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 Spirit of Saraswati3 comments
picture31 Dec 2003 @ 19:03, by John Ashbaugh

Good Wishes for the New Year 2004
and Blessings for NCN,
From the spirit of Saraswati.

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“She was also called Smirtishakti (the power of memory), Jnanashakti (the power of knowledge), Kalpanashakti (the power of forming ideas) and so on. Saraswati is thus directly linked to the peculiar attribute of conscious thought that has humans classified as Homo sapiens, the thinking animal that knows it thinks. It is therefore rather reassuring to think that as we enter the Knowledge Age, there is a Goddess of Wisdom still out there waiting for us to receive her infinite gifts.”


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Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and all the creative arts. Sarawati is called the Mother of the Veda’s and the repository of Brahma’s creative intelligence. Saraswati is also called Vak Devi, the goddess of speech.
Dressed in white, Saraswati holds a mala and a palmleaf scroll, indicating knowledge. Saraswati usually rides a swan and sometimes a peacock, while playing music on a veena.

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Saraswati is the original Great White Goddess of India, a function taken over later by Durga and the other variations of the Mahadevi. In the Vedas she is first encountered as a sacred river/goddess, the distinction is never clear, the forerunner of the reverence that would be transferred to Ganga. She formed one boundary of Brahmavarrtha, as the Vedic writers called their land. The name Saraswati itself is one of the most beautiful in all Sanskrit. It means. "Flowingly elegant". The hymns of the Rigveda that praise her are however tumultuous and energetic in tone, not elegant. Saraswati surpasses all the waters in greatness, she is mighty and powerful (the first historical reference to female deities of power). Her roaring waters break down mountains. She is ever active, the great amongst the great, the heavenly stream that pervades the triple creation of earth, sky and the heavens.

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Free Desktop wallpaper of Hindu goddesses.
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1 Jan 2004 @ 02:43 by shawa : To Her!
One toast to Her, one for NCN, one for you - and then, ...feeling tipsy, lol! My best wishes of Joy, Health and Integrity, for You, John. :-)  


1 Jan 2004 @ 07:54 by swan : Saraswati is one of my favorite Goddess.
I have her statue and image in my studio to watch over my creative efforts. Thank you for sharing her with us.

May she bring you blessings your creative expression this year , John  



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