A vision of Sarasvati from the Ravi Varma studio, c.1910's; it's been decorated with sequins

Source: ebay, Jan. 2010

Sarasvati, goddess of learning, with her vina and her peacock vehicle

Source: http://www.neonblue.com/tfs/saras.htm
(downloaded Oct 1999)


"Your inexhaustible breast, Sarasvati, that flows with the food of life, that you use to nourish all that one could wish for, freely giving treasure and wealth and beautiful gifts -- bring that here for us to suck." --The Rig Veda: An Anthology, trans. Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty (New York: Penguin, 1981), p. 81.

Sarasvati in a  religious poster from the mid-1900's

Source: ebay, Feb. 2004

Another modern Sarasvati (bazaar art, c.1950's)

Source: http://danbhai.com/rci/rcistudyaids.htm
(downloaded Nov. 2004)

She also often appears as an attendant of Shri Lakshmi; bazaar art, c.1970's

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

Here she appears not only holding leaves of writing as she generally does, but also standing on an open book (modern bazaar art)

Source: ebay, June 2008

She is worshipped by studious young people (in school uniforms) who want to do well on their exams; modern bazaar art

Source: ebay, Oct. 2008

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