Lately, I’ve been all about the Hindu pantheon. Each image of Hindu deities are so beautifully intricate and exotic, sometimes depicted as the fantastic merging of human and beast, each representation loaded with detail and symbolism. There are the biggies like Shiva, Parvati and Vishnu, and we all know and love the elephant-headed remover of obstacles, Ganesha!
One of my favorite deities right now is Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, the arts and nature–what a perfect goddess to keep in mind here at Blue Osa! She is traditionally depicted as having four arms (representing her omnipotence) in a glowing white sari (the color of purity, intellect and enlightenment) while sitting on top of a lotus, the symbol of supreme reality and knowledge. She’s often pictured with swans, representing the power of discrimination, and a peacock that denotes the transcendence of fear and indecision to find the true knowledge which resides in the self.
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