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Saraswati Goddess of Knowledge and Arts Greetng Card
This is a greeting card with an image of Saraswati, the goddess of learning and knowledge, and the patron of the arts. Thus, she can usually be seen with a book in one hand and holding a musical instrument.
Saraswati rules the intellectual and creative realms, and is usually not too concerned about adorning herself with gems and jewels. Draped in a white sari, her cosmic vehicle is the peacock.
At the dawn of Life, Brahma was so struck by the beauty of his first creation - Shatarupa, goddess of material existence - that he sprouted five heads to look upon her at all times. He chased her wherever she went, but no matter how hard he tried, he could not possess this mercurial being.
To restrain Brahma's lust, Shiva, the supreme ascetic, wrenched off one of Brahma's heads. Sobered by the experience, Brahma turned to Saraswati and learned to rein in his bewitched mind. Saraswati's children, the Vedas, showed Brahma the way out of the labyrinth of sensuality. From that day, the four heads of Brahma began chanting the four Vedas.