Shri Vidya Saraswati Temple
Wargal Saraswati Temple, or Shri Vidya Saraswati Temple, is a Hindu temple located in Siddipet district in Telangana, India. The deity of education in Hinduism is Goddess Saraswati. It is among the few temples of Saraswati in Telangana. It is maintained by the Kanchi Shanker Mutt. Construction of the temple complex was due to the efforts of Yayavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma, a scholar and adherent of Goddess Saraswati.
This temple is located on a hillock near Wargal village. On the same hillock are the temples of various other deities, such as:
Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple
Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple
Lord Shanishchara Temple
Lord Shiva Temple
Many families visit the Shri Vidya Saraswati 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.
Shri Vidya Saraswati Temple has a Veda paathashaala (a school specializing in the tradition of Vedic recitation) on its premises where many students learn the Vedas.