God BRAHMA was born from a lotus that grew from God Vishnu's navel. All images and mythological stories have the deepest symbolism; they indicate subtle inner processes in one's energy. The wife of God Brahma is Goddess Saraswati, who is responsible for art, science, education and philosophy.

Brahma created seven sages (Rishis) who became the basis of the Vedic civilization. The iconography of God Brahma is very interesting, he is depicted sitting on a lotus, dressed in rich red clothes, wearing crowns on his four heads. He has a large gray beard, he is called the grandfather of all mankind.

God Brahma is one of the main gods of Hinduism and together with Vishnu and Shiva forms the Trimurti or the Vedic Trinity. While Vishnu embodies the principle of preserving the universe, Shiva embodies destruction, Brahma is the God of creation. He was born from a lotus flower, although other legends say that he was born from water or even from Hiranyagarbha, that is, the golden egg of the first cause. Brahma is the creator of heaven and earth, the sun, the moon, planets, all living beings. While he plays an important role in some myths, he has almost no significance in traditional rituals.

One day of Brahma lasts more than four billion human years, at least this is what many brahmins (Hindu priests) assume. His consort is Saraswati, who is also called Gayatri and Veda-Mata.

The iconography shows God Brahma sitting on a lotus, sometimes dressed in red or white clothing. In his four hands he holds the Vedas, a mala (rosary), a vessel for sacred water, which symbolizes the principle of creation, and a wand. His face has a golden color, which indicates the purity of thoughts and the power of righteousness. The crown symbolizes the highest authority, the gray beard is wisdom and eternal life.

His vahana (vehicle) is a swan, which symbolizes purity and wisdom. Brahma can be easily recognized by his four heads, which symbolize the four Vedas. Its four faces symbolize east, west, north and south. Legends also report that each face of Brahma sings hymns from the Vedic texts. Brahma is revered as the source of creativity and the power of creation, macro and micro cosmos. We can connect with the source of this power when we meditate on Brahma. Brahma also helps when we need new impulses in relationships with people, or we need fresh ideas in professional activities, creativity and life in general. When we want to leave something old behind, God Brahma will always help us if we perform practices related to this deity.

Goddess Saraswati

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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.

Saraswat Festival - Vasant Panchami

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In spring, a special holiday is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati - Vasant Panchami. The festival heralds the beginning of spring (Vasanta), and begins on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Hindu month of Magha. In the Western calendar, this is the end of January - the beginning of February. The exact date is calculated every year according to the lunar calendar. The holiday in honor of Saraswati is dedicated to fertility, but also to spiritual creativity - music, art, literature, science. A few days before the holiday, sculptors and artisans make and sell figurines of Saraswati for devotees. Saraswati is exhibited in every house on the altar, as well as in the streets on public altars. Every state in India celebrates this holiday in a slightly different way. But everywhere women wear yellow or white saris on this day, music is heard everywhere, and people perform dances.