GODDESS SARASWATI


Sarasvati is a goddess of primary importance. She is recognised by Hindus as the goddess of learning, the arts, and scholarship.Saraswati is also called Vak Devi, the goddess of speech.

Meaning of Sarasvati:Saraswati means “flowing” and “watery” It is related with an ancient river that was significant in the Vedic period but eventually dried up because of a desertification that was occurring in the region.
Lord Brahma is known for creating the universe. Since knowledge is required for creation, Maa Saraswati signifies the creative power of Brahma. An right creation requires sound knowledge. The creation of Lord Brahma became fruitful with the knowledge provided by Goddess Saraswati.
During the early Vedic period Sarasvati was associated with Agni.In the multiple
traditions reflected in the earliest Vedic hymns, Sarasvati next became the
partner of Indra and then the As´vins, the twin physicians of the devas (gods).

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Goddess Saraswati is usually depicted as a beautiful woman with yellow skin dressed in a pure white saree.
• The color white represents purity and her rejection of everything that is immoral and materialistic.
• Her vehicle is a white goose or swan. The Swan represents the discrimination between the evil and the good. Sometimes she is on peacock while playing music on a veena.
• The four arms of the goddess suggest the four aspects of human personality i.e. mind, intellect, vigilance, and ego.
• She has sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus – the symbol of true knowledge – in the second.
• With her other two hands she plays the music of love and life on a string instrument called the veena.
• The pearl string represents the spirituality.
• The peacock standing near Maa Saraswati represents arrogance and pride over its beauty.

Temple of Maa Saraswati
The temple is situated in Dilwara named Vilma Vashi temple.

Saraswati's birthday - Vasant Panchami - is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutes alike.

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