Saraswati (or Sarasvati)
Saraswati (Or Sarasvati)
Is, in Hindu mythology, the name of the wife, or the female energy, of the god Brahman, the first of the Hindu Trimurti, or triad. She is also the goddess of speech and eloquence, the patroness of music and the arts, and the inventress of the Sanscrit language and the Devanagari letters. She was induced to bestow these benefits on the human race by the sage Bharata, who, through his penance, caused her to descend from heaven, and to divulge her inventions. Hence she is called Bharati. She is also very white, hence another of her names, Mahasweta, or Mahasukla (from mahat, great, and sweta, white).Chambers's Encyclop. s.v.