Sarawasti | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine-January 2015


Griselda Steiner


(The Flowing One)

Goddess Of All Knowledge & The Arts – Ancient India


Luminous Saraswasti


On your lotus blossom throne

Pearl necklaces entwine your soft breasts

Silver and sapphire crown your black hair


Born with Brahma from a golden egg

Your four arms hold music and language


Far from the cities, only those who


By the shore can see you

As you flow down

The blue river


The swan at your side.



Saraswasti is the Hindu Goddess of the arts, wisdom and the river.  She is depicted with four arms,  holding a vina,  a book, a garland and vessel as she is seated on a white lotus flower with the Swan, symbolizing purity, at her feet.



Photo: Statue of Saraswati at Fine Arts College, Davanagere

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Griselda Steiner is a poet, dramatist and a freelance writer and Senior Writer for Scene4.
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