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Namagiri Thayar (in Tamil that's நாமகிரித்தாயார்), is a Hindu goddess worshipped in Namagiri in modern-day Tamil Nadu, India, being the consort of Mahavishnu according to Hindu theology. She is significant for being influential in the life of early 20th-century mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920), as he oft credited her for the discovery of his mathematical theorems.

Srinivasa himself describes the nature of the dreams:

"While asleep I had an unusual experience. There was a red screen formed by flowing blood as it were. I was observing it. Suddenly a hand began to write on the screen. I became all attention. That hand wrote a number of results in elliptic integrals. They stuck to my mind. As soon as I woke up, I committed them to writing..."[1]

It is believed by some devotees of the that the following stotras improves math skills, as Ramanujan was fond of chanting it[2][3][4]:

Samskritam:

श्रीविद्या मन्त्र रत्न प्रकटित विभवा
श्रीसुबला पूर्ण कामा सर्वेसि प्रार्थिता
सकल सुरनुता सर्वे साम्राज्य धात्री
लक्ष्मी श्रीवेद गर्भा विदुरतु मदीया
विश्व कल्याण भूमा विश्व क्षेमात्म योगा
विमल गुणवती विष्णु वक्षःस्थलस्य

English Transliteration:

Sri Vidya Mantra Ratna Prakatidha Vibhavaa
Sri Subalaapoorna Kaamasarveshaprathidhaa
Sakalasuranootha Sarvasaamraajyathaathri
Lakshmi Sri Veda Garba Vidhurathu Mathisaa Vishwa Kalyaanabhooma
Vishwa kshemaatham Yoga Vimala Gunavathi Vishnu Vakshathalastha

English Translation:

Salutations to the goddess who is blessed as one who proclaims the gem like Sri Vidhya Manthra,
Who fulfils the desire of power, Who is considered as all the Gods,
Who is praised by all devas, who is the queen of all empires,
Who is Lakshmi , Who has within her all Vedas, who is learned and intelligent ,
Who wishes for the good of the universe, Who is the pure one who wishes for welfare of the world,
Who is on the chest of Lord Vishnu

Gallery[]

Drawing of Namagiri Thayar.

Afore mentioned drawing to the left of an in-person version of Thayar probably at one of the temples located in Namakkal.

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