Saraswati is hand made by the artists of Kolkata, India. Lotus Sculpture worked directly with the artist, named Sayak, to first design this Saraswati out of clay and then to render the Goddess in fiber. Lotus Sculpture is the only gallery to find this custom design of Saraswati, especially in this large size. Fiber statues are extremely strong and durable while also being light weight and movable. They can be washed for easy cleaning. Liquids used for abhishekam
during puja will not dull or harm the colors.
Saraswati is seated on her vahana
, a swan, playing a veena. She holds a copy of the Vedas and a string of malas. The sheer size of the sculpture is impressive. Typically in sculpture of the goddess Saraswati she has a smaller version of a peacock next to her. To have her seated on such a large and imposing peacock gives this piece an original aspect that one does not find in Saraswati sculpture. She is hand painted with love as each detail is captured perfectly. The folds of her sari flow down her legs like water rippling down stream. The texture of swan's feathers is rendered beautifully by the painter. She is completely like like in proportion and size. A beautiful version of the Hindu Goddess of Wisdom, Saraswati!
Saraswati the goddess of knowledge, who is praised by the wise, who is the wife of the creator, may she reside on the tip of my tongue.
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts, embodies the wisdom of Devi. She is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation; she is the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance. Without her there is only chaos and confusion. To realize her one must go beyond the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit.
Saraswati wears neither jewels or paints herself with bright colors. The white sari she adorns reflects her essential purity, her rejection of all that is base and materialistic. She transcends the craving s of the flesh and rejoiced in the powers of the mind as the patron of pure wisdom. She embodies all that is pure and sublime in Nature.
The four Vedas, books of universal knowledge, were her offspring. Her mount, the swan, personifies pure knowledge and her herald, the peacock, is a symbol of the arts. Schools and libraries are her temples; books, pens, all tools of the artist and musical instruments are the items used in puja to the enlightening goddess of wisdom. The Story of Saraswati Saving the World from Shiva's Third Eye and the Beast of Doom:
Shiva was woken from his meditations and looked around to discover a world on the brink of corruption and being unsalvageable. Shiva decided it was time to wipe the slate clean. Shiva, the destroyer, opened his world destroying third eye attempting to destroy the three worlds. Out came a terrible fire that threatened all existence.
There was panic everywhere. Only Saraswati remained calm. "Shiva's fire burns only that which is impure and corrupt."
She took the form of a river and with her pure waters picked up the dreaded fire from Shiva's third eye. Within the folds of her water she carried the fire far away from the earth to the bottom of the sea where it transformed into a fire breathing mare called Badavagni - the beast of doom.
"So long as the world is pure and man wise, this terrible creature will remain on the bottom of the sea. When wisdom is abandoned and man corrupts the world, Badavagni will emerge and destroy the universe," foretold the wise goddess.
Fiber statues from India are extremely strong and durable. They can be dropped and put through stress and not break. The paint is able to be washed without discoloring or fading. This makes the sculpture perfect for perfect for performing abhishekam during puja ceremonies.
"Fiber statues are extremely durable and strong! You can wash them and perform puja with liquids without worrying about the colors."
The only maintenance you will need will be to dust them regularly. You can wash them as well to give the deity of a bath of love and appreciation!
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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.