'Brahma is the Creator but sound vibrations, which emanate from his counterpart Saraswati, initiate creation. Creation began with the Word. Brahma and Saraswati created the premier sound AUM.
Brahma-Saraswati is a book about Lord Brahma and Goddess Saraswati, two of the major deities of the Hindu religious tradition. Lord Brahma is considered to be the first member of the Hindu Trinity of Gods and his principle function is creation. In the homes of devotees, Goddess Saraswati is venerated as the Goddess of Learning. Apart from tracing the evolution of the husband-wife team of Brahma and Saraswati, the book discusses the main traditions of their worship, the Puranas, the concept and iconography of the two gods, thereby lending interesting sidelights to the cult of Brahma-Saraswati.
Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on arts and crafts; culture and Civilisation; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Times of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of Attendance, India's yearbook on dance.
Research associate S. Saraswati has a rich and variegated experience of the philosophy, culture and the arts of India. She has been a lecturer of Philosophy at Mumbai University and has conducted field studies and documented several performing arts traditions.
Item Code: IDI772 Author: Ashish Khokar and S. Saraswati Cover: Paperback Edition: 2005 Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 8129107899 Size: 7.6" X 4.9 Pages: 50 (6 B/W Figures) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 62 gms