|LC control no.||no2020029712
|Personal name heading||Sarasvatī (Hindu deity)
|Variant(s)||Ardvī Sūrā (Hindu deity)
Saraswati (Hindu deity)
|Other standard no.||Q58838
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Dictionary.com, February 25, 2020 (Sarasvati: the Hindu goddess of learning and the arts)
Collins dictionary website, February 25, 2020 (Sarasvati: Hinduism, a goddess of learning and eloquence)
Encyclopædia Britannica online, February 25, 2020 (Sarasvati, Hindu goddess of learning and the arts, especially music. First appearing as the personification of the sacred river Sarasvati and also identified with Vac, the goddess of speech, she is later named the consort, daughter, or granddaughter of the god Brahma; regarded as the patroness of art, music, and letters and as the inventor of the Sanskrit language; alternative title: Ardvī Sūrā; Sarasvati is also popular in Jain and Buddhist mythology)
Ancient history encyclopedia, via WWW, February 25, 2020 (Saraswati (also Sarasvati) is the Hindu goddess of learning, wisdom, music, and aesthetics. She is also known as Bharati (eloquence), Shatarupa (existence), Vedamata ('mother of the Vedas'), Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari. As Vac, she is the goddess of speech. Saraswati first appears in the Rigveda and, in later religious texts, she is identified as the inventor of Sanskrit and, appropriately, gives Ganesha the gifts of pen and inks. She is also a patron of the arts and sciences, and the wife of Brahma, even if the Bengal Vaisnavas considered her first the wife of Vishnu. Sarasvati is also worshipped as the goddess of learning in Jainism and by some Buddhist sects)
Wikipedia, February 25, 2020 (Saraswati (Sanskrit IAST: Sarasvatī [in roman]) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning. She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati; 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)
Hindupedia, February 25, 2020 (Sarasvatī. Sometimes transliterated as: Sarasvati, SarasvatI, Sarasvati; In the Rgveda, she represents a river and the deity presiding over it)
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