Saturday, August 31, 2019

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.

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