Saraswati Veena, Miniature
This is our minature version of the Saraswati Veena it's 14 1/2 " long. This is a functioning piece, but is not recommended for students, it is more a decor item. Decorative with a carved and painted dragon head on the peg box and seven main strings. The Saraswati veena takes its name from the four-armed goddess of knowledge and learning. Saraswati literally means "one who gives the essence (sara) of our own Self (swa)". The essence of man, what separates us from the other creatures is our ability to reason and speak. These are the gifts of the goddess Saraswati, she revealed language and writing to man. Saraswati posseses all the learnings of the the Vedas, scriptures, dancing, musical power and poetry. The goddess Saraswati is represented as sitting on a lotus. She holds the sacred scripture in one hand and a lotus in the other. With the third and fourth hands she plays the veena. Decorations may vary.