Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guide: Saraswati

This is a guide to Saraswati: Stories of the Goddess of Wisdom (Volume 840; not available yet at Amazon).

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.840

Summary: This comic book contains several separate stories — and some beautiful artwork! "The Birth of Saraswati" tells how the goddess of wisdom emerged from Brahma's meditation and how Brahma grew new heads in order to gaze at her from every direction. In "Saraswati Becomes a River," the all-consuming fire of Vadavagni threatens to destroy the world, so Saraswati becomes a river to carry the fire away; it also tells the story of King Prabhanjana who was cursed to become a tiger. The "River of Blood" tells how Vishvamitra cursed Saraswati to become filled with blood and how the sages were able to reverse the curse and purify the river's waters.

I have not had time to write the Reading Guide for this one, so please help me with that: in addition to doing your own Reading Diary post at your blog, leave a comment here at this blog where you list the names, places, topics, anything you saw in this comic book that I could/should explain the Reading Guide later.

If you don't see anything that need explaining, leave a comment that says "Everything clear" or something like that.

That way, with your help, I'll be able to focus my attention on the comic books that people have the most questions about.


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