yaa veena vara danda manditha karaa,
Ya swetha padmasana,
Ya brahmachyutha Sankara prabruthibhir ,
Devai sadaa poojithaa,
Saa maam pathu sarswathi, bhagawthi,
She is the one who wears the garland dazzling white jasmine flower,
She is the one who always decorates with very clean cloths,
She is the one who has in her hand a Veena which she plays,
She is one who sits in the throne of white lotus,
She is one who is worshipped by Gods such as ,Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
And let that Goddess Saraswathi who removes ignorance , look after me.
2.Dhorbhir yuktha Chathurbhi sphatika mani mayeem , akshamaalaam dhadhaanaa,
Hasthenaikena [admam sithamapi cha sukam pusthakam chaparena,
Bhasaa kundhendhu sankha sphatika mani nibhaa bhasamaanaa samaanaa,
Saa may vaghdevatheyam nivasathu vadane sarvadhaa suprasanna.
Let that goddess of words, Who has four hands, Who holds the garland of crystal beads in one hand, Who holds parrot, white lotus and book in other hands, And who is as lustrous as kunda flowers, moon, conch and crystal beads, Live always in my face and bless me.
3.Aasasu rasi bavadanga valli,
Bhasaivadasikrutha dugdha sindhum,
Mandasmithair nandathi saradendum'
Vande Aravindasana sundari thwaam.
The collection of my desires, Oh pretty tender Goddess,
Are glittering words like the ocean of milk,
And you agree to them with a face of autumn moon,
And I salute you oh Pretty one seated on a lotus flower.
4.Sarada saradombhoja vadana vadambuje ,
Sarvadha sarvadhasmakam sannidhim sannidin kriyath
4.Goddess Sarada who has a face of the autumnal lotus flower,
Always and for always I am seeing near me your lotus like face
5.Sarawathinm cha thaam naumi vag adishtadha devatham ,
Deva thwam prathi pradhyanthe yad anugrahatho jana
5,Oh Saraswathi who is the goddess supervising speech,
People talk about your divinity to get your blessing.
6.Pathu no nikashagrava mathihemna Saraswathi ,
Prajnethara parichedham vachasaiva karothi yaa
6.Protect me Saraswathi, the touch stone of intelligence
Do not the wise cut off the ignorance , due to you?
7.Sudham brahma vichara sara pramam aahyaam jagad vyapini,
Veena pushthaka darini mabhayadhamn jadhyanthakarapaham,
Hasthe sphatika malikaam vidhdhadhim padmasane samsthitham ,
Vandhe thaam parameswarim BHagawathim budhipradham saradham
7.I salute Saradha who is pure , who is greatest in thinking about Brahma , who is spread all over the world,
Who holds the Veena and book m, who provides great protection , who removes darkness of stupidity,
Who holds a crystal bead chain , who establishes herself in the lotus pose ,
Who is the divine goddess and the giver of luck and intelligence ,
8. Veenadhare vipula mangala dhana sheele ,
Bhaktharthi nasini virincha hareesa vandhye ,
Keerthi pradhe . akhila manoradhathe , maharhim,
Vidhya pradhayini Saraswathi naumi nithyam
8, I daily salute that Saraswathi who holds the Veena , who is habituated ,
In giving away auspicious charities,who removes the sufferings of her devotees ,
Who is saluted by Brahma and Vishnu ,who grants fame , who fulfills all desires of the mind ,
Who merits to be great and who gives knowledge
9.SWethabja poorna vimalasana samsthithe hey ,
Swethambaravrutha mnohatra manju gather,
Udhyan manojna sitha pankaja manjulasye ,
Vidhya pradhyini saraswthi naumi nithyam.
9.I daily salute that goddess Saraswathi who gives knowledge ,
Who sits in the seat of pure white lotus flower ,
Who dresses in white, is stealer of mind and pretty ,
And who raises the beauty of the lotus flower she occupies.
10.Matha sthwadheeya pada pankakaja Bhakthi yukthaa,
Ye thwaam bhajanthi nikhilanaparaanvihaya ,
They nirjarathwam iha yaanthi kalevarena ,
Bhuvahni vayu gaganambu vinirmithena
10.Oh mother those who are filled with devotion to your feet,
Who sing about you leaving out all others ,
Would always maintain the youth of their body,
Made by earth, fire wind , sky and water.
11.Mohandhakara bharithe hrudaye madheeye ,
Matha sadaiva kuru vasam udhara bhave
Sweeyakhilavayava nirmala suprabhabhi,
Seegram vinasaya mano gathamandha karam.
11.In my heart which is filled by darkness of passion,
Oh mother with kindness take your residence always.
Though I have purity and luster in all my limbs ,
Please destroy the darkness that has entered my mind.
12.Brahma jagath srujathi palayathi indhiresa,
Shambhur vinasayathi devi thava prabhavai ,
Na syaathkrupaa yadhi thava prakata prabhave ,
Na syu kadhamchidapi they nija karya dakshaa.
12.Brahma created the world , the lords of Lakshmi looks after it
And Lord Shiva destroys it , due to your great power ,
And these would not be possible unless she with mercy showed her power,
And had not arranged it , deeply interested in doing her job.
13.Lakshmir medha dhara pushtir gauri trishti prabha druthi,
Yethabhi pahi thanubhir ashtabhimaam Saraswathi.
13.The Lakshmi bearing wisdom and Parvathi with health mislead,
And in spite of that protect my body with my respect oh Goddess Saraswathi.
14.Saraswathyai namo nithyam , Bhadraklyai namo nama ,
Veda VEdantha Vedanga vidhyasthanebhya yeva cha
14.I salute Saraswathi daily, salutations to the Bhadra kali,
As they are in the place of Vedas , Vedanthas , branches of Vedas and in education
15.Saraswathi Maha bhage , Vidhye , kamala lochane ,
Vidhya roope , visalakshi Vidhyam dehi namosthuthe.
15. Oh Saraswathi, Oh holy one , Oh knowledge , Oh lotus eyed one,
Who has the form of knowledge , who is broad eyed, Please give me knowledge , I salute you
16.Yadhakshara pada brushtam , mathraa heenam cha yadh bhaveth ,
THath sarva kshamyathaam devi praseedha parameshwari.
16,If a word is wrongly written or if there is a mistake in the syllable ,
Please forgive them all ,Oh goddess , be pleased with me.
Ithi Saraswathi storam Sampornam
Thus ends the prayer addressed to Goddess Saraswathi.