The murti that you see on this page is replete with the elements of Devi Sarasvati’s traditional iconography. Silken saree, ample gold and jewels on Her torso and limbs, and a solid gold crown that towers high above Her head, from the rim of which cascades Her golden hair down the nape of Her neck. A superb halo pervades the space behind Her head, engraved with gentle flames and a ring of golden beads within.
Zoom in on the calm, beauteous face of Devi Sarasvati. Her soft, feminine features are engraved in a perfectly symmetrical, round-shaped face. Wisdom - nay, omniscience - pours forth from the same. The murti features an unusual pedestal carved to resemble a snatch of stream through which the swan is wading.
Goddess Saraswati is always referred to as extremely beautiful, fair complexioned, four-armed, ever youthful and gracious looking. She generally holds a lute (Veena) diagonally across her form. In addition she also holds a rosary and a book. The book associates her with literature and the sciences, and with learning in general. The lute associates her with the arts, particularly the musical arts, and the rosary links her with the spirituality and religious rites. Goddess Saraswati is nearly always dressed in soft colors, reminding us to always utilize our creative energies in a positive and constructive way.