Friday, 20 December 2013

From Sarasvati to Benten One

This series of posts will show images of Sarasvati / Benten from across ASIA.

INDIA


Sarasvati or Saraswati is also depicted with a tiger or peacock and known as Shar(a)da in Southern India.

The most consistent feature of depictions of this goddess is her stringed musical instrument often described in English as a lute.