On the Siddha Yoga path, the goddess Mahasarasvati embodies the creative aspect of Kundalini Shakti, the divine power of the universe dwelling in us all. She is the inner power that inspires our own knowledge and insight. It is through her that we grasp spiritual teachings intuitively, speak eloquently, and express our creativity.
The name Sarasvati translates, literally, as “the flowing one.” The goddess is often depicted beside a river while playing the veena, a melodious stringed instrument. Both the river and the veena represent the exquisite flow of creativity Mahasarasvati inspires. The white lotus on which she sits represents a mind purified by meditation. Her japa mala indicates the power of mantra repetition, and the book she holds symbolizes study and contemplation of the sacred teachings.