Saraswati ( Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. She is generally shown to have four arms. The four hands hold items with symbolic meaning. The book she holds symbolizes the Vedas representing the universal, divine, eternal, and true knowledge as well as all forms of learning. A mālā of crystals, representing the power of meditation, inner reflection, and spirituality. 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. Saraswati is also associated with anurāga, the love for and rhythm of music, which represents all emotions and feelings expressed in speech or music.
Typically represented sitting, here Saraswati is seen here happily dancing with one leg raised. There is a peacock beside the goddess. It symbolizes colorful splendor, the celebration of dance, and – as the devourer of snakes – the alchemical ability to transmute the serpent poison of self into the radiant plumage of enlightenment.
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