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  • Goddess Saraswati is a part of the Tridevi which also includes Lakshmi and Parvati.
  • On Basant Panchami students in schools and colleges are asked to worship Devi Saraswati.

Saraswati is the revered Hindu deity of knowledge. She is known to be the goddess of wisdom, art, music, and learning, and hence students seeking knowledge worship her on Saraswati Puja day or Basant Panchami.

It is one of the most important festivals in Indian tradition that also celebrates the onset of the Basant or spring season.

The first mention of Saraswati can be found in Rigveda

Goddess Saraswati is a part of the Tridevi which also includes Lakshmi and Parvati. She is considered to be the sister of Shiva and the wife of Lord Brahma. Her first mention can be found in the Sanskrit text Rigveda which indicates that she has been worshipped since the Vedic times and continues to be a much-revered deity even in the modern era.

On Basant Panchami students in schools and colleges are asked to worship Devi Saraswati so that they are blessed with knowledge, wisdom, and art. She is known by different names in different ancient mythological books.

Goddess Saraswati is called Brahmani, which means the wife of Brahma who has the power of Brahma. It also means that she is the goddess of sciences. Her other names are Vagdevi meaning goddess of speech, and Vidyadhari meaning goddess of knowledge.

The Vedic scriptures mention her as the purifying water of knowledge and embodiment of creativity, language, arts, and knowledge. She is also considered to be the symbol of a purifying force. Goddess Saraswati also is the symbol of all forms of energy from romantic love to artistic creation.

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Upnishads mention her as the goddess who supports and encourages meditation and virtuous action.

Hansavahini, Mayurvahini Saraswati

More often Goddess Saraswati is seen riding a white swan, wearing a white saree, holding a veena in her hand, and white lotus, all of which signifies purity. The swan is also considered a symbol of spiritual perfection and moksha. She is also seen riding a peacock or mayur which denotes a colourful and creative display of art supporting Goddess Saraswati’s qualities of being a Devi of art and music.

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