Rare life size brass Saraswati with four arms. She has four arms, holding a book, a rosary, and a musical instrument veena. With nice gold color all over her body. Beautifully and elegantly seated atop the lotus base.
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. She is one of the Tridevi, along with the goddesses Lakshmi and Parvati.
The earliest known of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained as a goddess from the Vedic period through the modern period of Hindu traditions. She is generally shown to have four arms, holding a book, a rosary, a water pot, and a musical instrument veena. Each of these items have a symbolic meaning in Hinduism.
In Vedic literature, Saraswati acquires the same significance for early Indians as that accredited to the river Ganges by their modern descendants. In hymns of Book 10 of Rigveda, she is declared to be the “possessor of knowledge”. Her importance grows in Vedas composed after Rigveda and in Brahmanas, and the word evolves in its meaning from “waters that purify”, to “that which purifies”, to “vach (speech) that purifies”, to “knowledge that purifies”, and ultimately into a spiritual concept of a goddess that embodies knowledge, arts, music, melody, muse, language, rhetoric, eloquence, creative work and anything whose flow purifies the essence and self of a person.
In some interpretations, “Sara” is translated as “Essence”, and “Sva” is translated to “Self”. Thus, the name Saraswati would translate to “She who helps realize the essence of self” or “She who reconciles the essence (of Parabrahman) with one’s self”.
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Dimensions: 25″ x 37″ x 53″
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