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Dewi Saraswati

(Saraswati Goddess)

 
 
<i>Dewi Saraswati</i><br> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 16, 2014
1. Dewi Saraswati
Marker
Inscription.
Goddess Saraswati is portrayed standing straight, facing forward,
looking to the right direction, depicting positive thinking based on the values of truth.

Universally, Saraswati is known as the goddess of knowledge and art. Embodied as a beautiful woman as a symbol that science
is something beautiful and attractive. In her hands she brings:

*Book/Lontar Leaf symbolizing knowledge
*Mandolin symbolizing art and culture
*Aksamala/Rosary/Tasbih beads symbolizing unlimited knowledge
*Lotus flower symbolizing holiness
*Swan symbolizing wisdom

 
Erected 2013 by Embassy of Indonesia.
 
Location. 38° 54.619′ N, 77° 2.749′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue, NW west of 20st Street, NW. Touch for map. Embassy Row. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); 2019 Q Street NW (within shouting distance of this marker);
Saraswati Goddess - statue with three girls studying in the snow image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 16, 2014
2. Saraswati Goddess - statue with three girls studying in the snow
a different marker also named Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Hungarian Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James G. Blaine Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Development in the neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before the city built a bridge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
More about this marker. The marker and statue are on the lawn, east of the Embassy of Indonesia - between the Indonesian driveway and that of the adjacent Embassy of Portugal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saraswati. (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. A Hindu Goddess Blesses Embassy Row. (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Hinduism
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicGovernmentPolitics
 
<i>Dewi Saraswati</i> statue, with the Embassy of Indonesia in background image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 16, 2014
3. Dewi Saraswati statue, with the Embassy of Indonesia in background
<i>Dewi Saraswati</i> statue and marker with the Embassy of Portugal in background at left, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 16, 2014
4. Dewi Saraswati statue and marker with the Embassy of Portugal in background at left,
and the Redutaan Besar - Republik, Embassy of Indonesia driveway sign at lower right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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