|| Sarasvati namastubhyam Varade Kamarupini ||
"O Goddess Saraswati; salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills desires."
Bring home the giver of intellect and learning in all resplendent grandeur with this Tanjore painting of goddess Saraswati. Made to impeccable perfection in white and sparkle of 22 carat gold foil and colourful semi-precious stones, The strokes of the artiste perfectly capture the divine figure of the goddess seated on a lotus. The beautiful face of the goddess seems to bestow divine grace. The upper two hands hold a rosary which signifies concentration and a book, which signifies knowledge. The lower two hands play the veena, which symbolises the need to tune the mind and intellect for a harmonious life.
This divine figure is set in a dark blue background that is outlined with intricate overlaying of gold foil and colourful stones. The gold overlay is fringed by a contrasting dark brown carved wooden frame.
Renowned worldwide as one of India's greatest traditional art forms, Tanjore painting is a sought-after collectible. It even has the recognition of Geographical Indication, certifying its conformance to traditional methods, its qualities and reputation.