Saraswati

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Mythology –

Facts of Goddess Saraswati

* Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of
knowledge,music,arts,wisdom and learning.
* The earlier mention of Goddess Saraswati has been found in
Rigveda.
*Hindus celebrate the festival of Vasanth Panchami (the
fifth day of spring) in her honour.
*Saraswati goddess has been revered by Jain religion of west
and central India and also by Buddhist sects.
*Saraswati sometimes spelled as Sarasvati is Sanskrit
word.Sara means essence and Sva means oneself.
* The goddess is generally shown to have four arms. Her
husband Brahma has four heads, representing manas
(mind,sense),Buddhi(intellect,reasoning), Citta (imagination, creativity) and
ahamkar (self consciousness, ego).
*  Goddess Saraswati’s
four hands holds items with symbolic meaning , a pustaka (book or script), a
mala (garland,rosary), a water pot and a musical instrument (veena).
*Saraswati has her vehicle as Swan or Hansa.or Pea Cock.

*There are many temples, dedicated to Saraswati around the
world. Some notable temples include the Gnana Saraswati Temple in Basar ,on
the  banks of the River Godavari ,the
Wargal Saraswati and Shri Saraswati Kshetramu temples in Medak, Andhra Pradesh.
In Karnataka, Shringeri Sharadamba temple, In Kerala at Ernakulam district,
Dakshina Mookambika temple(North Paravur) and in Tamilnadu at Koothanur,
Saraswati temples are there.
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