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Shivaanujaa[edit]

Anuj means born later i.e. little brother or sister (anuja) So then Shivaanujaa will mean shiva's little sister And gayatri was brahma's wife http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.64.147.248 (talk) 19:50, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Kalpana[edit]

There is a note on Kalpana, saying the term refers to Saraswati, but there is nothing in this article which mentions Kalpana. Could somebody who is knowledgeable please either add something to this article explaining the connection between the two names, or (if there is none), delete the link on the Kalpana dab page? RoySmith 11:48, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

I don't see a mention of Saraswati Puja in West Bengal and Nepal during Vasant Panchami. Those are supposed to be two of the biggest celebrations of Saraswati Pujan in India. ~a

Make it secular[edit]

This article needs to be modified to remove honorific elements (capitalizing pronouns) to make this page secular. Kitabparast 05:54, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Please give more information on Saraswati and Brahtjytjhma's relationship.Brhama was father of saraswati and then also he made her a wife and kept sexual relations with her. How it is? what are the sources? How we should believe such stories? Whether it is true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.1.78.126 (talk) 18:41, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Three goddesses?[edit]

The article immediately begins with "Saraswati is the first of three great goddesses." The three goddesses are in no way "great" in any other aspect than that they are the consorts of the male Devas. If any goddess is great it is Devi, of whom all other goddesses are aspects. I suggest recognizing these three consorts as a triad, rather than as "great goddesses."

this is a POV. --Jayaram Uparna 04:24, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Some Hindus believe in a Godess Trinity which is just like the Trimurti only that the 3 members of the Trimurti (Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahman) are replaced by their 3 wives (Godess Durga, Godess Lakshmi, and Godess Saraswati). Armyrifle 01:34, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

called shaktas, they emphasise the supreme form of divinity as a goddess, Parashakti. They donot "replace" S V B per se in any tradition. --Jayaram Uparna 04:24, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
The trio of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati is known as Tridevi. Sizzle Flambé (/) 05:01, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Saraswati is the daughter of Brahma not his wife. Saraswati's children are the Vedas. So actually Brahma is her father. --Saraswathigirl (talk) 09:21, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

No Confusion[edit]

The Trinity are Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva. Their respective consorts are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. Some ignorant people advance the illogical and factually incorrect argument that if Brahma is the "Creator", then all beings created must be children and so Saraswati must be a daughter to Brahma. The fact is that the consorts of the Trinity are simply manifestations of the Supreme Goddess. Just as the Trinity can manifest themselves further into various forms as the occasion demands, so can their consorts, but that's a different story altogether! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheOnlyEmperor (talkcontribs) 07:15, 25 April 2012 (UTC)







@make this secular yes there are many mistries as they are in other religious beliefs like who will believe the rebirth of Jesus christ???also there are some theories which can not be explained like christianity dont belive in animal offerings but abraham demanded head of one of his two sons as a offering.so himself originator contradicts its theory,so we better comment on this after thorough study.so let's not comment on any of the religions theories untill a indepth knowledge and lets not malign any religion,and better we know own religion first before commenting on any other religion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.231.29.21 (talk) 05:51, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Festivals section:[edit]

This section has many inaccuracies in it. Have corrected parts. Please give me your opinion on this. Jayaram Uparna 04:21, 4 July 2007 (UTC) JU

Saraswati belief carried across into Europe by Romanis and converted into Catholic festival[edit]

The Romani people (Roma) of Europe are of NW Indian decent and left India shortly after 1000ad. Some scholars believe the Roma are decendants of the Rajputs and were forced out of India after defeat against Islamic invasion.

The language they speak comes from a heavily Sanskrit worded Rajasthani dialect that has Panjabi & Persian additional words in it. After leaving India they were soon travelled to Anatolia where they stayed for some time and absorbed some Greek and Armenian words from the natives of that land. They then from there moved into Europe when Islamic Turks added Turkey to thier empire.

Romani converts to Catholicism have got their own Saint named Sara. Sara is connected to water and in the festival they carry statues of her down to the water. It is believed that the once Hindu believing Roma have adapted some of their beliefs to fit in with European beliefs.

