10 Interesting Facts about Goddess Saraswati

  • Maa Saraswati is called the mother of all Vedas. Just like a Wikipedia is a repository of a lot of knowledge, Maa Saraswati is the repository of Brahma’s all knowledge and intelligence.
  • Maa Saraswati also has another popular form – Gayatri. Gayatri was so much attracted by the brilliance of Sun God Surya, that she dissolved herself to become the Gayatri Mantra dedicated to Surya.
  • Maa Saraswati is known by another name – Vagdevi. Brahma gave this name to her because she is the epitome of oratorical speech and sound.
  • The reason why Brahma grew four heads was that he was so allured with the beauty of Saraswati, he wanted to look at her whichever direction she was.
  • Maa Saraswati is also called Shatarupa, a goddess with multiple forms. She used to take forms of different animal to escape from the infatuation of Brahma because of her beauty.
  • In the eastern part of India, Maa Saraswati is considered the daughter of Lord Shiva and Maa Durga. Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya are considered as her siblings.
  • In Buddhist iconography, Maa Saraswati is considered as the consort of Manjushri.
  • The Lotus on which Maa Saraswati sits, is considered as a symbol of supreme knowledge.
  • The Veena that Maa Saraswati holds, does not only symbolize harmony, but also symbolizes intelligence and intellect.
  • About 4000 years ago in India, a river flew by the name of Saraswati. It was an earthly form of Maa Saraswati. Parashuram, the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu, purified himself in this river after ending the Kshatriyas.

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