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“Saraswati,” is composed of two Sanskrit words – “sara,” meaning “flow” (as in “Anusara” – “stepping into the flow of grace”) and “wati,” meaning “woman.”  She is the goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts, and as such is the ultimate conductor of flow or vehicle of creativity.

Saraswati: The Vedic Goddess of Knowledge and Arts

Saraswati represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. Discover more about the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and nature.

Erin Endicott  stitch; a thread or line that holds things together ... translation of the ancient Sanskrit word "sutra". She uses contemporary embroidery on antique fabric as a canvas to explore the common threads that bind countless generations of women. Wounds - both physical and psychological - are given life using delicate, meditative stitches.

Nimble Needle

Article in the Litchfield News (Oct. 1, 2010) about a class at the Litchfield Historical Society by Missy Stevens on punchneedle embroidery (Oct. 16, 2010): The technique uses yarn or embroidery thread attached to a hollow needle that is "punched" back and forth through a fabric to create a surface of thread loops. It was practiced by the ancient Egyptians using hollow bones of bird wings as needles. In the Middle Ages it was called the "punch stitch" and was used for decorating…

Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word "Laksya", meaning 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.

The Goddess Lakshmi

Lakshmi or Laxmi is the goddess of wealth, light, wisdom and fortune, as well as (secondarily) luck, beauty and fertility. In Puranic Hinduism Lakshmi is the Mother of the Universe and Vishnu's Shakti. Lakshmi is married to Vishnu, and also married his incarnations Rama (in her incarnation as Sita), Krishna (as Rukmini) and Venkateshwara (as Alamelu). Goddess Lakshmi's origins are found in the great Sri Sukta ("Hymn to Sri") that was added to the Rig-Veda sometime between 1000 and 500 B.C.E…

Suhka is the Sanskrit word for “joy,” and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this tranquil oasis in Amsterdam’s city center.

Sukha Brings Fair-Trade Joy to Amsterdam - WGSN Insider

Suhka is the Sanskrit word for “joy,” and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this tranquil oasis in Amsterdam’s city center.

The Dandelion.  In Chinese medicine it is called Pu Gong Ying.  In Ayurveda--or East Indian medicine--the Sanskrit word for dandelion is Atirasa.

Maitri; a Sanskrit word meaning Gentle loving kindness towards oneself, feeling at home with one's own mind and body.

Challenge #150 - One Little Word - Maitri

The Diva's challenge this week asks us to choose a word that will guide us for 2014. I chose the Maitri; a Sanskript word meaning Gentle loving kindness towards oneself, feeling at home with one's own mind and body. I think the only way to pursue goals is to recognize where we are and be comfortable with ourselves. If I don't like me then why should anyone else? I do want to pursue my higher self and creativity and I think that the only way I am able to change is if I recognize where I'm…

Maitri; a Sanskrit word meaning Gentle loving kindness towards oneself, feeling at home with one's own mind and body.

Challenge #150 - One Little Word - Maitri

The Diva's challenge this week asks us to choose a word that will guide us for 2014. I chose the Maitri; a Sanskript word meaning Gentle loving kindness towards oneself, feeling at home with one's own mind and body. I think the only way to pursue goals is to recognize where we are and be comfortable with ourselves. If I don't like me then why should anyone else? I do want to pursue my higher self and creativity and I think that the only way I am able to change is if I recognize where I'm…

Lakshmi Goddess Of Wealth... Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word "Laksya", meaning 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.  I am blessed with divine financial abundance in my future. A very large sum of money is heading my way right now. Extraordinary Abundance is all around me, I AM surrounded with riches! Now and Always... AND SO IT IS!!!!!!!!

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shraddha, the sanskrit word for faith..would love this as a small tattoo on the heel of my foot (i.e. "we walk by faith...")

shraddha, the sanskrit word for faith

I made this for Amber. Yay Amber!

Avalokiteśvara, the Sanskrit word for the bodhisattva of compassion who, with so many hands, can reach out help all the suffering beings in the world.

Avalokiteśvara, the Sanskrit word for the bodhisattva of compassion who, with so many hands, can reach out help all the suffering beings in the world.

✣ ... Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means:  "the Bliss from Transcending the mind"...   arTist; Hans Georg Leiendeckers ♥

✣ ... Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means: "the Bliss from Transcending the mind"... arTist; Hans Georg Leiendeckers ♥

The Sanskrit word 'moola' means 'root' or 'base'; adhara means 'substratum; or support'. Mooladhara is the fundamental root or framework of individual human existence.

The Sanskrit word 'moola' means 'root' or 'base'; adhara means 'substratum; or support'. Mooladhara is the fundamental root or framework of individual human existence.