29 January 2007

Goddess Of The Week - Hindu Goddess Saraswati

Since I'm trying to learn a song very quickly thought it would be appropriate to write about a Music Goddess so I chose the Hindu Goddess Saraswati. She is the Goddess of all the creative arts.

She holds a Mala and a palm leaf scroll (in this picture represented by a book) indicating knowledge.

It is likely she was originally a river Goddess as her name in Sanskrit means she who has the "lakes and pools". As a water Goddess she represents fertility and prosperity, and is associated with purity and creativity particularly in communication.

It's said without her there is only chaos and confusion she embodies all that is pure in nature. The white sari she wears reflects her essential purity and her rejection of all that is base and materialistic. To realize her we must transcend the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the performance today, I'm sure you'll do well!