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Sarasvati (Skt. Sarasvatī; Tib. དབྱངས་ཅན་མ་, Yangchenma; Wyl. dbyangs can ma) -

  1. the goddess of wisdom, literary and poetry, often depicted as white or red[1] in colour and playing a lute, or
  2. one of the Twenty-One Taras, also white in colour; peaceful and smiling, she holds a lotus upon which is a mirror marked which the syllable Hrī.

In the Tantric tradition Sarasvati is classified as a wisdom-generating deity.

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  1. according to the tradition of of Shakyashri Bhadra and Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen.