Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of learning ,wisdom, knowledge, the literary arts including music and speech .
The Sanskrit word Sara means "essence" and swa means "self." Thus Saraswati means "the essence of the self." Saraswati is represented in Hindu mythology as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe.
While representing consciousness and wisdom, Saraswati is also regarded as Vaagdevi, the Goddess of sound and speech, “The Flowing-One.”
She represents the union of power and intelligence from which organized creation arises.
Possessing all the knowledge of the Vedas, scriptures, dancing, musical power and poetry. She also revealed language and writing to man.
Her origin is the lost Vedic River Saraswati. Which is the source of her profound connection to fluidity in any aspect (water, speech, thought...).
Goddess Saraswati is revered as the dispeller of chaos and confusion.
All institutions of learning are regarded as Saraswati's temple. And hence she is often revered by searchers of knowledge such as students, teachers, scholars, and scientists.
She is usually seen playing a Veena, though all musical instruments are regarded as symbols of the Goddess of Wisdom.
Saraswati is said to be the bestower of knowledge that dispels ignorance and unhappiness.
Besides her role in Hinduism as the consort of Lord Brahma, she was also, like the Goddess Tara, absorbed from Vedic culture into the Buddhist pantheon and came to China via the Chinese translations of the Sutra of Golden Light, which has a section devoted to her.