Saraswati – Goddess of Arts and Knowledge

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Saraswati - Goddess of Arts and Knowledge | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Arts, Music and Knowledge
  • Symbols: White Lotus Flower, Veena, Swan
  • Place: India
Illustration of Saraswati | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Illustration of Saraswati

The story of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati (or Sarasvati) does not present many details regarding her origin.

However, we know of the existence of the extinct Saraswati river in India. The Goddess Saraswati is the embodiment of this river. The local people worshiped Saraswati and her power to create life wherever she went. The same ability of the river to flow and create its own path is seen in the attributes of the Goddess. Saraswati is the Goddess who lets divine knowledge flow, without barriers. She is also worshiped as Goddess of the arts, of creation, of knowledge, and of music.

The paintings and statues of Saraswati contain various symbolic meanings. Saraswati is usually represented with four arms sitting on a white lotus flower with a swan and a peacock. In one of her hands, the Goddess holds sacred scriptures, while in another she holds a rosary, a symbol of concentration and meditation. The other two hands she uses to play her instrument, the Veena, and let the music flow and establish harmony.

The swan carrying the Goddess represents the ability to distinguish the difference between right and wrong and the ability to spread knowledge with responsibility. The peacock, on the other hand, wants to be in the place of the swan, but since he has the tendency to show himself and show superiority, he is not yet able to reach the state of consciousness necessary to carry the Goddess. The white lotus represents supreme knowledge.

Knowledge that flows

The Goddess Saraswati is linked to all manifestations of knowledge and arts that has fluidity. All knowledge must follow its path, just like the river, and flood other beings with its wisdom. Through inscriptions, paintings or music, the important thing is always to leave the knowledge free.

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Summoning Saraswati


There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses’ myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.

Summoning Saraswati brings more creativity and wisdom to our daily lives. How often are we trying to create something? It can be a text, a drawing or even a report at work… sometimes we face a “creative barrier”? This barrier is nothing more than our own mind putting a giant rock in the river path of our imagination.

We can stop a little and meditate, concentrate on Saraswati and request the removal of this barrier so the river of our imagination can flow freely. It is an excellent activity!

We can also summon the Goddess at times where we want to expand our consciousness and seek answers to more complex issues.

Another way to keep in touch with the Goddess is through the arts. We can always create something and dedicate it to the Goddess. In this moment of creation between you and her, do not worry about techniques or models of creation. If you’re composing a song, you do not have to fully understand how to compose a song; If you are going to do a painting, you also do not need to know all the techniques you need. Just let your work flow and dedicate it to the Goddess!

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Sarasvati

Sarasvati is one of the Goddess present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number II, Sarasvati, represents Wisdom:

Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of wisdom and culture is the embodiment of true wisdom. Sitting on her lotus throne she symbolizes spiritual knowledge and also the perfection of the arts.


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