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Sarasvati: goddess of literature, poetry and wisdom, can have many different forms, but predominatly white or red. She is also sometimes deoicted as the consort of Manjushri. In her white forms she is a goddess or wisdom and learning. In her red forms she is a power deity. Sarasvati also has a number of wrathful forms related to Vajrabhairava and the Yamari cycle of deities.

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