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Meaning & History

Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.

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Depiction of Saraswati by Raja Ravi Varma (1896)Depiction of Saraswati by Raja Ravi Varma (1896)

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goddesses, rivers, water, wisdom
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute