Sarswathi dayai nidhi, nee gathi,
Thanarul thandhu arulvai bharathi
Kara malar milir mani malayum , veenayum,
Karunai pozhiyum kadai kannazhugum valar
Nin arul oli illayanaal mana irul,
Neengumo sakala kalai mathe ,
Vel anna vahini, ven kamala malar valarum,
Vani, vellai kalai vani, purani.
Oh Saraswathi who is the treasure of mercy,
Oh Bharathi , please bless me by giving your grace,
With veena and a garland of beads shining in your hand,
As also the greatly pretty sidelong glance which showers mercy
If the light of your grace is not there,
Oh mother of all arts, would the darkness in the mind go?
Oh mother who rides on white swan , Oh Vani who sits on white lotus flower,
Oh Mother who is as white as a white crescent , Oh ancient one.