Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph
Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph

Vintage Hindu Saraswati Devotional Puja Print Lithograph

Regular price
£20.00
Sale price
£20.00

This beautiful vintage shrine print is of the well known Hindu Goddess Saraswati. Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and the arts, embodies the wisdom of Devi. She is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation; she is the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance. Without her there is only chaos and confusion. To realize her one must go beyond the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit.

Saraswati wears neither jewels or paints herself with bright colors. The white sari she adorns reflects her essential purity, her rejection of all that is base and materialistic.

She transcends the cravings of the flesh and rejoices in the powers of the mind as the patron of pure wisdom. She embodies all that is pure and sublime in Nature.

Size: 14.5" x 10"

It is important to understand that these are not just images of Gods; they are Gods - Gods incarnate in their printed image. During puja (worship) the Gods are invited to descend into their images and are treated as guests. Offerings of fruit, flowers, and sweets are placed before these prints, prayers chanted to them, incense burned before them, and garlands of marigolds are hung around their frames.

This print has gone through many monsoons (with months of humidity), so it may have some staining and discoloration, along with some marks, tattered torn edges and rips that come with daily use and age. Please check the photos for more details.

In the period following independence in 1947 in India, the religious print business in India grew dramatically in its scale and diversity. All the prints I import from India are from this era and are a lot more colorful and bold in comparison to the very early prints in the late 1800's.

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