Saturday, January 28, 2012

Basant-Panchmi Day

In Hinduism Saraswati (Sanskritसरस्वतीSarasvatī ?), is the goddess of knowledge,musicarts and science. She is the consort of Brahma, also revered as His Shakti.[1][2]

The name Saraswati came from "saras" (meaning "flow") and "wati" (meaning "she who has ..."), i.e. "she who has flow" or can mean sara meaning "essence" and swa meaning "self". So, Saraswati is symbol of knowledge; its flow (or growth) is like a river and knowledge is supremely alluring, like a beautiful woman. She is depicted as beautiful fair Goddess with Four arms, wearing spotless white saree and seated on white lotus. She is also known as "Sharada", "Vani" and "Vagdevi" (both meaning "speech").

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