2014 January 06 - सरस्वती/Sarasvatī
Another small Hindu idol, this time of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, and science. I've always thought it was interesting how control of those realms of knowledge were combined into one diety. The dots engraved in her hand indicate a crystal mālā. This particular hand shown in the Pataka Mudra, can suggest a blessing. As idols of Sarasvati are often placed facing a door to convey her blessings upon those coming and going, this was perhaps the thought when creating the idol.