Sitar, Saraswati, G Rosul
Made by G. Rosul, professional quality, double toomba, 5 main, 2 chikari and 13 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. Highly decorated, this Saraswati sitar is named for the carved swan on the head stock. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and wooden case. Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique. The Rigvedic hymns dedicated to Saraswati mention her as a mighty river; symbolizing fertility and prosperity. In the post-Vedic age, she became increasingly associated with literature, arts, and music. Her name literally means "the one who flows", which reflects not just the flow of water, but of thoughts, and words. The Goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a, white-skinned woman having four arms. Her arms represent mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. Alternatively, these four arms also represent her children, the 4 Vedas, the primary sacred books for Hindus. A white swan is often located next to her feet. The swan symbolizes the ability to discriminate between good and bad, or the eternal and the evanescent. Sometimes a peacock is shown representing arrogance and pride over its beauty. The association with a peacock reminds us not to be concerned with external appearance and to be wise regarding the eternal truth.