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Sarasvati, She-Who-Flows-Eloquently-Onward.
Alternate meaning: Rich-in-Pools.
[to Whom the twenty-ninth day of December, day 363, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Hindustani: A river in north west India (only its almost dried-up river-bed remains).
Linguistic Note: the name is derived from Sanskrit saras, to flow, (from the root sr, to flow), a synonym of water.
Description: Goddess of fertility, procreation and purification; Eponym of the river by that name; "Best Mother, Best of Rivers, Best of Goddesses"; Tutelary deity of writers and poets.
In parts of Mysore She is regarded as the Deity Who presides over the sixty-four arts. All Who bathe in Her waters and sacrifice on Her banks are cleansed of all impurity.
Invocations, Pleas, Hymns and Other Homage to HER: Sarasvati.
To Whom Sacred: flowers; fruit; incense (in libraries She is worshipped with offerings of these things).
Male Associates: son, Sarasvata. Consorts, Visnu, Brahma (sometimes said to be Her father), Manu or Dharma, etc. Associated with Sarasvat.

Source: Olschak MAAT 152; Stutley HDH 269, 315.
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Geography/Culture: Tibet: Mahayana Buddhist.
Description: Goddess of Melodic Speech; She with the Lovely Voice; Matron of wisdom.

Source: Olschak MAAT 152.
Sarada, Swift-One.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: Goddess of the river.

Source: Stutley HDH 269.
worked on: May 1995; July 1991; July 1990.
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