She is tall and slender, the fairest of the Hindu devi pantheon. The undertones of Her roseate skin match the soft belly of the lotus She rests Her feet on. Clad in pink and blue brocaded silks, She floats through the air on Her vahana, the graceful swan. She scoops down into the mountains to pluck from the bosom of a cool blue lake a magical aquatic rose. Surrounded by silken sashes of red and green, Her figure is framed by an ornate bejewelled aureole. From Her delicate shringar to the mystic bird that is drawn to Her veena, this is an unusual yet apt Devi Sarasvati composition.
Note the Lord Ganesha and Lord Karttikeya figures that flank the foreground. They are accompanied by their respective vahanas, the mouse and the peacock, who are playing about in the soothing patch of Himalayan verdure. The view of the mountains and the sunset in the background is set off by the sheer proportion of mythical flora and fauna that frames the thangka.
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