This article is about the Hindu goddess. For the Vedic river, see Sarasvati Saraswati mantra in telugu pdf. For the galaxy supercluster, see Saraswati Supercluster.
For other uses, see Saraswati Devi. This article contains Indic text.
Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks or boxes, misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text. Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom, and learning worshipped throughout Nepal and India. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively. The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda.
She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic period through modern times of Hindu traditions. The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India, as well as some Buddhist sects.
Saraswati is also worshiped outside the Indian subcontinent, in nations such as Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar. Idol on display in Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai. Saraswati meaning “one who leads to essence of self-knowledge”. The word Saraswati appears both as a reference to a river and as a significant deity in the Rigveda.