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དབྱངས་ཅན། | Glossary of Terms

    དབྱངས་ཅན།

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    Sarasvatī

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Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Sarasvatī
  • དབྱངས་ཅན་མ།
  • dbyangs can ma
  • Sarasvatī

The goddess of music and eloquence. The Sanskrit name means “she who has flow,” or “she who has a body of water.” She was originally the personification of the Punjab river of that name.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Sarasvatī
  • དབྱངས་ཅན་མ།
  • dbyangs can ma
  • Sarasvatī

Hindu goddess of art and wisdom, consort of Brahmā.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Sarasvatī
  • དབྱངས་ཅན།
  • dbyangs can
  • Sarasvatī

Literally “The Melodious One.” The goddess of eloquence and learning.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Sarasvatī
  • དབྱངས་ཅན་མ།
  • dbyangs can ma
  • Sarasvatī

Goddess of learning; she is visualized as part of the Perfection of Wisdom practice.