Saraswati on Swan

Saraswati, Hindu goddess of learning and music, with her swan and vina
Price: $14.00

Sarasawati, “the flowing one”, was an ancient goddess of the Saraswati (Sarasvati) River, a river sacred to the ancient Aryans. She embodies many qualities:

  • she suggests the sacredness of rivers or of water in general
  • she is said to bestow fertility and riches, for her waters enrich the land so it can produce
  • like clear water, she represents purity
  • Saraswati is associated with sound; as Vak she is the goddess of river-like streaming speech
  • she is the goddess of learning
  • she is patroness of the arts
  • she is the mythological inventor of Sanskrit
  • she is the consort of Brahma

Saraswati's color is white, a color representing purity: her clothes, the lotus she sits upon and her familiar swan are all white. Her appearance is graceful and serene and shows no artiface. In this statue she sits on her swan, playing her vina.

Large: 4"(10cm)/9oz

Weight: 1 oz.
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Resin ivory substitute
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