In Hinduism Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the consort of Brahma, also revered as His Shakti. Her figure is also popular in the Jain religion of west and central India. Saraswati, known as Sraosha in Zoroastrianism is the guardian of earth. Sraosha (“obedience”) is also the wife and messenger of Ahura Mazda, and her role as the "Teacher of Daena", Daena being the hypostasis of both "Conscience" and "Religion".
She is also called Druga for fighting off Drug (Drug, the name for female demon in ancient Veda, from the Sanskrit root druh "to be hostile"). The name Druga is made of Sanskrit dru or dur "with difficulty" and gā or jā ("come", "go"). Saraswati is known as a guardian deity in Buddhism who upholds the teachings of Gautama Buddha by offering protection and assistance to practitioners.
In the East Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa:
Saraswati is considered to be a daughter of Durga along with her sister Lakshmi
and her brothers Ganesha and Karthikeya. The goddess Saraswati is often
depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white often seated on a white
lotus, which symbolizes that she is founded in the experience of the Absolute
Truth. In some Puranas (like Skanda Purana) she is daughter of Shiva
(Shivaanujaa) and in some Tantras with Ganesha. However across India she is
worshiped as the wife of Lord Brahma.
Story about broken tusk of Ganesha Ganesha was very happy. His devotees had given him plenty of sweets and he had taken as many as he could and stuffed himself with quiet a lot sweets as he was walking home. Naturally Ganesha was traveling on his vehicle the mouse, and the two of them scurried along, back home.
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