Ganesha- With the head of an elephant atop a human body, Ganesha, the God who Removes all obstacles, the patron deity of the arts and sciences, the god of wisdom, new beginnings, and commerce. In his 4 arms he carries objects ( an axe, a noose, and an elephant goad) that he uses to destroy, subdue, or control the obstacles of life. He often holds a bowl of sweets to denote his benevolent and loving nature.
Sarasvati’s themes are learning, wisdom and communication. Her symbols are white flowers (especially Lotus), marigolds and swans. A Hindu Goddess of eloquence and intelligence, Sarasvati extends a refreshing drink from her well of knowledge to complete the month with aptitude. In Hindu tradition, Sarasvati invented all sciences, arts and writing.