弁才天

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弁才天

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit सरस्वती (sarasvatī).

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弁才天 (hiragana べんざいてん, romaji Benzaiten)

  1. (Shintō): (Also known as "Benten-sama") The Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Similar to the Muses of Greek mythology, Benzaiten is the goddess of knowledge, sciences, art, beauty, music, language, wisdom, poetry and rivers. One of the seven gods of luck. She is also the consort of Furōme/Fūame (布拉馬/梵天).

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