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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  Sarasvati

 

Thailand

Sarasvati is the Hindu goddess of arts and learning, and is the consort of Brahma (fig.). In Mahayana Buddhism she is the goddess of education, music and poetry and is the consort of Manjushri. Here she she is depicted holding her instrument, the veena, i.e. a sitar-like (fig.) stringed instrument.

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