Hindu Goddesses Saraswati and Lakshmi
Hindu Goddesses Saraswati
Saraswati, the consort of Brahma, the female Shakti or energizing principle which gives the creator his remarkable power. Saraswati, literally means flowing water, because the nature of wisdom is that it wets and ennobles the person who cherishes it; it is not stagnant but cannot be physically possessed. It is not a possession but an illumination. How can meaning be given to life – without wisdom?
Hindu Goddesses Lakshmi
Lakshmi: Once creation is effected, a direction must be given Lakshya – otherwise life becomes chaotic, disorganized, and ultimately meaningless. Just as the creator Brahma needs the wisdom of Sarasvati, the preserver Vishnu needs the right direction of Lakshmi. ‘Lakshya’ literally means target, aim, focus. What is the point of living if there is no valuable goal? Only by such a goal can prosperity be achieved. The Goddess Lakshmi is also symbolic of material success, wealth and riches.
The central mythological symbol for Vishnu the preserver depicts him lying supine and helpless on the ocean of Eternity, dreaming but inactive. His wonderful powers are awakened by the gentle massaging of his soles by his consort Lakshmi and so begin the glorious drama of the world’s prosperous evolution.