Usage Japanese Mythology
Scripts 弁才天, 弁財天(Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
The name of a Japanese goddess, often considered to be the Japanese form of SARASWATI. Her name is derived from 弁 (ben) meaning "dialect, discrimination, petal", 才 (zai) meaning "ability, talent" or 財 (zai) meaning "property, riches, wealth" and 天 (ten) meaning "the sky, heavens".