Large multi-armed statue


Gujarat, India

About 1150

The Goddess of knowledge, poetry, and learning, Sarasvati is a particularly popular deity in the Jain religion in west and central India. Jains believe that an immortal and indestructible soul resides in every living thing, no matter how small. For the Jains human existence is a continuous cycle of life, death, and rebirth that is governed by karma, the results of all past deeds and actions.