In the Rgveda, Sarasvati is a river as well as its personfication as a goddess. In the post-Vedic age, She began to lose her status as a river goddess and became increasingly associated with literature, arts, music, etc. In Hinduism, Saraswati represents intelligence, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, the arts, and power. Hindus worship her not only for “secular knowledge”, but for “divine knowledge” essential to achieve moksha.

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Today we ventured down to the Pilot House Marina to set sail on Barnacle Bill, a sweet little boat that carried us out on the steamy waters of the Potomac River. On our stroll down the dock we passed a cute boy cleaning a tugboat while country songs blared from a nearby radio. Part of me wanted to stay there with him.

I looked around at all the boats in the marina, wondering what their stories were. I wondered if any of them have ever been caught in bad weather, or seen a river monster. Boats have sweet, exciting lives- like evolved fish that get to play in the water but dock on land. I used to be more like a fish when I was younger. I grew up in the tides of Southern California- a water baby at heart. Now I’m more like a boat. Like Saraswati, I’ve retired my status as a river goddess in pursuit or the arts, but I always feel at home around water and the sound of crashing waves.

It was beautiful out on the water- reminded me of the best vacation I ever had when was maybe 15 and my best friend and I spent two weeks with her family on Lake Hartwell down in South Carolina. We played the entire time- boating, jet skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, tanning, exploring. The scenery today was surprising similar- calm, murky waters surrounded with trees pulsing with dew. I couldn’t resist jumping and diving off every edge of the boat. Think it was that inner river goddess…



Filed under Empowerment, Mystical, Mysticism, Spirituality, Travel, Yoga

5 responses to “Saraswati

  1. Wow, you are looking great…and the pictures are good too!!

    Where all are you going? How long the trip?

    Fun, fun, fun!!

    • lifeandfiction

      Thanks, Tim!

      We will be in Virginia until Monday night, then make our last leg of the trip to New York. Going to a wine festival today and then hoping to get in some touristy stuff in DC on Sunday or Monday.

      The end of the road trip adventures is in sight, but then the New York adventures will begin! Stay tuned for more 🙂



    I bow to god in you.

    that is namaste (eastern greeting gesture )

    left hand governed by right brain represents
    right hand governed by left brain represents

    fold them together for prayer to experience
    oneness that is present and taste of god.
    and to be reality between dualities.

    happiness is prayer and thanks to god


  3. Rock*

    good memories…
    I’ve enjoyed your blog. If you are sharing I’d love to pick your brain about some “no refined sugar” recipes!

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