File:2 Hindu deity Sarasvati Saraswati on ceramic tile in Munnar Kerala India March 2014.jpg

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Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She is a part of the female trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. She is found and revered in southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, Bali Indonesia as well as Japan. She is called Benzaiten in Japanese temples. She is often shown with lotus and swan, both symbolically linking knowledge with karma and moksha.

Représentation de Sarasvati sur le mur d'enceinte du temple recouvert de carreaux de céramique. Sarasvati déesse de la connaissance, de l'éloquence, de la sagesse et des arts, était aussi à l'époque védique, la divinité des rivières. Elle est l'épouse, la shakti de Brahma, le dieu créateur de la trimurti indienne et leur union souligne la notion que la connaissance est une condition sine qua non de la création.

Les possessions matérielles ne l'intéressent pas, aussi elle est habituellement habillée d'un simple sari blanc. Sa monture est un grand cygne blanc, parfois un paon. Parfois assise dans une fleur de lotus, deux de ses quatre bras jouent de la vina, un autre tient un livre, les Veda, le dernier un chapelet ou un crochet à éléphant.

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Camera location10° 05′ 50.51″ N, 77° 02′ 32.93″ E  Heading=303° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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