Thangka of Saraswati or yang chen ma



A thangka of Saraswati the Hindu Goddess and Buddhist being of literature, poetry and wisdom. She is seated with a relaxed posture on a lotus pedestal, her legs are crossed supporting the vina, which she plays. She wears her distinctive white (here pale blue) blouse and rainbow-like covering for her legs. She has a moon-like face and wears a golden head ornament that is adorned with flowers. She sits in a landscape of mountains, pastureland and pools of water, with clouds racing past above.