Saraswati, the Vedic Goddess of wisdom, is the consort of God Brahma. The iconography of Saraswati is as follows, she sits on a lotus flower with the traditional Indian musical stringed instrument Vina in her hand. The Goddess is dressed in a beautiful white sari and has four arms like most Hindu deities. Her qualities are wisdom, fertility, creativity, and philosophy. Saraswati is the Goddess of wisdom, education, knowledge, art. She is the wife of God Brahma, that is, his energy, without which the act of creation and development cannot take place.
Together with Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati, Goddess Saraswati forms the Devi-Trimurti or feminine aspect of the Vedic Trinity. In the Vedas, Saraswati was originally revered as the Goddess of the river. In the Vedas, she appears as the personification of the sacred river, which, like the Ganges, originates in the sky and is revered as an endless river of knowledge. Saraswati embodies the flow of divine grace, fertility and creative activity. Saraswati inspires creative people, today she is widely revered throughout India.
In the paintings, Goddess Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful and joyful young woman sitting on a lotus flower, which symbolizes creation, beauty, wisdom. She wears snow-white clothes, emphasizing her purity and perfect wisdom. All this is enhanced by a beautiful white swan, on which Goddess Saraswati travels through the endless expanses of the universe.
In paintings from southern India, the Goddess is often depicted next to a peacock. The central motif in the image of Goddess Saraswati is the Indian stringed musical instrument Vina. In the Vedic tradition, music serves as an expression of Bhakti (devotion to God) and Jnana (wisdom) as it helps to tune in to meditation.
Wisdom, knowledge, the art of rhetoric and intelligence are the most important qualities of Goddess Saraswati. In sacred texts, the Goddess is associated primarily with art, creativity, music and poetry. Saraswati gives us beauty and inspiration. Saraswati awakens the inner artist, poet and philosopher. Through music, poetry, art she leads people to the knowledge of the truth about God.