An epitome of beauty and knowledge, Goddess Saraswati sits here in lalitasana on a three-layered pink lotus which is kept on a stylized multicolored pedestal. You will be mesmerized by the smooth wooden texture of this sculpture, carved in sharp and accurate cuts and formations. She holds a veena in her anterior hands chiselled in beautiful designs and the rear hands carry a rosary and the book of vedas respectively, indicating her supremacy over music, art, learning and wisdom.
Clad in lustrous green and yellow colored dhoti pleated horizontally in a charming way till the ankle and a matching floral top covering her upper body in grace. The round stole that veils her till feet is fashioned in a stylish design along with a yellow colored hanging broch in the centre; bejewelled luxuriously in matching beads forming necklaces, karnaphool (earrings), bracelets, hathphool and anklets.
The fascination for this sculpture is also gained by her striking features of a sharp pointed nose, well arched eyebrows, smiling lips and a multicolored towering crown stimulated by wonderous South Indian temple carvings.
Zoom in to cheer for the thickly carved round arch in lotus design and a large Kirtimukha ornamented at the top acts as an awe-inspiring guardian of the threshold. It is revered as the immortal face of glory commonly found in iconography of Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture.