Saraswati is shown seated on a lotus, which suggests her transcendence of the physical world. She sits in a graceful posture playing the veena. In one hand she holds clappers (a traditional musical contraption) & the two together denote her status as the goddess of music and learning. In the remaining hand she holds a rosary, an attribute she shares with Brahma, who is represented sometimes as her father and at others, her consort. She is immaculately dressed in white, wearing ornaments, which try in vain to parallel the beauty of her expression. Saraswati has gentle eyes that look unflinchingly at her devotees; a smile that speaks of love and compassion, in fact, a true picture of wisdom and intellect.
The background is aglow with light that emanates from the halo behind her head. A belt of vegetation divides the sky and the cosmic waters on which the lotus floats.
This description by Renu Rana.
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