[The Romani people (Roma) are not to be confused with the Roman people of Italy or the country by the name of Romania as these people are nothing to do with them] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.34.227.166 (talk) 22:21, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Which is it, V or W?[edit]

This page alternates between Saraswati and Sarasvati. The French page uses only the latter. Is it that Sarasvati is Sanskrit while Saraswati is some current language? Or, less likely, is it that this page has contributions from the Germans, who would use the W? Most likely, people looking this up would be interested in the Sanskrit form for consistency in comparative mythology, not the current form so as to be converted to Hinduism. I myself came across the name in "Cowboy Bebop". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.69.127.105 (talk) 21:20, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Hinduism reassessment[edit]

Fails B-criteria

  • The article is suitably referenced, with inline citations where necessary.
[citation needed] tags
  • The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies.
Section of consort missing: Associations with Brahma, Vishnu, Ganesha as consort. Expansion and cleanup in temples needed

Redtigerxyz (talk) 05:16, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Did Saraswati have a husband?[edit]

Well, yes, she did have a husband. Her husband was Brahma. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.64.35.168 (talk) 16:28, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Other meanings... Saraswati River[edit]

«In India there is a river called Saraswati, which flows from the west end of the Aravalli Hills into the east end of the Rann of Kutch. [citation needed]» As Saraswati River notes, there are several referents, one of which has no article, Sarsuti River — and this appears to be the river indicated above. The Sarsuti is now a tributary of the Luni River, which runs in the Sarsuti's lower course, does rise in the western Aravalli Range, and does empty into the northeastern corner of the Rann of Kutch. The Sarsuti itself comes from Pushkar Lake, also near the Aravalli Range, so (like the the Luni) it fits that description — if you designate the confluent rivers as the Sarsuti rather than the Luni. See these linked articles. Sizzle Flambé (/) 05:27, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Poor Quality of articles on Hinduism, its Deities and Vedic Literature[edit]

I have been noticing this for quite sometime; the articles are not upto the mark; people who wrote it either lacked the information or cited individual reseraches which may not contain the real context. Honestly speaking these articles must be written under a Seers' guidance who know the subject very well and/or references should contain copy of manuscripts with learned commentary ( Sanskrit commentary contains - meaning of the words and semantics). ```` —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.95.108.124 (talk) 14:48, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Wife of Brahma[edit]

She is wife of Brahma NOT Vishnu.

This is just ridiculous same thing says on Vishnu page looks like someone has not read the Vedas before Saraswati is WIFE of Brahma and Vishnu is not married to Saraswati. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pebble101 (talkcontribs) 02:57, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

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Sarasvati (saraswati) was Slavic goddess Zora, Zorica/Danica Sveta[edit]

The same goddess was Slavic goddes Zorica, Zora or Danica, which meant "dawn" or "star" or "lightened" (day; Dana). Sveta is "light, holy" or "world". Her holy symbol was a white swan. The transliteration in Sanskrit, Slavic is "Surya-Sveta" ("white(bright) sun(star)).

Sources for stories?[edit]

The entire section of stories from the mythology (i.e., Sarasvati's interactions with Brahma, etc.) appears to be without sources. A very quick survey of Hindu lore will reveal many different versions of the same stories, so where did these ones come from? Ar they from a primary source, like the Puranas? Are they someone's personal research? Did they come from an encyclopedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1:9780:3F:2458:B670:A3D1:2347 (talk) 00:18, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Goddess of "Science"[edit]

This article recently mentioned on three occasions and without references that Saraswati is a goddess of "science." We should find some good sources to demonstrate this before writing it here. -Darouet (talk) 23:22, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Saraswati and Imagination[edit]

there are too much mythology story in Hindu Dharma.out of these saraswati is one.recently in Times of India there are news there is no any Indian University in top 200 university in world.Do you know why Because SAraswati is specialist Goddess in India.

  • In India Savitribai Phule and mahatma phule started first Girls school in 1848.there should be Savavitribai's Puja In school during starting any program. But There are Hindu Teachers Majority in all school in India so they refuse to Do so.
  • Saraswati Not Started any school. it is not clear that Vedas are Written By Saraswati.

But Most important is what is Saraswati's Role in Education... then why should she is Goddess of Knowledge or Education.

  • Hindu Majority Teachers goes with this mythology and making false propaganda about Saraswati.PRASAD 02:20, 23 February 2014 (UTC)