Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati

The primary Goddess worshipped for better education, intelligence and wisdom is Goddess Sarawati. Historians refer that worshipping of Goddess Saraswati had been in practice since the times of Rig Veda.

Saraswati is known to be wife of Lord Brahma, the creator of entire universe. She is normally found to be draped with yellow saree, the color symbolizing wisdom and prosperity. Usually she is worshipped for her blessings on pens, books and musical instruments. Little children are taught to write for the first time after offering prayers to Her.

Before any musical concerts, Goddess Saraswati is prayed as She is the one worshipped for any intellectual pursuits. During Navaratri, the nine day celebrations, Saraswati is worshipped for last three days in almost all houses and temples, as she is one of the manifestations of Goddess Shakthi.

The unique statue of Goddess Saraswati in the standing posture is quite peculiar. The panchaloha idol crafted using Lost Wax Tradition exhibits the innate craftsmanship and aesthetic skills of the artisans.

Similar to the conventional methods of depicting Gods and Goddesses, here Goddess Saraswati is also seen with four hands. The lower left hand is seen with a pen and palm leaf which was used to write in the olden days. She is also seen with a Veena, the popular Indian classical musical instrument. In all poojas and rituals, Saraswati is seen with a white saree symbolizing purity and she is not adorned with many ornaments unlike other Goddesses, the reason being, knowledge and intellectual command are the real ornaments for anyone.

The swaying hair, the finely crafted crown, fingers playing on veena standing on a convenient posture to hold the veena, anklets and the bas relief representing lotus petals, everything is crafted with intricate details and is indeed a master piece from Cholan Arts

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