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Aim 002: Parallel Pen

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Saraswatī, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yep, another aim, AING, aiṃ...(ऐँ) with chandra bindu for extra symbolism. The blue colors are for Saraswatī's affiliation with water. The composition focuses on balance without symmetry. Because of the way the glyph was constructed, I sometimes [...]

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The Eternal Knot, an interpretation

By |September 17th, 2016|Categories: Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Modern Spatial Eternal Knot" is our modern eternal knot interpretation. MODERN ETERNAL KNOT—DETAILS "Modern Spatial Eternal Knot" is a modern take on the traditional eternal knot in Buddhist / Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The "Modern Spatial Eternal Knot" [...]

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8 Interesting facts about the aim bija mantra

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: Galleries, Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

New to the aim bija mantra? Then, welcome! If you're familiar with auṁ (Sanskrit:ॐ, more commonly written as om), the 800-pound gorilla of bija mantras (aka beej mantra or seed syllable), think of the aim bija mantra as aum's little sister. [...]

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A song of devotion, Saraswatī Vandanā, सरस्वती वन्दना

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Saraswati Vandana—A Song of Devotion, for Beautiful Saraswatī सरस्वती वन्दना या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना। या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैःसदावन्दिता सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा Who is dazzling as a garland of jasmine, white as [...]

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सरस्वती for the purists

By |October 30th, 2015|Categories: Galleries, Language, Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Usually, when hand-written (in देवनागरी devanāgarī), the ligatures for vowels are to be joined to the horizontal joining line, and in good proportion to the consonant and vowel marks being joined.  In more modern times, due to [...]

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A variation on a theme for Saraswatī (सरस्वती).

By |October 25th, 2015|Categories: Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , , , |

I love the dots, I think I'd like to experiment with more variation... of the dots. Maybe a blend, or some sort of width adjustment to the stroke? hmmm. Dedicated to Saraswatī. Devanagārī characters in an art [...]

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Saraswatī (सरस्वती)

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Saraswatī|Tags: , , , , |

The Hindu goddess of the arts, speech, music, literature, and almost everything that is awesome Saraswati Saraswatī सरस्वती; a river of knowledge, captivating beyond measure, and a balm for those in need of inspiration everywhere. These illustrations and articles [...]

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सरस्वतीवीणा Saraswatīvīna

By |October 11th, 2015|Categories: Saraswatī|Tags: , |

So, Saraswatī, the goddess of music herself, chooses to play the vīna. What's a vīna? सरस्वतीवीणा Strangely, in Wikipedia, it's listed under Veena (transliteration is always slow to catch on). Wikipedia says the vīna is a percussion (plucked) instrument. Sort of [...]

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