Saraswati paper sculpture

Using her knowledge he instituted and maintained dharma, sacred laws that ensured stability and growth in society.
Brahma thus became the creator of the world with Saraswati as his wisdom.
Saraswati is one of the most ancient in the Hindu pantheon, yet in today’s times when it comes to worship, apart from the obligatory puja every year she’s largely forgotten.
Does the decline in the worship of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, over Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and Durga, Goddess of power, reflect a materialistic society’s quest for money and power?
In an era when everybody is in a mad rush chasing money, many feel the blessings of Laxmi and Durga are all that matters. Perhaps it is felt that once you have money and power, all else will follow, a mark of the Kaliyuga we live in.
Isn’t it evident from the society’s mindset that “If she brings dowry or other material gifts, she gets respect. But if she wants her due otherwise, she has to fight for space.
The Saraswati Idol in the sculpture is in focus to represent her rightful place. Whereas the star shape behind is a symbolism of the powers of Laxmi and Durga. It is a combination of an octagonal Laxmi yantra on the outer side and a triangular Durga yantra in the middle. Their purpose is said to be “to bestow wealth (money), good health and victory over enemies (power).
The scriptures suggest Saraswati is Lakshmi and Durga’s elder sister. Symbolically this means both wealth and empowerment can be yours once you acquire knowledge. Unfortunately, in a commercial world we’ve turned this whole idea upside down.
Perhaps in future she will again gain her rightful place.

‘Saraswati- answer to all the chaos’
2021
Paper Sculpture
11.5*12*12 inches

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