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By Jit Majumdar

  1. intelligence; intellect; knowledge
  2. intelligent speech; praise; hymn
  3. Goddess Sarasvatī; a vessel for containing Soma juice; the goddess of abundance and the guardian of the sacred fire (Ŗ. Veda); the wife of Havirdhāna, the daughter of Agni,and the mother of Śukra, Gaya, Vraja, Ajina and Prācīnabarhi (Vi. Pur.); the wife of Kŗşāśva and mother of Vedaśira, Devala, Vāyuna and Manu (Bg. Pur.).