Sarasvati at Muktinath
At Muktinath Sarasvati is worshipped in the Vishnu
Chenrezig Temple at Muktinath. Hindus and Buddhists alike revere
her as a teacher of all the arts that make a person an educated member
- meaning 'the one that flows'- is first referred to in Hindu literature
as the personification of the vedic sacred river, the Sarasvati. Beside
she is identified with Vac ('sound'), the goddess of speech.
In later Hinduism she is usually considered the consort of the god Brahma,
who created the Vedas in her hand. Her mount is a peacock and sometimes
a swan. She is playing the vina, a musical instrument whose strings
are carried over a long neck, with resonating gourds on either end.
Her Tibetan name is dbyangs can ma or
Yang Chenmo and
also Piwa Karpo.
For more backgrounds on Hindu
Deities & images see the Hindu Deities Index.
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