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Saraswati Diksha

(Students, Ages 4-24)

To bless and inspire students, Amma offers initiation, or diksha, into the most sacred and auspicious Sri Saraswati Mantra. Initiation will be offered to students between
4 and 24 years of age on the Individual Blessing days
during the tour. Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning, the Arts, and Wisdom. Please see the guidelines below.

Sri Saraswati Devi, Goddess of Learning

Diksha is a sacred process through which the divine energy of the mantra is transmitted to the student along with extra special blessings. Amma will inscribe the sacred letters of Sri Saraswati Mantra on the tongues of the students, using a stem from the sacred tulsi plant that has been dipped in honey. Since time immemorial, this method of inscribing Sri Saraswati Mantra has been used to convey the blessings of Sri Saraswati Devi to students.

The tulsi plant, which is the embodiment of purity, signifies that the student's words must become absolutely pure and true, and the sweet honey signifies that the student's words and thoughts must always contain the sweetness of kindness and compassion. Thus, the precious Sri Saraswati Mantra blesses students with sweet and pure words, thoughts and actions.   

Amma gives Diksha to a young student

Students line up for diksha

Sri Saraswati Mantra diksha bestows abundant blessings on a student, such that their mind will blossom with the great qualities of concentration, creativity, discrimination and attention.  Through the power of Sri Saraswati Mantra, students' study habits and academic performance will improve. In addition to these intellectual enhancements, Sri Saraswati Mantra also enables students to have right understanding of how to use knowledge for spiritual development and service to society.

A family celebrates their son's grades with Amma

Tulsi leaf Sri Saraswati Bija Mantra Diksha

Sri Saraswati mantra diksha is offered in both the US and India. Students gathered in both countries are pictured below.

Diksha with Amma

Amma loves hearing about her children's progress from year to year. After receiving diksha, it is very beneficial to come and see Amma every year in your city (or somewhere close by), to continue receiving her blessings.

Guidelines for Receiving Sri Saraswati Bija Mantra Diksha

Students who wish to receive Sri Saraswati Mantra diksha are requested to observe the following important guidelines:

  • Available to students ages 4-24. Please note: This diksha/initiation is given only once in a student’s life.
  • Students must have fully bathed or showered, including washing the head and hair, prior to coming to the program.
  • Students must be wearing modest white attire.  
  • Before receiving diksha (initiation), it is necessary to register at the bookstore at Amma's programs. There is a nominal donation fee of $41 per student to receive diksha. Click here for registration form. It is not necessary to pre-register; simply bring form with you to Amma's bookstore or fill out form when you are at the program. This sponsorship helps to support Amma’s Tribal School Children and the purchase of notebooks for students.

Resources for Additional Information

Vedic Mantras for Peace and HealingVedic Mantras for Peace and Healing - Amma's teachings on the use and significance of Sri Saraswati and Sri Mrutyunjaya Mantras


Sri Saraswati Mantra Meditation CD - Amma chants Sri Saraswati Mantra in a style suitable for meditation






During All Programs, We Kindly Request That You...

  • Please wear clean, modest attire that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • Chairs are also provided, but it's best to bring a pillow or blanket if you plan on sitting on the floor.
  • Please turn all beepers and cell phones off or to blink/vibrate mode so that others are not disturbed.
  • Please do not take photos without special permission beforehand. Video and audio-taping are not permitted.


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May All Be in Peace

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