Goddess Saraswathi one of the goddess worshipped in the supreme holy trinity known as “Tridevis”.Goddess Saraswathi is considered as the “Goddess of Knowledge and Arts”. She is the consort of Lord Brahma. “Goddess Saraswathi Tanjore Painting” is must have product in every home because it’s worshipped in Hinduism as the goddess of knowledge, art, music and wisdom and she is also revered as a goddess in Jainism and some Buddhist sects.
Saraswathi Tanjore Painting
Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped as the mother of all art forms it is believed that worshipping her will bring success and wisdom, saraswathi pooja the auspicious special day on the Navarathri festival is celebrated in praise of saraswathi matha for bestowing knowledge and wisdom.
Names & Iconography
The goddess Saraswathi is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white often seated on a white Lotus, which symbolizes light, knowledge and truth. She not only embodies knowledge but also the experience of the highest reality. Her iconography is typically in white themes from dress to flowers to swan – the colour symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity, discrimination for true knowledge, insight and wisdom.
Her dhyana mantra describes her to be as white as the moon, clad in a white dress, bedecked in white ornaments, radiating with beauty, holding a book and a pen in her hands. The book and the pen represent knowledge
She is generally shown to have four arms, but sometimes just two. When shown with four hands, those hands symbolically mirror her husband Brahma’s four heads, representing mind, sense, intellect, reasoning, imagination, creativity and self-consciousness, ego. Brahma represents the abstract, while she represents action and reality.
It is believed that placing a Tanjore Painting of Saraswathi brings “Knowledge and Wisdom”.
The four hands hold items with symbolic meaning — a book or script, a rosary, garland, a water pot and a musical instrument .The book she holds symbolizes the Vedas representing the universal, divine, eternal, and true knowledge as well as all forms of learning and a crystal mala representing the power of meditation, inner reflection and spirituality. A pot of water represents the purifying power to separate right from wrong, The most famous feature on Saraswati is a musical instrument called a veena, represents all creative arts and sciences, and her holding it symbolizes expressing knowledge that creates harmony.
A hamsa or swan is often located next to her feet. The hamsa is considered as a sacred bird, which if offered a mixture of milk and water, is said to be able to drink the milk alone. It thus symbolizes the ability to discriminate between good and evil, Due to her association with the swan, Saraswati is also referred to as Hamsavahini, which means “she who has a hamsa as her vehicle”. The swan is also a symbolism for spiritual perfection, transcendence and moksha.
Sometimes a mayura also known as peacock is shown beside the goddess. The peacock symbolizes colourful splendour, celebration of dance she is usually depicted near a flowing river or other body of water, which depiction may constitute a reference to her early history as a river goddess
Goddess Saraswathi is referred by many names such as Sharada(The one who offers Sara or the essence of knowledge), Veenapani(One who plays the veena), Pustakadharini( One who holds a book), Vidyadayini(One who provides knowledge), Vani, Kalaimagal, Kalaivani, Bharathi, Varadhanayaki, Vagdevi, Vagishwari(Goddess of speech),Savitri(Consort of Brahma), Gayatri(Mother of Vedas) etc.
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Goddess Saraswathy is considered as the “Goddess of Knowledge” she is worshipped on the beginning of all fine art and learning in Hindu mythology. It is believed worshipping Saraswati removes all obstacles in learning and provides great knowledge to one in his/her life.
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