In Hinduism, Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is part of a Hindu trinity and also revered by the Jains. The Jains are a branch of Hinduism. Self sacrifice and denial is part of their practice.
Kali Ma - Kali Ma, called the "Dark Mother," is the Hindu goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. Also known as the Black Goddess. She is frightening to those who fear death but is loving and patient with those who are not afraid.