Definitions for saraswati
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The Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts.
A legendary river in the Rigveda.
used in India.
Origin: From सरस्वती.
the sakti or wife of Brahma; the Hindoo goddess of learning, music, and poetry
Origin: [Skr. Sarasvat.]
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the companion of Brahma, also revered as his Shakti. It was with her knowledge that Brahma created the universe. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe. The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India. Saraswati is known as a guardian deity in Buddhism who upholds the teachings of Gautama Buddha by offering protection and assistance to practitioners. She is known in Burmese as Thurathadi or Tipitaka Medaw, in Chinese as Biàncáitiān, in Japanese as Benzaiten and in Thai as Surasawadee. In the East Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha, Saraswati is considered to be a daughter of Durga along with her brothers Ganesha and Karthikeya. In some Puranas, she is the sister of Shiva.
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