8 inches. Hand painted Ganges clay.

The archetype of Human Creativity. As consort of Brahma, Sarasvati is the Goddess of learning and the creative sciences. In Hinduism, the Quiescent or Absolute aspect of Godhead is depicted by the male Divinity, and the active-creative Divine Force by the female energy or Shakti. Just as Kali represents Shakti in her fierce nature, Sarasvati represents her in mild form. She is goddess of speech, poetry, music and science. She is depicted with a veena and her mount, the swan; one hand holds a sacred book, the other confers blessing. Prayers to Sarasvati bring artistic inspiration.