The name "Saraswati" means "possessing water" from Sanskrit. सरस् (saras) meaning fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
Saraswati is the most powerful goddess of study and knowledge. worshipping goddess saraswati brings you more knowledge as she is considered to be the personification of arts, science and other skills. She is the consort of Lord Brahma. Describing her four hands, she has lotus in one hand symbolising true knowledge. On the other hand she plays veena, musical instrument. She is dressed in white, the symbol of purity seated on a white swan.
Tanjore paintings are 100% handmade and involves natural process. sice gold is involved in it, it is an asset. In tanjore paintings, saraswati is dressed in full gold saree as it brings in positive vibration. However, it can also be customised to plain white saree. saraswati in tanjore paintings is believed to be auspicious in pooja rooms and study rooms as well. It is ideal for gifting since we use 24ct gold foil with semi precious stones. These paintings involve skilled artisans, lots of dedication and creativity.
There are two styles in tanjore apintings, one is the regular style and the other is the embossed work which are too unique and different in making. it involves lot of time and is also a difficult process. Embossed works have more depth and makes the presence of the diety more powerful and realistic. Again embossed works are of two types: semi emboss and 3D emboss.
The most common tanjore gifts are Saraswati, Ganesha and Balaji.