Chant this Mantra Before Studying either Secular or Religious texts:
Saraswati namastubhyam varade kaamaroopini
vidyaarambham karishyaami siddhirbhavatu me sadaa
Sanskrit to English Word Meaning:
saraswati- o saraswatI ; namastubhyam- bow(namah) to you (tubhyam); varadegiver of boons (vara); kaamaroopiNi = giver of form/shape to desire (kama); vidhyaarambham = start of (Aarambham) studies (vidyaa); karishyaami = I will do; siddhirbhavatu = accomplishments (siddhih) may happen (bhavatu); me sadaa = always (sadaa) mine (me)
My salutations to Goddess Saraswathi, the bestower of boons and the fulfiller of my wishes. I begin my studies seeking your blessings so that I shall always be successful.
Goddess Saraswati is considered as the supreme goddess for learning & knowledge. Hence it‟s customary to start one‟s studies by chanting this shloka.