Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why Saraswati?

Many have inquired about the name of my shop and I would love to share with you its origins.

Saraswati was a name given to me by my yoga teacher and dear friend. Saraswati is a very special name derived from the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the creative arts. In Hindu mythology, she is represented as the divine consort of Brahma , the creator of the universe and is said to assist her worshippers in the gaining of knowledge, wisdom and learning.

Images of Saraswati usually depict her wearing white, riding a swan or a peacock while playing the music of love and life on an instrument called the veena. Her four hands are a representation of the four aspects of the human personality in learning- mind, intellect, ego and alertness.

A beautiful and fitting name for any creative spirit. I endeavor to deserve it!


  1. What a lovely name. I always wondered, and it certainly suits you.
    MAB is still a mystery!

  2. Thank you for sharing this! My mother chose my middle name, Sarada, to name me for the Holy Mother, Sarada Devi, who was described by some as an incarnation of Saraswati. :)

  3. I have read a number of books of Hinus and I agree that receiving name Saraswati is really a pride in itself.You might be good in your classes that your teacher named you this.