Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple / श्री विद्या सरस्वती मंदिर
Shri Vidya Saraswathi temple or Wargal Saraswathi temple is a Hindu temple. The deity of education in Hinduism is Goddess Saraswathi.
It is among the few temples of Maa Saraswathi in Andhra Pradesh. It is maintained by Kanchi Shankara Mutt. This temple complex was a brain child of Yayavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma, scholar follower of goddesses Saraswathi.
The temple has a Veda Paathashaala in its premises, where many students learn Vedas. There are about 300 students who are provided accommodation in the temple premises.
Goddess Saraswathi is the goddess of arts, music, knowledge, and wisdom. Saraswathi is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, as per the Hindu Religion.
Goddess Saraswathi is regarded as the destroyer of chaos and confusion.
Many families visit the temple for their children's akshara abyasam ("learning ceremony"). Meals are provided for free to all devotees at the temple premises, a practice referred to as nitya annadanam.
Vasant Panchami and Sharad Navratri festivals are celebrated at the temple every year. The Navratri mula nakshatram ("birth star of Goddess Saraswati") is the most auspicious day for worshiping Saraswati devi. During this day, special rituals are performed at the temple
Maa Saraswati is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively.
The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic period through modern times of Hindu traditions.